Without knowing it, most of us aren’t taking care of our hands. Instead, we’re putting unnecessary strain on them. The solution is not just changing your hand movements, but changing your brain! The two Feldenkrais® lessons taught by David Zemach-Bersin in this program are designed to access key neural connections in a therapeutic way to improve the comfort of your hands and wrists and promote a relaxed, ‘parasympathetic state’ throughout your nervous system and whole self.
This growing archive currently houses over 250 Feldenkrais-related articles that have been published over the last fifty-six years. Topics include Moshe Feldenkrais, interviews with Moshe's earliest students, case studies, research, general health, chronic pain, and back pain. We have special sections for actors, dancers, and musicians, as well as the general public. If you're a practitioner, you will find over fifty articles curated just for you. For our Spanish speakers, we even have over a dozen translated articles!
Five free posters for your home office, private practice rooms, or classes. For five years, the Feldenkrais Institute of New York (2005-2017) used promotional designs by Kaethe Zemach-Bersin and Carrie Hawkins Charlton. Now, four 11x17 designs from this duo are available for download and printing. We also have an 11x17 poster created in celebration of Mark Reese's biography of Moshe Feldenkrais, A LIFE IN MOVEMENT. Looking for something smaller? Try our gender-neutral 8.5x11 print of Moshe Feldenkrais' '10 Commandments.'
Choose from a free expanding library of Feldenkrais Awareness Through Movement® lessons, taught by David Zemach-Bersin during workshops and training programs. Each one offers an effective neuromuscular 'exercise' that can improve your body's neuromuscular organization by stimulating your brain's plasticity, and guiding it's learning process. Neurologically sophisticated but gentle and easy to do, these lessons combine movement with relaxed attention.
Nineteen easy-to-use Awareness Through Movement® lessons designed to improve your postural organization, with David Zemach-Bersin and Marek Wyszynski. The exercises in this program are effective tools for your self-care. Interacting with your nervous system on behalf of your body, they are designed to reduce back pain and facilitate the development of new postural habits which are protective, shock-absorbing, and improve your balance and ease of movement. Audio only.
This best-selling introduction to the 'do-it-yourself' aspect of the Feldenkrais Method was created by two senior Feldenkrais Teachers, Elizabeth Beringer, and David Zemach-Bersin. This program will help you to become familiar with the basics of this remarkable approach, and successfully lead you through 12 Awareness Through Movement lessons to improve the comfort and organization of your whole self. Audio-only.
Learn how to break free from old, limiting patterns, with Russell Delman. This program harnesses the power of the Feldenkrais Method, meditation, and guided inquiry in such a way as to exponentially increase the effectiveness of each of the practices alone. Russell’s teachings provide a road map to help you access more of your potential.
David Zemach-Bersin presents four soothing, stress-melting Feldenkrais® experiences to help you calm and relax your body and nervous system and regain a healthy balance between relaxation and tension. As accumulated stress melts away, your breathing will improve and you’ll regain a sense of restfulness and inner balance. These are the lessons David uses to de-stress!
In this recorded workshop, David Zemach-Bersin and Marek Wyszynski guide you through twelve potent developmentally-oriented lessons that restore your nervous system through rocking, rolling, and oscillating movements. Rocking can be soothing, calming, and reduce anxiety as well as helping to improve sleep, memory, and emotional well-being. Rocking & Rolling is for people of all ages and easily accessible, no previous experience is required. Audio only.
Designed to activate your brain’s potential for visual repair and improvement, this workshop with David Webber offers Feldenkrais exercises that you can use to improve the comfort of your eyes and the quality of your vision. Seeing Clearly has a relaxing effect and can reduce your dependence on eyeglasses and lessen the symptoms of Computer Vision Syndrome. It also promotes a more comfortable jaw, head, neck, and shoulders, and reduces anxiety.
Learn how to move from tense and hyper-vigilant to restful and calm, any time you choose. Our 'fight or flight' response is great in an emergency, but it is not healthy for us to maintain it for long periods of time. Prolonged sympathetic activation is exhausting and associated with muscular tension, inflammation, anxiety, and a suppressed immune system. Bring your brain and body back to a relaxed, restorative neurological state with these short exercises.
The lessons in this program by David Zemach-Bersin and Carol Kress can help you develop greater comfort and efficiency in your body by improving your underlying neurological and musculoskeletal organization. They are good for beginners and those recovering from physical setbacks or injuries. Use individually or as an 'Intensive' experience. Enjoy feeling fresher and lighter as you embark on a journey of somatic learning!
We are excited to introduce Volume Two of David Zemach-Bersin's series of filmed Functional Integration lessons with expanded-narration for those who seek to understand Functional Integration as a methodology and a creative art form. The lessons in this series are not demonstrations designed to teach specific techniques. Each lesson is complete and generated specifically for the individual on the table.
Save 20% when you purchase Volume One & Two of the Feldenkrais Method in Action as a package--that's $38 off the retail price! This offer includes 8 full FI lessons with expanded narration plus 2 bonus lessons, for a combined viewing time of almost 7 hours. Explore FI as an improvisatory art form with the potential to transform human organization and restore lost function.
David Zemach-Bersin presents full Feldenkrais® lessons with expanded narration and analysis to help us understand Functional Integration® as both a methodology, and a creative art form. David shares the details of his sensory experience and thought process and explains the relevant functional, biological, neurological, anatomical, psychological, and strategic aspects of each lesson.
In this remarkable film, David Zemach-Bersin demonstrates a highly innovative approach in Functional Integration. During nineteen FI encounters with Feldenkrais Practitioners, David shares a radical three-dimensional way of working that can be extremely effective and full of insights for the serious Feldenkrais Practitioner. Almost like a two-person dance, this dynamic approach is efficacious for both Practitioner and student.
Ruthy Alon's outstanding 2010 advanced training is now available online for the first time! In these invaluable videos, we see Ruthy at her most brilliant and generous, all while demonstrating her profoundly diverse and creative FI skills. For those who appreciate Ruthy's FI work, this virtuoso workshop is essential viewing!
In this advanced training for Feldenkrais practitioners, Dennis Leri introduces and makes applicable the notion of a primitive. You will learn how movement primitives are found at all levels of action and are the basis for human movement. Primitives can be used to guide us in knowing how to organize our actions, our thinking, and our intentions. Their proper use can make Functional Integration lessons more meaningful and effective.
Ruthy was one of only thirteen students to attend his first training program. She took copious notes during that time and filled a series of notebooks with first-hand information. In this training, Ruthy opens her notebooks to share memories and material from the Tel-Aviv training. She transmits her approach to FI with generosity and crystalline clarity.
Olena Nitefor and David Zemach-Bersin present original Awareness Through Movement and Functional Integration to demonstrate and evoke the reorganizing effect of oppositional movement in a variety of orientations including working with rollers, sitting and prone. Restore your own capacity for counterbalance within action and will increase the potency of your FI lessons.