This growing archive currently houses over 370 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 an expanding library of over a dozen Feldenkrais Awareness Through Movement lessons taught by David Zemach-Bersin. Every Feldenkrais lesson is an opportunity for change and improvement. Each lesson offers an effective neuromuscular 'exercise' that can improve your body's organization by stimulating your brain's plasticity and guiding its learning process. Neurologically sophisticated but gentle and easy to do, these lessons combine movement with relaxed attention.
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.
This may be one of the most important classes we have ever offered! Sitting for extended periods of time is not easy for our body. In this series, David Zemach-Bersin presents gentle Feldenkrais lessons to reduce the stress of sitting on your skeletal system. The lessons will be restorative and protective, and support all of your other activities. Try the free introductory class.
For 2022, David Zemach-Bersin will begin the new year on a positive note with a series of refreshing, mood-lifting Feldenkrais lessons. You’ll learn new ways to use your brain-body connection to bring about significant changes and improvements in your mood and have a versatile set of ‘mood-lifting, feel-good’ Feldenkrais lessons to use whenever you like. Thursdays, January 20-February 17 or via recording. Free intro class January 13.
Have you been looking for an opportunity to introduce your friends or loved ones to the Feldenkrais Method? Give them a Feldenkrais Access Sampler! The Sampler includes five highly accessible Feldenkrais lessons with David Zemach-Bersin. These lessons are for everyone, and will benefit beginners as well as those experienced with the Feldenkrais Method. Each one is designed to bring about a wide range of exciting improvements.
Do you clench your jaw or grind your teeth while sleeping and wake up feeling sore? Experience neck or shoulder pain, headaches, eyestrain, or other TMJ problems? This program will help you interrupt the common habits of muscular tension that cause chronic contraction of the muscles of the mouth, jaw, eyes, and brow. Each lesson will help you restore comfort and relaxation to this vital and expressive part of yourself.
Six original lessons and talks by David Zemach-Bersin. The lessons will interact with your brain's neurological flexibility to bring your nervous system back to a calm, restorative state. Designed to help you reduce the negative effects of anxiety and stress, and develop an optimal balance between action and relaxation. Use Code GIFT2021 for 25% off! (Sold through Movement & Creativity. Purchase will not appear in your Feldenkrais Access library.)
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.
19 easy-to-use Feldenkrais® 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. Total running time: 12+ hours. Audio only.
This best-selling introduction to the 'do-it-yourself' aspect of the Feldenkrais Method was created by Elizabeth Beringer and David Zemach-Bersin. By interacting with your brain's neuroplasticity, each 30 to 45-minute lesson is designed to support your progress on a path towards greater physical comfort and ease of movement, improved posture, and a greater sense of well-being. This program is appropriate for people of all ages and experience. 12 lessons. Audio-only.
Treat your spine to a program of therapeutic lessons taught by David Zemach-Bersin. Over the course of this program, your spine will begin to regain its natural capacity for comfort, efficient organization, and ease of movement. You will discover your spines' full potential when liberated from habits and patterns of overuse and neglect. Originally presented as a live online class series, each lesson is accompanied by a video Q&A session to enrich your experience.
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.
Stimulate new neural pathways in your brain to support the development of healthy posture, freedom of movement, and a greater sense of well-being in this program with David Zemach-Bersin. Each lesson will be an opportunity to dissolve the old, self-limiting postural habits that hold you back and replace them with a more effective, less stressful organization; a 'posture' that can safely and comfortably into the future. Program includes two bonus lessons.
A comprehensive series of unique easy-to-do 30-minute Feldenkrais® exercises recorded especially for the general public by Mark Reese and David Zemach-Bersin. Relaxercise gives special consideration to the common postural problems associated with sitting for long periods of time and is a rich source of information on how to maintain healthy movement. This exceptional program is excellent for beginners.
With these brief exercises, anyone can learn to improve their posture, flexibility, and physical comfort, and end the energy drain caused by muscular tension. The exercises target such key areas as the lower back, shoulders, neck, spine, eyes, feet, and jaw. Enhanced vitality and elimination of pain and stress will be yours through these thoroughly researched and patient-tested techniques that actually reprogram the neuromuscular system. (This book is sold through Amazon.)
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.
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!
In celebration of the holidays, David Zemach-Bersin has created a beautiful sampler set of materials for Feldenkrais Practitioners. The program includes two original Awareness Through Movement lessons by David Zemach-Bersin, one bonus ATM lesson with Ruthy Alon, and six brilliant Functional Integration demonstrations with Ruthy Alon, David Zemach-Bersin, Olena Nitefor, and Dennis Leri.
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.
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.
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.
Two inspiring presentations for Feldenkrais Practitioners, by David Zemach-Bersin. They are both relevant to the beginning of a successful Functional Integration lesson and will nurture those who would like to develop their FI understanding and skills. David shares his approach with clarity and specificity. You’ll be able to use these inspiring perspectives right away.
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 Functional Integration lessons.