After suffering a serious stroke 10 years ago, my doctor told me I would never walk again. Thanks to David Zemach-Bersin and the Feldenkrais Method I am still walking today.
— Dora Good, MA
This video segement visits the 2001 Feldenkrais Training Program directed by David Zemach-Bersin.
This video was produced by the Feldenkrais Educational Foundation of North America.
This Video Introduction to the Feldenkrais Method, called Movement Nature Meant by Feldenkrais Trainer Ruthy Alon, demonstrates the marvelous supple flexibility that can be attained using Feldenkrais. The video is divided into four parts.
Folding In: The Wisdom of Stomach/Back Balance
Crawling: Reorganizing the Back Through Primal Locomotion
Creeping: Healing Neck-Torso Distribution of Labor
This lecture by Dr. Feldenkrais, “Biology & Posture, Part 1 ” is from a workshop he conducted in Toronto. The video is courtesy of Feldenkrais Resources. In it Dr. Feldenkrais talks about the ingredients of posture, and the comments on the misunderstanding of posture as a static position, rather than a constantly changing dynamic state.
There is a growing body of research to support the efficacy of the
Feldenkrais Method. In addition to the many case studies that contain detailed information about the interventions used with individuals, a number of recent studies incorporating larger groups, more effective methods, and random assignment control have been conducted. The following represent some of the three dozen studies included in “Complementary Therapies in Rehabilitation” (Slack Incorporated. Thorofare, NJ 2004), Chapter 12, written by James Stephens, PT, PhD., CFP and Teresa M. MillerFT.), PT, MS, CFT. (Information provided by the Feldenkrais Guild of North America.
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Tune Up Your Yoga
– Sunday, May 7
Singing for Life
– Sunday, May 7
Feldenkrais & Emotional Health
– Tuesday, May 9
Feldenkrais Festival New York
– Sunday, May 14
Improving Your Posture with David Zemach-Bersin
– Sunday, May 21
I believe Marek Wyszynski's extraordinary (and usually unspoken) fluency in anatomy and physiology facilitate his lucid teaching of self awareness, self-correction and efficiency of movement — the Feldenkrais technique.
- George Green, M.D., Professor of Clinical Surgery, Columbia College of Physicians & Surgeons
The most direct way to benefit from Feldenkrais is to work privately with one of our highly skilled practitioners. In Functional Integration lessons, the work is tailored specifically to your needs, the touch is gentle and communicative, and your comfort is respected. Call 212-727-1014 for an appointment.
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Free Download: David Zemach-Bersin’s forward to Embodied Wisdom
The Feldenkrais Method has given me the ability to do things in tennis I never could do before and has relieved my body of the pain accumulated from over twenty years of competitive playing.
- Tony Trear, Tennis Teaching Pro and Ex-Pro Player