Feldenkrais Training Chiemsee 7 - Staff

Educational Director and Trainer Jerôme "Jerry" Karzen, USA/Hawaii
graduated in 1977 in Dr. Feldenkrais' San Francisco training program.
He is a past president of the North American Feldenkrais Guild. From 1976 -84 he was Moshe Feldenkrais` personal traveling companion, secretary and close friend. He assisted him in the editing of his last two published books, and either directed, or personally videotaped almost all the tapes of Dr. Feldenkrais private Functional Integration lessons. He also organized the last Feldenkrais training program by Dr. Feldenkrais in Amherst/USA. He was chosen personally by Dr. Feldenkrais to be a trainer in 1982 and has been the educational trainer for Feldenkrais Training programs in Australia, New Zealand, Europe (Germany, Italy, Switzerland) Hawaii, Brasil, and North America. He has also been a guest trainer in numerous other programs.
Jerry‘s trainings are known for their informal, humorous, relaxed atmosphere. He allows a lot of latitude for personal exploration and teaches the Feldenkrais Method with the virtuosity and ease that comes with long experience. His background in philosophy and health care together with his enormous experience in somatic education opens a broad view onto the Method and its application. This creates a unique and high quality for each students personal learning process.
Jerry Karzen has been the educational director of all International Feldenkrais Trainings in the Chiemsee. He creates the format and defines the structure of the entire training program. He will teach up to 60 % of the training.



Assistant Trainer and Organization Anna Karin Engels, Cologne/Germany
Graduation in the Feldenkrais Training Program 1992/Hamburg with Jerry Karzen. Assistant trainer since 2006. Anna accompanies since 1998 all Chiemsee Training programs as experienced practitioner/assistant and organizer. Diploma in physical education/sportscience, therapist in rehabilitation and health prevention. University degree in fine arts and biology, movement theatre, Butoh dance, music and dance. Runs her own Feldenkrais and Idiolektik practice in Cologne and Lohmar for over 18 years. Develops seminars e.g. Feldenkrais & language, voice, music, performance and prevention. Supervision for students and practitioners of the Feldenkrais Method. 1992-1996 member of the BOD of the Feldenkrais Guild/Germany. Counselor for Idiolektik(communication skills) since 2000. She offers the Feldenkrais Method with people and students of all backgrounds in life, who are curious to move, and want to become aware, to discover their ressources, and want to think in new directions.
Languages: english, german.




Feldenkrais Training Staff of the Chiemsee 7 program

The trainers have been chosen by Jerry Karzen and will cover different aspects of the method.


Ruty Bar, Israel/Tel Aviv
Ruty Bar is a senior trainer in the Feldenkrais Method, both in Functional Integration and Awareness Through Movement. A Licensed Practitioner since 1988, Ruty has her own private practice for personalized lessons. She is also the educational director and teacher for several Practitioner Training Courses, in Israel, Europe, the United States, and Japan.
Ruty graduated from the Rubin Academy of Dance and Music in Jerusalem, and then went on to earn a Masters Degree in Movement Therapy from Leslie Boston University.
Her Master’s Thesis was an in depth study of the mind-body connection, using the Feldenkrais Method to treat people with special needs.
Languages: english.




Sabine Pfeffer, Paris
Sabine Pfeffer learned the Feldenkrais Method with Dr. Feldenkrais in Amherst / USA starting 1980. As the daughter of Myriam Pfeffer, one of the first trainers of the method, Sabine knows the method and its application since childhood. She directed the training institute for Feldenkrais teachers in Paris and organized periodically symposia and workshops on the relationship of the Feldenkrais Method and neuroscience with leading scientists in cognitive researchMotion science and pedagogy. As experienced trainer Sabine teaches the Feldenkrais Method in worldwide training programs and public workshops.
Languages: english, french.





Ted Presland, Tübingen/Germany
Ted Presland was born in England and is living in Germany since 1980. He graduated as Feldenkrais practitioner in the Munich 1 Training program (1983-87) and was 1985 one of the founders of the German Feldenkrais Guild. For 16 years he worked as a member of the Euro Tab and is now the vice president of the Etab.Ted was teaching since 1994 as assistant trainer and is since 2012 working as a trainer in many European trainings. Living and practising in Ammerbuch, near Tübingen. He is teaching Advanced trainings, seminars and workshops for different organizations in the field of therapy. He is very experienced in the Feldenkrais work with children with orthopedical and neurological handicaps and as well in the work with musicians and sportspeople.
Languages: english, german.




Stephen Rosenholtz, USA
Stephen absolvierte 1983 seine Feldenkrais Ausbildung bei Moshe Feldenkrais in Amherst. Er ist Pädagogischer Leiter des Feldenkrais Trainings an der Universität von Colima, Mexiko. Stephen promovierte in Pädagogik und Soziologie an den Universitäten von Harvard und Stanford in den USA.
Basierend auf den Lektionen der Feldenkrais Methode entwickelte Stephen Rosenholtz die Musik- und Bewegungsprogramme für Kinder “Move like the animals do” und “Monkey Moves”.
Languages: english.