The Feldenkrais Training Curriculum

The Training Program covers the two basic aspects ofthe Feldenkrais-method.

Feldenkrais Awareness Through Movement (ATM)

Moshe Feldenkrais developed more than 2000 basic ATM-lessons. Each student individually explores and experiences the enormous spectrum of human learning capacity through movement at his/her own pace in a group setting. Sense, feel, perceive, compare, differentiate, directing awareness, move.
ATM-lessons Moshe Feldenkrais put principals into action like differentiation, restriction, variation, options. Lessons include developmental patterns as manifested in babies and infants, as well as movements involved in sports, dance and the martial arts: the full potential of learning through movement.


Feldenkrais Functional Integration (FI)

This gentle, non-invasive hands-on exploration between practitioner and student offers an enormous potential for growth. Each student gets 12 individual FI’s from the staff, in a smaller group usually 2-3 FI from a trainer (standar is 1).


Feldenkrais Training Movement Learning Processes

The following subjects will be covered in within the context of movement learning processes rather than as independent courses:
‘do and understand’: expanding the own capacity to learn by intensive experience of ATM and FI
Developing self-perception and the perception of others
Refining sensory perception, movement perception and the perception of emotions
Developing awareness for motor and sensory phenomena and their complex configurations in oneself and related to others
Improving significantly the own movement abilities by reducing effort and creating op options in the learning process.
Explore mutual connections between ATM and FI and integrate what this knowledge into the own teaching of ATM and FI
Developing and experiencing a rich repertoire and a variety of movement variations
Supervised teaching of ATM and FI including supporting feedback
Developing and increasing the understanding of and ‘somatic’ learning
Understanding the vast variety of human learning possibilities
Understanding the dynamics of learning and the potential of the learning process and the Feldenkrais learning theory
Becoming aware of the intention within every action
Understanding developmental movements and the basic functions of learning
Understanding that independent thinking and the meaning and the function of choices are a necessary prerequisite for continuous learning
Learning how to integrate thinking and acting more in a non-linear way and less in a ‘cause and effect’ way
Experiencing and understanding what a function is and how the function is related to the individual in gravity and its environment
Understanding self directed learning as a prerequisite for individual and social capacity to act

Discussions of the theoretical background of the Feldenkrais work, videotaped ATM and FI-lessons and lectures by Moshe Feldenkrais are equally integrated in the Feldenkrais training as functional anatomy, physiology, kinesiology, neurophysiology and ethics. Communication skills for the interview with clients and business tips for building a practice are offered additionally.


Feldenkrais Training Diploma And Accreditation

Graduates of the Chiemsee Feldenkrais Training Programs are qualified to become teachers of the Feldenkrais Method. Participation does not automatically guarantee graduation. Between the second and third year of the training students can get permission to teach ATM classes to the public. After completing the full four years of the training, graduates may give FI-lessons. The Feldenkrais training is accredited by the European Accreditation Board (EuroTAB) and recognized worldwide by Feldenkrais Professional Associations who are members of the International Feldenkrais Federation (IFF).


Feldenkrais Training Language

The Training is conducted in English. Some trainers can teach in German or English and will be translated if needed. German and English speaking assistants and/or experienced practitioners will accompany you throughout the whole of the training. Summarized or sometimes simultaneous translation into German is offered at request.
Since 1998 we are one of the few Feldenkrais Training Programs in Germany and German speaking countries who are taught in English , German is the second working language. International groups and teams appreciate the diversity and the authentically style of communication – without interpretation and repetition in another language. Of course frequent translation is offered if needed. Standard school English is sufficient.

I hear and I forget.

I see and I remember.

I do and I understand.

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