Feldenkrais Training - FAQ

Feldenkrais Training - Schedule, costs, application?

You find all the important basic information about the training program like ‘First Steps introductory days’, venue, schedule, tuition, curriculum, language, application here and also on our websites www.feldenkrais-training-program.com & www.artem-feldenkrais.de and the information pdf. Tuition: 108 € per training day. 4320,00 € per training year (40 days). Some workscholarships are available. Please contact us if you need more information.

Feldenkrais Training - Can everybody take a training?

In general – yes. You should of course have had sufficient experience with the Feldenkrais-Method (ATM classes and FI lessons), are learning or have learned a profession, and feel physically, mentally and emotionally in a condition to take a professional training of 5-6hrs per day. We figure that physical handicaps are a good precondition: handicaps and mistakes are treasures. This program is offered as a practitioners training program. It is your choice, if you will integrate this knowledge into your original profession or if you become a Feldenkrais practitioner or if you use the Method for self-experience .

Feldenkrais Training - How is the training structured?

Year one and two focus more on somatic learning and selfexperience in Feldenkrais® AWARENESS THROUGH MOVEMENT (ATM). Moshe Feldenkrais has developed a whole variety of lessons (ca. 2000) for somatic learning. A major part of these lessons will be offered by the trainer/assistant trainer and sometimes on videotape from the Amherst-Training by Dr. Feldenkrais himself. These lessons are the basis for teaching the method to others. From the very beginning FELDENKRAIS® FUNCTIONAL INTEGRATION (FI) will be part of the instructions, so you can experience and learn how both parts of the method are connected with each other. In year three and four the training will focus more on FUNCTIONAL INTEGRATION (FI) while AWARENESS THROUGH MOVEMENT (ATM) stays an integral part of the teaching. How is a training day structured? In general the training is 5 hours a day , additional FI (Functional Integration individual) lessons could be observed after class, before, after or sometimes during these main teaching hours and during lunchbreak. Training-FI‘s will be given, where students can watch. Instructions include ATM‘s, FI, talks, video tapes (Amherst and FI‘s) and are designed along the demands and the needs of the students. In the beginning of each training segment the daily schedule will be fixed by the trainer. We mostly start at 9:15 a.m. and end in the afternoon depending on the length of the noon break at 16:15. The 1st day of each training week starts at 12:15 and ends at 17:15. The last day of each training week goes from 09:15 until 12:45.

Feldenkrais Training - Who is teaching?

The educational director Jerry Karzen, will teach up to 60 % of the training. To experience a whole range of personalities and styles the other training segments will be taught by guest trainers (4-5). The trainer will be assisted by an assistant trainer if required and experienced practitioners. Training FI’s will be given by trainers, assistant trainers and members of the staff. Throughout the whole of the training the staff supports the learning progress of the participants. If you want or need a personal talk you can contact members of the staff. You can also contact them between training segments.

Feldenkrais Training - Which training is the best for me?

A training is of course more demanding than a workshop. 5 hours of somatic learning daily are a challenge, which makes it even more important that you value the learning environment and most of all, the educational director and the staff, their learning style, and how they design the training. For a good decision in this sense , we invite you as a guest in one of our current trainings. Please contact us for the dates, or look on our website.

Feldenkrais Training - Theory?

Theoretical backgrounds, connections, concepts and questions are an integral part of the instructions. Students are expected to take own initiatives (e.g. form workgroups, pursue questions etc.) and study literature in between segments. To provide an in depth training the educational director wants to dedicate a maximum of the limited time (160 days) to somatic learning. Additional programs e.g. anatomy, neurology, communication skills, building up a practise, will be either integrated in the training or additionally offered for those who are interested.

Feldenkrais Training - When am I allowed to work with the Feldenkrais Method?

If you have successfully completed the first two years you can obtain the interim ATM-permission within the third year of the training. You can then teach Awareness through movement (ATM) as a part of your training and you need to mention your student status. If you have chosen to be a member of the Feldenkrais-Verband Deutschland e.V. you will be registered as a student member in the directory of the German Association. After having successfully completed the fourth year of the training students get a certificate and are allowed to teach FELDENKRAIS® Functional Integration (FI) and AWARENESS THROUGH MOVEMENT(ATM). You are allowed to become a member of a national Feldenkrais guild or association and to use their registered marks. As a full member of the Feldenkrais-Verband Deutschland e.V. you are allowed to use the name FELDENKRAIS® Practitioner FVD and to renew your licence. Graduates from other countries could become members in their national association. Every graduate should know, that in certain states or countries professional practice may be subject to licensing laws, limiting their professional practice unless the graduate has a certain license.

Feldenkrais Training - Exams?

Not in the traditional sense. A training offered by a free private school provides the learning space that allows somatic learning in the true sense of Feldenkrais Method without being stressed by the usual exams. The training process itself offers sufficient possibilities to trainers, assistant trainers and experienced practitioners to perceive and validate the learning progress of each student. (cumulative process). Every day of the training is part of the learning progress. At the end of year two there will be a „practicum“ giving students the possibility to teach two ATM-sequences under supervision and with supporting feedback. In the end of year four students will give two FI’s under supervision and with supporting feedback.

Feldenkrais Training - And if I have to miss some days or even a segment?

You may miss 5 days per training year but not more 10 days during the whole of the training. If you miss more than the allowed number of days, you make arrangements with the educational director to make up the missed time , either preferred in one of our training programs or in another training program on the same training level. (See your training contract for details). Think about a seminar /travel insurance, in case you cannot attend a segment because of illness, etc., it provides you from additional costs.

Feldenkrais Training - And if I cannot continue or have to interrupt the training?

You can leave the training program any time giving notice within the time range you have agreed upon in your contract (6 months notice before a segment). As you have 7 years to complete the training (from your start date) you can continue the training later and complete it in one of our programs or another training program, which follows the international standards.

Feldenkrais Training - And how are the payment modes?

If you did not choose otherwise, you pay for the respective segment 4 weeks in advance at a due date (see contract). If you cannot pay in time you pay a late charge (see contract). You can contact Artem any time to find a mode of payment that fits for you.(installments, yearly or you pay the total sum for the 4 year program). Some countries and companies offer financial support for employees – please look for information in your country.

Feldenkrais Training - To take the training I need a document for my company/institution

Just let us know what kind of document you need and we send it to you immediately.

Feldenkrais Training - Accomodation?

You make arrangements for your accommodation yourself. Various apartments and rooms are offered in Gstadt (north shore of the lake – 10 minutes by boat), Gollenshausen, Breitbrunn and Prien (20 min. by boat). Most training participants stay on the mainland and in or near Gstadt and share apartments. The accommodations on Fraueninsel are more exclusive and limited as it is a small island. The Benedictine abbey on Fraueninsel offers doublerooms for 27€ per night and person (2017). For online booking please see: www.gstadt-am-chiemsee.de. Please contact Artem to get more information about accommodations on the island.

Feldenkrais Training - Kids

Please contact us, if you bring your kids and need information. Babies and kids are welcome to visit the training if they can play quietly or sleep. Depending on what is taught, older kids can also participate in the training.

Feldenkrais TrainingTeaching material and tools – Do I need to bring them?

No – have a carefree travel to Fraueninsel, just bring your comfortable cloth, shoes or warm socks for the hall and if you like, your own blanket or mat. ARTEM offers Feldenkrais tables, rollers and also mats and blankets at the place. You have the possibility to store your personal equipment over the 4 years in the hall.

Feldenkrais TrainingBoat tickets

As a student of the ARTEM International FeldenkraisTrainings, you will receive a student boat ticket, which will allow you to use the ferry boat with a 35% reduction (2017). Just show your ARTEM ticket at the caisse in Gstadt or Prien or on the boat and you will get your reduced ticket during the training segments.

Feldenkrais TrainingAnd how do I learn and remember the contents of the segments?

Learning by doing - somatic learning is a non linear learning process (e.g. learn to ride a bicycle). Nevertheless we suggest to discuss with your classmates after class what we did during the day, or collect,write, draw or make fotos in your learning group in order to reflect and remind the themes. Make your teaching experience at home with friends or class mates between the segments. MP3 recordings of the ATM lessons and talks will be given to every student at the end of each segment only for your own learning process and reflection at home.
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