What do Feldenkrais Practitioners do?
Feldenkrais Practitioners work in diverse fields of interest and in a variety of ways.
Because movement is central to all human function and behaviour, you will find our work applied in a wide range of contexts - from hospital and clinical environments to school classrooms; from yoga studios to meditation sanctuaries; from equestrian facilities to prisons.
Some practitioners work with sports or artistic performers to enhance outcomes and to minimise the chance of injuries. Others work with people who have suffered illness, injury, pain or trauma to help them regain functional movement. Others work with children with learning or movement challenges and many work with people who spend their days sitting, working with computers or dealing with the everyday stress of modern life to help them maintain their comfort and ease of movement.
Who can become a Feldenkrais Practitioner?
Anyone can apply to join a Feldenkrais Training program and organisers normally encourage a diverse group to form. Everyone from architects to zoologists and computer programmers to musicians as well as those with a prior interest in movement education, rehabilitation and performance enhancement.
Some people use their Feldenkrais training to support and enhance an existing career such as physiotherapy or teaching. Some are seeking a new career direction. Others are simply following their passion.
How do I become a Feldenkrais Practitioner?
To become a Feldenkrais Practitioner you need to complete an accredited training program. These normally take 3 or 4 years to complete. You will be required to participate in several face-to-face components each year with home-based practice and learning in between.
After you have completed around half the program you would be eligible to begin Teaching Awareness Through Movement® classes whilst you complete the rest of the Training. On successful completion you are eligible for Certification as a Feldenkrais practitioner and able to offer Functional Integration (hands-on) lessons as well. See below for a list of current programs in Australasia.
How do I know if the Training meets the required standard?
The Australian Feldenkrais Guild has a standing committee called the Australasian Training and Accreditation Board which is charged with reviewing and accrediting all professional training programs in the Asia-Pacific region. Standards for training are agreed internationally and are recognised throughout the world. For further information about accrediting training programs in Australasia, please contact Australasian Training and Accreditation Board.
Accredited Feldenkrais Professional Training Programs Australasia
SEAUS1 FPTP Educational Director: Julie Peck. Commenced November 2014. This training has a new format and will be running at 3 venues over 4 years in Sydney, Melbourne and Adelaide. Contact: firstname.lastname@example.org
Perth 3 FPTP Educational Director: Julie Peck. Commenced January 2014. Next segment: Contact Sara Elderfield: email@example.com or 0415 363 313. Free information session available, contact Sara
SEAUS2 FPTP Educational Directors: Dr Susan Hillier and Zoran Kovich. Commencing January 2017 Melbourne.This training has a different format and will hopefully be running over multiple cities over 3 years. Core module in Melbourne each year then also in other cities according to demand. Contact: jenni.evans@feldebiz.
Advanced Training presented by Arlyn Zones MA, CFT - The Art of Functional Integration - Constructing an Image of Action. Sunday 22 and Monday 23 January 2017, Perth WA. Enquiries and to enrol, please contact Shelley Kiiveri – email firstname.lastname@example.org or phone 0402 957 350.
Advanced Training presented by Arlyn Zones MA, CFT - The Art of Functional Integration - Constructing an Image of Action. Friday 27, Saturday 28, Sunday 29 January 2017, North Sydney NSW. Enquiries and bookings contact Maxine Bachmayer. Email email@example.com or phone 0417 215 661.
|New Zealand||NZ5 FPTP Auckland Educational Director: Stephanie Spink Commenced September 2015. Next Segment: Contact: firstname.lastname@example.org|
Kyoto III FPTP Educational Director: Ruty Bar MA Commenced April 2015 Next Segment: Contact organiser: Rika Fuji
Japan V FPTP Educational Director: Eilat Almagor. Commenced August 2012. Final Segment 26 April - 6 May 2016. Contact: Yoshikatsu Minato
Tokyo III FPTP Educational Director: Stephanie Spink. Commenced 2014. Next segment: Contact: Yasuko Kasami www.feldenkrais.jp
Other Feldenkrais Practitioner Training Programs
North and South America and Canada - visit the Feldenkrais Guild of North America
Europe and Israel - visit the European Training and Accreditation Board