Aliza Stewart, M.Mu.
Trainer and Educational Director
Aliza Stewart, M.Mu., trained as a concert pianist and has performed extensively in Israel, England and the United States. She holds a teaching degree and Artist Diploma in Performance from the Rubin Academy in Israel. Her personal interest in discovering more efficient, relaxed movement patterns at the piano, led her to study with Moshé Feldenkrais in 1980. She completed her Feldenkrais training in 1987 and is now a Trainer in Feldenkrais Professional Training Programs around the world. Well known for her work with musicians, Aliza taught Feldenkrais classes at the Peabody Conservatory in Baltimore for many years and is currently teaching graduate courses at the Mannes College of Music in Manhattan. She is in residence at the Yellow Barn Music Festival and the Marlboro Music Festival. Aliza also works with a wide range of clients in her private practices, in Baltimore and New York City. Aliza lives in Baltimore with her husband, Delmar, a violist with the Baltimore Symphony Orchestra and is the proud mother of Rachel and Miriam, and grandmother of Eliana.
“I’ve tried many healing modalities besides allopathic medicine, including chiropractic, massage, acupuncture, tai chi and yoga, but none have been as transformative as the Feldenkrais Method. Among Feldenkrais practitioners, Aliza Stewart is recognized as a master and it is no wonder: she approaches her work with the artistry, seriousness of purpose, and attention to fine detail. Her classes and private sessions are not only highly effective at reducing and eliminating pain, but they also foster an overall sense of vitality, power and expanded possibilities. Aliza’s work has propelled me forward into a more fulfilling life, and I can’t recommend her teaching highly enough.”
–Hannah VoDinh, Frederick MD
Watch Aliza Stewart in the videos located on our Resources page.
Trainer Candidate and Administrative Director
Paris Kern has been a Feldenkrais Practitioner since 1992, and has maintained a private practice as well a traveling to teach In training programs in the US, and Europe. As the Creator of “Riding with the Whole Self” a Feldenkrais program for equestrians, she has taught workshops for riders in the USA, Italy, The Netherlands and Germany. She is a steady and inspiring presence, who brings a compassionate and light hearted manner to her work.
Paris has the ability to simplify complex theories and principles of the Feldenkrais Method. Through stories, and demonstration she de-mystifies challenging concepts and brings a common sense approach to her work.
Paris came to the Feldenkrais Method as a professional singer, suffering pain that was so severe, that she sometimes she had to cancel performances. Searching for relief, she attended a one-day Feldenkrais Awareness Through Movement workshop with Aliza Stewart . Her response to the exercises done in the workshop that day was so profound, that she felt she was “coming home”. Paris’ interest as a singer of both traditional folk and choral improvisation brings a playful spontaneity to her work. Paris lives in Baltimore with her husband and son, and maintains a full-time private practice.
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