Studying the Feldenkrais Method as a participant in the Feldenkrais Training Program of Baltimore is an exciting, and multi-layered experience.
Each student enjoys significant growth and healing as they explore the sensory-motor exploratory lessons (Awareness Through Movement®) created by physicist, Moshe Feldenkrais. Each student also benefits from receiving individual Feldenkrais hands-on lessons (Functional Integration®). With the guidance of distinguished teachers, participants study ‘the art and science’ of the Feldenkrais Method, and develop the sensitivity, knowledge and skills to be able to guide others.
The program takes place over the course of four years, meeting on 40 days each year, 4 five day segments over weekends and and twice a year for 10 days long segments. To make it more convenient for people with commitments in other fields in their life, makeup will be provided each year for missed time.
The Feldenkrais Training Program of Baltimore will proudly exceed the highest standards of accreditation set by the Feldenkrais Guild of North America. The staff of the Feldenkrais Training Program of Baltimore are highly experienced, and well-known for their expertise and warm teaching style. They are dedicated to creating an effective and enjoyable environment in which each student’s development is encouraged.
Participants in the Feldenkrais training program are of all ages. They come from many different backgrounds, and have a wide range of reasons for wanting to study the Feldenkrais Method. Some people attend the training program for their own personal development and healing, or because they are fascinated by the field of human improvement. Others join for professional development; to enrich their current career or to explore a new path as a skilled Feldenkrais Practitioner. The Feldenkrais training program takes place in a friendly, non-competitive and supportive environment, in which each student can learn, and participate comfortably.
WHY STUDY FELDENKRAIS IN DEPTH?
Intrinsically positive and self respecting, a deep immersion in the Feldenkrais Method can be profoundly worthwhile.
It is always beneficial to do a Feldenkrais lesson or have a private Feldenkrais session, but some of us want to experience more than just an hour of Feldenkrais once a week or a Feldenkrais class or Feldenkrais lesson. The Feldenkrais training Program offers participants an opportunity to experience the Feldenkrais Method in a much fuller and more profound sense. Intrinsically positive and self respecting, a deep immersion in the Feldenkrais Method can be profoundly worthwhile. Students report finding themselves using their Feldenkrais training experience later, in many personal and professional ways as Feldenkrais practitioners.
The Feldenkrais Method Training Program of Baltimore is 160 days, spread out over a period of four years. During this time, you will experience the benefits of the Feldenkrais Method in a deep and lasting way, while developing the skills and sensitivity necessary to become an effective Feldenkrais practitioner.
BENEFITS OF THE PROFESSIONAL TRAINING PROGRAM
The Feldenkrais Method is a unique approach to human improvement and functioning, which is broadly effective and can be applied in a wide variety of fields and settings. Today, there are over 7,000 Feldenkrais Practitioners around the globe. Many of them maintain private Feldenkrais Method practices, while others apply the work in such diverse fields as physical and occupational therapy, child development, rehabilitation, psychology, education, ergonomics, gerontology, the performing arts, athletic performance and massage therapy. Because the Feldenkrais Method offers a unique combination of Feldenkrais techniques for self-development, and a therapeutic perspective for helping others, it is gaining recognition, and playing a role in health enhancement.
Participating in a Feldenkrais Method Training Program will give you a wide range of benefits, both personal and professional. You will experience some benefits immediately, while others will be gradual and cumulative:
Personal benefits include…
Improved posture and neuromuscular organization.
Improved coordination, balance and breathing.
Greater flexibility and ease of movement.
Increased vitality, regardless of your age or physical ability.
Significant or complete elimination of pain and tension.
Fewer inefficient emotional and physical habit patterns.
A practical understanding of how your body and brain learn.
A better understanding of how to prevent and heal from injuries.
Greater confidence in your ability to approach challenges effectively.
Profound psychological and emotional growth through self-discovery, and understanding how of emotions, habits, and self image are embodied.
Professional benefits include…
Sophisticated practical skills that can be used to improve the lives of others, and to promote healing, change and improvement.
Unique approaches to help adults and children with a wide range of chronic aches and pains, orthopedic and neurological problems.
An understanding of how to construct positive learning situations for functional improvements.
The ability to recognize and transform the underlying patterns which cause physical pain, stress and strain.
The ability to have a private practice as a Feldenkrais Practitioner, and options for employment in schools, clinics, hospitals and universities.
Innovative tools for learning and teaching, which will enhance and invigorate your current profession.
Special applications for working with people in areas such as music, theater, dance and athletic performance.
Membership in a growing, international, creative profession.
A NOTE FROM THE GUILD:
The sponsor intends to apply for accreditation;
In certain states, or countries, professional practice may be subject to licensing laws limiting their professional practice unless the graduate has (a) certain license(s); and
Neither ATM® nor FI(sm) may be practiced professionally until the person has graduated from an accredited training program. Interim authorization as an ATM teacher is a student teaching position, subject to completing all graduation requirements.