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The Training Program

The Training Program offers an in-depth experience of all aspects of the method. The understanding of how to work with others is, by necessity, preceded by a refinement of one's own kinesthetic sensitivity. Therefore, participants will experience hundreds of lessons in Awareness Through Movement (ATM). Other elements of the Curriculum include:

  • Discussions of the theoretical background of the Method
  • Videos of Dr. Feldenkrais giving lectures, teaching ATM and giving FI lessons
  • Perception development of whole movement patterns in oneself and others
  • Preparation for teaching of ATM
  • Instruction in Functional Integration
  • Individual Functional Integration lessons from the staff
  • Explorations of the relationship between Awareness Through Movement and Functional Integration
  • Gaining the ability to recognize the developmental basis of everyday movement

For a full description of the training program see The Training Prospectus

Who takes Feldenkrais training?
Experience has shown that Feldenkrais training is taken by people who already practice some form of somatic, therapeutic or educational discipline, people who are seeking a new career direction, and people who study for their own personal development.

The Method is applicable to all fields recognizing the direct relationship between sensing, feeling, thinking, and moving. Typically the method has been introduced into many fields using self-education, including:

  • Performing arts in the domains of music, theater and film, dance, voice
  • Athletics: by educators, elite athletes and sports therapists
  • Somatic Education
  • Physical and Occupational Therapy in orthopedics, pediatrics and the rehabilitation of brain injuries and neurological difficulties
  • Massage Therapy
  • Psychology and Psychiatry
  • Physical Medicine
  • Organizational Development
  • Gerontology
  • Special Education for children
  • Martial Arts
  • Yoga
  • Pilates

Dates and Training Schedule

Training Schedule

Monday, June 13 – Friday, June 24, 2005 (10 days)
...Note: There will also be a second start session which will run from
...Saturday, Sept. 17, through Wednesday, September 21, 2005 (5 days)

Saturday, Sept. 24 – Wed Sept. 28, 2005, and Sat Oct 1 – Wed Oct 5, 2005, (10 days)
Saturday, Nov. 19 – Wednesday, Nov. 23, 2005 (5 days)
Saturday, Mar. 25 – Wednesday, Apr. 5, 2006 (10 days)
...days off will be Thurs Mar 30 and Fri Mar 31

Saturday, June 3 – Wednesday, June 21, 2006 (15 days)
... days off are Thurs & Fri (June 8 & 9 and 15 & 16)

Saturday, Sept. 23 – Wednesday, Oct. 4, 2006 (10 days)
... days off are Thurs Sept 28 and Fri Sept 29

Wednesday, Nov. 29 – Sunday, Dec. 3, 2006 (5 days)
Monday, Mar. 19 – Friday, Mar. 30, 2007 (10 days)

YEAR 3: FOUR SEGMENTS (last one merges with first of Year 4)
Monday, June 4 – Friday, June 22, 2007 (15 days)
Monday, Sept. 24 – Friday, Oct. 5, 2007 (10 days)
Wednesday, March 26 – Sunday, April 6, 2008 (10 days)*
Monday, June 2 – Friday, June 6, 2008 (5 days)

YEAR 4: FOUR SEGMENTS (first one merges with last of Year 3)
Monday, June 9 – Friday, June 20, 2008 (10 days)
Monday, Sept.29 – Friday, Oct. 10, 2008 (10 days )
Wednesday, Feb. 4 – Sunday, Feb. 8, 2009 (5 days)
Monday, Mar.16 – Friday, April 3, 2009 (15 days)

* This segment runs through the weekend, so the days off will be Monday and Tuesday.

The training will take place in central Toronto at a location to be announced.

Tuition fees
The yearly tuition for the Feldenkrais Practitioner Training Program is $5,000 Canadian dollars for each of the first two years. (Click here for exchange rate.) For each of the last two years, yearly tuition is $5,200 Canadian dollars. The fees may be paid in installments corresponding to each segment of training and are due 30 days before the beginning of each training segment.

The Administrative Director will make available to all enrolled students a list of accommodations. Students will be responsible to make their own housing arrangements. Tuition fees do not include housing.


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