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2008 Conference Events Open to the Public

Presenter List

Below, find a list of all of the presenters of our public workshops:

Barbara Anderson

Barbara Anderson (1986) is certified yoga instructor, licensed massage therapist, and a Pilates Mat and Reformer Instructor with a master’s degree in dance. She owns and directs a movement studio where she integrates the Feldenkrais Method, yoga, and Pilates.

Pamela Beets

Pamela Beets (1991) is a Feldenkrais practitioner who has worked riders and horses in diverse fields from roping to dressage for over 20 years.  Pam has studied extensively with Linda Tellington-Jones, as well as participating in clinics with respected equestrian teachers Sally Swift and Susan Harris, and Olympic medalist Kim Wallness.

Darrell Bluhm

Darrell Bluhm (1996) is a Feldenkrais practitioner and is sixth-dan, Shihan in Aikido and chief instructor of Siskyou Aikikai in Ashland, OR, where he teaches Aikido, Tai Chi Chuan and maintains a private Feldenkrais Method practice.  This year will bring his sixth season with the acting company of the Oregon Shakespeare Festival, combining thirty-five years of martial arts experience with the Feldenkrais Method.

Julie Francis

Julie Francis (1994) is an assistant trainer in the Feldenkrais Method.  Much of her private practice is focused on working with persons with psychomotor dysfunction and chronic pain, as well as those in various stages of emotional discovery.  Julie informs her teaching with gentle humor and a playful spirit that makes learning fun.

Jean Fung

Jean Strybos Fung (2005) was instrumental in creating a tango community in the greater Philadelphia area.  A former research scientist, Jean combines her love of movement and dance by teaching both the Argentine tango and the Feldenkrais Method in New York City, Princeton NJ and Philadelphia.

Erin Geesaman Rabke

Erin Geesaman Rabke (2007) has been practicing yoga since 1987 and teaching since 1995. She lives in Salt Lake City, Utah, where she maintains a full-time private practice in the Feldenkrais Method, yoga and yoga therapy as well as offering regular workshops and courses. She loves her livelihood.

Jae Gruenke

Jae Gruenke (2003) is a runner, former dancer, and owner of Intelligent Exercise LLC, and focuses on developing workshop and individual lesson formats addressing running performance.  She works with runners and running teams in the New York City area.

Irene Gutteridge

Irene Gutteridge (2007), MSC, is a Feldenkrais practitioner with twelve years of expertise in the exercise and health sciences. She teaches principles of the Feldenkrais Method to the Canadian alpine ski team and is known for her ability to provide and capture unique environments for human learning.

Jeff Haller

Jeff Haller (1983), PhD, has been a Feldenkrais trainer since 1993.  His background includes Transpersonal Psychology, athletics, martial arts, and outdoor activities.  He strives to provide his students with classroom settings that help in the development of dynamic and effective ways of working with their students as well as with themselves.

Kathy James

Kathy James (1983) is a Feldenkrais practitioner and assistant trainer, holds a second-degree black belt in the martial art of Aikido and is trained as a dancer.  She is also an adjunct faculty member at John F. Kennedy University, teaches through Kaiser Permanente and has a private practice in Petaluma, California.

Shannon Kolman

Shannon Kolman (2006) is a Feldenkrais practitioner working in Golden and Denver, Colorado.  A Colorado native, Shannon has been mountain biking since the late 1980s (before bike shocks) and road cycling since 1990.  After a debilitating injury, Shannon used the Feldenkrais Method to regain her ability to cycle again with power and ease.

Margaret McIntyre

Margaret McIntyre (1986) is fully qualified as a PSIA ski instructor and trainer in the Vail Ski School, where she presents her “signature” integrated skiing and snowboarding programs each winter.  A Guild Certified Feldenkrais Practitioner for over twenty years, Margaret is also an assistant trainer in professional Feldenkrais trainings.  Currently based in Maui, she enjoys surfing and windsurfing.

Moti Nativ

Moti Nativ(1994)is a Feldenkrais practitioner and has been teaching martial arts since 1978, is proficient in Budo-taijutsu(Japanese ancient fighting art), Judo and Krav Maga(military combat system).  He served as ETC rep Shihan(master teacher of martial arts), head of the Israeli Bjinkan Dojo, and has also served 4 years as President of Israel’s Feldenkrais Guild.

Fred Onufryk

Fred Onufryk (1991) is a Feldenkrais practitioner and is passionate about working with musicians. He has worked with students and faculty at the Eastman School of Music in Rochester, NY, and the Sibelius Academy in Helsinki, Finland. He also loves snowboarding, mountain biking, and Thai cooking.

Jean Pierre Martin

Jean-Pierre Martin (1991) is a Guild Certified Feldenkrais Practitioner and studied fly casting with Jason Borger of A River Runs Through It fame.  Here from Montreal, Canada, Jean Pierre was certified as a fly-casting instructor by Joan Wulff, and has written extensively on the subject.  He applies his knowledge of the Feldenkrais Method to his first love, fly-casting.

Lavinia Plonka

Lavinia Plonka (1994) has been a member of the Gurdijeff Foundation for more than twenty-five years.  She blends her background in theater, dance and inner arts to excite people around the world about the benefits of the Feldenkrais Method.  She has written two books and is director of Asheville Movement Center in NC.

Carl Rabke

Carl Rabke (2007), LMT, maintains a full-time private practice in Structural Integration, massage, and the Feldenkrais Method in Salt Lake City, Utah.  He offers regular workshops and courses.

Diana Razumny

Diana Razumny (1993) Feldenkrais trainer, has extensive experience with Feldenkrais training programs in various capacities since she enrolled in her own in 1989. Assisting in five trainings continuously, she has designed curriculum including several segments with an emphasis on walking.

Judy Remedios

Judy Remedios (1997) holds a second-degree Black Belt in Aikido, has more than thirty years of teaching experience in Tai Chi, Qigong, and meditation, is a musician and Feldenkrais practitioner.  Her background includes sports, music, psychology and martial arts; bridging Eastern and Western philosophies and the study of Being (ontology).

Jim Stephens

Jim Stephens (1987) is co-chair of the Feldenkrais® Educational Foundation of North America Research Committee, has a PhD in Neuroscience, is on the physical therapy faculty at Temple University and has an independent Feldenkrais Method practice.  He has published peer-reviewed, quantitative and case report research about the Feldenkrais Method, most recently in the Physical Therapy Journal in 2006.

Lisa Tsetse

Lisa Tsetse (2001) is a Feldenkrais practitioner and lists her early influences as the practice of Authentic Movement, modern and post-modern dance, and dance movement therapy.  She was the co-founder of the Ft. Wayne Dance Collective(1979) and now lives in Ithaca NY where she teaches creative movement, choreographs and directs multi-arts performances, and maintains a Feldenkrais Method practice.

Frank Wildman

Frank Wildman (1977) is a Feldenkrais trainer, and is the producer and educational director of numerous Feldenkrais professional training programs and is best known for his presentations of specialized programs to public and professional audiences.  His most recent materials include “Your Brain as the Core of Strength and Stability,” and “Improving with Age.”

Prisca Winslow Bradley

Prisca Winslow Bradley (1991) is a Guild Certified Feldenkrais Practitioner,  has a private practice in Taos, NM and assists in Feldenkrais training programs. Twelve years ago her experience as professional dancer, teacher and choreographer inspired an annual week long Feldenkrais/Dance intensive for Dance Teachers. Prisca has taught workshops for WTXU, Ballet Jorgen, Idyllwild Arts Academy, Sarah Lawrence College, among others. Her most recent excitement is learning trapeze!