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Embodying Neuroscience: The Feldenkrais Method® in Human Development, Performance and Health
2012 Feldenkrais Method® Annual Conference

Marriott San Mateo, San Francisco Airport
Aug. 30 – Sept. 5, 2012


Request For Proposals

Deadline for Submissions: January 3, 2012

Dear Colleagues,

We are pleased to announce the 2012 Feldenkrais Method® Annual Conference, Embodying Neuroscience: The Feldenkrais Method® in Human Development, Performance and Health. The Conference will take place Friday, August 31 through Wednesday, September 5, 2012, and the Esther Thelen Research Symposium will be held on Thursday, August 30 and Friday, August 31, 2012.

The Esther Thelen Research Symposium will provide insights into the connections between theory and research in neuroscience and the concrete practice of the Feldenkrais Method. The goal of the Symposium is to engage and inform scientists, researchers and other related professionals about how the Method relates to their fields, and inform Feldenkrais® professionals about developments in neuroscience. These themes will continue “onto the mat” in Conference workshops.

The Conference will be an opportunity to make current knowledge in mind/body neuroscience accessible and come alive in relation to our experience of the Feldenkrais Method. It is also a chance to show how Awareness Through Movement® lessons and Functional Integration® sessions engage the whole self in learning and explore the connection between our brains and our self-image, which includes our thoughts, feelings and actions. The program will demonstrate that when we practice the Feldenkrais Method, we are embodying neuroscience.

To read the complete Request for Proposals, download it at:
2012 Proposal Form (.doc)
2012 Equipment Form (.doc)
Sample Presenter Contract (.pdf)

Problems downloading forms? Questions regarding content or procedure? Please email Michelle Valentino, Conference Coordinator: or call 800.775.2118 ext. 127.

The 2012 Conference Program Committee:

Roger Russell, Chair
Paulette Dolin
Richard Goldsand
Chrish Kresge
Dwight Pargee
Cliff Smyth
Michelle Valentino, Conference Coordinator
Susan Marshall, Executive Director