Contact Us  

Current Feldenkrais® Workshops, Open Houses, Trainings

Event List / Event Info


Merging Nervous Systems in Functional Integration®
Open to: Practitioners / Trainees


Ralph Strauch, PhD (1983) See all events


Oct 11, 2012 – Oct 15, 2012
10:00AM - 5:00PM
$430 US or CDN until September 15th, $475 thereafter.


Joy in Movement Studio
Vancouver    BC  V6N 4J9

Event Type

Feldenkrais Method® Workshop

Contact Information

Katarina Halm
.(JavaScript must be enabled to view this email address)


Functional Integration® is a conversation between practitioner and client. It is conducted primarily though touch, with supporting verbal interaction. Though sessions vary widely, this conversation is generally about how the client experiences the world and her actions in it, and about how those actions might be improved. If we think of action as the manifestation of intention, then the FI® conversation is about how the client might manifest her intention as action more easily and efficiently.

Moshe Feldenkrais spoke of Functional Integration as a merging of nervous systems of practitioner and client. He didn’t spell out what he meant by that, though, or how to achieve it. For many practitioners this concept is just a pleasant platitude or an unreachable ideal, with little operational meaning or impact on the way they practice.

This training will make that concept concrete. You will experience merging of nervous systems, both as a practitioner and as a client. You will learn what this involves neurologically and how to apply it in your practice. You will leave the workshop able to apply this knowledge to enhance the sensitivity and effectiveness of your Functional Integration.

For more information visit

This Vancouver workshop will be an extended version of Ralph’s September FGNA Conference presentation.


The cost is $430 US or CDN until September 15th, $475 thereafter. A $50 deposit will reserve your space, with your balance due by September 15th. Cancellations up to one month in advance will be charged a $50 cancellation fee. No refunds less than one month before the workshop.

You may register online at
or by sending your check (in US or CAN funds) to

Katarina Halm
Box 71069, 3552 West 41 Avenue
Vancouver B.C., Canada V6N 4J9

If you have any questions, please contact

Ralph Strauch at .(JavaScript must be enabled to view this email address) or 310-454-8322. or
Katarina Halm at .(JavaScript must be enabled to view this email address) or 604-263-9123.

(YEAR) indicates the graduation year of the Guild Certified Feldenkrais PractitionerCM.
(ATM Only) indicates an Authorized Student Awareness Through Movement® Teacher.