Week One Start Date: Tuesday Sept. 23, 2014
Week One End Date: Saturday Sept. 27, 2014
Week Two Start Date: Tuesday Sept. 30, 2014
Week Two End Date: Saturday Oct. 4, 2014
Week Three Start Date: Tuesday Jan. 27, 2015
Week Three End Date: Saturday Jan 31, 2015
Week Four Start Date: Tuesday Feb. 3, 2015
Week Four End Date: Saturday Feb. 7, 2015
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Semiophysics, 12 West Street, San Rafael, CA 94901 -2614 USA
Trainers Dennis Leri and Carol Kress are offering an extended Advanced Training that will bring about deep and enduring positive changes in the way you understand and practice the Feldenkrais Method® in general and Functional Integration® in particular. It is our contention that short Advanced Trainings, while often helpful, fail to really afford Practitioners the necessary sustained engagement that we will be presenting. Course content will constellate around recorded material from the Functional Integration lessons of Moshe Feldenkrais and the incomparable Gaby Yaron.
We will ‘reverse engineer’ the FI® lessons in the videos: deconstructing the lesson as given in order to deduce the handling skills and the thinking required to pull it off. We will introduce, via ATM® & FI, a basis for informatively watching a lesson. At the end of the day we will watch that lesson and ponder it overnight. The next day we will discuss the lesson and generate relevant ATM> and FI material as a way to address any questions that may arise. Feldenkrais worked in a like manner with Mark Reese and Dennis Leri in Israel. That is, he would not answer any questions concerning a lesson immediately after giving it. Mark and Dennis were asked to think it over and ask their questions the next day. It may seem counterintuitive at first, but living with the lesson for a night, bearing it in mind, actually allows the many layers of the lesson to emerge.
If you want to hone or develop your FI skills, if you want sustained mentoring, and if you want to feel that conduit from Feldenkrais to you, then this is the Advanced Training for you.
Like you, we get a lot of notices about workshops that promise to simplify the work or make clear “what to do” in a lesson. For us, the “what” grows out of a profound and specialized engagement with who we are in relation to those we work with. We need to move from our default cultural and personal biases, to a more fluid, vital and, dare we say, joyous mode of being-in-the-work. We will base the month on
the proverb, “Give a person a fish and you feed them for a day; teach a person to fish and you feed them for a lifetime.” For the Work to work, it must work for you.
Dennis Leri, Guild-Certified Feldenkrais Practitionercm and Guild Certified Feldenkrais Trainer, is the Educational Director for the SemioPhysics Feldenkrais training. He has worldwide experience presenting the Feldenkrais Method® in training programs, seminars and workshops. He graduated from the first professional American training (1975-1977) and he apprenticed with Dr. Feldenkrais at the Feldenkrais
Institute in Tel-Aviv, Israel. He has taught the Method for over 34 years. His accessible and challenging teaching style reflects his training in Western and Eastern philosophy, psychology, martial arts and poetics. He has published articles, translated into several languages, on the Feldenkrais Method.
Carol Kress is a highly experienced Feldenkrais Practitioner and
Trainer who brings to her teaching her involvement in an on-going private practice. Her work is informed by a long-time involvement in equestrian arts, yoga, Argentine Tango and her practice of the martial art of Aikido for which she holds a 4th degree black belt.
Since finishing her Feldenkrais Training Program in 1993, Carol has been an associate of Elizabeth Beringer and David Zemach-Bersin. She is the long-time Continuity Trainer for the Feldenkrais Training Programs in Berkeley, California. Carol is currently completing the editing work on Volume One of an in-depth biography of Dr. Feldenkrais, written by her late husband, Mark Reese. She lives in Marin County, California.