Curriculum


We have designed a curriculum that fosters you developing the confidence, necessary knowledge and skills to practise the Feldenkrais Method(R) as a competent Feldenkrais(R) Practitioner.

The training programme curriculum addresses:

  1. Learning to personally and effectively practise embodied, mindful learning
  2. Learning to effectively facilitate embodied, mindful learning with groups
  3. Learning to effectively facilitate embodied, mindful learning with individuals
  4. Understanding foundational ideas and practices of the method as developed by Moshe Feldenkrais
  5. Understanding knowledge and concepts from other fields of study that are integral to the Method thinking and practice.
  6. Learning to practise the Feldenkrais Method as a profession

Enrolments are open for next programme starting

10 June 2020
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The curriculum is covered over two distinct training periods.

First Period -
focus on Awareness Through Movement (R) ATM

Part 1 - June 2020 to January 2021

The focus of this part of the training is on you learning the knowledge and skills necessary to personally and effectively practice embodied, mindful learning. This is fostered primarily through you directly experiencing an extensive repertoire of Awareness Through Movement (ATM) lessons, and purposefully engaging in processes designed to assist you reflect upon those experiences through: journalling, peer group discussions, teacher facilitated discussions, reading and discussion of Feldenkrais primary sources and related literature.

Part 2 - January 2021 to January 2022

The focus now shifts to you learning how to effectively facilitate embodied, mindful learning with others. You will continue to experience many different ATM lessons. Building upon knowledge and know-how you have acquired in the first part of your training, you will begin studying how ATM lessons are composed. You'll also start practising a range of skills associated with class preparation and group facilitation. Various opportunities will be created for you to practise the craft of teaching ATM whilst under the safe, supportive supervision of the educational staff. This will include practica with peers, your teachers, and subsequently with invited members of the public.

At the end of the first period of the training our intent is to authorise* you to teach ATM in order that you may continue to learn through the experience of teaching. Authorisation to teach ATM is dependent upon:

  • satisfactory demonstration of knowledge and skills necessary to effectively teach ATM.
  • satisfactory training attendance, including online tutorials
  • satisfactory completion of all activities associated with making-up missed training days/ time

*Please note that authorisation to teach ATM is provisional. It is granted solely for the purpose of furthering your own learning, and entails being fully enrolled in the training.

Second Period -
focus on Functional Integration(R) FI

 June 2022 to June 2023

Learning to effectively facilitate embodied, mindful learning with individuals becomes the primary focus during the second period of your training. You will study the many ideas and skills that constitute the practice of Functional Integration (FI) -- many of which you will have already encountered in your studies and practice of ATM. During this part of the training you will:

  • be guided in further developing your touch as a means of communication;
  • learn about the different phases of an FI
  • learn a nmber of FI models/ templates;
  • watch and analyze video recordings of FI lessons;
  • have the opportunity to converse with your teachers about FI lessons, this includes "Q&A" during an FI lesson
  • study and experience the relationship between FI and ATM
  • study  and practise interview and communication skills pertinent to FI practice
  • learn how to address a client's interests and needs through the framework of embodied, mindful learning 

Various opportunities will be created for you to practise the craft of FI whilst under the safe, supportive supervision of the educational staff. This will include practica with peers, your teachers, and subsequently invited members of the public.
At the end of the second training period our intent is to graduate you as a fully accredited Feldenkrais Method(R) teacher. Your graduation is dependent upon:

  • satisfactory demonstration of knowledge and skills necessary to effectively practice FI
  • satisfactory training attendance, including online tutorials
  • satisfactory completion of all activities associated with making-up missed training days/time
  • all training tuition fees having been paid in full

 Home-study & Online Tutorials

Enrolling in this training represents a commitment to engage in studies over its whole duration. We have designed a structured home-study programme intended to promote your ongoing engagement with Feldenkraisian thinking and practice, individually as well as by communicating and interacting with fellow trainees.

In the months between scheduled training modules you will be assigned sets of specific topics to study. At the end of each month you will participate in a group online tutorial with one of your educational directors. Engaging in home study and participation in online tutorials are both compulsory.

For further inquiries about the curriculum, and to receive a complete programme description, please contact the programme administrator: admin@feldenkrais-training.nz