Teachers

Stephanie Spink

Jerry Karzen

Alan Questel

Elizabeth Beringer

Paul Newton

Katrin Smithback

Donna Ray

Moti Nativ

Yasuko Kasami

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Stephanie Spink

Stephanie Spink

Stephanie Spink is a Feldenkrais Trainer known for her clear and practical teaching style.  She originally graduated as a Physiotherapist in 1977, gaining experience in many fields of health both in hospitals and private practice.  She began her studies in the Feldenkrais Method in 1982, out of a curiosity to improve her well being and understanding of human function (particularly her own).  She has been practising as a Feldenkrais practitioner since 1991 and gained International endorsement as a Trainer of the Method, in 2010. Using the Feldenkrais Method, she has facilitated many workshops and advanced training programs for practitioners and the general public in functional anatomy and topics of general interest related to improving quality of life, health and well being. 

 

She has taught in Professional Training Programs in Australia, New Zealand, America, Europe, South America and Japan. She lives with her family,, maintaining a private practice in Melbourne, Australia. In her private practice she works with individuals with a wide variety of issues such as: chronic pain or recurrent injuries, neurological and developmental difficulties and improving the performance capabilities of musicians and athletes. One of her passions is to facilitate the learning of others in order that they may be able to live their lives more fully, easily and with greater pleasure through self understanding and knowledge. She is the Educational Director of current FPTP Tokyo3 and the upcoming FPTP Tokyo4.


Jerry Karzen

Jerry Karzen

graduated in 1977 in Dr. Feldenkrais' San Francisco training program.
He is a past president of the North American Feldenkrais Guild. From 1976 -84 he was Moshe Feldenkrais` personal traveling companion, secretary and close friend. He assisted him in the editing of his last two published books, and either directed, or personally videotaped almost all the tapes of Dr. Feldenkrais private Functional Integration lessons. He also organized the last Feldenkrais training program by Dr. Feldenkrais in Amherst/USA. He was chosen personally by Dr. Feldenkrais to be a trainer in 1982 and has been the educational trainer for Feldenkrais Training programs in Australia, New Zealand, Europe (Germany, Italy, Switzerland) Hawaii, Brasil, and North America. He has also been a guest trainer in numerous other programs.
Jerry‘s trainings are known for their informal, humorous, relaxed atmosphere. He allows a lot of latitude for personal exploration and teaches the Feldenkrais Method with the virtuosity and ease that comes with long experience. His background in philosophy and health care together with his enormous experience in somatic education opens a broad view onto the Method and its application. This creates a unique and high quality for each students personal learning process.

 

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Alan Questel

Alan Questel

Alan S. Questel is a Feldenkrais trainer. He is known for his clarity, creativity and down to earth style of teaching. He brings a depth of understanding, humor and a gentle human perspective to the learning of the Methodand creates lively conditions for learning.

Trained by Dr. Feldenkrais (Amherst 1983), Alan has lectured and taught at hospitals, colleges and FELDENKRAIS® Professional Training Programs throughout the U.S., Mexico, Australia, New Zealand, Europe, Japan and Canada, teaching people from all walks of life.

He has taught at Princeton University, S.U.N.Y. College at Purchase, the New York Open Center, the New Actors Workshop, NYC, The Institute for Transpersonal Psychology, Palo Alto, CA and at Mother Teresa’s Shishu Bhavan in Calcutta, India.

An actor before becoming interested in the FELDENKRAIS METHOD®, Alan worked and toured with Jerzy Grotowski (My Dinner With Andre) and Paul Sills (Second City, Chicago and Story Theatre).

He became an Assistant Trainer in 1986 and earned his accreditation as a Trainer in 1994. He has taught in over 40 FELDENKRAIS® Professional Training Programs in worldwide.

One of his great interests is the embodiment of creativity and he has developed a body of work for performers utilizing the FELDENKRAIS METHOD®. Alan sees the FELDENKRAIS METHOD®as a means for individual maturation, and aspires towards making this appreciable and concrete for his students both in training programs and in his practice.

Alan has directed and co-directed programs in Bronxville, New York; Marin and Sonoma Counties, California; Brisbane, Adelaide, Melbourne and Perth, Australia; Phoenix, Arizona; Santa Fe, New Mexico and is currently Educational Director in Malmo, Sweden as well as Malmo, Sweden and Cali, Colombia in 2012. He makes his home in Santa Fe, New Mexico.

 

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Elizabeth Beringer

Elizabeth Beringer has been involved with the practice and development of the Feldenkrais Method for more than 25 years and is one of the foremost Feldenkrais teachers and trainers. She studied directly with the founder of theMethod, Dr. Moshe Feldenkrais, in both the U.S. and Israel between 1976 and 1983. 

Elizabeth has maintained an ongoing and varied private Feldenkrais somatic education practice working with a diverse population including those with severe movement limitations, seniors, musicians, children and those in chronic pain including Feldenkrais for back pain. She has also worked extensively with athletes, martial artists and dancers and is known for her ability to apply the Method in dynamic situations. 

Over the years Elizabeth has been actively involved with the development of the Feldenkrais Method into a respected profession; founding and editing for 18 years the first Feldenkrais Journal, developing educational programs and materials, working with the practitioner organization, the Feldenkrais Guild of North America, in numerous capacities and cofounding Feldenkrais Resources with David Zemach-Bersin. She has also taught postgraduate seminars for physical and occupational therapists. 

Currently she is involved in the training of new practitioners and recently graduated training groups in Milano, Italy; Biel, Switzerland; and San Diego, California. She also travels extensively teaching in postgraduate and practitioner training programs in Europe, Australia and across the U.S. In addition to her Feldenkrais practice Elizabeth has studied numerous other somatic disciplines. More recently she has pursued the study of the cognitive sciences and her current teaching integrates current advances in the cognitive sciences into theFeldenkrais perspective. 

Elizabeth has practiced the martial art of aikido since 1977 and currently holds the rank of 6th-degree black belt. Aikido is a nonviolent martial art centered on neutralizing aggression by redirecting an opponent’s force. She is an assistant instructor at San Diego Aikikai, in San Diego. Her practice of Feldenkrais has been informed by her experiences in Aikido. Elizabeth lives in San Diego with her husband, Rafael Nunez, a professor of cognitive science at the University California San Diego and their daughter.

 

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Feldenkrais Resource

Paul Newton

Paul Newton

Paul is a Feldenkrais trainer, he's not only known for his pedagogical abilities, but also for his talent to create a very supportive learning situation. He teaches in Europe and the USA, Australia and Japan. At the moment, Paul lives in Paris, where he's codirecting with Myriam Pfeffer the Paris Feldenkrais training program. He's also directing the training in Hamm and Bad Windsheim II. Paul grew up in the United States, lived in Munich for 17 years and speaks German fluently.

 

Katrin Smithback

Katrin Smithback

Katrin Smithback is a Feldenkrais trainer.  She began her studies with Moshe Feldenkrais in 1980 and has had a continuous private practice in Santa Fe, NM since then. Katrin was on the faculty at the College of Santa Fe for 17 years, teaching applied movement in the theater, dance, music and physical education departments. This ts has led her to develop and teach workshops and classes for a wide variety of groups, including athletes, actors, the disabled, therapists, the elderly, and the general public. She also teaches advanced trainings for practitioners and mentors local practitioners. Katrin teaches in professional training programs in the US, Canada, Asia and Europe, is directing training programs in Japan and Argentina.

Donna Ray

Donna Ray

Donna Ray, M.A., M.F.T. is an internationally known Teacher/Trainer of The Feldenkrais Method, Psychotherapist and Interpersonal Neurobiology presenter. She has been the educational director of numerous professional trainings. She imparts knowledge and experience from her 25 years of practice with tremendous vitality and insight. She has worked with creative and talented people at the highest level including; professional athletes, singers, musicians and actors. People of all ages recovering from accidents and illness, anxiety & depression benefit from her unique approach. Donna’s background in movement education, psychology, children special needs, hypnotherapy, dance, martial & expressive arts enables her to work with individuals, couples, families and groups in a variety of settings. She loves seeing people learn healthy ways of living that can transform their lives.

 

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Feldenkrais Southern California
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Moti Nativ

Moti Nativ

Moti Nativ has been involved in martial arts since 1966.

In 1975 he entered the door of Bujinkan Dojo.

Moti has focused on the traditional kata of the Bujinkan Schools, analyzing the ancient techniques and performing the Shingen gata (practical combat).

Moti is proficient in Budotaijutsu/Ninjutsu, Judo and Krav Maga.

In 1994 he graduated Feldenkrais training (Jerusalem 1).

He served four years as the president of the Israeli Feldenkrais guild, also presented Israel in the ETC (European Feldenkrais Training and accreditation board Councill) and IFF (International Feldenkrais Federation).

Moti built a unique instructor course - Improving the Warrior Ability that aims to equipped martial art instructors with training techniques based on Feldenkrais method.

Moti Nativ leads the Israeli Bujinkan Dojo.

 

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Worrior's Awareness website

Yasuko Kasami

Yasuko Kasami

Yasuko Kasami is a Feldenkrais practitioner and Assistant Trainer certified by the Australian Training Accreditation Board (AusTAB).

 

Her background is modern dance. Kasami performed her innovative original dance works in small theaters in throughout Tokyo. Though trained in ballet and modern dance, she sought to create dances unfettered by traditional dance vocabularies. In 1989, the Asian Cultural Council's Japan-United States Arts Program, which promotes exchanges between visual and performing artists of these two countries, invited Kasami to be a Rockerfeller fellow in New York City; there, in a different cultural environment, she spent time honing her craft.

 

Later, Kasami went from post-modern dance to the Inoue School of Kyo-mai Classical Japanese Dance, which is known for its superlative and minute attention to form and style. For Kasami, this step was a logical one because she considered both aesthetically stylized and connected through their unrelenting interrogation of form. Kasami believed that imagination and creativity can be unleashed through the refinement of form which in turn liberates expression.

 

Kasami's introduction to the Feldenkrais Method came in 1993. In 1995, she started to participate in Feldenkrais Method training in New York and became a practitioner in 2000. She was certified as an Assistant trainer in May 2010.

 

Kasami founded Feldenkrais Japan Inc. in November 2003. Most days will find her in the Shinjuku (Tokyo) offices of her company. In addition to offering lessons and classes, Kasami has additional plans for inviting instructors from abroad to teach advanced seminars and workshops as well as developing Feldenkrais Method books, CDs and teaching materials in order to provide a variety of quality services to not only practitioners but the public as well. She started to organize the Feldenkrais Professional trainings in 2007 and is working as the continuity assistant as well as the administrative director in the FPTPs.