About the Training

The Kelowna Feldenkrais Teacher Training Program

Join us to become a competent, and effective practitioner of the Feldenkrais Method®

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‘Make the impossible possible, the possible easy, and the easy elegant.’- Moshe Feldenkrais (1904-1984) Russian-born physicist, judo expert, mechanical engineer, founder of the Feldenkrais Method.

Why become a Feldenkrais practitioner?

If the prospect of a career as a Feldenkrais practitioner helps both you and those you work with live more fully be more resilient this may be for you. Becoming a practitioner can offer you a fulfilling rewarding career in a growing and cutting-edge profession.

Who is the training for?

Participants in previous programs have ranged from 18-82 years of age. The programme is open to professionals and non-professionals. Feldenkrais Method® Training Programmes are traditionally made up of people from all walks of life, representing a diversity of human experience, interests, backgrounds and professions. This enriches the training environment. Participants are attracted to Feldenkrais trainings for a variety of reasons. Some join for professional development, to bring new perspectives to their work, to enhance skills they already possess, or to develop a new occupation and join a rewarding profession. For some, the option of being self-employed is particularly attractive. Other students join the program as a means for self-growth or healing, to improve their personal comfort and health, and deepen their understanding of The Feldenkrais Method. Whatever their reason for beginning, everyone progresses together, while learning at their own pace.

Why train with us in Kelowna?

The Kelowna Feldenkrais® Teacher Training Program offers an extraordinary opportunity for both personal growth and professional development.Led by our superb Educational Director Julie Peck, the Kelowna FPTP will be a stimulating, experiential programme taught by a carefully chosen team with expertise in many fields including education, the arts, physiotherapy, psychology, human development and martial arts. Throughout, there will be an emphasis on the sensory-based learning on which the Method is founded and this will be supported by discussions, reading and projects. You will understand your personal learning strategies and how to develop your own and your clients’ capacity for learning. Our programme also contains an exciting on-line component to provide continuous learning opportunities, mentoring, self-assessment and staff support.As well we have a beautiful environment in Kelowna that will further enhance the learning environment.

“ My purpose is to allow people to move closer to actually being creatures of free choice, to genuinely reflect individual creativity and emotion, freeing the body of habitual tensions and wired-patterns of behaviour so that it may respond without inhibition to do what the person wants. ” Moshe Feldenkrais

What to look forward to:

Learning is a fundamental ingredient in the Feldenkrais Method®. There is nothing quite like the feeling of understanding something that was unclear to us or something that was entirely out of our awareness. Those Ah Ha! moments that we have all had at some point in our lives have power because once we know something with our whole selves we can choose to act, feel and/or think differently. Feelings of confidence, joy and freedom often follow because this sort of power is built on a ground of stability and flexibility and cannot easily be lost or forgotten. The Feldenkrais Method® provides the means to know what to learn and how to learn it.

Continuing in the tradition started by Moshe Feldenkrais, the Kelowna Feldenkrais Professional Training will prepare you to be a competent and effective Feldenkrais practitioner. Participants will be offered extensive practical experience and in-depth understanding of the principles which underpin the Feldenkrais Method®: Awareness Through Movement® and Functional Integration®.

One has to set about learning to learn …with serenity but without solemnity, with patient objectivity and without compulsive seriousness. Moshe Feldenkrais

Educational Director: Julie Peck

Julie has a background in Physiotherapy and has maintained a busy private practice in Perth since graduating from the Sydney 1 FPTP in 1990. She became an Assistant Trainer in 1995 and Australia’s first Trainer in 2003.

Feldenkrais Teacher Training Education Director Julie peck

Julie really enjoys bringing her passion for the Feldenkrais Method and its applications to both our personal and professional lives to the training program.  She sees the process of learning HOW to learn as being pivotal to the program and its outcomes. This is underpinned by a rich and deep sensory motor understanding of how we organize ourselves to achieve our intentions in the world through:

  • Becoming aware of how we get in the way of our intentions.
  • Being curious and exploring different ways of clarifying what it is we want.
  • Discovering what we need to pursue our intentions in a way that is acceptable to us and then
  • Utilizing this learning in our everyday lives.

Through this deep understanding we can clarify intentions and alter and improve our abilities in all aspects of our everyday lives.

Other Trainers will include Arlyn Zones, Anastasi Siotas*, Jeff Haller, Deborah Bowes and Alan Questel.  Additional Training staff will include Gisele St Hilaire and Alice Friedman. All are highly experienced teachers and practitioners of the Method. *Subject to certification.

On-site and Administration: Sandra Bradshaw, and Rob Black also experienced practitioners.

Location

Royal Ann Hotel, Kelowna, British Columbia

 Schedule and Staff

2020
June 7 – July 2, 2020
October 18 – 29, 2020

2021
February 28 – March 11, 2021
June 13-July 8, 2021
November 7-18, 2021

2022
February 27- March 10, 2022
March 13-17, 2022
June 5-16, 2022
August 28-September 8, 2022
November 6-17, 2022

2023
February 26-March 2, 2023
March 5-March 9, 2023
May 21- June1, 2023
August 27-September 7, 2023
October 29-November 16, 2023

EDUCATIONAL DIRECTOR
Julie Peck

TRAINERS
Julie Peck
Jeff Haller
Deborah Bowes
Alan Questel
Arlyn Zones

TRAINER CANIDATE
Anastasi Siotas 

ASSISTANT TRAINERS
Gisele St Hilaire
Alice Friedman

Plus regular between live-segment on-line activities and individual assignments, projects and practice and mentoring

Tuition

$6350 CAD per year

Sign up form for information and application: https://mailchi.mp/c83893a33acc/kelowna-fptp-sign-up-form

About the Feldenkrais Method

The Feldenkrais Method®

The Feldenkrais Method®, developed through 40 years of study by Dr. Moshe Feldenkrais, is a revolutionary approach to understanding human functioning. It utilizes movement and attention to enhance our natural abilities to learn, to change and to continue to develop throughout our lifetime.

Throughout the world, the Feldenkrais Method®, is growing in recognition and with wider application in the sciences and the arts. Certified Feldenkrais Practitioners® use movement, attention and sensory re-education to promote ease and comfort, improve coordination and flexibility, expand self-awareness and evoke greater vitality.

The Feldenkrais Method® is a learning model that has many applications and benefits. It has proven effective for people with neuromuscular difficulties, chronic pain, and those who have experienced traumatic events as well as dancers, musicians and athletes who wish to continue to refine their skill. It is appropriate for all those wishing to expand their possibilities.

Feldenkrais lessons take two main forms – Awareness Through Movement® and Functional Integration®.

Awareness Through Movement lessons are verbally directed movement lessons, usually done in agroup. As each person explores the movements, they experience more of the range of possibilities of human movement and functioning. Movement patterns are explored in various positions including sitting, lying, standing, and walking. The lessons might explore:

  • developmental movements such as rolling, reaching, turning, crawling and bending
  • how you breathe
  • how you coordinate the movements of your eyes with other parts of yourself
  • how you find support through your skeleton
  • how you orient in space
  • how you balance

A Functional Integration session is an individual lesson, using a gentle, non-invasive hands-on interaction to guide the student towards a new or more varied use of themselves.

As well as preparing you for an exciting new career, training in the Feldenkrais Method provides intensive personal learning and growth.

Benefits of the Feldenkrais Method®

The Feldenkrais Method® aims to improve physical and mental functioning. Whatever you do well already, you will become better at it. Whatever is under functioning will improve. It is applicable to anyone wanting to enhance the quality of his or her everyday life and activities. People from many different walks of life do Feldenkrais. They report results of increased vitality, enhancement of self-image, better breathing and posture, greater flexibility and range of motion, and reduction of pain. By bringing attention to the process of movement, students feel lighter and more graceful, and have greater ease and effectiveness in turning their intentions into actions.

Professionals who benefit:It helps improve:
actors,flexibility
athletes,strength
computer programmers,coordination
chiropractors,balance
dancers,efficiency
doctors,learning
educators,breathing
engineers,speech
gardeners,communication
golfers,self-image
jewellers,injury prevention
lawyers,pain management
martial artists,possibilities/options
massage therapists,stress and fatigue reduction
musicians,quality of life
painters,
performers, 
physiotherapists,
psychologists,
runners,
singers,
skiers,
sportsmen,
taxi drivers,
visual artists,
yoga teachers,
 and many others