Workshop

Public Workshop: Exploring at the Crossroads of the Feldenkrais Method® and the Martial Arts

With Jeff Haller, Roger Russell, and Moti Nativ.

We are excited to bring these three incredible teachers together to co-teach a unique workshop in an eight-day format for the first time.

Save the dates—registration is opening soon!

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Discover interdisciplinary approaches to human development as you explore the Feldenkrais Method and the Martial Arts. This special workshop is open to Feldenkrais® teachers, martial artists, athletes, movement scientists, dancers, psychologists and all those who love to move, feel and think.

In this unique workshop, we'll weave together:

  • An in-depth experience of the techniques of the Feldenkrais Method and the Martial Arts, including demonstrations and practice;
  • The history and roots of the Feldenkrais Method in the Martial Arts;
  • Shared values from the wisdom and traditions of the East and West;
  • Relevant and important ideas from the social and natural sciences.

You will gain insight into how Dr. Moshe Feldenkrais’ history as a martial artist and his knowledge about human evolution and development laid the foundations of the Feldenkrais Method of somatic education. Experimenting with Awareness Through Movement® lessons and martial arts practices, you'll discover how ideas about reversibility, skeletal transmission of force, harnessing your own power, and neuroscience can immediately refine your skill, no matter what field you're in.

Come and meet us at the crossroads of the Feldenkrais Method and the Martial Arts for a lively week that is bound to knock your mindset off-balance, and improve your movement, balance and coordination!

Please respond immediately if you are interested in joining us in beautiful Providence, Rhode Island, for this special opportunity to work with three extraordinary teachers.

This workshop will be taught in English without translation.

Hotel room discounts (if reserved by 7/8/20) and shared housing will be available.

Registration opens soon!

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Jeff Haller (United States), PhD, Feldenkrais Trainer, studied directly with Dr. Moshe Feldenkrais, the founder of the Feldenkrais Method. In 1983, Jeff graduated from his own professional training program in Amherst, Massachusetts. From 1984–1991 his studio offered classes in Feldenkrais, Aikido, Yoga, Tai Chi, and meditation. Since 1993, Jeff’s primary focus has been to train Feldenkrais Method teachers and build an extensive private practice.

Roger Russell (Germany), MA, PT, Feldenkrais Trainer, trained with Moshe Feldenkrais in San Francisco, Israel, and Amherst from 1975–1982. He has been a Feldenkrais Trainer since 1997, a physical therapist, movement scientist, and author. An American living in Germany, he is co-director of the FeldenkraisZentrum Heidelberg. Russell has presented and organized Feldenkrais and science conferences in Paris, Seattle, San Mateo, Berlin, and Heidelberg. Roger is the nerd amongst the masters.

Moti Nativ (Israel), a retired Colonel from the Israeli Defense Force, is a certified Feldenkrais Practitioner and a Dai Shihan in the Bujinkan school of Budo Tai-Jutsu. He founded the Bujinkan Dojo of Awareness, combining the Feldenkrais Method into martial arts training. He holds a black belt in Judo and is a certified Krav Maga instructor. Since 1995 he has led the training of the Israeli Bujinkan instructors, teaching how to teach Budo Tai-Jutsu.


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Date August 09, 2020 -
August 16, 2020
TimeTimes TBA
LocationProvidence, Rhode Island, USA
Instructor(s)Jeff Haller, Roger Russell, Moti Nativ


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