Professional Feldenkrais Training Program
The Cantal Feldenkrais Centre
At the Cantal Feldenkrais Centre, the Feldenkrais method is a daily practice. Practitioners give Awareness Through Movement group lessons, as well as individual sessions of Functional Integration. Open courses to the general public are regularly organised. The effervescence due to this daily practice in the center undeniably enriches the training.
The Cantal Feldenkrais Centre also organises advanced training sessions for certified practitioners.
Calendar Cantal 1
2016 – 2017 : 4 July au 4 August 2016 + 25 April au 6 May 2017
2017 -2018 : 2 July au 3 August 2017 + 7 April au 21 April 2018
2018 – 2019 : 4 July au 31 July 2018 + April 2019 * (14 days)
2019 -2020 : 2 July au 30 July 2019 + April 2020 * (14 days)
Calendar Cantal 2
2018 : February/March ( 14 days) August (26 days)
2019 :February/March ( 14 days) August (26 days)
2020 :February/March ( 14 days) July (26 days)
2021 :February/March ( 14 days) July (26 days)
Next training - Cantal 3
2020 - 2024
Who is teaching in Cantal ?
Ilan Jacobson, is an experienced trainer, valued for his teaching of exceptional pedagogical quality. Very open to his students, he shares his passion for the method with rigor, generosity and good humor. Ilan, a former Tai Chi and Judo teacher, started the Feldenkrais Method as part of his judo practice. He trained with Chava Shelhav and was the assistant of the legendary Yochanan Rywerant (close associate of Moshe Feldenkrais), before becoming a trainer himself. He deepened his understanding of the method with other assistants of Moshe Feldenkrais like Alon Talmi, Eli Wadler or Mia Segal.
For several years he worked in the European and World federations, ETC (EuroTab Council) and IFF (International Feldenkrais Federation). He is involved in many Feldenkrais training programs around the world. He published the famous "Alexander Yanai" lessons, the 550 ATM lessons created by Moshe Feldenkrais. He is the director of the Feldenkrais Institute in Tel Aviv, where he has passionately led, for more than 25 years, group classes, individual sessions and advanced-trainings for practitioners.
Anat Krivine, trained in the Feldenkrais method
in 1988 in Tel Aviv. She graduated from the Dance Academy in Jerusalem, 1986, earned a Bachelor in Social Science and a Masters in Dance Education from Temple University in Philadelphia.
She works with adults and children, and for many years worked in the Children's Department of Jerusalem Hospital. As a professional Feldenkrais trainer she teaches in programs around the world, regularly in close collaboration with Eilat Almagor.
Anat is highly regarded for her teaching style characterised by clarity and precision, as well as her ability to create a stimulating learning environment, rich in generosity, humor and depth.
Eilat Almagor, who graduated from Moshe Feldenkrais' training in Amherst in 1983, is an international trainer of the Feldenkrais method. She holds a doctorate in neurobiology, a master's degree in environmental sciences and a bachelor's degree in mathematics and physics. In recent years, Eilat has led a project to integrate Feldenkrais courses in schools and collaborated with neuroscientists in Israel and Germany in scientific research to study the effects of the Feldenkrais method on brain activity.
She teaches, with Professor Dorit Aharonov, an experimental course at the Jerusalem University School of Computer Science. The course combines theoretical computer science courses with movement courses in the Feldenkrais method. This method of learning is unconventional at university, and the course contains lessons that allow introspection into the learning process itself.
Jerry Karzen studied with Moshe Feldenkrais at the Feldenkrais Institute in Tel Aviv from 1976 to 1983. During these years, he was both his travelling companion and his secretary and close friend. Since 1980, Jerry has been the educational director of some 30 training programs in 9 countries, and a guest trainer in many other programs.
Jerry Karzen has contributed to the editing of Dr Feldenkrais' last two books (The Elusive Obvious and The Potent Self). He also directed and filmed 95% of the existing videos of the private Functional Integration lessons led by Dr. Feldenkrais. At the latter's request, Jerry organized his final training program in Amherst (USA). And he was the first executive director of the Feldenkrais Foundation.
Carol Kress is a Feldenkrais practitioner with over 25 years of experience. As a trainer she has the desire to seek excellence and to communicate on the essence of the Feldenkrais method. In her private practice, she works with adults and children with various difficulties, including chronic pain and neurological problems, as well as with artists. Her work is informed by a long experience in equestrian arts, yoga, a passion for Argentine tango and her practice of Aikido martial art for which she holds a 4th dan black belt.
Carol began studying the Feldenkrais Method in 1985 and completed her Feldenkrais Professional Training Program in 1993. She edited Volume One of an in-depth biography of Dr. Feldenkrais, written by her late husband, trainer Mark Reese. Carol lives in Marin County, California.
Stephen Rosenholtz received his master's degree in education from Harvard University in 1971 and his doctorate in education from Stanford University in 1981. His research focused on learning ability and self-image. Since graduating from Moshe Feldenkrais' training in Amherst (USA), he has practiced and taught throughout the world. Stephen has been the educational director of training programs in Germany and Switzerland and is currently conducting training in Colima, Mexico.
The Venue ?
The Feldenkrais Centre Cantal is based at the Beliashe Institute. The Institute has the benefit of more than 25 years of experience in organising courses, workshops and performances within the realm of ‘Art and human potential’. At the heart of the Institute the spirit and quality of the training is assured by the administrative, technical and psychological skills of a small team of qualified people.
Among the many attributes of the Institute, we attach much importance to the regular passage of artists from the visual and stage arts, especially music and theatre. Moreover, we have had the pleasure to welcome specialists in fields of education, science and research in the human sciences - for periods of residence or for conferences.
Year 1: 3680 euros, 40 days, 2 sessions
Year 2: 3680 euros, 40 days, 2 sessions
Year 3: 3880 euros, 40 days, 2 sessions
Year 4: 3880 euros, 40 days, 2 sessions
What is icluded ?
12 individual Functional Integration lessons
Access to the online educational platform. You can watch and listen to passed lessons throughout the year.
An account for the students' online forum.
Possibility of using the space to continue practicing outside the program.
After successfully completing the training, you will receive an end-of-cycle certificate and you will be recognized internationally as a "Feldenkrais Practitioner". You will be part of a growing international community with more than 7,000 practitioners today. The growing recognition in the areas of education, sports, neuroscience and health, guarantee the Feldenkrais method an important role in the future.
Pictures from Cantal
For its excellent quality of life, the Cantal was recently voted amongst the most attractive French departments. The «land of volcanoes» offers ample opportunities for trekking, short or long, with family or by yourself, on foot, on horseback, on skis or by bike, in a breathtaking nature. The entire region of Auvergne (of which Cantal is a department) was lately elected by Lonely planet as part of the top 10 places to visit in the world!