Online Talks

Join us for a series of free online discussions with Educational Director Jeff Haller and staff about the new Feldenkrais Training Academy. We’ll discuss what it’s like to be a Feldenkrais Practitioner, applications of the Feldenkrais Method, training curriculum, and other related topics.

Get to know FTA staff and your potential co-trainees at this free series of informal online conversations!

The conversations take place online using Zoom, a user-friendly online meeting service; you may participate for free from your computer, tablet, or phone.

Past Talks
We’ve been offering these online talks since Fall 2017; if you missed any or want to re-experience them, you can see them here.

Sunday, April 29, 2018

What is competency-based learning?

Time: 9 – 10am PT
Location: Online via Zoom
Instructor(s): Candy Conino & Jeff Haller

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A central tenet of the Feldenkrais Method assumes that human beings have transformational potential and that all people, regardless of their age or condition, can learn. At the core of the Feldenkrais Method is a fluid and dynamic state of mind that fosters a process of inquiry rather than one that seeks to define solutions.

Years ago, the faculty of the Feldenkrais Training Academy set out to find superlative methods for developing students in their journey to become professional Feldenkrais practitioners. We extensively reviewed information on competence assessment and educational development. We concluded that reflection and intention are the necessary elements for all growth, development and learning. In educational programs, imparting knowledge and developing skills are necessary, but not sufficient, for all that we want to accomplish.

We have developed a competency-based curriculum to help create an educational environment in the training program that will enable students not only to develop competence in identified areas necessary for the Feldenkrais profession, but to aim for artistry. Read more on why competency is key.

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Thursday, May 24, 2018

How is Feldenkrais different than other modalities?

Time: 4 – 5pm PT
Location: Online via Zoom
Instructor(s): Roger Russell & Jeff Haller

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Sunday, July 01, 2018

Making a living as a Feldenkrais Practitioner

Time: 10 – 11am PT
Location: Online via Zoom
Instructor(s): Allison Rapp & Jeff Haller

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In this talk we’ll look at what it takes to earn a living with the skills you’ll learn in the Feldenkrais Training Academy, so that you have best possible return on the time, energy, and money you invest into becoming a Feldenkrais Practitioner.

We’ll highlight the difference between what you can expect both during the FTA and after graduation, and how that compares with the usual experience practitioners have had in other trainings over the last four decades. You’ll find out what it takes to build a successful practice and how your journey as a practitioner unfolds, from your first practice clients through becoming an accomplished transformational leader.

Allison is both a Feldenkrais Trainer and a business coach who will guide your practice-building efforts through the entire training and beyond. She has translated the best ideas from the business world into language and practical action steps that will make sense to you every step of the way—you’ll find that building your business feels like an application of the Feldenkrais Method in a different area of life.

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Thursday, August 16, 2018

Why focus on gravity?

Time: 5 – 6pm PT
Location: Online via Zoom
Instructor(s): Andrew Gibbons & Jeff Haller

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Tuesday, September 11, 2018

Topic TBA

Time: 4 – 5pm PT
Location: Online via Zoom
Instructor(s): Jeff Haller

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