Our Core Faculty
Paul Rubin and Julie Casson Rubin, Certified Feldenkrais Method Trainers and Practitioners, are the Educational Directors of our Training Programs for Certification as Teacher of the Feldenkrais Method in Chicago; Basel, Switzerland; and Turin, Italy.
Paul Rubin, Certified Feldenkrais Teacher and Certified Feldenkrais Trainer, founder and Executive Director of ISSE, has been co-Educational Director for Certification Trainings for Feldenkrais Teacher/Practitioners in Cincinnati, Chicago, San Francisco, Australia, Switzerland, and Italy.
Paul has taught as Guest Faculty in Feldenkrais Training programs in France, Germany, Australia, the U.K., and Italy.
As Chair of the North American Training Accreditation Board 1993-1997 and founding member of the Training Accreditation Boards for both Europe and Australia/South Pacific, Paul has contributed significantly to the evolution of training programs and procedures world wide.
Paul, a graduate of the 1975-77 Feldenkrais Professional Teacher Training in San Francisco, is one of only 80 people to have completed training entirely under Dr. Feldenkrais and to have received diploma from him. Additionally, Dr. Feldenkrais served as Chair of Paul’s PhD committee at the Humanistic Psychology institute 1975-1978.
Julie Casson Rubin, Certified Feldenkrais Method Trainer and Certified Feldenkrais Teacher is co-Founder of FCME and co-Educational Director of all of our Feldenkrais Teacher Training programs. As a highly sought after and frequent Guest Trainer in programs in North America and Europe, and as a former member of the North American Training Accreditation Board, Julie has contributed to the evolution of training models the world over and is a recognized leader in the field of the education of Teachers.
Julie has pioneered the use of the Feldenkrais Method in medical settings through her work at the University of California’s San Francisco General Hospital's ground breaking Behavioral Medicine Clinic 1978 – 1988. Jule was instrumental in Kaiser Permanente's adoption of the Method into its Health Care Education and physical therapy programs.
As a graduate of the 1975-77 Feldenkrais Professional Teacher Training in San Francisco, Julie is also one of the few Teacher/Practitioners trained entirely by Dr. Feldenkrais and to have received diploma from him.
Julie’s holds a degree in dance and physical education from San Francisco State University.
Julie has recorded a popular introductory series of Awareness through Movement lessons: Moving with Ease and Grace. Email firstname.lastname@example.org for more information or to purchase this set.
"We believe that only immersion training and consistent supervised practice can promote the depth of sensory learning needed to embody the education given in a FELDENKRAIS training which will graduate people ready to practice the Method as teacher/practitioners. We will take no shortcuts nor make compromises in the quality of education given."
Julie Casson Rubin, Paul Rubin