The Institute for the Study of Somatic Education
A 501 (c) 3 Not For Profit Educational Corporation since 1992
Certified Feldenkrais Method® Teacher/Practitioner Training Program
Now open for applcation and enrollment:
Two ISSE Feldenkrais Teacher/Practitioner Training Programs
Join us September 1st
This program has begun but we are open to new students.
We are extremely fortunate to have gathered a very fine group of students. Coming from Japan, the UK, France, Canada, and all over the U.S., it includes professionals from medicine, dance, sports training, other forms of somatic education and more.
We have made a warm and open atmosphere with both challenge and support for each student – just like a Feldenkrais Lesson!
We have a time tested “Interactive Make-up Process” involving some home study with individual supervision by Paul Rubin via email, or video link as well as some additional classroom study days not on the regular schedule. We hope to provide several options for “in-house” sessions of extra classroom study to augment the home-study.
There will be a new Feldenkrais Teacher Training Program in Taipei
We have one Feldenkrais Teacher Training Program underway:
The ISSE/TFC Taipei I Feldenkrais Teacher Training Program
currently in its 3rd year of study.
a not for profit educational corporation since 1992
Julie Casson Rubin and Paul Rubin,
Certified Teacher Trainers, The Feldenkrais Method
"When the human nervous system is engaged to organize us in unified action and self-expression, we go beyond the mere mechanics of joints and muscles. The results are often dramatic and quite delightful. This is true whether the task at hand is the rehabilitation of basic functions, the improvement of highly developed skills, or more complex improvements in the quality of our relationship to ourselves and the world."
- Paul Rubin, Founder and Director of Education, ISSE
The Feldenkrais Method is about all of these processes. People in physical medicine and physical therapy study the Feldenkrais Method for its efficiency and effectiveness when used to assist in the recovery of "physical function." For people with neurological difficulties - be it Multiple Sclerosis, Cerebral Palsy, stroke, or resulting from accident or injury - the Feldenkrais Method has a role in helping people make the very best use of what is available to them. Sometimes the recovery is quite remarkable and thought of as "miraculous." However, when we competently address the neurological - that is the learning component - in these situations, it should be no surprise that we do much better than when we address only the peripheral tissue.
The Feldenkrais Method is finding a home in every field in which there exists a relationship between elements of intention, skill, creativity and physical movement. In sport training, in music and music education, in dance and dance education, and in the theater arts the Feldenkrais Method is increasingly acclaimed as a valuable and pertinent means of education.
Whether for the therapist, teacher, performing artist, athlete - or simply as a human being - the Feldenkrais Method offers a simple and yet a sophisticated and profound means for discovering physical and emotional resilience, strength, and self-possession.