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Advanced Training 2021

Arlyn Zones: Working With Children

ATM Workshop Series - For Practitioners


"But first let's ask: what is a small difference, and how can you tell?" ~Moshe Feldenkrais

Working With Infants and Children:

A six-week online course with Arlyn Zones, MA

Sessions will be conducted via Zoom. All times are Pacific Standard Time.

Session 1: Tuesdays, Jan. 19-Feb. 23, from 12:00 p.m. to 2:45 p.m. PST

Session 2: Sundays, Jan. 24-Feb. 28, from 9:00 a.m. to 11:45 a.m. PST

Registration Fee: $325.00

Sign up information is below. Please note: The Sunday session is now full. There are few spots left for the Tuesday session. 

In this class series we will address various Functional themes that are of particular interest in the work with children. We will use short ATMs, sh.

ort video clips of myself or of Dr. Feldenkrais working, functional strategies, movement observation, lecture and group Q&A to explore various themes. You will also be assigned a few of Dr. Feldenkrais’s lessons to watch outside of class time. We will discuss these lessons together, highlighting particular aspects of each one.

We will clarify the general sequence of development and come to a better understanding of what each new variation contributes to the overall abilities of the person. This will include a discussion of reflexes and what it means when a medical person says that the child is stuck in the reflexes.

We will address the question of when to follow a developmental sequence and when not to follow it. Dr. Feldenkrais himself said different things about this issue at different times.

We will identify ways of having the same Functional conversation with the child in many positions or situations.

We will explore accessing the nervous system through the skeleton, through the muscles, and through the environment. This includes the notion of turning down the noise in the system so the learning can land.

REGISTRATION FOR THIS WORKSHOP IS FULL. There are two sessions for this course. Enrollment is limited to 30 attendees for each session.

Please note: If the workshop is SOLD OUT, you may contact Deirdre at office@feldenkraisresources.com to be placed on a wait list or to be notified if another session is offered in March.

About Arlyn

Arlyn Zones (MA, Theatre Arts) graduated from Dr. Feldenkrais last training program in 1983 and became a trainer in 1995. Since then she has taught in more than a hundred Feldenkrais Professional Training Programs worldwide. She was the educational director for trainings in Canada, the United States and Holland. Arlyn has been involved in teaching public workshops, advanced practitioner trainings and the mentoring of practitioners and assistant trainers.

As a young practitioner she was invited to bring the Feldenkrais Method® into a special school for children with learning differences. This started an inquiry that has gone on for nearly four decades. Since that time she has featured aspects of her work with children in Feldenkrais training programs, in workshops she has taught for pediatric therapists as well as in advanced trainings.

Arlyn has been active in her private practice since graduating from her training in 1983. She has worked with infants, children and adults with a wide variety of challenges. Most recently she delivered the keynote for FutureLifeNow’s online summit entitled: “Turning Challenges Into Possibilities for the Special Needs Family.” To see clips of her work included in the keynote you can visit: arlynzones.com.

If you have been financially impacted by Covid-19 and need a tuition reduction to participate, please let us know. You can contact Deirdre directly at office@feldenkraisresources.com.

A special opportunity for Feldenkrais teachers

Join Us! A Practitioner-Focused ATM Workshop Series ~ Taught by Highly Experienced European Teachers

Dear Colleagues, 

I am very pleased to announce a series of ATM workshops crafted exclusively for practitioners (see below). The six teachers all live and work in Europe and over decades of practice have each developed their own voice. Now that so many of us are spending more time at home, this seems like a great moment to “bring” these European teachers directly to you, many of whom you may otherwise rarely have encountered. They have active, successful and varied practices and will bring their unique handwriting to the event. It's a chance to nourish your ATM teaching with new perspectives from other branches of our Feldenkrais tree.

Wishing you healthy living and learning as you transition into the New Year!

Warmly, Elizabeth Beringer

It’s About Something and Everything...

An ATM is about something, and at the same time it can be taught in such a myriad of ways that seemingly endless dimensions can be discovered. This can lead us eventually to anything and everything! It can get tiring to put a one sentence theme on the boundless riches of ATM, so given that we're all practitioners, we won't. Come join these skillful teachers in an ongoing conversation through movement. Each workshop will include a rich menu of ATM and reflections on various aspects of ATM teaching. One meeting is scheduled per month starting in January. Each teacher will pick up themes from the prior month's workshop and take them in new directions as we move into and through this New Year. Each workshop will be four hours long, with a number of short breaks. The recordings will be available for streaming if you have to miss all or part of the day.

This course is open only to Feldenkrais practitioners.

Teachers and Dates

To see teacher bios, please scroll down.

Angelica Feldman, Sunday, January 10

Patrick Gruner, Saturday, February 13

Scott Clark, Sunday, March 7

Garet Newell, Sunday, April 18

Shelagh O'Neill, Saturday, May 22

Mara DellaPergola, Sunday, June 13


9 a.m. to 1 p.m PST (7 a.m. to 11 a.m. HST; 12 p.m. to 4 p.m. EST; 5 p.m. to 9 p.m. GMT)


$76 per workshop; and $385 for all six workshops, which gives you one of the workshops for no charge.


Please choose from the drop-down menu. To attend several individual workshops, you will need to purchase each one separately. There is an option to purchase ALL the workshops at once.

Choose from the drop-down menu

Canadian practitioners please register below:

CAN - Prac Focused ATM

People experiencing financial hardship due to Covid or if you want to spread out payments for all 6 workshops, please contact deirdre@feldenkraisresources.com. 

Angelica Feldmann, M.A., resides in Zürich, Switzerland. She has been a Feldenkrais Trainer since 2006. Angelica has worked around the world in many Feldenkrais trainings and is the Educational Director of her own trainings in Switzerland. She has a master’s degree in educational science and a background in dance, improvisation and work with the voice. Angelica uses her large spectrum of training and experience in different methods, schools of thought and scientific approaches, all related to somatic learning, to establish novel interdisciplinary connections and to facilitate the understanding of the uniqueness and depth of the Feldenkrais Method. More about Angelica: https://www.feldenkrais-institute.com/team/angelica-feldmann/

Patrick Gruner has been head of a Feldenkrais Training Institute in Germany since 1993. He is a trainer of the Method and is teaching Feldenkrais in professional training programs all over Europe. Having participated as an organizer, assistant trainer or trainer in a very large variety of trainings, Patrick has experienced a huge range of teaching styles and from that mix has forged his own voice. He is also involved in the German Feldenkrais Association (FVD) regarding the professional development of the method and was decisively involved in the formation of the German TAB. More about Patrick: https://www.feldenkrais-institute.com/team/patrick-gruner/

Scott Clark has been involved with movement in one form or another for the past 40 years. He began this journey college where he switched from mathematics to study dance! This led him to years of performing, teaching and the cofounding of the Siobhan dance company. He found his way to Feldenkrais and graduated from the first training in the UK in 1990. Today he works with a wide variety of people including a large number of dancers and musicians. Scott is now a Feldenkrais trainer; in addition to running his own training in the UK he travels actively teaching in trainings around the world. More about Scott: https://www.feldenkraislondon.com/about.html

Prior to studying the Feldenkrais Method Garet Newell had an active background in sports, theater and dance, receiving her MA in dance at New York University. She discovered the Method while searching to recover from an injury, leading her eventually to join the Amherst training and become a practitioner. Already living in Munich, Germany, she collaborated with John Graham and for several years, they led “Gentle Dance” workshops together throughout Europe. After moving to the UK Garet began directing training programs and became a trainer in 1994. She has been actively involved in the Method since then, teaching worldwide, researching Moshe’s bio and most recently coauthored the book, The Feldenkrais Method for Executive Coaches, Managers and Business Leaders: Moving in All Directions. More about Garet: https://feldenkrais-itc.com/garet-newell/

Shelagh O’Neill resides in the city of Bath in the UK. She was a participant in the first London training from which she graduated in 1990. Since qualifying she has worked full-time as a Feldenkrais practitioner and teacher. Shelagh is known for her popular intensive ATM courses which she holds frequently all over the UK and in various European countries. She teaches mainly to a general population but also to specialized groups such as musicians, physical theater performers and dressage riders. Shelagh has been an active assistant trainer for many years, currently assisting in the UK and Spain. Her work is underpinned by her Qigong practice, working with Master Zhixing Wang over a period of 15 years. More about Shelagh: www.nicefeldenkrais.co.uk

Mara DellaPergola studied with Moshe Feldenkrais in the Amherst training. The first Italian practitioner, she is the founder and director for more than 30 years of Istituto di Formazione Feldenkrais in Milan, where she lives, directing ongoing Training Programs and conducting a varied private practice. Trainer since 2000, she teaches around the world and is known for her clarity, creativity and inspiring style. Mara is the author of many articles on the Method and of the book Lo sguardo in movimento. Arte, trasformazione e metodo Feldenkrais (Moving vision: Art, Transformation and the Feldenkrais Method). Her background is in the psycho-social field and theater. More about Mara:  https://www.istitutofeldenkrais.it/chi-siamo/mara-della-pergola/

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