Training Faculty
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Deborah Bowes, P.T. | Rika Fuji | Mara Fusero, Ph.D., P.T. | Carl Ginsburg, Ph.D. | Lawrence Goldfarb, Ph.D. | Yvon Joly, M.A. | Gil Kelly | Dennis Leri, M.A. | Christine Lambert, P.T. | Margaret McIntyre, P.T. | Robbie Ofir, Ph.D. | Dwight Pargee, M.S. | Anastasi Siotas | Stephanie Spink, P.T. | Stephen Rosenholtz, Ph.D . | Chava Shelhav, Ph.D. | Katrin Smithback | Mary Spire | Zoran Kovich


Carl Ginsburg, Ph.D.

Carl Ginsberg
Feldenkrais trainer and practitioner

Carl Ginsberg trained as a scientist, and later studied with Moshe Feldenkrais in the first North American Professional Feldenkrais Training Program in 1975. His experience includes work with Ron Kurtz (Hakomi), Stephen Wolinsky (Quantum Psychology), and Marjorie Barstow (Alexander Technique), among others. He has been educational director for numerous Feldenkrais training programs in Europe and the US. At the request of Dr. Feldenkrais he edited his workshop at Mann Ranch, which was published as The Master Moves. He has written extensively about the Feldenkrais Method for the Feldenkrais Journal, the Journal of Consciousness Studies and the Journal of Humanistic Psychology.


Yon Joly

Yvan Joy
Feldenkrais trainer and practitioner

Yvon Joly is a registered Psychologist, Practitioner-Trainer and Educational Director of Feldenkrais Professional Training programs. In the last 20 years, he has trained practitioners of the Feldenkrais Method in 15 countries over four continents. He has applied his expertise in body awareness to issues in the domains of health, sports, the Arts and education. Yvon Joly received his Master in Psychology in 1973, from the Université de Montréal, with a specialty in cognitive science. He is certified by the Feldenkrais Guild of North America as practitioner-teacher since 1983 and as trainer since l995. He is one of the world leaders in the establishment of the field of somatic education. He is a lecturer at the Dance Department of L’Université du Québec à Montréal in a program called: Diplôme d’études supérieures en éducation somatique.


Donna Blank

Chris Lambert
Feldenkrais practitioner and trainer

Coming soon!


Stephen Rosenholtz, Ph.D.
Feldenkrais trainer and practitioner

Stephen Rosenholtz earned his Ph.D. in Education at Stanford University in 1981. Since his graduation from Feldenkrais’ Amherst training, he has maintained a practice and taught in Feldenkrais® trainings worldwide. Stephen has served as Educational Director of trainings in Germany and Switzerland and currently directs the Feldenkrais® training in Colima, Mexico.

Dr. Rosenholtz is also the creator of Move Like the Animals and Monkey Moves, award winning musical movement programs for children based on Feldenkrais’ lessons.


Chava Shelhav

Chava Shelhav
Feldenkrais trainer and practitioner

Chava Shelhav was Dr. Moshe Feldenkrais’ assistant both in Israel and abroad. She holds a master’s degree (Boston University). Her thesis, “Working with Brain Damaged Children Using the Feldenkrais Method,” was published in 1989. She was awarded a Ph.D. from the University of Heidelberg in the Departments of Sociology and Life Sciences. Her doctorate examined the effects of the Feldenkrais Method on learning processes and various aspects of life. From many years Dr. Shelhav worked at the Feldenkrais Institute and assisted Dr. Feldenkrais in training programs in the United States. She collaborated in writing the chapter on learning in The Elusive Obvious, Dr. Feldenkrais’ book, and has herself published several books on the Feldenkrais method. Dr. Shelhav is the educational director for Feldenkrais training programs in Israel and abroad. In Germany, she is head of the Center for the Feldenkrais Method near Koln. Dr. Shelhav is frequently invited as a guest lecturer at symposiums around the world. In recent years she has developed the “Chava Shelhav-Child'Space Method” of developmental monitoring of babies from birth and up to 24 months, a method based on the theory of Dr. Feldenkrais.


Katrin Smithback

Katrin Smithback
Feldenkrais trainer and practitioner

Katrin Smithback began her studies with Moshe Feldenkrais in 1980 and has had a continuous Feldenkrais® practice in Santa Fe, NM since then. Katrin was on the faculty at the College of Santa Fe for 17 years, teaching applied movement in the theater, dance, music and physical education departments. Her interest in practical applications of the Feldenkrais Method® has led her to develop and teach workshops and classes for a wide variety of groups, including athletes, actors, the disabled, therapists, the elderly, and the general public. She also teaches advanced trainings for practitioners and mentors local practitioners. As a trainer, Katrin teaches in professional training programs in the US, South America, Canada, Asia and Europe.


Mary Spire

Mary Spire
Feldenkrais trainer and practitioner

Mary Spire is an experienced and certified Feldenkrais practitioner and a Trainer in international Feldenkrais trainings. She holds a Master’s Degree in Piano Performance from U.S.C. and performed for many years before becoming a Feldenkrais practitioner. She has taught Feldenkrais at U.C. Berkeley, U.C. San Francisco, Boston University, SUNY Stonybrook, the Tanglewood Music Center and at other schools and hospitals. Since 1994, she has been teaching for the San Francisco Symphony’s Prevention & Wellness Program. In addition to her frequent workshops, lectures and symposia, Mary maintains private practices in Berkeley and Corte Madera, CA, where she specializes in working with infants and children, older adults, people with neurological conditions and performing artists.

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