LECTURERS

Ulrike Apel (Trainer)

Ulrike Apel

Ulrike has been a Feldenkrais practitioner since 1987 (Munich 1), an assistant trainer since 1997 and a trainer since 2014. She has many years of teaching experience in her private practice in Cologne as well as in national and international Feldenkrais training programs.


Ruty Bar (Trainer)

Ruty Bar

A personal acquaintance with Moshé Feldenkrais led this trained dancer to attend a Feldenkrais training program in 1984. Ruty furthered her education in numerous additional training programs, among others with Chava Shelhav, David Zemach-Bersin, Frank Wildman and Eli Wadler. Ruty runs her own courses in Israel and has for many years worked as a Feldenkrais trainer in Europe and the USA. You may find samples of her work in her video channel.

Tjitske de Boer

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Tjitske de Boer has been a Feldenkrais practitioner for many years and started the Feldenkraiscentrum in Utrecht (The Netherlands) 25 years ago. The focus in her work has always been on children and babies. She took several advanced training courses and master classes on movement development of children and babies with specialists like Chava Shelhav, Anat Baniel and Larry Goldfarb. She also took the foundation training of Bodynamic. Tjitske de Boer participated twice in the Child’Space training in Amsterdam and took teacher’s specials in Israel.

Russel Delman (Trainer)

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Russell has been practicing Zen meditation for more than 45 years. He studied with Moshé Feldenkrais and has had a private practice since 1976. As a trainer and educational director of Feldenkrais Professional Training Programs, Russell has helped in the education of more than 2500 Feldenkrais practitioners all over the world. His close relationships with both Moshé Feldenkrais and Eugene Gendlin have been important in Russell’s development. He also says “my main teachers have been 43 year marriage to Feldenkrais trainer Linda Delman and being a father to Liliana, now 27 years old”.

Alan Fraser

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Alan Fraser is an internationally renowned teacher of piano and Feldenkrais. Since 2003 he has published three groundbreaking books and a DVD for improving the technique of piano playing. Alan has developed a new approach to instrumental technique, which is based on the natural disposition and function of the hands and upper body. You may find samples of his work in his video channel.

Cornelia Georgus

 Cornelia Georgus

Since 1998 Feldenkrais practitioner, assisting trainings in Italy, Switzerland and Germany. Trained physiotherapist and Gestalt therapist. She taught functional anatomy and developmental psychology at the Hamburg Conservatory and the Feldenkrais Method at the Hochschule für Musik Hamburg (LMA). In Turin she gave neurology patients at the Maria Ausiliatrice Clinic ATM and FI lessons. Currently she gives classes at the G. Verdi Conservatory. In her practice she focuses on working with children, adolescents and musicians.

Sabina Graf-Pointner (Trainer)

 Sabina Graf-Pointner

Dipl. socio-educator, dancer, Feldenkrais teacher in her own practice in Erlangen since 1993; teaching in the field of dance and movement since 1984; assistant trainer in various trainings since 2005; many years of experience in leading seminars and advanced trainings; trainer since June 2018.

Christoph Habegger (Coach)

Christoph Habegger

Christoph runs the SOMART Institute in Vienna and has been teaching the Feldenkrais Method for over 20 years both in Europe and Asia. He is a trainer in international Feldenkrais trainings and also a Breath-Tone-Voice Trainer.

Franziska Heptner

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is a singer in various disciplines, performing both on stage and in concerts. After her classical vocal studies with an artistic and educational degree, she continued her studies with a degree in music education. She graduated from Chava Shelhav training in 2011. She teaches singing at universities and speech therapy schools. As a Feldenkrais-Practitioner she teaches in workshops where she incorporates her fields of study.


Ilan Jacobson (Trainer)

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Ilan graduated from Chava Shelhav's training in 1992. For many years he has gained experience in a number of trainings as an assistant trainer, in Israel, Germany and Norway - while concurrently working in his own practice in Tel-Aviv. Since 2012 Ilan is a Feldenkrais trainer, teaching in Israel and Europe.

Alejandra Jara

 Alejandra Jara

Alejandra Jara was born in Paraguay and is a certified GAGA trainer. She was a member of the National Ballet of Paraguay and holds an MFA in dance from the University of Ohio as a former Fulbright Scholar. Alejandra lives and works in Cologne.

David Kaetz

 David Kaetz

David Kaetz is a musician, Feldenkrais teacher, and the author of Listening with Your Whole Body, which sets out the principles and premises of an integrative approach to the auditory sense. His other books include Making Connections, on the cultural and spiritual background of Moshe Feldenkrais and his somatic work, and The Ezekiel Code, which explores the archetypes of healing and integration.

Petra Koch (Trainer)

Petra Koch

Petra attended Moshé Feldenkrais' training in Amherst, is a trainer in the Feldenkrais Method® and has assisted Dr. Chava Shelhav and other trainers for more than 10 years. She teaches advanced classes and works specifically with children who have perception disorders. As a trainer, she teaches worldwide. Petra conducts her own training programs in New Zealand and Hamburg.

Moti Nativ

Moti Nativ

Moti is a master of martial arts and was closely involved with Moshé Feldenkrais’ work and life. He internalized Feldenkrais’ ideas about movement and has included them in his own teaching. Moti teaches in Japan, Israel, America and Germany as well as in many Feldenkrais training programs. You may find samples of his work in his video channel.

Olena Nitefor

Olena Nitefor

Olena has been a Feldenkrais practitioner since 1987 and an assistant trainer since 1995. From 1988 on she has taught functional anatomy in Feldenkrais training programs throughout North America and Europe. In her classes Olena teaches anatomy in her own characteristic vivid style.



Raz Ori (trainer)

Raz Ori

Raz is a Trainer of the Feldenkrais Method (trained with Jeremy Krauss at the Israeli Feldenkrais Institute). Raz has trained with Yochanan Rywerant, one of Dr. Feldenkrais' original disciples. Raz worked for 15 years at the largest public health service in Israel giving Functional Integration lessons and today he runs The Ramat-Aviv Feldenkrais Center. Since 2008 Raz has been part of the educational staff in Training Programs in Tel-Aviv, New-York, South Korea, Germany and Palermo-Sicily.

Dr. Smadar Peleg

Dr. Smadar Peleg

Smadar has been a physical therapist since 1994 and a Feldenkrais practitioner since 2004, having trained with Chava Shelhav. She has an MSc in Physiology and a doctorate in Anatomy from Tel Aviv University and was the founder and head of the Physical Therapy Department at Zefat Academic College, Zefat, Israel (2010-2019).
Besides anatomy, she specializes in kinesiology and has taught advanced classes in these fields to Feldenkrais practitioners in Israel.

Rita Räderscheidt

Rita Räderscheidt

Before she discovered the Feldenkrais Method, Rita taught sports, biology and mathematics. After graduating from Dr. Chava Shelhav's training program in 1999 (Neuss VI) she started working in her own Feldenkrais practice near Bonn, and has run many ongoing classes and workshops. Rita has been an assistant trainer since 2012.


Susanne Schönauer (Trainer)

Susanne Schönauer

+ Trained as Feldenkrais teacher from 1984 to 1988 with Chava Shelhav
+ Assistant trainer from 1993 to 2005 in international trainings
+ Trainer since 2005 in international trainings
+ Trained in "Child'Space", Chava Shelhav Method
+ Trained in group dynamics at the GTF, (DGGO)
+ Experience in process guidance, Gestalt therapy and supervision
+ Educational Director Neuss 17

Caryn Truppman

Caryn Truppman

Caryn has been working with babies and children for as long as she can remember (degree, motherhood, teaching and private practice). She loves the challenge of discovering potential in a multidimensional, dynamic and creative way. She has been a guild certified Feldenkrais practitioner for over 20 years, President of the NZFG and more recently an Assistant Trainer. She has made a video on her work with babies and children.

Iris Uderstädt

Iris Uderstädt

Other than being a Feldenkrais practitioner since 1990 and holding a state diploma as a PE teacher, Iris is also a dancer and a trauma therapist in Somatic Experiencing. Her main focus is the relationship between "Eye, Movement and Space" and "The Importance of Security in Relationships for Successful Learning". Iris has been living and working in Basel, Switzerland since 2004.

Christian Waas

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is a massage therapist, golf physio Trainer® and Feldenkrais Practitioner. For more than 20 years he has treated, trained and coached golfers. Over the years he has also taught golfers ranging from beginners to full professionals at Europe’s largest golf course at Bad Griesbach /Germany. He is the author of „Beweglicher golfen mit der Feldenkraismethode", published in 2005.

Beatriz Walterspiel (Trainer)

Beatriz Walterspiel

Beatriz graduated as a Feldenkrais practitioner from the Amherst training program in 1983. She has been a trainer in the Feldenkrais Method® since 1993. Beatriz conducts many training programs at home and abroad, teaches at training programs in Germany, Argentina, Spain, Sweden and Norway as well as providing advanced classes in various countries.

Ulrike Worthmann

 Ulrike Worthmann

Ulrike is a Feldenkrais practitioner since 1995 (Mia Segal, The Netherlands) and assistant trainer in various national and international trainings since 2013. Moreover she is a physiotherapist and social worker Child 'Space-practitioner and SE-therapist (Somatic Experiencing - trauma counseling). Ulrike works in her private practice with children and adults in Berlin.

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