Each faculty member offers private lessons called Functional Integration. These one-on-one sessions provide an opportunity for the student to accelerate the learning of alternatives to habitual patterns of organization. Those with chronic pain or movement limitations, or those who would like the benefit of individual help, will find that these lessons are a potent means of improving daily function, as well as an excellent preparation for Awareness Through Movement classes.

The cost of the lesson varies with the individual teacher. In some instances, medical insurance may cover the practitioner's lesson fee.

All Feldenkrais Learning Center faculty members are certified by the Feldenkrais Guild of North America® to teach both Awareness Through Movement® and Functional Integration®.


Faculty Sightings

Here's what some of our faculty have been up to in addition to the classes and workshops they are offering at the Center.

Marcy Lindheimer
Marcy will wing her way to Chicago in June [8-12] and August [17-21] to work with children. July [22-30] will find her in California co-teaching the first segment of the Children’s Mastery. Just last week in Las Vegas, 92 students graduated from the Anat Baniel Method NeuroMovement International Basic Training in which Marcy is the Senior Trainer. Now these new practitioners will continue in the Children’s Mastery Program. ABM now has hundreds of practitioners all over the world. The next training begins in Las Vegas on October 28. Applications are now being accepted at www.anatbanieltraining.com.

Barbara Forbes
Barbara has just returned from a recent graduate retreat with Russell Delman and is eager to share her learning. She will be offering three afternoon Embodied Life workshops on: April 23rd, May 14th or July 9th. Please contact Barbara if you are interested in attending any of these workshops: barforb@hotmail.com

Scott Fraser
On April 2, Scott presented his workshop Move to Improve with Awareness through Movement! at the NYU Langone Medical Center Institute for Parkinson’s and Movement Disorders Parkinson’s Wellness Symposium at the JCC in Manhattan. Later in April, Scott will teach ATM for students at NYU Tisch School of Dance. He also looks forward to teaching ATM at the 92nd Street Y this summer.

Rachel Lidov
Rachel participated in Olena Nitefor's advanced workshop Reviving Ribs in New York City just before the holidays, and felt very lucky to head into the new year with a deeper understanding of the surprising range of movement involved in such simple daily acts as - well, just breathing! A couple of months later, she enjoys simply pausing in the course of her day to notice how attending to the often very small changes in her breathing, and how her ribs respond, or how even just imagining their movements, can ease and lighten the task in which she engages.

Doron Tadmor
Doron is thrilled to have joined Jeff Haller's Graduate Academy: "Ideal Organization + Profound Strength", an 18-month intensive graduate program for Feldenkrais practitioners.

Kathy Yates
Kathy is now a Certified Tellington TTouch® Practitioner, helping companion animals come into balance physically and emotionally, enhancing the relationship between animals and their humans. Kathy is also working with children dealing with ADD, ADHD and autism at the Crossroads Center in Ridgewood, NJ.

"My experience with Feldenkrais has been one of profound subtlety. Through Feldenkrais I have found that my vocabulary for describing sensation has vastly improved. Creativity comes freely when chronicling my reflections on ATM lessons. This benefit also carries over into my language outside of the FLC. In me a sense of exploration and discovery has been renewed. Within the practice of ATM, I allow patience to guide while curiosity and playfulness participate. I am taught, time and time again, the value of open mindedness and receptivity. I have noticed a change in my relationship toward habitual movements and thought patterns. Old conventions are being shaken free. I feel as though the roots of growth and potential that reach out from me and into the world are not merely spreading but becoming heartier and revitalized. This is a delicately invigorating practice that can permeate so many systems of life — granting a universal vibrancy as it goes."
Kate Linton, Creative Arts Therapies student

"Thank you for the powerful workshop! During these three hours, under the highly informed and exquisitely graceful guidance of the Feldenkrais Learning Center’s teacher, I felt as if I had quietly, yet powerfully, accessed some of the deepest places in my body and spirit and was able to integrate these subtle elements of incremental change toward a more authentic sense of being. It was truly transformational! Thank you!"
Diana Silva

"It is a pleasure to testify to the effectiveness of the Feldenkrais Method which has helped me through the 20 years since my diagnosis of Parkinson ’s disease. I feel less tense after a lesson, more balanced and I have more energy. It helps more than anything else has--to the point that my neurologist guessed when my Feldenkrais practitioner was out of town because my symptoms increased temporarily. I am so grateful, I tell everyone about Feldenkrais."
Dinah Flusser, Diplomat

"In exposing me to new options for movement, the skilled and compassionate teachers at the Feldenkrais Learning Center have taught me an even more important lesson: that it is possible to overcome seemingly insurmountable limitations - not just in movement, but in every aspect of life."
Madeline Rogers

 

Photos: Rosalie O'Connor;
Rachel Lidov photo: Natalie Toren

Our Faculty
Click on photo for teacher's bio.

Marcy Lindheimer

MARCY LINDHEIMER, Director
Senior Trainer, Anat Baniel Methodcm (ABM) for Children
Asst. Trainer, Guild-Certified Feldenkrais Practitionercm
Special Needs Children
Voice Teacher
Private Lessons by Appointment
(212) 362-8597
marcylindheimer1@mac.com

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Dianne Johnson

DIANNE JOHNSON, Office Manager
(212) 362-8597
diannejohnson@mac.com

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marilynBakun

MARILYN BAKUN
Guild-Certified Feldenkrais Practitionercm
(917) 583-7837
mbakun@gmail.com
ATM Class: Wed 7 pm

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Bob Etherington

BOB ETHERINGTON
T'ai Chi Teacher
Guild-Certified Feldenkrais Practitionercm
Anat Baniel Methodcm (ABM) for Children
(212) 426-4646 or (917) 843-1265
rwefldnkrs@aol.com
ATM Classes: Tues 12:30 & 7 pm

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Barbara Forbes

BARBARA FORBES
Guild-Certified Feldenkrais Practitionercm
Movement and Dance Teacher
(212) 663-2875
barforb@hotmail.com
ATM Classes: Mon 12:30pm

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Scott Fraser

SCOTT FRASER, M.A.
Guild-Certified Feldenkrais Practitionercm
(917) 859-9636
sfraser.feld@gmail.com
ATM Class: Thur 12:30 pm

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Rachel Lidov

RACHEL LIDOV
Guild-Certified Feldenkrais Practitionercm
Piano Practice and Performance Teacher
(917) 886-3798
lessons@rachellidov.com
ATM Class: Sat 11 am

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Harold Rosenthal

HAROLD ROSENTHAL
Physical Therapist
Guild-Certified Feldenkrais Practitionercm
FI Lessons by Appointment Only
(212) 304-4467

harose55@hotmail.com
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Julie Sandler-Friedman

JULIE SANDLER-FRIEDMAN
Guild-Certified Feldenkrais Practitionercm
Physical Therapist
Comprehensive Movement Therapy®
(212) 864-2634
sandlerfriedman@yahoo.com
ATM Class: Thur 7 pm

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Doron Tadmor

DORON TADMOR
Guild-Certified Feldenkrais Practitionercm
(917) 676-6474
doron@flexible-brain.com
ATM Class: Wed 12:30 pm
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Suzanne Toren

SUZANNE TOREN
Guild-Certified Feldenkrais Practitionercm
Actor
(917) 697-9492 or (212) 564-0506
suztorn@rcn.com
ATM Class: Mon 7 pm
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Kathy Yates

KATHY YATES
Anat Baniel Methodcm (ABM) for Children
Guild-Certified Feldenkrais Practitionercm
Certified Tellington TTouch® Practitioner
(917) 450-5721
ktyates50@mac.com
ATM Class: Fri 12:30 pm


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