Riddle: What keeps getting better and better?

Answer: This year’s Feldenkrais® Awareness Summit

We heard about some unmet needs from your emails and here you go. A great morning for EVERYONE and big afternoon for CLINICIANS.


Target Audience:

8:00 AM Eastern Daylight/NewYork

Rejuvenating the Face: an Awareness Through Movement® Lesson

Lavinia Plonka
Feldenkrais® Assistant Trainer and Practitioner

They say that beauty comes from within. And how you do one thing is how you do everything. The lines, or lack of lines in the face, and the way we hold our lips and jaw reflect the tension throughout our bodies. We use this sensory rich area to see, smell, taste, kiss and laugh, which connects to our self-image. Your tongue, teeth, and soft palate affect your facial expression, and even your posture. Explore your face from the inside out,  and enjoy a new look – both at yourself and how others see you.

This is a full-length lesson of 45 minutes or slightly longer followed by Q&A. This lesson will be accessible and valuable to all. If can be done in any position and very accessible to all despite movement limitations.


9:45 AM Eastern Daylight/NewYork

Finding the Fun in Feldenkrais®

Lavinia Plonka
Feldenkrais® Assistant Trainer and Practitioner
Moshe Feldenkrais said, “Learning should be a pleasurable experience. If you’re not having fun, you’re not learning.” We’ve all heard that laughter is the best medicine. What is the physiology of joy? What happens when you “put on a happy face?” These days, we need humor more than ever. Let’s finish this Summit with stories and strategies to inject some fun into our learning process.

About These Sessions:

This will be interactive Zoom sessions. The instructor will see you if you turn your camera on and you will be heard and seen should you choose to ask a question. 

These sessions are part of the summit and provided at no cost live or on 48 hour replay.

They will be included in the the All Access Pass upgrades for download or viewing at any time. 




Target Audience:
Rehab, Movement and Wellness Professionals

12:00 PM Eastern Daylight/NewYork

Accessing the Method: Timing, Orientation and Manipulation

Larry Goldfarb, Phd  
Feldenkrais® Educational Director and Practitioner

Moshe Feldenkrais’ model of the three aspects of action — Timing, Orientation, and Manipulation — provides a key to unlocking the learning logic of his methodology.  In this presentation, Feldenkrais trainer and movement scientist, Larry Goldfarb, will explain how Moshe Feldenkrais defined these terms, then he’ll show you how to use the model to understand the “how and why” of Moshe’s methodology. To make these abstract ideas concrete, he’ll unpack this year’s “lesson that was heard around the world,” ARCHING YOUR BACK,* and present ways of modifying the lesson to meet the challenges that students might encounter. After Larry’s presentation, there will time for questions and answers.

Arching Your Back is from Day 1 and was recorded in 21 different languages by 21 different practitioners. You can find it here.

3:00 pm Eastern Daylight/NewYork

Differentiation: The Root of Positive Clinical Outcomes

David Zemach-Bersin
Feldenkrais® Educational Director and Practitioner

In this presentation, David Zemach-Bersin will demonstrate how the principle of differentiation in movement can be used to optimize change and improvement. From his insights, Moshe Feldenkrais, D.Sc., developed two ingenious and remarkably effective applications, both based on the same principle of accessing the neuroplastic learning centers of our brain; Awareness Through Movement® exercises or lessons and the hands-on work of Functional Integration®. Functional Integration® has wide applications, from muscular skeletal pain and movement issues to serious neurological problems such cerebral palsy and stroke. Differentiation is used in both modalities to provoke the brain’s inherent neuroplastic abilities to change. There will be time for Q&A.

6 pm Eastern Daylight/NewYork

The Power of Language for Successful Outcomes in the Rehabilitation and Wellness communities 

Carol Montgomery, MSPT
Certified Feldenkrais® Practitioner

The language of movement, from birth to early childhood, is initially written in feeling or sensation using primitive reflex patterns, inherent survival instincts, curiosity, motivation, and desire. In the professional setting, feeling and sensation of a movement have been removed and converted into words and images on paper, issued to clients as home exercise programs. Unfortunately, this language, unconsciously and erroneously, has been adopted as the “adult version” of movement and rehabilitation. But does it lead to a better level of function, wellbeing, and satisfaction? 


There will be time for Q&A.

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Arlyn Zones

Arlyn Zones (MA Theatre Arts) graduated from Dr. Feldenkrais last training program in 1983 and later helped to train students in more than 100 Feldenkrais Professional Training Programs worldwide.
As a young practitioner, she was invited to bring the Feldenkrais Method® into a special school for children with learning differences. She has taught workshops for pediatric therapists as well as Feldenkrais® practitioners on the application of the Method to the work with children and infants. She has also maintained an ongoing private practice working with infants, children and adults for the past several decades.