Feldenkrais Professional Training Program Kyoto IV

Feldenkrais Professional Training Program (FPTP) Kyoto IV

accredited by Australian Training and Accreditation Board (Aus TAB)


Open for enrollment

·             “If you know what you are doing, you can do what you want.”

-Moshe Feldenkrais

·             Graceful movements develop spontaneously


Start Date: September 9th, 2020.

Venue: 1 Nishijinori Kaikan Nishikan 2F(Kyoto)

       2 Heartpia Kyoto (Kyoto)

       3 Osaka and Hyogo

Administration Organizer: Feldenkrais West Japan


Moshe Feldenkrais

Moshe Feldenkrais (1904-1984) was born in Ukraine and earned his doctoral degree in physics and engineering from Sorbonne University. He was a distinguished scientist and after conducting research with Nobel Prize Laureate Frederic Joliot-Curie in the Joliot Curie laboratory, he discovered the SISS (submarine integrated sonar system). After the encounter with Professor Kano who developed Judo, Moshe was one of the first Europeans to earn a black belt in Judo and founded the Ju Jutsu Club of Paris in 1936.


Later in his life Dr. Feldenrais suffered a serious knee injury while playing soccer. Despite the diagnosis that he would be unable to walk or be forced to use a wheelchair, he regained his ability to walk by himself. This injury prompted him thoroughly investigate his situation. From a scientist’s perspective, he researched how moving, sensing, feeling, and thinking all relate together within the cerebral function system in all its aspects. He applied his knowledge of physics, body mechanics, neurology, and discovered a revolutionary theory and method.


His work achieved phenomenal results especially in the field of encephalopathy which has been proven and supported by recent discoveries in the cerebral sciences and drew attention from around the world.


What is the Feldenkrais Method?

It is essential to notice and explore how to organize yourself in diversified movements in order to change and refine functioning. Applying knowledge and information from the outside world and making tremendous efforts can’t change our physical and psychological habitual behaviors that happen unconsciously.


This method stands out in its focus on how to free us from our habitual movement patterns and learn new ones by moving deliberately and gently.  The exploration takes place with feeling, sensing, and observing how the body moves and these changes emerge in gentle movements.  We examine these movements with ease.


Through the collection of experiences in more efficient and effortless movements of various forms, we develop the ability to learn how to learn, and begin the process toward these goals with ease and grace even though it may have seemed impossible to reach them and improve our self-image.


Expected improvements:

l   Flexibility, posture, and coordination

l   Alleviate muscular tension and pain: lower back, neck, shoulders, hands, arms, legs and feet, and pelvis

l   Benefits for osteoporosis

l   Breathing, vocalization technique, and music performance

l   Sports performance, such as walking, running, golfing, skiing, and swimming 

l   Eye function and sight

l   Releasing stress from traumatic experiences, fears, anxiety, and psychosomatic disorder


Feldenkrais Professional Training Program (FPTP) Kyoto

This is a unique and exciting educational program taught of some of the by most experienced, accredited, and active trainers in the world.


This in-depth learning experience offers very powerful support and skills in both personal life and professional career and encourages you to begin or augment your new career.


Previous experience in this method is not required for the enrollment.

This program is open to both professionals and non-professionals. Certified Feldenkrais Practitioner is a valuable occupation in the twenty-first century.


Not only you will receive the Guild Certified Feldenkrais Practitioner certificate upon completion that is recognized world wide, but you will also acquire deep knowledge and finer understanding of human functions and movements with applications that are endless.


The following are examples of applications in a wide variety of fields.

Art: performing arts such as acting, dance, and music

Physical Activities: sports, physical exercise, martial arts, yoga, qigong,

  and tai chi

Education: school education, professional training, vocational education,  

  life-long education, and counseling

Medical Health Science: preventative medicine, science of nursing,

  care-giving, physical therapy, occupational therapy, and other types of


Alternative Medicine: Shiatsu, finger-pressure massage, massage in general

  acupuncture therapy, moxibustion treatment, Judo healing practice,

  chiropractic care, and other types of bodywork

Business: leadship and initiatives in business guidance, maintenance

  and management of employees’ health


You can discover improvements in motor ability, learning ability, diverse and unique cognitive faculty, intuition, and positivity in any field.


Training Curriculum

The Feldenkrais training is designed to introduce and incorporate an understanding of both Awareness Through Movement (ATM) and Functional Integration (FI).


Awareness Through Movement (ATM) Lessons

These are group sessions. There are hundreds of different movement lessons organized to evoke a learning process with a childlike, free spirited, and playfulness attitude, and also to revisit the process of evolutional-based patterns.


You don’t simply copy poses or forms of the movements. Instead, you are led through a series of structured movement sequences with verbal instructions. This approach is designed to employ imagination, attention, and perception. Then the movements are executed gently at a slower pace to explore the optimal ones for you.


In this process you realize “do less, gain more” is true for learning. If you move slowly with less effort regardless of the range of motion, focus on your own comfort and being in a relaxed state, your brain can learn more. This is quite the opposite of “No pain No gain’.


Functional Integration (FI) Lessons

These lessons are an individualized hands-on interaction specifically designed to meet the needs of participants. Practitioners, primarily through the use of their hands, guide students to new and more varied forms of practice. The quality of touch itself is non-invasive, informative, and interactive in nature. Students usually lie or sit on a relatively low table, and are dressed in comfortable attire.


These individualized sessions encourage the awareness of underlying stress and inefficient habitual movement patterns so that students can look for more efficient ways to harmonize mind and body. FI is the fundamental aspect of this method.


Well-trained and experienced Feldenkrais practitioners are able to observe participants with their individualized talents and guide them through to find their own solutions to movement-related issues, which often exist in the realm of the subconscious in the brain. 


Educational Director & Trainer

Educational Faculty


All trainers are experienced practitioners and also experts in their own fields respectively:

Stephen Rhosenholte Educational Director:

Stephen Rosenholtz earned his Ph.D. in Education at Stanford University in 1981. Then in 1983 he graduated from the Amherst Feldenkrais Training with Dr. Moshe Feldenkrais. Since his graduation, 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 Brasil, Mexico, France, and Spain.

Dr. Rosenholtz is also the creator of the creator of Move Like the Animals and Monkey Moves, an award winning musical movement programs for children based on Feldenkrais’ lessons. If you have children of your own or work with them professionally, then you will certainly enjoy this series.

Paul Newton Educational Director:


Paul Newton is today one of the most acknowledged Feldenkrais trainers in the world. Serving as Educational Director for Feldenkrais Teacher Training programs across Europe, Paul runs programs in Spain, France and Germany. He works as a guest trainer throughout Europe, as well as in Japan, Australia, Mexico and Argentina. Though originally from the US, his international trajectory makes him more of a citizen of the world. As a trainer, he is well known for his personal teaching style, which is very open and clear. He is also known for accessibility to his students and participants, supporting them throughout their learning process.


Anne Candardjis  Trainer since 2011 Geneva, Switzerland 


Her background is the dance world: she was a professional dancer, dance teacher and choreographer. In 1990 she started a Feldenkrais professional training program in Aix-les-Bains and graduated from this training in 1994.

She developed continuous education programs for dance and music teachers. In November 2000, she became an assistant-trainer and begun to work with Paul Newton. She assists in all the Paris Feldenkrais trainings programs and has also worked Switzerland, Germany, Holland and the USA. In 2011 Anne became a certified Feldenkrais trainer and she will work for the Feldenkrais Institute Spain in all of our trainings.

Jurie Peck  Trainer

Julie graduated from the Sydney 1 Feldenkrais training in 1990, became an accredited Feldenkrais trainer in 2003, and also has a background in physiotherapy.  

Julie finds her private practice – where she works with a wide range of clients, teaching – in numerous trainings and advanced trainings, and sharing learning experiences with colleagues, clients and students are the main source of her continual learning. 

She has found her journey in the Feldenkrais Method over the last 25 years has enhanced and refined her abilities in innumerable ways, particularly in stimulating her ability to direct her own discoveries and learning, and to share this with others. 

Marilupe Campero Trainer since 2010 Colima, México  


Marilupe Campero is the general coordinator of the Professional Feldenkrais Training Program at the Faculty of Medicine at the Universidad de Colima, in Mexico. 

A physiotherapist with a degree in occupational therapy, Marilupe has been working at the Centro de Atención Múltiple (School for Students with Disabilities) since 1985. 

She has been practicing the Feldenkrais Method for more than 25 years and is the co-director of CEAM, Centre for Learning and Movement in Colima. She has taught both public as well as professional Feldenkrais courses in Mexico, Chile, Colombia, Argentina, Spain, Germany, Italy and France. 

She is a cofounder of the Mexican Feldenkrais Method Association AMMEF.  

FPTP Schedule

Seg 開催予定日 期間 場所 トレーナー 休み
1 2020 9/12 9/30 15 京都 Stephen Rosenholtz 17~18 24~25
2 2021 1/9 1/23 13 京都 Paul Newton 15~16  
3 4/30 5/13 12 京都 Julie Peck 6~7  
4 8/4 8/22 15 京都 Stephen Rosenholtz 9~10 16~17
5 2022 1/8 1/22 13 京都 Paul Newton 14~15  
6 4/29 5/12 12 京都 Anne Candardjis 5~6  
7 8/11 8/29 15 京都 Marilupe Campero 16~17 23~24
8 2023 1/6 1/20 13 京都 Paul Newton 12~13  
9 4/29 5/12 12 京都 Stephen Rosenholtz 5~6  
10 8/12 8/30 15 京都 Julie Peck 17~18 24~25
11 2024 1/10 1/24 13 京都 Paul Newton 16~17  
12 5/1 5/14 12 京都 Stephen Rosenholtz 7~8  

Note: There will be 1~4 days off during each segment


Tuition and Payment options

Tuition for the Training Program is \600,000 (tax not included) per year for each of the four years.

·             The tuition fee is subject to Japanese tax and may increase

·             You may choose a suitable payment plan of a yearly or a bi-yearly (\340,000 x 2 payments) schedule.

·             The payment dead lines are June 15th and December 1st for the first and second payments respectively            

·             The registration fee is \30,000 and it will be applied to a part of the first year tuition.

·             An early sign-up discount is available by February 28th, 2019 permitting a \30,000 discount on the first year tuition

·             Tuition is non-refundable


Training structure

·             The training meets 40 days per year and 160 days over the course of four years. There will be 3 segments of 14 days each year.

·             ATM lessons, FI lessons, lectures and discussions will be part of the curriculum. The course takes place in a non-judgmental, non-competitive environment that allows you to experiment and explore at your own pace.

·             A Japanese translator will be present

·             Visitors are welcome during each segment: \12,960 for the general public and \5,000 for Feldenkrais graduates.



The tuition doesn’t include the cost of study materials.

We will not provide course material, DVD, transcripts or manual except audio discs.

The course will be filmed for our record and for the purpose of make-up lessons.

Filming and recording are not permitted during the course

Venue and the schedule are subject to change.

Faculty and trainers may change (without notice)

Participants are requested to bring their own mats

The course maybe be postponed or cancelled in the case of lack of sign ups with less than 25 participants.



Feldenkrais West Japan

Rika Fujii

Administrative Director/Assisitant Trainer


Japan Feldenkrais Association Director


Bones for Life


住所: 〒532-0003

Mail : info@feldenkraiswest.jp