Primordial Connections
. Potency via the Tongue, Eyes & Spine in Functional Integration® and Awareness Through Movement®
An advanced training with David Zemach-Bersin

What happens when you’ve spent approximately 80,000 hours of your life studying and teaching the Feldenkrais Method™? You become potent: a potent practitioner, a potent trainer, and a potent student, still able to delve into the mysteries of the Feldenkrais Method and discover something new to share. David’s upcoming workshop, ‘Primordial Connections: Potency via the Tongue, Eyes, & Spine in Functional Integration and Awareness Through Movement’ is that something new.

“The material in this workshop can improve your ability to move and act and potentiate your work as a Feldenkrais Teacher.”

-David Zemach-Bersin

 The movements of our eyes, mouth, and tongue have functional relationships with the movements of our spine, which makes accessing these neural patterns unusually potent. Integrated action of this kind existed long before homo sapiens and involves patterns and dynamics that are still present in our brain and essential to our development, organization, ease of movement, and future well-being.

In this workshop, you will learn how to use these uniquely integrated movements in FI® and ATM® to communicate with the older, lower, and more reflexive parts of the brain to re-organize important aspects of movement. Original Awareness Through Movement lessons will help you restore your capacity for primordial or propulsive movements, as you sense and differentiate the movement of one vertebra from another.


  • Friday 12:30-6:00pm
  • Saturday 10 am-5:30pm
  • Sunday 10am -4:30pm


  • Early Bird by May 1 = $390
  • Thereafter = $450

To Register:

email: or call 510-540-7600.

So sorry, no online registration. Please email or call. Thank you!!!

David Zemach-Bersin

David Zemach-Bersin met Dr. Moshe Feldenkrais in 1973 and studied with him for over ten years in the U.S., Europe, and Israel. He is one of only eighty people in the world to complete an entire training with Dr. Feldenkrais. David also studied extensively with Gaby Yaron and Yochanon Rywerant. He has maintained a Functional Integration practice for over forty years, and has taught in Feldenkrais Training programs for 35 years and is recognized for his contribution to preserving Dr. Feldenkrais’ legacy.

A graduate of UC Berkeley, with post-graduate work in physiological psychology, David is the co-author of Relaxercise™ (HarperCollins) and has created many audio and video programs for Feldenkrais™ Practitioners. Today, he directs Feldenkrais training programs in New York City and teaches around the world. David is a past President of FGNA and co-founder of Feldenkrais Resources, the Feldenkrais Institute of New York, the Feldenkrais Foundation, and is the founder and director of Feldenkrais Access. He lives with his family in Bucks County, Pennsylvania.

David’s primary website, including free materials for both the public and Practitioners, can be found at or you can write to him at

For Functional Integration lessons with David in the New York metropolitan area and the Philadelphia area, please write him at


May 22 - 24 2020


Fred May 22 12:30-6:00pm; Sat May 23 10 am-5:30pm; Sun May 24 10am -4:30pm
12:30 pm - 4:30 pm


Early Bird by May 1 = $390; Thereafter = $450


East Bay


Berkeley: Feldenkrais Resources Training Institute
830 Bancroft, Berkeley CA


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