There are many places around the world where one can train to become a Feldenkrais Practitioner. Trainings that follow the guidelines set down by the three Training Accreditation Boards (European, North American and Australian) are accredited, and their graduates are entitled to use terms like Feldenkrais Method®, that are controlled by service marks. The guidelines ensure breadth and quality in the training process, and are a basis for professionalism and consistency in the Method.
Most acredited trainings meet for eight weeks each year, for four years. The teaching staff are drawn from an internationally-agreed roster of Trainers and Assistant Trainers; there will usually be experienced practitioners who visit the Training as well. The resulting community of students, staff and visiting practitioners is a rich and exciting opportunity for learning at many levels and across several 'generations', as it were, of the Feldenkrais community.
Within the UK, there have been several trainings that have completed so far, starting with the first London training, 1987-1990; other trainings have been held in the Sussex towns of Lewes and Ditchling. The organiser of all these has been the Feldenkrais International Training Centre, led by Garet Newell. They expect to start a new training programme in August 2017; for more information, see their website: www.feldenkrais-itc.com.
A new training began in London in August of 2016, led by Elizabeth Beringer and organised by Scott Clark of Feldenkrais London. Late entry may still be possible; for more information, see their website: www.feldenkraislondon.com/training.html.
A complete list of all accredited Trainings in Europe and Israel may be found on the EuroTAB (European Training Accreditation Board) website, with contact details: EuroTAB.
The IFF is an international umbrella organisation for different national guilds. This site has an extensive bibliography of books, articles and research relating to the Method.
EuroTAB stands for European Training Accreditation Board; it is the international body that oversees accreditation of Feldenkrais professional training programmes in Europe and Israel. This site has a list of all European trainings, with contact details.
Books by Moshe Feldenkrais:
• Awareness Through Movement
• The Elusive Obvious
• Body Awareness as Healing Therapy: The Case of Nora
• The Potent Self: A Guide to Spontaneity
• The Master Moves
Books by other authors:
• Ruthy Alon: Mindful Spontaneity
• Thomas Hanna: Somatics
• Jack Heggie: Running with the Whole Body
• Jack Heggie: Skiing with the Whole Body
• Paul Linden: Comfort at Your Computer
• Steven Shafarman: Awareness Heals
• David Zemach-Bersin et al: Relaxercise
• Frank Wildman: The Busy Person's Guide to Easier Movement
While these books are usually available from Amazon, the most comprehensive source of books, audiocassettes and videos is the California-based Feldenkrais Resources.