Advanced Trainings

On this page you can see details of Advanced Trainings for practitioners. These are privately organised, not Guild-organised events – for Guild days and FGUK trainings please see the calendar of events.

Listening with Your Whole Body with David Kaetz

Better Hearing through Somatic Experience:
A New & Holistic Approach to Improving Perception

Taught by David Kaetz, Canadian author, musician, Feldenkrais teacher, and developer of LWYWB.

For Somatic Practitioners, Musicians, Therapists, Teachers, & others seeking to improve their relationship with sound.

Listening with your Whole BodyTM is based on the teachings of Moshe Feldenkrais, mindfulness practices, ancient and modern acoustical research, neuroscience, and a life in music.

Location: Missenden Abbey, Great Missenden, Buckinghamshire HP16 0BD

Transport:Train – 40 mins from London Marylebone; Tube – Amersham tube (Metropolitan line) to Great Missenden Station, Car – free onsite parking for participants

Date: Saturday 26, Sunday 27th, Monday 28th October 2024 – 10am-5.30pm

“As walking involves more than the feet, listening involves more than the ears. We use our whole selves — sensing, breathing, moving, feeling, remembering, etc. — in everything. When the whole self is listening, we have set the stage for improvement overall.”

“After twenty years of professional experience as a classical violinist, the changes I’m experiencing are as welcome as they are unexpected. The new ways of listening have also transferred to my playing & I’ve never known such visceral pleasure in the physicality of the sound. Also, to my joy, I’m better able to enjoy the voices of my children & husband, as well as my own.” – Andrea Hallam, Musician, Vienna Workshop, 2015

Price: £320 – includes all workshops, refreshments and lunch each day (some bursaries available)

To enrol, and for information about bursaries, transport, lodging & meals, please contact Mary Walton at

Advanced Training with Olena Nitefor

Olena Nitefor

Get ready for some exciting news! We’re thrilled to share that the incredible Olena will be gracing London with her presence to share her phenomenal teaching and Feldenkrais (FI) skills.

Theme & Location: We’re currently cooking up a fantastic theme and looking for a location in London.
Time (tentative): 10.30am – 5.30pm
Capture the moment: Olena will be capturing the essence of her teachings by filming the FI practices and recording the ATM.
Tables: Tables are not provided. If you wish to work on one you will need to provide your own.
Fee: £420

For more about Olena and her teaching, check out the details below:

Olena Nitefor, M.Ed.  (GCFP since1987) maintains an active practice in Toronto. She has assisted through five trainings with diverse trainers and has taught close to 2,000 hours of advanced trainings and mentoring groups in Europe, the US and Canada. With her background in anatomy, dance and kinesiology, she brings experiential and conceptual anatomy into her teaching in innovative ways.  Her “Seeing and Sensing the Skeleton“ as well as “The Subjective Middle” videos have been a useful tool for many practitioners. Olena has been called a clear and creative thinker, a supportive teacher, and a forthright person. Olena’s creative curiosity and drive is in developing existing practitioners’ breadth, depth, understanding, skill and self experience.

Article published in In Touch with Olena.

Anatomy video with Olena: Skeletal anatomy. Small pelvis, narrow force vectors


“Olena’s workshops are wonderful.  I’ve attended every single one that she has done in the UK and find them so full and stimulating.  Her warmth, clarity and enthusiasm are boundless, which creates an extremely generous and comfortable learning environment.

In her unique ATM teaching, she uses imagery so cleverly and effectively that when we get to the FI practice it’s with a crystal clear understanding of the sensation we could be delivering to the person on the table.  As well as that, her knowledge of anatomy and her explanations of what we’re exploring are vivid and enthralling.  And then there’s the entirely attentive support she gives during the FI practice where you feel able to explore, get it wrong, talk about it, discover other strategies…. and learn.”    – Sophie Arditti, London UK


Super excited about the upcoming journey with fellow certified Feldenkrais practitioners. If you’re as curious as I am, drop me a line: