Join our Professional Training Program to become a Certified Feldenkrais Practitioner or just to immerse yourself in the method.
With world-renowned instructors, our uniquely designed training program combines online learning with in-person segments, at the Feldenkrais Institute of Ann-Arbor, Michigan.
The training program meets for 4-6 online weekend segments per year and for 2-weeks in-person segments twice a year, at the beginning and end of each summer.The entire program will be recorded and trainees will receive full access to the recordings with no additional charge.
There is an increasing need for Feldenkrais® practitioners in diverse fields such as health care, performing arts, graceful aging and wellness programs, sports training, behavior modification, and psychology.
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Our unique training program
combines online weekend segments
with two live in-person segments per year.
The training program meets for 4-6 online weekend segments per year.
The training program meets for two weeks twice a year in Ann Arbor at the beginning and end of each summer. At least 12 personal lessons from our training program instructors will be delivered during the live segments.
The first day of in-person training starts at 3:30 pm and ends at 9:00 pm (ET) with a 45-minute dinner break. Otherwise, classes are held 12:00 pm - 6:30 pm (ET) with a 90-minute lunch break for students’ private table lessons. The last day of training is held from 9:00 am - 2:30 pm (ET).
Students have Saturdays off in the middle of the live training retreat. The break day can be used to get to know your classmates and future colleagues.
The institute is in a brand new building located in downtown Dexter, a beautiful suburb of Ann Arbor.
The building was designed to foster a community environment that allows for individualized learning. It was structured specifically for Feldenkrais Method® training and has high-quality audio and video systems. At the institute, students can enjoy many of the comforts of home, such as kitchenettes with fridges, teapots, and microwaves.
Within blocks of the institute, students can access Dexter’s parks, restaurants, bars, and shops. FIAA is also one block from the scenic Border to Border trail that connects Dexter to Ann Arbor and other cities. This nonmotorized 35-mile trail has peaceful views of trees and the Huron River.
Neighboring Ann Arbor is home to the University of Michigan and offers a vibrant student community. Though it has a population of 120,000 people, Ann Arbor has the performing arts activities and dining options of a much larger city. In Ann Arbor and the surrounding area, FIAA students can explore the university’s free museums, enjoy farmer’s markets, attend art classes, take kayak trips, or go shopping downtown.
Dexter is a 30-minute drive (25 miles) from the Wayne County International airport (DTW), a hub for Delta Airlines with many direct domestic and international flights. There are many transit options from the airport to Dexter:Transit Options — DTW to Dexter
Local cabs (available onsite at the baggage claim level of the airport):
Uber and Lyft both service DTW airport from the main ticketing level outside the airport Westin Hotel.
There are plenty of options for places to stay in and around the Dexter area:Accommodations — In and Around Dexter
The FIAA helps organize a limited amount of housing during the first year of the training. If you would like help finding accommodations, please let us know in your application and ask to be added to the housing email list. There is a 5% tuition discount for those traveling from out of state. Please contact firstname.lastname@example.org with questions.
Airbnb, VRBO, and short-term rentals:
Both VRBO and Airbnb have a wide range of rental options within blocks of Dexter’s center, from private rooms to lakefront houses. Portage lake, Baseline Lake, Strawberry Lake, Silver Lake, and North Lake are within a short drive of the center. Sharing a house with classmates is a great way to practice skills and techniques during your free time.
Holiday Inn Express Ann Arbor West (5 miles):
This is the closest hotel to FIAA. It has 1-2 bedroom suites and all rooms have a fridge. It’s a 15-minute walk to a large grocery store and may offer transit options.
Wyndham Hotel (11 miles):
A small chain hotel just off the expressway in Ann Arbor.
Weber’s Boutique Hotel (11 miles):
A local upscale hotel with a fine dining restaurant, a bar, indoor pool, sauna, steam room, recreation room, and room service.
Hampton Inn and suites (11 miles):
A larger chain hotel just off the expressway in Ann Arbor.
Welcome to the Feldenkrais Institute of Ann Arbor program application!
We look forward to training students interested in personal growth and in-depth study. We welcome all applicants, regardless of age, gender, race, physical ability, and sexual orientation.
To make sure we provide an excellent student experience, enrollment is limited. We recommend applying early. Paying the tuition deposit guarantees your spot in the program.
Apply using the link below.
Pay the $100 dollar application fee using one of the methods in the Payments section.
Please note that the application fee will be refunded in full if you are not accepted into the program. Accepted student application fees are non-refundable.
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Check your email to acknowledge recipt of interveiw request and schedule an interview. Following your interveiw, you will recieve an email with your admisson status.
After 2 years, students may apply to the Feldenkrais Guild® of North America (FGNA) for temporary authorization to teach Awareness Through Movement® (ATM) classes while enrolled in the training program. They can also join FGNA and be listed in a directory where clients can easily find them. The full program takes about 3 and a half years to complete.
The FGNA certification guidelines state that training must be completed within 7 years.
Graduates must apply to the FGNA for certification, and renew certification annually, in order to practice.
Professional practice may be subject to additional federal, state or local government requirements.
Neither Awareness Through Movement® lessons nor Functional Integration® sessions may be offered professionally
before graduation from an accredited training program. Interim authorization as a Trainee Awareness Through Movement
teacher is a student teaching position.
Students pay $1900 three times a year for 40 days of instruction. The program offers a total of 160 days of instruction and 12 Functional Integration lessons provided by training staff. A deposit of $1900 is required to hold your spot in the program. That deposit goes towards one of your tuition payments.
There is a 5% tuition discount for students traveling from out of state. The discount will be automatically applied to the invoices you receive. Students who opt to pay all four years of tuition in full receive a 10% discount. Please contact email@example.com to apply for this discount.
If your payment is late, a fee may be charged to restore your status in the program. Your tuition payments must be current in order to attend training.
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Feldenkrais Institute of Ann Arbor
3075 Baker Road
Dexter, Michigan 48130
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