Our Program

Join our Professional Training Program to become a Certified Feldenkrais Practitioner or just to immerse yourself in the method.

Our Certified Practitioner training program combines 4-6 online weekend segments with 2 in-person two-week segments a year. The Feldenkrais Insitute of Ann Arbor records the entire program and provides full access to trainees 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.

Individuals exploring a second career or seeking a self-determined workload during retirement might find Feldenkrais an enjoyable way to be engaged.

Join our growing international community of thousands of practitioners!

Training Schedule

Our unique training program
combines online weekend segments
with two live in-person segments per year.

Online Instruction

The training program meets for 4-6 online weekend segments per year.


In-Person Training Retreats

The Ann Arbor 2 training program meets for two weeks twice a year in Ann Arbor at the beginning and end of each summer. At least 12 personal Functional Integration lessons from our training program instructors will be delivered during the live segments over the course of the 4 year program.

For Ann Arbor 2, 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. The last day of each in-person segment will be from 9:00am-2:30pm, including a 45 minute lunch break. All other days of the in-person segments are from 12:00pm-6:30pm (ET), including a 90 minute lunch break from roughly 2:30 - 4:00pm (ET).

For Ann Arbor 2, students have Saturdays off in the middle of the live training retreat. The break day can be used to get to know your classmates/future colleagues.

Program Dates

Ann Arbor 2 is enrolling now, click on the homepage for more information.
Ann Arbor 1 HomepageAnn Arbor 2 Homepage

Our Instructors

Our instructors are committed to providing an enriching, high-quality learning environment.
They are experts in the Feldenkrais Method® and train students worldwide.

Raz Ori is from Israel and graduated from the Tel-Aviv Feldenkrais Professional Training Program in 2001. After graduating, he trained with one of Dr. Feldenkrais’ first students, Yochanan Rywerant, for two years. Since 2008, Raz has worked in close collaboration and co-taught with David Zemach-Bersin. He gained vast clinical experience working for 15 years at Clalit Integrative Medicine, part of Israel’s largest public health provider. He also worked at the Sheba Medical Center where he treated disabled war veterans suffering from chronic pain, phantom limb pain, PTSD, and head injuries.
Currently, Raz runs The Ramat-Aviv Feldenkrais Center where he treats a diverse population of all ages and backgrounds, including special needs children. Raz has mentored and conducted advanced training for Feldenkrais Practitioners for many years, exploring the different techniques and many applications of the Feldenkrais Method® in-depth. He is known for his ability to convey the richness and depth of the Feldenkrais Method in an intelligible, stimulating way while sharing his true passion for the human ability to overcome difficulties.
Deborah is known for her clarity and depth of clinical experience gained from over 30 years of teaching in private practice, schools, hospitals and clinics. Before the pandemic, she co-owned the Feldenkrais Center for Movement and Awareness in San Francisco, California. The center closed after 33 years due to Covid-19 limitations. She is now working online teaching Awareness Through Movement classes, and intensive Feldenkrais learning courses for Pelvic Health, Chronic Pain, Self-touch for ‘touch hunger’, Feldenkrais Fundamentals and Mind Mapping. Her experience as a Feldenkrais Trainer includes work in over 35 programs in the US, Canada, Australia, Sweden, Germany, and Colombia. She brings the skills and knowledge from intensive study and practice in the field of somatics, from her education as a physical therapist and ongoing practice and study of Tai Chi Ch’uan, Qigong, yoga, sensory awareness, meditation, and dance. She holds a Doctorate in Physical Therapy and is adjunct faculty at Saybrook University, teaching Movement Modalities for Wellness.

She describes her practice philosophy:
“Feldenkrais Method® allows me to creatively work with all kinds of people of all ages, even in situations where it seems hopeless. Engaging people in a pleasant process of learning about themselves to improve the quality of their life. The improvement can be in any area of thinking, moving, sensing and feeling. My work nourishes me as well as my students.”
Laura has been a Guild Certified Feldenkrais Practitioner since graduating from the Evanston Illinois training program directed by one of Moshe Feldenkrais’ first students , Gaby Yaron, in 1994. She has worked in many training programs serving as continuity practitioner and mentor. Laura received her Assistant Trainer Certification in 2008 and served in that capacity in Chicago, Houston, and currently in Shanghai. With a varied private practice in Kenosha Wisconsin and surrounding areas, she enjoys working with people of all ages and abilities.
In addition to Feldenkrais, Laura has studied Cranial Sacral Therapy, Ericksonian Hypnosis, holds licensure in Muscular Reeducation and Exercise Rehabilitation and is an apprentice in the Certification Program of Pedorthics.
Laura has served the Feldenkrais community as Vice President of the Feldenkrais Guild of North America, member of the Training accreditation board, and conference coordinator for national conferences. She has been the key presenter at Midwest Conferences offering Advanced training and mentoring of Feldenkrais Practitioners nationwide.
Peggi Honig has 18 years of experience practicing therapeutic Mind Bodywork and specializes in The Feldenkrais Method® of somatic movement reeducation. She has a wealth of experience in surgery recovery, sports injuries, repetitive motion injuries, developmental brain injuries, neurological issues, treating emotional concerns, and palliative care. She has worked with David Zemach-Bersin for 15 years and is trained in several healing modalities that inform her practice. Her specialties include Integrative massage, such as Swedish, Sport, Medical, Deep Tissue (DT), CranioSacral (CST), Lymph Drainage (LDT), Positional Release (PRT), and Prenatal. She is a Certified Guild Practitioner in Pregnant Pauses ®, a registered, certified Hypnotherapist and Master Practitioner of NeuroLinguistic Programming (MPNLP). Her work treating sciatic pain has been published nationally and internationally by MPA Media & AMTA.
Julie Casson Rubin, was trained by Dr. Moshe Feldenkrais, graduating in 1977 from the last Teacher Training Program taught completely by him. She studied dance and sports science at San Francisco State University. For over 35 years she has been co-Educational Director and Lead Trainer of 19 Feldenkrais Teacher Training Programs in Europe, America, Taiwan, and Australia. Julie’s holds a degree in dance and physical education from San Francisco State University.
David is one of Moshe Feldenkrais’ original students and studied with him for over 10 years in the US, Europe, and Israel. He is the co-founder of The Feldenkrais Institute of New York and the primary publisher of Dr. Feldenkrais’ English language materials, the Feldenkrais Resources. David graduated with honors from the University of California Berkeley and co-authored Relaxercise (HarperCollins), as well as many other popular Feldenkrais teaching materials. He is a pillar of the Feldenkrais community, having served as the President of The Feldenkrais Guild®, directed many Feldenkrais Training Programs. He has over 50 years of experience as an internationally-renowned teacher, and he is dedicated to passing on his training with Dr. Feldenkrais to his students.
Carol Kress is a highly experienced Feldenkrais Practitioner for close to 30 years, and Trainer who brings to her teaching ​a desire for excellence and a wish to communicate the essence of the Feldenkrais Method®. ​In her​ private practice​ she works with both adults and children with a variety of difficulties, including chronic pain and neurological problems, as well as performing artists​. Her work is informed by a long-time involvement in equestrian arts, yoga, a passion for Argentine Tango, and her practice of the martial art of Aikido for which she holds a 4th degree black belt. Carol first began to study the Feldenkrais Method in 1985, she finished her Feldenkrais ​Professional ​Training Program in 1993. ​Carol​ ​teaches in programs worldwide. She facilitated the publication of Volume One of an in-depth biography of Dr. Feldenkrais, written by her late husband, Trainer, Mark Reese. Work on Volume Two is in process. Carol lives in Marin County, California.
Originally from New Mexico, Scott trained as a dancer after earning a degree in mathematics. During his long career as a dancer and dance teacher, he studied many of the physical disciplines used by dancers to enhance their training. This led him to the work of Moshe Feldenkrais, which he began studying in 1982. He enrolled in London's first professional Feldenkrais training program, from which he graduated in 1990. Since 1997, Scott has devoted himself entirely to teaching Feldenkrais, working with individuals from all walks of life and with public groups from Finland to Ecuador. He also teaches in professional training programs, and has conducted three trainings in London. He is particularly interested in working with performing artists, from dancers to actors to musicians. As an amateur, he plays the viola da gamba.
Born in Israel, living in Spain, Ohad has been a certified Feldenkrais practitioner since 1998, with a very extensive experience working with people with neurological problems, children with special needs, and performers working at a high level. As an assistant Feldenkrais trainer, Ohad has worked in several training courses and accompanied certified practitioners on their way. Ohad holds a masters of arts in philosophy of science. He also investigates and teaches the dynamics of the human voice. An avid collaborator with professionals from other fields. Ohad is a long-time practitioner of different martial arts, and the father of three children in an alternative education system.
Elizabeth Beringer has been involved with the practice and development of the Feldenkrais Method for more than 40 years and is one of the foremost Feldenkrais teachers and trainers. She studied directly with the founder of the Method, Dr. Moshe Feldenkrais, in both the U.S. and Israel between 1976 and 1983. Elizabeth has maintained an ongoing and varied private practice, applying the Feldenkrais approach with a diverse population including those with severe movement limitations, seniors, musicians, children and those in chronic pain. She has also worked extensively with athletes, martial artists and dancers, and is known for her ability to apply the Method in dynamic situations.
Allison Green is the founder of the Feldenkrais Institute of Ann Arbor. She has a degree in Occupational Therapy and trained directly with David Zemack-Bersin for 9 years. She specializes in treating high levels of recalcitrant chronic pain and has used the Feldenkrais Method® to treat chronic pain for over 30 years. She was a chronic pain educator at the University of Michigan’s Physical Medicine Rehabilitation Department, where she also researched Central Pain Augmentation. Having studied the Feldenkrais Method in-depth with instructors from all over the world, Allison is passionate about teaching. Currently, she has a busy private practice and dedicates herself to mentoring local practitioners. She has worked for many years to bring a Feldenkrais training program to Ann Arbor.



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.

Dexter & Ann Arbor

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.


Travel Information

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:

Accent Transportation Services
Provides private sedan service
Phone: 1-734-678-8090
Email for reservations:
Private ride $119.00
24 hour pick up available with a reservation

Ann Arbor Airport Shuttle
Provides door to door shuttle service
Phone: 1-734-812-1173
Private ride $49 each way, Groups of 5 booked together $60
24 hour pick up available with a reservation

Local cabs (available onsite at the baggage claim level of the airport):

Ann Arbor Taxi LLC

Premier Taxi and Limo Service

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:

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 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.

Application Process

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. Note that individuals exploring a second career or seeking a self-determined workload during retirement might find Feldenkrais an enjoyable way to be engaged.

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.

Step One: Fill Out the Application Form. You should receive an email upon form submission that you must open and click on the "Confirm Submission" link to send the application to us.

Apply using the link below.
Online Application

Step Two: Submit Your Application Processing Fee

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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Step Three: Receive email for interview invitation. Schedule your interview.

You will receive an email that will provide instructions for scheduling an interview. Following your interview, you will receive an email with your admission 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.

Tuition Information


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 to apply for this discount.

Tuition Due Dates

Visit the relevant cohort's homepage for the tuition schedule.
Ann Arbor 1 HomepageAnn Arbor 2 Homepage

Late Payments

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.


Use any of the methods below to submit payment for the application fee or tuition. Venmo, Zelle, or check are our preferred payment methods.

Pay with Check

All checks are payable to the Feldenkrais Institute of Ann Arbor. Please write “tuition” or “application fee” in the memo line. Send checks to:

Feldenkrais Institute of Ann Arbor
3075 Baker Road
Dexter, Michigan 48130

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