Professional Training

Professional Training Overview

What is involved in becoming a professional Feldenkrais® Practitioner?
The Feldenkrais Method® is an approach to working with people which expands their repertoire of movements, enhances awareness, improves function and enables people to express themselves more fully.  Before you can be certified as a Feldenkrais Practitioner you must graduate from an accredited Feldenkrais Professional Training Program (FPTP). Training programs include 800 hours of training over a four year period.

What governs how a Training Program becomes accredited?
The purpose of the International Training Accreditation Guidelines is to insure and promote the quality of each accredited Feldenkrais Professional Training Program (FPTP). The principle intention is to support and to promote the learning of all those who are involved - the trainees, trainers and assistants - in a way which enables the Feldenkrais Method to develop, and be adaptable to contemporary society.

The North American Training Accreditation Board (NATAB) was established by the FGNA Board of Directors (Board) to uphold and further the standards of the Feldenkrais Method. This body reviews applications for training accreditation, Trainer and Assistant Trainer certification, and Trainer Candidate status. Learn more...

Where and when are the Training Programs held?
Accredited Professional Training Programs
View a list of programs including locations, Educational Directors and date ranges.

What professional standards do Feldenkrais Practitioners hold themselves to?
Feldenkrais Method of Somatic Education Standards of Practice


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