ATM Pilot Project Training Programs Announcement

NATAB has recommended, and the FGNA Board of Directors has approved requirements for up to six Pilot Project Awareness Through Movement® Teacher Training Programs in North America, preparing graduates to qualify to become FGNA Certified Feldenkrais Awareness Through Movement TeachersCM

The purpose of these pilot projects is to offer professional training programs that will produce strong, competent and confident ATM® teachers.  The training organization is required to state the expected outcomes for trainees, to determine their readiness to graduate, and to use these as a basis for developing the curriculum and the assessment of learning.
There is flexibility in how and by whom the teaching in the training program can be done, with the opportunity for a Trainer to be the Program Director.  
Here are some of the specific features:
Time - The training program will take place over a minimum of 18 months for a minimum of 425 hours which, in addition to classroom teaching, can include supervised teaching, online hours, and meeting in small groups.
Late entry - Trainees who have completed the first two years of an accredited Feldenkrais® training program can join, at the Program Director’s discretion. 
Individual sessions - Trainees will receive at least three individual (one on one) Awareness Through Movement lessons and three individual Functional Integration® lessons.
Faculty variety - There will be a minimum of four teaching staff, including at least two Trainers.
Supervision - Trainees will receive ongoing supervision and individualized feedback on their ATM teaching throughout the training.
ATM Teacher Authorization during the training program - Trainees will be eligible to start teaching during the program after 200 hours, successfully teaching at least one practicum, and demonstrating a beginning level of competence.
Graduation requirements include:

  • Teaching a minimum of 25 hours of ATM lessons to the public after being authorized to teach ATM as a trainee
  • Teaching at least two complete ATM lessons as formal ATM practicums
  • Meeting the expected outcomes as assessed by the Program Director and the faculty. 
To see the full policy, click here.
Further details for submitting a proposal will be forthcoming. 
If you have questions or are interested in submitting a proposal, contact NATAB Chair Bonnie Humiston: