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David Zemach-Bersin

David Zemach-Bersin (David Zemach Bersin, David Bersin) is one of Dr. Moshe Feldenkrais’ original American students. He studied closely with Dr. Feldenkrais from 1973-1984 in the U.S., England, and at the Feldenkrais Institute in Israel. For over 30 years he has been an international leader in the practice and development of The Feldenkrais Method. In 1983, David Zemach-Bersin co-founded Feldenkrais Resources, the primary publisher of Dr. Moshe Feldenkrais’ books and audio programs, and he is also the co-founder of The Feldenkrais Institute of New York, and the non-profit Feldenkrais Research Foundation.

David Zemach-Bersin is the Director of the New York City, and Washington/Baltimore Feldenkrais Method Training Programs. He has taught in Feldenkrais Training Programs throughout the U.S. and Europe, as well as courses for physical and occupational therapists. Since 2004, David Zemach-Bersin has been a guest teacher at the prestigious Marlboro Music Festival. He is a Honors graduate of UC Berkeley, with extensive post-graduate work in physiological psychology, and is the co-author of Relaxercise (HarperCollins), a popular introduction to The Feldenkrais Method, as well as the author of many popular Feldenkrais Method audio programs.

David Zemach-Bersin (David Zemach Bersin, David Bersin) has served as President of The Feldenkrais Guild of North America, and since 1977 has maintained a private practice working with a diverse population including those with severe movement limitations, neurological problems, children, seniors, world-class musicians, dancers, actors, and those in chronic pain. David Zemach-Bersin lives with his wife Kaethe, a children’s book author and illustrator, and their children in Bucks County, Pennsylvania.

Testimonials about David Zemach-Bersin

Dear David Zemach-Bersin: I can’t thank you enough for your artistry.
Richard Goode, World Renown Pianist

My son was severely neurologically injured in an athletic accident. David Zemach-Bersin was able to do what no one else could do. I have witnessed the benefits of the Feldenkrais Method and the results are amazing. I now have my healthy normal child again.
Myra Baltra, Bensalem, PA

No one understands Functional Integration better than David Zemach-Bersin. David has incredible mastery of both the creative spirit and technique of Functional Integration.
Mark Reese, Ph.D.

After suffering a serious stroke 10 years ago, my doctor told me I would never walk again. Thanks to David Zemach-Bersin and the Feldenkrais Method I am still walking today.
Dora Good, M.A.

Dear David Zemach-Bersin: I want you to know how much of a difference you have made in my life. Twenty five years ago Moshe told me that I would have a miserable old age if I did not handle physical problems. I am now 71 and feel in my body like a young person without any significant pain or limitation of function. I know that is because of all the work we have done together. I am extremely grateful and think of you every time I am feeling especially good.
Robert Shaw, MD

Dear David Zemach-Bersin: After years of back problems, the Feldenkrais Method has given me the ability to remain free of pain. They are by far the most effective and pleasurable exercises I have ever done.
Joseph Botkin, M.A.

Dr. Moshe Feldenkrais demonstrating Functional Integration on David Zemach-Bersin at San Francisco Professional Training Program, 1975

David Bersin teaching Functional Integration