Testimonials

 
 

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.


 

The Feldenkrais Method

The Feldenkrais Method is changing the image in the motor cortex; and our brain, feeling the freedom of the new learning, rushes to meet it.

Arno Gruen, M.D., Psychiatrist

I had suffered with chronic shoulder and arm pain that had developed into severe numbness and tingling. Nothing I did brought me any long-term relief until I started with Feldenkrais. Through a series of lessons, the chronic pain, numbness, and tingling resolved. More importantly, I learned how to manage and maintain my body to avoid these problems in the future.
Ruth Nielson, Attorney

Feldenkrais starts your whole life moving in new directions, with new choices on every level of your life. You must experience it. Feldenkrais has had a tremendous impact on my life. It has taught me to really listen to myself. I now know I need not stay stuck in pain. It has helped me see that I have choices, that my patterns of movement, my patterns of emotional “sludge” can change.
Janie Cutliff

I have long been intrigued by this subtle form of retraining the nervous system, which I recommend to patients whose movement has been restricted by injury, cerebral palsy, stroke, fibromyalgia, or chronic pain. I find it to be much more useful than standard physical therapy.
Andrew Weil, M.D., Author of ‘Spontaneous Healing’ and ‘Natural Health, Natural Medicine’.

The Feldenkrais Method is a powerful way to unlock the secrets of our bodies. It allows the linking of movement, expression, and spontaneity, as well as providing an approach to healing physical and neurological injuries
James Oldham, M.D.

The Feldenkrais Method is a remarkable, quick, and effective way to alleviate muscular tension, pain, and discomforts.
James Rice, M.D.

Following the program with the Feldenkrais Method, patients showed significant improvement in their levels of pain, decreased numbers of medications, and increased quality of life.
American Journal of Pain Management

As a neuroscientist interested in the development and plasticity of the nervous system, it is gratifying to see how the Feldenkrais Method demonstrates these principles. The Feldenkrais Method has also greatly improved my personal quality of life – physically and emotionally – by reducing the restrictions and limitations I thought were permanent due to multiple sclerosis.
Marla Luskin, Ph.D., Emory University Medical School

The Feldenkrais Method is an incredible, quick and easy tool, and a must for anyone who suffers from chronic pain and tension, and loss of flexibility.
Alex Shester, M.D.

The system developed by Dr. Feldenkrais has as much potential for understanding the mind/body relationship as Einstein’s general theory of relativity had for physics.
Bernard Lake, M.D.

Old habitual postures and body ‘ignorance’ will retard the best progress and change that psychotherapy can accomplish. I specifically recommend The Feldenkrais Method to support and accelerate the work I do.
Leslie Cameron-Bandler, Psychotherapist, Co-Developer of Neuro Linguistic Programming

The unique sensory motor learning techniques of the Feldenkrais Method are exciting, enlightening, and one-hundred percent beneficial.
Gail Wetzler, Physical Therapist

The Feldenkrais Method is an extraordinarily effective approach to enhancement of posture, balance, movement and behavior.
Sandy Burkhart, PT, Ph.D.

The Feldenkrais Method revolutionized my work. This sensitive and caring method is an important way we can achieve our most rewarding results.
Edy Harrington, Physical Therapist

After just a few moments of Feldenkrais exercises, people often find themselves, as if by magic, easily doing things with their bodies that they never thought possible.
New Age Magazine

The Feldenkrais Method (has) had remarkable success in a wide range of complaints ranging from the debilitating to the merely nagging.
Science Digest

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The Feldenkrais Method and the Performing Arts

Feldenkrais has studied the body in movement with a precision that I have found nowhere else.
Peter Brook, Film and Stage Director

The Feldenkrais exercises are ingenious and simple.
Yehudi Menuhin, Concert Violinist

The Feldenkrais Method is a tremendous resource for the musician – both technically and mentally.
Toshiko Kohno, Principal Flutist, National Symphony Orchestra

Moshe Feldenkrais’ method is the only objective system of movement training I know of.
Anna Halprin, founder Dancers Workshop and Tamalpa Institute

The Feldenkrais Method is a discipline for those who look for the glow of their physical and mental life.
Michael McClure, Obie Ward Winning Playwright and Poet.

The Feldenkrais Method has been an experience that continues to bring wonderful improvements to the personal, professional and artistic realms of my life.
Robert Cowie, Jazz Pianist and New York Feldenkrais Training Program Graduate

After having suffered from severe shoulder problems and surgery, I have found lasting relief with the Feldenkrais Method.
Gloria Jones, Atlanta Symphony Orchestra

The ramifications of Feldenkrais’ work for athletics is tremendous. Actors, dancers, musicians and the leading conductors of Europe seek his tutelage.
Esalen Institute Sports Center

As a violinist, the Feldenkrais work has not only sped my recovery from injury, but greatly enhanced my sense of physical integrity, ease and grace.
Ingrid Matthews, Violinist and Music Director of the Seattle Baroque Orchestra

As a career dancer and teacher, I am no longer feeling daily discomfort from the over-use of muscle groups, and I am more efficient with teaching movement. I truly believe that whatever you are pursuing in life, Feldenkrais can help you achieve your goal in a clear and gentle way.                                                                                                                                                                     Lise Weber-Frutchey Dancer and Choreographer

The Feldenkrais Method makes it easy to achieve impressive results!
Jean Elvin, Former-Director of Dance Program, Murray State University

The Feldenkrais Method offers dancers education that can help them turn pain around,
continue dancing, and reestablish their love of dance.
Nancy Galeota-Wozny, MA, Dance Magazine

I strongly urge musicians at every level to experience the Feldenkrais work. It makes an enormous difference.
Kathryn Arizmendi, Pianist, Teacher

As a Ballet Teacher, Dancer and Choreographer, my balance, strength, and musical quality have been greatly enhanced after studies of the Feldenkrais Method.
Fiona Morris-Duff, Professional Dance Teacher, and Physical Therapist

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The Feldenkrais Method and Athletic Performance

The Feldenkrais Method has had an enormous effect on the way I run and on the way I live my life. My knee problem vanished. I’ve increased my mileage considerably without a trace of difficulty and I’m running faster.
Bruce Holmes, Runner’s World Magazine

A few minutes of Feldenkrais can give you the flexibility and postural benefits of hours of stretching exercises.
Anne Rosenthal, Ph.D.

The Feldenkrais Method is a breakthrough in exercise technology.
William I. Koch, Winner 1992 America’s Cup

The Feldenkrais Method has allowed me to play pain free golf, without worrying about injury.
Duffy Waldorf, PGA Tour Golfer

I can’t say enough good things about he Feldenkrais Method. I believe its made the difference between continuing my competitive running career and retiring prematurely.
Chris Boyd, US National Track Champion

The Feldenkrais Method has shown me how to balance my body and improve my flexibility.
Chris Dudley, ex-NBA and New York Knicks Player.

The Feldenkrais Method has given me the ability to do things in tennis I never could do before and has relieved my body of the pain accumulated from over twenty years of competitive playing.
Tony Trear, Tennis Teaching Pro and Ex-Pro Player

I tried everything. I attribute my ability to lead an active, athletic lifestyle to the Feldenkrais lessons I have had.”
Suzie Schwartz, Ski Instructor

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Dr. Moshe Feldenkrais

Dr. Moshe Feldenkrais’ method will be of great benefit to all of humanity. From my own experience I know the remarkable results achieved.
David Ben-Gurion, First Prime Minister of Israel

I’m convinced that nobody understands more about the way we use our bodies or is more able to teach us a better way to function than Moshe Feldenkrais.
Charles Fox, Author and Journalist

Dr. Feldenkrais’ method is the most sophisticated and effective method I have seen for the prevention and reversal of deterioration of function. We’re condemning millions of people to a deteriorated old age that’s not necessary.
Margaret Mead, Ph.D., Anthropologist

Feldenkrais is not just pushing muscles around, but changing things in the brain itself.
Karl Pribram, M.D., Neuroscientist, Georgetown University

Dr. Moshe Feldenkrais developed a system that is many years ahead of conventional medical understanding.
Martin Rossman, M.D., Author, ‘Healing Yourself’

One of the most exciting developments in the field of mind-body co-ordination is the work of Moshe Feldenkrais.
Elmer Green, Ph.D., Menninger Foundation

Moshe Feldenkrais represents a revolution in human health.
Smithsonian Magazine

The system developed by Dr. Feldenkrais has as much importance for understanding the mind/body relationship as Einstein’s general theory of relativity had for physics.                       Bernard Lake, M.D.

Feldenkrais has remarkable success in a wide range of complaints ranging from the debilitating to the merely nagging.
Science Digest

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David Zemach-Bersin’s Professional Training Programs

David Zemach Bersin presents the work of his long-time mentor Moshe Feldenkrais with enthusiasm, clarity, and depth. His caring and supportive nature, his ability to mentor and his contagious love for learning make him such an outstanding trainer.
Terri Miller, Ph.D., PT, Professor, State University of New York at Brooklyn

Dear David: Thanks for this great gift you have given us.
Zahava Wilson, Physical Therapist

I am so happy that I joined David’s Feldenkrais Training Program. It has tremendously affected the quality of care which I can give to my severely handicapped daughter. I highly recommend the training to all parents of children with special needs.
Mimi Rosa,New Jersey

I came to your Feldenkrais training program a different person than I am now. I had no idea of the possibilities and the choices that now exist for me. I feel my fear to be myself falling away and I am willing to try things I never thought I would try. I am hugely happy.
Debbie Visceglia

I took the training for my own well being, hoping that I would learn to move more easily and with greater flexibility. To my surprise, amazement and delight, I discovered that I do have more flexibility, not only in my body, but in every aspect of my life. The Feldenkrais Training Program with David has profoundly changed my life.
Mary Ann de Trana, Richmond, VA

Participating in the Feldenkrais Training with David is a fantastic experience of learning, exploring, and discovery. I’m aware of enhanced abilities in all areas of my life… the benefits of improved performance appear in many new, unexpected and enjoyable ways.
Jaclyn Boone, Princeton, NJ

Since graduating, not a day has gone by whereby I do not think of and use some aspect of the training and the Feldenkrais Method. I want to congratulate you on your pedagogy and style of teaching. It encourages without pushing, it alerts without alarming, it satisfies without self-indulgence. It builds the solid framework, lesson by lesson, so the student scarcely notices the method, until the unmistakable occurs: the function returns, the inhibition melts away, and efficient movement takes over, leaving inefficient habit with no good reason to exist.  Thank you.
John Charles Murphy, Member of Mummenschanz

After a serious injury, the Feldenkrais Method training with Error! Contact not defined. helped me resume my career as a much better dancer than I had ever been before
Jae Gruenke, New York City

David Zemach-Bersin’s teaching and his unique understanding of The Feldenkrais Method has brought me as a Ballet Teacher, Dancer and Choreographer to a higher sense of self. There is a lighter quality to my style, and my movements are directed with increased awareness. Many thanks to David for the wisdom he so graciously shares and gratitude to Dr. Feldenkrais for the method.
Fiona Morris-Duff, Professional Dance Teacher and Physical Therapist

There is no better investment of time in the service of one’s self or profession, than the Feldenkrais training program with David Zemach-Bersin. He is a master of all aspects of the Feldenkrais Method and the outcome is astounding. The experience has given me new direction to may life.
Gisela Moellmann, Ph.D.

The Feldenkrais Training has been a dazzling experience and is for everyone interested in their health and well being.
Anita Treash, Advertising Executive

David Zemach-Bersin is a master Feldenkrais Teacher and the Feldenkrais Method is a powerful system of movement retraining.
Patty Ruppelt, P.T.

David Zemach-Bersin is a world-class teacher. It’s a joy to learn from the best!
Douglas Warner, Industrial Designer

The Feldenkrais Method Training Program has been a life changing experience, both personally and professionally. I have gained an understanding of the human body that no other discipline gave me and I am more effective with my clients. David’s unique precision, clarity and understanding of the Feldenkrais Method, make him the best teacher. Knowing what a profound experience the training is, I am excited for anyone who is about to begin.
Marek Wyszynski, PT, Former National Fencing Champion of Poland

David Zemach-Bersin is a gifted teacher and his extensive background provides an exceptional opportunity for personal and professional growth.
Cindy Knight-Rothfeder, PT

David, I can’t thank you enough for the training program. You really provide endless inspiration. I can’t wait for our next segment.
Carsten Schmidt, Professor of Piano, Sarah Lawrence College

The Feldenkrais Method Training with David Zemach-Bersin is the best thing I’ve ever done for myself!
Jennifer Lee

David Zemach-Bersin is a superb teacher, devoted to excellence. He creates a training environment which facilitates growth and learning in an enjoyable way. I feel so lucky to have been his student.
Sally Northcutt, Pianist

The Feldenkrais Training has been an incredible catalyst for positive shifts in my life.
Sonja Sutherland, M.A.

David’s excitement and love for the Feldenkrais work make him relentless in the search for learning, and his improvisational style enables him to adapt to students’ needs. I am consistently impressed, not only because I feel I’m achieving new levels in understanding movement, but also because I see the excitement of other students. This kind of generosity in educating is a model every student seeks.
Pat Carrozo, Feldenkrais Practitioner

The Feldenkrais Method has totally changed the way that I see myself, and how I relate to the world. The freedom I have found is extraordinary, and the lessons have freed me from numerous complaints and ailments. Each day I find another thing that I can do. The training has given me a feeling of passion to be able to live life with purpose. Thank you David for all you have done to make this possible.
Margaret Fletcher, M.D.