had first met the Feldenkrais method during my studies in the "Rubin" dance academy in Jerusalem.
I came to the academy after my B.A in social work, and three years of work in the "Hadassah" hospital in Jerusalem as a social worker in the Pediatric department. I got my B.A and my specialization in working with groups from Bar-Ilan university.
My work in the Pediatric dep. was very demanding and wearing. I wanted to do something for myself that would charge back my ever-draining battery. This is how I got to studying dance in the Jerusalem academy. I thought of combining the two fields I have been practicing- Social work and movement, but eventually I got to the Feldenkrais method, which indeed contains a combination of the two.
I can't remember what was my first Feldenkrais lesson, I can't really recall the second either, but I can remember the sensation I had after the second lesson, a sensation of peace, of joy that I may have found what I was looking for, that it interests and attracts me to continue experiencing. I couldn't wait for the next lesson. The intelegent approach to body work, and the feeling that my brain wasn't left out enchanted me. Suddenly I wasn't "at war" with my body, as I felt in dance lessons, when my body couldn't sufficeintly respond to the demands of the classical or modern dance teachers. Suddenly I could search, err, freely experience, find what's comfortable for me and not be chained to dictated patterns.
It took 5 years more to fulfill my dream. In the mean time I finished my Masters in movement education in Temple university in Philadelphia, U.S.
In 1984 I joined the "Tel-Aviv 1" Feldenkrais teachers training course, which was organized by the International Feldenkrais Foundation. The first two years were taught similarly to the Amherst training- Moshes' last training.
In 1986 I started teaching groups, and then individuals in the Feldenkrais method. On the first years I worked in Philadelphia, where my family lived. The method was still unknown there and I felt like a pioneer when I worked my way through Jewish organizations, community centers, elderly clubs and adult education centers.
In 1991 we came back to Israel- to Yavne, where rais my family and my 4 children. For 14 years I taught groups in Yavne and near by. I teach F.I (Functional Itegration) lessons at home.
During all these years I joined teachers trainings. First as an intern in Anat Baniels' training in New-Jersey, and in Eilat Almagor and Anat Baniels' training in Jerusalem, and from 1995 as an assistant. Starting Januray 2002 I work as a trainer and teach proffesional Feldenkrais trainings.
A big part of my work as a trainer I do with Eilat Almagor. Our work together, in a wonderful and unique friendship and creation, enables listening and learning through doing, and is a constant stimulation to continue making. We are already teaching a 3rd training in Japan, a 4th training in Israel and starting our 2nd training in Italy.
In addition, we have taught together in various trainings world-wide: Norway, Sweden, Argentina, Paris and more. We are also teaching advanced seminars for teachers in Germany, Zurich, Italy, Japan, Paris, Mexico and more.
Apart from my work with Eilat I have also taught in the trainings of Hava Shelhav, Jeremy Krauss, Anat Baniels courses in San-Fransisco and Chicago, And in Beatrice’s course in Sweden.