Category: Feldenkrais History

Feldenkrais and The Vatican (for real)
By: Date: November 9, 2020 Categories: Feldenkrais History

I just noticed a mention of Feldenkrais on a report called, “A Christian reflection on the “New Age.” posted on the Vatican website here. The report does nothing more than lump Feldenkrais in with other approaches but it is interesting to read the full report. They Vatican scholars (whoever they might be) do seem to…

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Jack Heggie, Feldenkrais Assistant Trainer. His Last Letter
By: Date: September 12, 2020 Categories: Feldenkrais History,Feldenkrais Sex Scandal,Uncategorized

The link to the letter below by Jack Heggie was originally posted on SomaSimple.com. It was sent to me by a reader. Thank you. Jack Heggie passed away, reportedly by suicide. Ryan Nagy talks about the apparent suicide (years apart) of Jack Heggie and Martin Weiner in this blog post (click). Jack’s letter below gets…

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Moshe Feldenkrais: “Meditation is for Idiots”
By: Date: August 26, 2020 Categories: Feldenkrais History,Feldenkrais Quotes

Here is the great Moshe Feldenkrais teaching at the San Francisco training on June 30, 1977. And attacking and criticizing other methods. Feldenkrais is better than everything…including meditation. Feldenkrais: Meditation is a drug for idiots “…doing, moving, and acting is better than meditating. If you meditate, it is only if you act wrongly that the…

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What’s “good” for the guild is bad for Feldenkrais students and practitioners
By: Date: February 19, 2020 Categories: Feldenkrais History,Feldenkrais Sex Scandal

Something that has been written by several Feldenkrais practitioners from the Amherst training when talking about the alleged abuse is that, “I knew about Frank (or Ned or Dennis etc) twenty years ago, but I did not say anything because I wanted to protect the method.” The method (or more accurately, “The Guild system”) was…

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FGNA Officers and Feldenkrais Trainers Urge Practitioners Not To Speak Out Publicly About Abuse
By: Date: January 16, 2020 Categories: Feldenkrais History,Feldenkrais Sex Scandal,FGNA

“The official position is that this is not a public matter.” – Feldenkrais Guild Board Member. “I just wanted to echo what the board [of the Feldenkrais Guild of North America] has been saying. … In the case of the process for addressing these [sexual harrasment] concerns, I see that an incredible amount of care…

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Historical document from a San Francisco graduate.
By: Date: January 15, 2020 Categories: Feldenkrais History,FGNA

The post below was originally posted online by one of Moshe Feldenkrais’ longtime confidants and students who graduated from the San Francisco Feldenkrais training. We are posting it without his permission and after the website it was posted on was deleted. Historical document from a San Francisco graduate. This is the “true history“ VII presented…

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