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Nude Feldenkrais Trainer Asks Student For Sex

"I went to Dr. Wildman's apartment over in south east Eugene near campus. I arrived and walked up the stairs to his door. When he answered he was completely nude. I had gathered that he was a nudist and tried to respect his personal choice as he was in his own home space. I ignored him; I came in, saw my computer and grabbed that. He sat down on the couch and said he wanted to discuss something. This is when he told me that he could not stop thinking about my body, that I was exceptionally beautiful, more than most women and that he just wanted me so much he didn’t know what to do. Defensively I told him that I have been told this before and that I wasn’t impressed. And I tried to laugh it off. He said he didn’t understand how I could have financial hardships because of my looks, ...

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FGNA Ethics Program Is Highly Unethical

The Feldenkrais Guild of North America has an ethics policy. But they do not say who is on their ethics board. If you have an ethics complaint against a Feldenkrais Trainer, you are invited to contact the board via email or snail mail. But they do not tell you who is on the board: Inquiries and complaints may be sent in writing to: Ethics Committee Feldenkrais Guild of North America 401 Edgewater Place, Suite 600 Wakefield, MA 01880 Ethics@feldenkraisguild.com Retrieved on May 19th,2020 from https://www.feldenkraisguild.com/contact-ethics However, we have several sources who have told us that David Bersin and Paul Rubin have contacted those who have filed an ethics complaint. This is highly problematic as many of the complaints are against the longterm colleagues and busine

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FGNA Officers and Feldenkrais Trainers Urge Practitioners Not To Speak Out Publicly About Abuse

"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 has been taken to follow due process and do the best possible to prevent future harms and increase clarity around the issue. The official position is that this is not a public matter. *I* don't even know what happened in the proceedings and I will not push to find out. This is completely legal, and certainly conforms to my own ethics." [From a 3/22/18 FeldyForum Post. The FeldyForum is a private YahooGroups forum] The Swiss Feldenkrais Guild Ask Members Not To Tal...

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Historical document from a San Francisco graduate.

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 on May 4’08 the birthday of Moshé Feldenkrais My “Affidavit” I, [name redacted], make this “Affidavit”, knowing full well this is a legal document where-by I cannot make a false statement knowingly. This is the same as swearing, to tell the truth in a court of law. So on that note I write this “Affidavit”, under the penalty of perjury. Meaning that if I lie, knowing that I’m making a false statement, I can be prosecuted in a co

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Repost: Dennis Leri, Feldenkrais Trainer, Buddhist and Sexual Harasser?

Denis Leri, Feldenkrais Trainer Denis Leri. We were sent multiple messages that he and Frank Wildman were engaged in a contest to see who could "fuck" the most number of students. And there was a report that at one time he was not allowed to be alone with female students during a particular training. Denis reportedly has been against certifying more female Feldenkrais trainers: "In a lengthy conversation with Dennis Leri, some years ago, I raised several questions, about why some highly competent women were rejected as “trainers”, by Frank Wildmann and Dennis Leri. They had no justifiable reason except as Dennis said, he just did not like [trainer candidate name] who Dennis told me, was just as bad as Anat Baniel, who Dennis clearly disliked intensely."

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Repost: Allegations Against Former Feldenkrais Trainer Frank Wildman

Frank Wildman, Feldenkrais Trainer On January, 30th, 2018,  the FGNA reported that "Frank Wildman “relinquished” his membership and status with the organization. No additional information was given. None. Sexual harassment allegations have been swirling around Frank Wildman for decades. Why did the FGNA not mention this? Why was no additional information given? When were the first reports of ethics violations against Frank Wildman? If there were violations reported and they were of a sexual nature and not dealt with then the FGNA could be considered complicit in later acts, yes? Here is a link to the original anonymous email complaint against Frank Wildman that was forward to the creator of FeldenkraisHistoryX:  https://feldenkraishistoryx.com/2019/01/22/decertifying-fgna-trainers-re-f

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Disgraced Feldenkrais Trainer Frank Wildman Wants New Training

In August of 2019, former Feldenkrais Trainer Frank Wildman showed up in Costa Rica to give a talk on Feldenkrais. According to several participants Frank said the the Feldenkrais Guild has lost it's way and that he left voluntarily. Frank wants to organize an independent Feldenkrais training in Costa Rica. But be warned! Frank has no right to certify anyone. He is no longer associated with any Feldenkrais Guild. And Frank has allegations of sexual harassment and rape going back decades! Frank's new website is called Frank Wildman Movement. ...

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Elinor Silverstein: What does she know?

Elinor Silverstein: Longtime FGNA Board Member and Amherst graduate. What does she know about the sexual harassment, rape and violence allegations in the Feldenkrais Guild training system? Why did she never speak out during her 20-year+ tenure as a board member? Elinor has a new book coming out in 2020. It is called, "How To Fake Sincerity." It will be published by David Bersin and Elizabeth Beringer from Feldenkrais Resources. ...

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Jerry Karzen: Did Moshe Feldenkrais “Make” Him A Feldenkrais Trainer?

Jerry Karzen has been telling people for decades that Moshe Feldenkrais "made" him a trainer. Is that true? Dr. Feldenkrais chose him [Jerry Karzen} to be a Trainer in 1982 along with Mia Segal, Yochanon Rywerant, Ruthy Alon, Chava Shelhav, Miriam Pfeffer, Anat Baniel, and the late Bruria Milo and Gaby Yaron. Screenshot taken on August 15th, 2017 from a now deleted website called Feldenkrais Hawaiss. Moshe never used the word trainer. And Jerry Karzen never called himself a trainer until after Moshe Feldenkrais's death. The first person to publicly use the phrase, "Feldenkrais Trainer" was Jerry Karzen (!) and you can see on the document below, that it was Jerry Karzen who proclaimed that several of his colleagues were "trainers" and Karzen himself notes in the document below:

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Feldenkrais, Abuse and Awareness

Those who think they are doing something "good" or "noble" by hiding the Feldenkrais trainer sexual harassment allegations are mistaken. Looking the other way while students and other members of your community are harassed, assaulted or bullied is an act of deep hypocrisy. There are Guild Certified Feldenkrais trainers who have been traveling the world for over 30 years preaching about maturity, awareness, and independence. And they have also been abusing students, assistant trainers, and even Feldenkrais training organizers. Mature people do not rape. Mature people do not protect rapists. Wake up. Grow up. Get the violent abusers out of your community. Come to terms with the limitations of your work and your legal and social structures.

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