Welcome Reception & Keynote

Wednesday, September 26

Welcome Reception: 6:3o-7:30PM & Keynote: 7:30-9:00PM

Is Transformation Magical?
How many times have you gotten up after a Feldenkrais® class and said, “That felt like magic!” We know that magic is simply science people don’t understand. The art of magic is also a science. So we are thrilled to announce that our Keynote Speaker is an actual magician. Jeff McBride is one of the world’s top magicians. He is also the director of McBride Magic and Mystery School, one of the world’s most prestigious magic academies. As a teacher, performer and lecturer, he will bring us a new perspective on attention and the Art and Science of Transformation. It will be an amazing start to a magical conference! See clips of Jeff’s magic here!

Panel Discussion: Moderated by Staffan Elgelid

Friday, September 28, 7:00-9:00PM

Transformation?!? It’s our conference theme, but what exactly does it mean?

In a fast-paced, uncertain and unpredictable world, can the Feldenkrais Method® be a means to transform individuals and even society? Can society be transformed without transforming the individual? What is the connection between function and transformation?

The global potential for the Feldenkrais Method to transform both individual and society has yet to be realized. How do we attract individuals and organizations in search of transformation? How can we apply the principles of the Method to transform how we are perceived?

Our panel of Feldenkrais trainers and teachers will debate these questions and listen to your suggestions about how the Art and Science of the Feldenkrais Method can be transformational.

Who is our moderator? Dr. Staffan Elgelid PT, Ph.D., GCFP, C-IAYT is Professor of Physical Therapy at Nazareth College in Rochester NY. He is certified in the Feldenkrais Method and Yoga Therapy. Staffan co-authored “Yoga for Stress and Anxiety” and “Yoga Therapy, A Personalized Approach for Your Active Lifestyle.” He has also produced several DVDs. Staffan is a Board member of the Yoga Alliance.

Our panelists, Ruthy Alon, David Zemach Bersin, Candy Conino, Diane Hanneman plus one mystery guest, will debate these questions and also listen to your ideas about how the “Art and Science” of the Feldenkrais Method can be transformational.



©Tiffany Sankary


Please note that FGNA holds the right to cancel a workshop due to unforeseen circumstances. In the event of a workshop cancellation, attendees will be notified accordingly and given the option to enroll in a different workshop.