Our training programs follow international guidelines and are accredited by the North American Training and Accreditation Board (NATAB) and approved by the Feldenkrais Guild® of North America. (FGNA).
Graduates will receive a diploma from the Movement Educators. They will receive a certification from the Feldenkrais Guild of North America. This certification allows for full Practitioner membership of Feldenkraisprofessional associations and guilds around the world.
After successful completion of the first two years of the program you will be authorized to teach group Awareness Through Movement® lessons, on a provisional basis. You will be authorized to teach individual Functional Integration® lessons after successful graduation from the full course.
About Accredited Trainings
The international Feldenkrais community has established a policy that governs the accreditation method of professional teachers training programs. These guidelines establish consistent policies about class size, trainee-to teacher ratios, and so on for programs the world over. Since they define minimal requirements, the accreditation guidelines leave room for creativity, experimentation and development of the ways trainings are conducted, while aiming to protect the quality of the training and enhance the experience of the trainees. Accreditation guarantees that the graduate of a training in one part of the world will be recognized by, and eligible for, membership in any national professional association worldwide.
Why Accreditation Matters
There are three Training Accreditation Boards in the world, the North American Training Accreditation Board (NATAB), established by the Feldenkrais Guild of North America, the European Training Accreditation Board (EuroTAB) and the Australian Training & Accreditation Board (AusTAB) for the Pacific. Together, these boards administer the International Feldenkrais Training Accreditation Policy.
These guidelines have evolved from the participation of practitioners around the world over the past 20 years. They are community-based means of setting the standards for training in the Feldenkrais Method®. Many aspects of the training process are set by these policies, including:
- Minimum duration of training and numbers of days of training (800 hours)
- Certification standards for the faculty in trainings, including Educational Directors, Certified Trainers, and Certified Assistant trainers.
- Trainee-to-teacher ratio is fixed to ensure individual attention and personal education.
- Minimum numbers of individual sessions in Functional Integration each trainee must receive as part of published tuition cost of the training, as well as the level of experience of the teachers who give these lessons.
These standards provide important protection against the creation of trainings that would not adequately meet the needs of their trainees. By establishing the accreditation process, the Feldenkrais community has created important consumer protection for participants in professional training programs.
All of our training programs have received accreditation from North American Training Accreditation Board (NATAB). We are proud to uphold these standards. As a matter of policy, the training meets or exceeds all accreditation criteria.
Since this is the only accreditation for Feldenkrais teachers accepted the world over, it also creates a means whereby graduates of accredited programs have access to membership and participation in the worldwide community of Feldenkrais professional organizations and Guilds.
Along with membership in a Feldenkrais Guild comes the right to use the terms Feldenkrais Method®, Functional Integration® and Awareness Through Movement®