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  • Welcome to KyotoⅢ Feldenkrais Professional Training Programs + Workshop with Ruty Bar in Kyoto Japan.


    This is the first Feldenkrais® Professional Training Programs (FPTP) that Ruty Bar will offer in Japan.


    The Feldenkrais Training KyotoⅢ International is open to anyone interested in learning the Feldenkrais Method for either personal or professional reasons.


    The application deadline is August 5th 2016.

    FPTP Kyoto3 finished. Kyoto4 will start in Sep, 2020.


  • Next segment


    Kyoto4 1st-segment

    Sep.12th~30th  10:00~16:30

    Nishijin Textile Center​

    (The day off : 17-18th & 24-25th)


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    Nishijin Textile Center


    Imadegawa Minamihairu Nishigawa Imadegawa-dori,
    Kamikyo-ku Kyoto-shi, Japan 602-8216



  • Schedule for 4 years

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  • Trainers

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    Ruty Bar M.A

    Program Director / Trainer

    Ruty Bar is a Trainer and an Educational Director in the Feldenkrais Method.

    Ruty graduated from the Rubin Academy of Dance and Music in Jerusalem, and then went on to earn a Masters Degree in Movement Therapy from Lesley University in Boston. Her Master’s Thesis was an in-depth study of the mind-body connection, and looked at applying the Feldenkrais Method to treat people with special needs.

    As a young woman Ruty received many Functional Integration lessons from Dr. Feldenkrais, and her encounters with him led her to join the first IFF sponsored training program in Tel-Aviv in 1984.

    Ruty is a Trainer in the Feldenkrais Method and teaches in courses and workshops all around the world. She is also the Educational Director of the Feldenkrais Training Programs in Tel-Aviv (Israel), Athens (Greece), Florence (Italy) and Kyoto (Japan). Ruty lives with her husband and children in Israel.

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    Aliza Stewart


    Aliza Stewart has been a Feldenkrais practitioner for 28 years.As a Feldenkrais Guild certified Trainer,she has trained teachers in New York, Baltimore and other trainings in the West Coast, Europe,Israel and Brazil.

    Originally trained and performed as a concert pianist, Ms.Stewart has a great affinity for the needs and problems of performers.

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    Anne Candardjis


    Her background is the dance world: she was a professional dancer, dance teacher and choreographer.

    In 1990 she started a Feldenkrais professional training program in Aix-les-Bains and graduated from this training in 1994.
    She developed continuous education programs for dance and music teachers.

    In November 2000, she became an assistant-trainer and begun to work with Paul Newton. She assists in all the Paris Feldenkrais trainings programs and has also worked Switzerland, Germany, Holland and the USA.

    In 2011 Anne became a certified Feldenkrais trainer and she will work for the Feldenkrais Institute Spain in all of our trainings.

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    Stephan Rosenholtz Ph.D


    Stephen Rosenholtz earned his Ph.D. in Education at Stanford University in 1981. Then in 1983 he graduated from the Amherst Feldenkrais Training with Dr. Moshe Feldenkrais. Since his graduation, he has maintained a practice and taught in Feldenkrais Trainings worldwide. Stephen has served as Educational Director of trainings in Germany and Switzerland and currently directs the Feldenkrais training in Colima, Mexico. 

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    Jerry Karzen M.A


    Karzen studied with Moshe Feldenkrais at the Feldenkrais® Institute in Tel-Aviv from 1976-1983. During those years he was Dr. Feldenkrais’ personal traveling companion, secretary, and close friend.  

    Since 1980 Jerry has been the Organizer/Educational Director for some 30 training programs in 9 countries, and has been a Visiting Trainer for numerous other programs. 

    Jerry assisted in the editing of Dr. Feldenkrais’ last two books (The Elusive Obvious and The Potent Self) and directed, or himself filmed, 95% of all existing videos of Dr. Feldenkrais’ private Functional Integration® lessons. 

    Jerry is highly regarded for his ability to interpret and explain Dr. Feldenkrais’ Functional Integrationlessons. He is also known for his clear and concise teaching, incorporating an open-ended, exploratory, and non-directive style.

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    Rika Fujii

    Assistant Trainer

    Administrative Director and Continuity Assistant Trainer of KyotoⅢ Feldenkrais

    Professional Training Programs(FPTP).

    In 2000, she graduated the first FPTP in Japan.

    After that, she frequently visited the training courses and workshops in Europe and America for continuity learning.

    She became the first assistant trainer in Japan in 2009 and the first senior trainer of Movement Intelligence created by Ruthy Alon PhD in 2014. 

    She was the organizer and assistant trainer of KyotoⅠ&Ⅱ FPTP directed by Frank Wildman PhD.


  • About FPTP


    Professional Training in the Feldenkrais Method® will open a new world of personal development and self empowerment, improving your health and quality of life. In this four year program you will also become a Certified Feldenkrais Practitioner and gain a profession in high demand.

    Studying under the guidance of Educational Director Ruty Bar will give you the opportunity to learn the Method with an experienced senior trainer.
    Ruty has been practicing and teaching the Feldenkrais Method® for more than 30 years. She received her first lessons from Dr. Moshe Feldenkrais. She is known for her ability to create an inspiring learning environment which supports your somatic learning process, encouraging you to rediscover your personal resources and transfer them into your daily life. Ruty Bar on youtube


    This will enable you to open your own Feldenkrais Method® practice, teach Awareness Through Movement® lessons to groups and give „hands-on“ Functional Integration® sessions to individuals.


    The Feldenkrais Method® is recognized worldwide as a unique approach to human development, movement and learning. Now you have the opportunity to study the Method in Kyoto Japan and be part of the „pioneer“ training group.


    The Feldenkrais Method® helps the body regain physical and mental flexibility, develops a freer sense of movement, eases breathing, and improves posture without any physical exertion. We live in a world that is constantly evolving both technologically and environmentally.

    Our body pays a price for this evolution. Whether it‘s sitting for hours in front of the computer, being stuck in traffic, even spending hours at the gym, our body inevitably becomes damaged. As we go through life, we develop back pain, joint and muscle strain, or even simply feeling tired and uncomfortable in our own skin. Using the Feldenkrais Method®, we can return our body to its natural state: Healthy, Strong, Flexible, and Pain Free. And once your body emerges from its old, inhibiting patterns, your mind will inevitably do the same.


    The program will meet 40 days per year, divided into three-four segments per year


    The tuition per year is \648,000(including Registration Fee \30,000)


    For those who come from abroad get 20% discount. \518,400(Registration Fee is not included)


    The training program is internationally accredited.


    Please visit our website for reference http://www.feldenkraiswest.com (Japanese)


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  • Feldenkrais Method®

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    The Feldenkrais Method® was developed in Israel, and named after its inventor Dr. Moshe Feldenkrais (1904 -1984).

    It revolves around a unique approach to learning through movement, based on Neurological, Physical, and Bio-Mechanical principles. These principles, accompanied by a deep understanding of what makes us – as human beings – develop and learn, is what makes the Feldenkrais Method® a revolutionary technique that merges both the physical, and the psychological needs of individuals.


    As we go through this world, each of us develops our own unique habits when it comes to the way we move. These habits are acquired through life experience, and our own individual self-image. Some of these habits may be good, but there are others that can limit us – causing our bodies pain and physical damage, without us even being conscious of it happening.


    By increasing our potential to move, we can free ourselves of damaging habits, and choose our movements in a way that best suits our day-to-day activities. People who have been treated using the Feldenkrais Method® notice an almost immediate change in their everyday lives. From straightforward things like improved posture, and easier breathing, to broader, overall sensations such as feeling more comfortable in their own skin, a feeling of lightness, and a general improvement to their emotional, physical, and mental well-being. Dr. Feldenkrais believed that our body and our spirit are integral to each other, and should be treated as a whole, and therefore, improving our movement is an essential tool in improving our psyche. What made Dr. Feldenkrais’ approach so unique, was his applied practical approach to teaching – which emphasized the learning process itself, rather than the final intended results.

    Awareness Through Movement®

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    These are group lessons, that are built to improve our body’s ability to move.The practitioner gives verbal instructions to the group, guiding them through gentle and enjoyable motions.

    The guided attention of each individual lesson utilizes precise and pleasant movement, to take the students on a “journey” through a particular pattern of action of movement. Each lesson begins with a “reference movement”, and ends with that same movement. Because of this comparison, the immense change and improvement is apparent to the student immediately


    Dr. Feldenkrais developed Awareness Through Movement® as a means to re-involve our nervous system in the type of learning that we all experience naturally as babies, but abandon with time. The effects of these lessons on the student are deep and immediate, giving the student a greater sense of spontaneity, and a general sense of relief. A.T.M. Teaches us to function using minimal effort for maximum vitality and efficiency in our day-to-day movements. This of course, is the polar opposite of a regular exercise class – in which our movements are dictated and mechanical.


    A typical lesson usually begins with neutralizing gravity’s impact on the body as much as possible. This is usual done by laying down on the floor, though lessons are taught using a variety of positions, including sitting in chairs or standing. Our nervous system’s reaction to the gravity field is a habit, and this habit must be neutralized in order for our bodies to assimilate new ways of moving.


    The structure of the lessons creates an organic learning process where old habits can easily be replaced with new skills, and a new sense of awareness. Though each class focuses on a different reference movements, in essence – each class is based on the same principles: that by simple, pleasant actions, and the right type of instruction, our bodies and our general sense of well-being can be improved in ways we never thought possible.


    Functional Integration®

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    In Functional Integration®, the practitioner works with a clien one-on-one. The lessons are delicate, sophisticated, and effective. Their purpose is to fulfill our individual need for an aesthetic, comfortable, and pain-free posture. 

    FI lessson with Ruty Bar


    The Feldenkrais Practitioner will use a hands-on method on the client, which is pain free, while he or she is fully clothed and laying comfortably on a special bed. The precise movements that the practitioner applies will have a direct effect on the clients muscular, skeletal, and nervous systems.


    The F.I. Session is especially tailored to the client’s specific needs. It focuses on improving the client’s ability to function on a daily basis, while emphasizing self-empowerment and flexibility – both physically and emotionally. These sessions also improve the client’s posture without excessive muscle strain, treat chronic pain conditions, neurological disorders, and motor development disorders in children.


    The Feldenkrais Method® doesn’t “repair” your body. Rather, you are taught how to listen to your body’s specific inner workings, and change your movement and thought patterns freely. The guiding principle of the method is to strengthen what is already in good working order, so that the body is not averse to the change, but rather goes along with it freely.

    It’s an incredibly functional method to improve your body as a whole, and allow you to tap into your body’s natural ability to move simply and efficiently, thereby eliminating unnecessary strain.

    Dr. Moshe Feldenkrais (1904-1984)

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    Moshe Feldenkrais (Doctor of Science, Sorbonne) was an engineer, physicist, inventor, martial artist and student of human development. Born in eastern Europe, he emigrated to Palestine as a young man. Later he studied at the Sorbonne and worked in the Joliot Curie laboratory in Paris during the 1930s. His interest in Ju Jitsu brought him into contact with Professor Kano who developed the sport of Judo. Dr. Feldenkrais was a founder of the Ju Jitsu Club of Paris and was one of the first Europeans to earn a black belt in Judo.


    In developing his work Moshe Feldenkrais studied, among other things, anatomy, physiology, child development, movement science, evolution, psychology, a number of Eastern awareness practices and other somatic approaches. Escaping the Nazi advance he went to Britain and worked on anti-submarine research for the Admiralty. It was there in the 1940s that he began to develop his Method and wrote his first book on the subject. A knee injury, and uncertain prospects for surgery, began Feldenkrais on what was to become a life long exploration of the relationship between movement and consciousness. In the 1950′s, Dr. Feldenkrais returned to Israel where he lived and worked until he died in 1984 in Tel Aviv.


    Dr. Feldenkrais authored a number of seminal books on movement, learning, human consciousness and somatic experience. He taught in Israel and many countries in Europe through the 1960s and 1970s and in North America through the 1970s and 1980s. He trained his first group of teachers in Tel Aviv in the early 1970s. This was followed by two groups in the USA – one group in San Francisco and another in Amherst NY.


    In his life Dr. Feldenkrais worked with all kinds of people with an enormous range of learning needs – from many infants with Cerebral Palsy to leading performers such as the violinist, the late Yehudi Menuhin. He taught over a number of years for the dramatist Peter Brook and his Theatre Bouffes du Nord. He was a collaborator with thinkers such as anthropologist Margaret Mead, neuroscientist Karl Pribram and explorers of the psychophysical Jean Houston and Robert Masters.


    The breadth, vitality and precision of Dr. Feldenkrais’ work has seen it applied in diverse fields including neurology, psychology, performing arts, sports and rehabilitation.

  • Ruthy Alon Ph.D: Feldenkrais Senior Trainer/Creator of Movement Intelligence/Writer of the book “Mindful Spontaneity”

  • Contact

  • For further information



    Cell Phone : +819015936784(Rika Fujii-Organizer)


    Tel : +81759634108(Rika's Answering Machine)

    Fax: +81674920169(Feldenkrais West Japan)