The originator 

"make the impossible possible, the possible easy, and the easy elegant."
Dr. Moshe Feldenkrais





Moshe Feldenkrais was born in Russia in 1904. At the age of 14 Feldenkrais left his home and walked across Europe, to the Land of Israel.

He began to develop an interest in the marshal art and self-defense. He studied Jiu-Jitsu and became quite good at it. In the mid 1920’s he published in Hebrew his first book called “Jiu-Jitsu and Self-Defense.” Feldenkrais began his formal education in Tel-aviv. In 1933 with a high school diploma and his book on Jiu-Jitsu, Feldenkrais left Israel for France. There he earned his doctorate from the Sorbonee in engineering and applied physics. He began working with the Nobel Prize winner Joiliot Curie, he assisted in early nuclear research.
Dr. Feldenkrais became a highly respected and well-known physicist.

In Paris Feldenkrais also met Jigaro Kano, the creator of modern Judo, and Feldenkrais became one of the first Europeans to earn a Black Belt in Judo (1936) and to introduce Judo in the Western world through his teaching and books on the subject. During this period the Japanese Embassy provided all the physical support Feldenkrais needed.

After suffering crippling knee injuries, Feldenkrais used his own body as his own laboratory and combine his knowledge with his deep curiosity about biology, neurology, prenatal development, dynamic and systems theory. He taught himself to walk again and in the process developed an extraordinary way for approaching to the power of the central nervous system to improve human functioning.

Feldenkrais studied intensively in psychology, neurophysiology, and other health-related disciplines, and in 1949 he returned to Israel where he continued to integrate and improve his ideas into the Feldenkrais Method.


During the 1970’s Dr. Feldenkrais spent most of his time in the United States. He worked with the famous anthropologist Margaret Mead as well as the great basket ball player, Julius Irving “Dr. J.” He also worked with composer Yehudi Menuhin,  director actor Peter Brook  and David Ben Gurion, the first prime minister of the state of Israel.

Dr Feldenkrais trained personally three groups of people to be teachers in the Feldenkrais Method. The first group in 1969, was trained in Tel Aviv,13 people. The second group graduated 60 teachers in the USA in 1977. 

In 1983 Feldenkrais managed to train his third group of teachers, 250 in number. These teachers under Dr. Feldenkrais’ instruction, founded the Feldenkrais Guild in the USA. There are now over 5500 teachers of the Feldenkrais Method. These teachers are spread out all over Europe, North America, Israel and Australia. Dr Moshe Feldenkrais died peacefully at the age of 80, in Tel-Aviv, Israel.
 Rinat Levin Chervin
David Ben Gurion Dr. Feldenkrais  and his students in the trainning in the USA



Personal Testimony         

Professor Shimshon Ben-Yehoshua

I am pleased to note the tremendous support to my health, achieved by exercising according to the Feldenkrais method.

Due to lifting an excessive weight, I used to suffer from frequent back pain. I went to a personal treatment at Dr. Moshe Feldenkrais, and emerged free of pain and convinced in  the effectiveness of this man’s revolutionary exercises. Since then, I exercise regularly according to the method created by Feldenkrais.

This method has become accepted worldwide, and Feldenkrais’ name is widely known as the one who paved the way to a new method of physical exercise, a method which improves one’s abilities and prevents pain.

I had the opportunity to join many sessions of Dr. Feldenkrais numerous followers in many places worldwide, and witness their adherence to this technique. Like them, I am happy to communicate this method to whoever is interested



Nestor Levin

and Rinat Levin Chervin MSc,

Certified, expert teachers of the Feldenkrais method,

are happy to respond to any inquiry on the matter

At tel: 054-5907755

 Telefax: 972-3-9364272


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