Mentoring Program with Jeff Haller, Ph.D.

Starting Fall 2014 in New York City

Photo by Carey Haskell, GCFP

For many Feldenkrais practitioners, their post graduate training often consists of a string of “advanced trainings”. Over the years, I have come to see this particular way of training as offering limited returns. The curriculum and demonstrations flow from the trainer, and the students rarely get the opportunity to present their own abilities in the light of day for exploration, questions and deeper consideration with their peers.  

To become a highly competent teacher in this work requires dedicated personal practice, a consistent professional practice, and the support of a reflective community of peers and mentors. Through this support, a practitioner can move from the initial orientation of a training program where you see the mountain of material at your disposal and its vast potential, to a more mature practice where you mine the mountain.

I can only tell you that very, very, very few trainers on this planet are as good as he is, or could even give that kind of a lesson. But you are really very fortunate…I don’t think you realize. He has a very unusual capacity as a practitioner...I just wanted you to know that…really very, very unusual. And he knows I don’t often say that about too many trainers…at all.
— Jerry Karzen, Feldenkrais Trainer, spontaneous testimonial at Victoria Training Program, Sept 2011

With the practitioners I mentor, their goals, abilities and challenges are at the center of our study. Our time together should not be about how good a teacher I am but rather how good a teacher they can become.

This new mentoring program in New York City is an opportunity for practitioners of all levels to clarify (confess?) questions that arise from working with themselves and their clients:  questions of internal technique, of assessment, strategies for maintaining the space for creativity in the lesson. The stage is set to dive deeper and create a clearer basis for our understanding and execution.

My goal as a mentor is to help practitioners grow and improve, so they can have a successful and satisfying way of making a living.


The mentoring program will meet for 5-day sessions three times per year for a minimum of three years. We will meet on-line in between sessions.


Date, location and tuition information is to be announced. 


This program is built around the biological principles that I believe are essential to understand and embody if you are going to be effective making functional change with your students. Because of that, practitioners who want to participate in the mentoring program are asked to meet at least one of the following prerequisites.

  1. Attended one or more of Jeff's advanced trainings on the topic of self organization. (The June advanced training meets this requirement.)
  2. Purchased and studied Jeff's DVD program Learning Self Organization.
  3. Graduated from one of Jeff's basic Feldenkrais® training programs.
  4. Mentored with Jeff and have his permission. 
  5. Mentored with Andrew Gibbons and have his permission.

Mentoring Organizers: 

Andrew Gibbons: 347-460-9359

Anat Meiri: 415-713-3614

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