I was certified as a Feldenkrais instructor in 1994, by the International Feldenkrais Association. Since 1992, I am certified by the Israeli Feldenkrais Association as a Feldenkrais group instructor, and, since 1994, I am also certified as a functional integration practitioner working with adults and kids hands on and one on one sessions
In 2014, after years of individual work with infants and children with special needs, I was certified—after some training in the USA—as an instructor in the Anat Baniel Method for Children with Special Needs (ABM). The ABM method has adapted the Feldenkrais method to accommodate working with toddlers and young children. Since then, I have been working in the NeuroMovement Center for Children with Special Needs which I had established; and, in addition to my work at the center, I am recurrently invited to work with families and children with special needs in Europe,London,Africa, Scandinavia, Ukraine, Turkey and the Middle East islands such as Cyprus.
In 2017, I have added the JKA approach for working with children with developmental delay and special needs to the Neuro-Developmental therapeutic approaches I implement in my work with children. The JKA method greatly contributes to already remarkable results the children with whom I work and I experience in our joined work and efforts.
In addition to the individual and group sessions I withhold, I was further involved in establishing therapeutic support groups that follow the guidelines of Primal therapy and the Jen Jenssen’s Regression therapy. Both these therapeutic approaches enable me to treat my patients from a more comprehensive and enriched perspective.
My work focuses on several fields of expertise:
- Performance arts. Working with artists, actors, musicians and singers on improving their mobility and vocal expression. I have been teaching workshops which focuses on improving the innate connection between vocal abilities and our posture – an essential connection which benefits both singers and actors. In recent years, I have been teaching at Beit Zvi School of the Performing Arts, giving weekly acting classes in attempt to promote movement consciousness using the Feldenkrais method.
- Working with adults. My work with adults focuses on improving their motor abilities and their daily function. Some patients approach me in order to assist them in improving their athletic abilities. Others, however, suffer from movement disorders or chronic pains, causing limitations in movement while significantly damaging these patients’ quality of life. I treat patients after various injuries, patients who underwent a stroke, patients with joints problems and patients with breathing problems.
- Working with toddlers and young children. I work with children who, for different developmental delays, skip developmental milestones or with children with special needs. Using a work method that is both highly gentle yet precise,oriented by the natural developmental milestones, I am able to assist children and toddlers who suffer from the severest conditions and problems; working together, these children are then able to unleash their innate developmental abilities, despite their limitations. Throughout the years, I have treated children who were diagnosed with different motor-problems, Hypotonia, Scoliosis, Torticollis, genetic syndromes, Atention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder, sleeping and relaxation problems, etc. I have additionally worked with children who are diagnosed for Autism Spectrum Disorder, Down syndrome and Cerebral Palsy.
In addition to participating in various ABM, Feldenkrais and JKA trainings and workshops, I was certified as a Senior Feldenkrais instructor from Yohannan Rivrent’s (one of Moshe Feldenkrais’ first students) Advanced Feldenkrais Course for Senior Instructors.
I was a student at the Levinsky Choral-Singing Scool, performing with different acapella groups, the Israel Philharmonic Orchestra, and also hosted different musical events.
It is my contention that our brain is a miraculous organ, in need of constant movement and attention in order to develop to its fullest and most optimal state. Once problems, mostly during infancy and childhood, occur, it is possible to address and treat them with the use of meticulous and attentive therapeutic work. It is possible to awaken our brain, allowing it to change and reorganize our daily movements and functions, reaching to the almost unthinkable levels of quality of movement and well-being. I truly believe that humans are capable of change at any age, regardless of their physical state and in any aspect of their lives. I am honored and delighted to be a part of this deep and meaningful process, and accompany my patients in their quest for finding new ways of change and improvement.