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Functional Integration (FI) is a form of somatic movement education with a one-to-one approach to working with people. Learning, change and improvement are achieved through the use of specific skilled manipulation and passive movement individualized for the client's particular needs. The practice of Functional Integration is based on the same large movement repertoire as ATM, making the approach flexible and thus applicable in a wide range of situations. It has benefited such diverse groups as musicians, performing artists, athletes, children with developmental difficulties, senior citizens coping with movement restrictions, people with injuries and chronic pain, and individuals with neurological problems.
For a private FI session with a Feldenkrais Institute of San Diego practitioner, please feel free to contact them directly to discuss your specific needs or set up an appointment.
Elizabeth Beringer has been involved with the practice and development of the Feldenkrais Method for more than 25 years and is one of the foremost Feldenkrais teachers and trainers. She studied directly with the founder of the Method, Dr. Moshe Feldenkrais, in both the U.S. and Israel between 1976 and 1983. Elizabeth has maintained an ongoing and varied private practice working with a diverse population including those with severe movement limitations, children, seniors, musicians and those in chronic pain. She has also worked extensively with athletes, martial artists and dancers and is known for her ability to apply the Method in dynamic situations. Elizabeth has limited availablity for individaul sessions.
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Bonnie Rich Humiston, BSN, MS, is a Guild Certified Feldenkrais® teacher and trainer, who studied directly with Moshe Feldenkrais for 10 years. In 1972 and 1973, Bonnie began attending workshops that Moshe taught to the public in Seattle, where he would arrive a few days early to give FIs. Bonnie helped arrange these early FIs and had the privilege of observing; this was the inspirational beginning of her study of the Method. She continued on to San Francisco, where she graduated from the first Feldenkrais Professional Training Program in the United States, in 1977. She and her family moved to the East Coast, and when the Amherst training began, Bonnie was there. She is currently the editor of the transcripts of the first two years of the Amherst Training for the IFF. In addition, Bonnie served on the board of the FGNA from 1981 to 1991, where she was president from 1987 to 1989. She further contributed as the administrator of the Guild from 1992 to 1994 and returned as its president in 1999. Bonnie has also been secretary on the board of directors for the IFF from 1992 to 2002. Over the years, Bonnie has been involved in developing Feldenkrais Method materials from the early trainings and Alexander Yanai Method. In addition to maintaining her private Feldenkrais practice in San Diego, Bonnie currently teaches ATM classes as an integrated part of the Chronic Pain Rehabilitation Program associated with Scripps Hospital. She also provides FI to its patients. At the Feldenkrais Institute of San Diego, Bonnie teaches workshops, ATM classes, and is involved in training new Feldenkrais practitioners.
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Donna Wood has been practicing and teaching the Feldenkrais Method for the past 15 years. Her extensive background in dance and martial arts has created a richness of personal movement experience that she can draw on in her practice of the Method. She is also particularly interested in how the Feldenkrais Method can foster creativity and affect perception. Donna works with a broad range of people and situations. She is bilingual and splits her practice between San Diego and Mexico. Donna is a certified assistant trainer and works as the continuity assistant in the Feldenkrais Institute of San Diego training programs.
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Liz Sisco, MFA, teaches Awareness Through Movement® at the Feldenkrais Institute of San Diego and has a private practice, where she teaches Functional Integration® in Golden Hill. She has over 30 years’ experience teaching creative arts. A dedicated outdoor adventurer, Liz spends each morning exploring the canyons of Balboa Park and the summers hiking and swimming in the Sierras. She is bilingual in Spanish.
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