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Originally founded in Berkeley in 1983 by Elizabeth Beringer and David Zemach-Bersin, Feldenkrais Resources is one of the oldest somatic education organizations in the North America and the exclusive publisher of Moshe Feldenkrais’s programs for the public. Carol Kress joined Elizabeth and David in 1994, and the three partners developed an extensive library of audio and video home programs with a wide range of themes and continuing-education materials for Feldenkrais practitioners. All of these materials are now available through our online store.
After many years of co-directing the Feldenkrais Resources center in Berkeley, California, Elizabeth moved to San Diego and began running courses here in 2004. In 2008 Elizabeth Beringer took over Feldenkrais Resources and moved the business to San Diego where she had started the Feldenkrais Institute of San Diego. Feldenkrais Resources is committed to providing individuals with high quality Feldenkrais materials and continues to develop new programs for both the public and for Feldenkrais practitioners. We currently offer over 100 programs that can be done at home, representing a wide and International range of authors. The Feldenkrais Institute of San Diego provides a full spectrum of Feldenkrais Method—related activities, including classes, public workshops, private Functional Integration® sessions, and professional training.
Elizabeth, David, and Carol continue to collaborate in many arenas, including co-publishing Feldenkrais related titles with North Atlantic Books under the name Somatic Resources. Check out some of our titles here.
Elizabeth Beringer is the owner and director of Feldenkrais Resources and the Feldenkrais Institute of San Diego.
She has been involved with the practice and development of the Feldenkrais Method for more than 40 years and trained directly with the founder, Dr. Moshe Feldenkrais, in both the U.S. and Israel.
Elizabeth has maintained an ongoing and varied private practice, applying the Feldenkrais approach with a diverse population including those with severe movement limitations, seniors, musicians, children 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 practiced the martial art of aikido for 4 decades and currently holds the rank of 6th-degree black belt. Aikido is a nonviolent martial art centered on neutralizing aggression by redirecting an opponent’s force. For many years, she was an instructor at San Diego Aikikai, in San Diego. Although she is no longer actively training her Feldenkrais practice has been deeply informed by her experiences in Aikido.
Over the years Elizabeth has been involved with the development of the Feldenkrais Method into a respected profession: founding and editing for 18 years the first Feldenkrais Journal; developing educational programs and materials; working with the practitioner organization, the Feldenkrais Guild of North America, in numerous capacities; and teaching postgraduate seminars for Feldenkrais practitioners in many locations around the world. Elizabeth co-founded Feldenkrais Resources in 1983 to develop and disseminate Feldenkrais-based educational programs that can be done at home. Since then Feldenkrais Resources has reached interested groups in nearly every country and continues to actively develop new applications of the Feldenkrais Method to meet expanding interest worldwide.