Elizabeth Beringer has been involved with the practice and development of the Feldenkrais Method for more than 35 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, 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.
Over the years Elizabeth has been actively 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. She has also taught postgraduate seminars for physical and occupational therapists in the U.S. and Australia. Elizabeth cofounded Feldenkrais Resources with David Zemach-Bersin 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 the expanding interest.
Currently she is involved in the training of new practitioners and recently graduated training groups in Milano, Italy; Biel, Switzerland; and San Diego, California. She also travels extensively teaching in postgraduate and practitioner training programs in Europe, Australia and across the U.S. In addition to her Feldenkrais practice Elizabeth has studied numerous other somatic disciplines. More recently she has pursued the study of the cognitive sciences and her current teaching integrates current advances in the cognitive sciences into the Feldenkrais perspective.
Elizabeth has practiced the martial art of aikido since 1977 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. Her practice of Feldenkrais has been informed by her experiences in Aikido. Elizabeth lives in San Diego with her husband, Rafael Nunez, a professor of cognitive science at the University California San Diego and their daughter.
Elizabeth teaches public workshops, advanced trainings for Feldenkrais practitioners and Mentoring Days in San Diego and around the world.
Private Functional Integration Lessons
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