The Self-image in action and the use of the eyes
An advanced online course for Feldenkrais Practitioners
Raz Ori - Feldenkrais Trainer and Practitioner
"...the more you generalize the attention to yourself,
the more the eyes improve..."
Dr. Feldenkrais, Amherst Training Program
We act according to our self-image, an image that we continuously form by envisioning our-selves and our interactions with our environment.
Our eyes play a dominant role in this process as they are involved in multiple ways in every action that we take.
They provide extraordinary visual acuity and are central to our sense of orientation in space.
They are especially involved in directing attention to our environment and constructing an image of our outside world.
We also use our eyes to "see" our-selves, directing our attention internally, observing our own sensations, thoughts and intentions.
We "see in our mind's-eye" what we intend to do and visualize the desired results in any given moment.
In this workshop we will explore the intimate relationship between our habitual use of our eyes and the habitual ways in which we sense and perceive our-selves.
The formation of our self-image can be tapped into, potentiated, and maximized by understanding how our eyes work in unison with our attention and self-perception.
Each two-hour session includes a full Awareness through Movement lesson exploring the relationship of the eyes to our entire self-image in action. Each session will be accompanied by a discussion and a theoretical overview of the unique opportunities that emerge from the lesson.
When and how:
All sessions will be held via Zoom using the following link (for all six sessions):
Israel time, 6pm-8pm
Central European time, 5pm-7pm
US east cost time, 11am-1pm
US west cost time, 8am-10am
1. Monday, July 20.
2. Monday, July 27.
3. Monday, August 3.
4. Monday, August 10.
5. Monday, August 17.
6. Monday, August 24.
All sessions will be recorded and participants receive access to the recordings. Please try to commit for all six sessions.
Due to the difficult times we are all experiencing, and my wish to make this workshop available to everyone, tuition is donation based:
Recommended donation 150-180 USD for all six sessions.
Donations can be made through PayPal in the following link:
Israeli practitioners: Please use Bit, PayBox or PepperPay
"I am part of an on-line mentoring group with Raz. On top of knowing his stuff - he is kind, gentle, and very insightful.
This has been the most effective learning experience I have had since graduating from my training in 2005." Astra Coyle, GCFP
"I can’t tell you how much I am loving your workshop! It’s been so helpful and restorative in every way. After 36 years of practicing Feldenkrais as a student & now a teacher, I’ve had many excellent teachers. You are right up there near the very top of the list." Madeline Rogers, GCFP, New-York.
"Raz makes learning fun(even on Zoom!) Raz is wonderful and I learned so much...loved the content and the pacing. I am not only appreciative of his insight and knowledge but of his passionate and caring personality that I felt through the screen! And that's not easy when it's virtual!!" Reena Friedman, Washington.
"The fact that I look forward to 8am Zoom trainings is, I think, a testament to Raz’s great teaching. He is clearly extremely knowledgeable & generously shares his knowledge with skill & patience. He is very open to questions so we are all able to process the information both intellectually & experientally. I look forward to more studying with Raz in the future!" Jan Hetherington, GCFP
About Raz Ori:
Raz Ori is a Practitioner and Trainer of the Feldenkrais Method. He serves on the educational staff of training programs in Tel-Aviv, New-York, Italy, Germany and South Korea teaching with Ruty Bar, David Zemach-Bersin, and Lior Pessach.
Raz Ori graduated from the Tel-Aviv Feldenkrais Professional Training Program in 2001, after which he trained for two more years with Yochanan Rywerant, one of Dr. Feldenkrais’ first students.
Raz runs The Ramat-Aviv Feldenkrais Center where he teaches Awareness Through Movement classes and gives individual Functional Integration lessons.
Raz gained vast clinical experience working for 15 years at ‘Clalit Integrative Medicine’, part of Israel’s largest public health service provider. He has also worked at the ‘Sheba Medical Center’, Israel’s largest public hospital, with disabled war veterans suffering from chronic pain, phantom limb pain, PTSD, and head injuries, witnessing the human ability to overcome the impossible.
Raz studied Ergonomic Prevention and Intervention at the Wingate College for Physical Education, and is a certified JKA practitioner working with special needs children. Raz teaches advanced trainings and professional workshops for Feldenkrais Practitioners at his center and through online courses.
Raz lives in Tel-Aviv, with his wife and three children.