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Dr. Chava Shelhav

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Phone: (510) ***-****  HQ Phone
Feldenkrais Movement Institute
721 The Alameda
Berkeley, California 94707
United States

Company Description: The Feldenkrais Method: Developed by Moshe Feldenkrais, the Feldenkrais Method blends health, education and the arts to reduce pain and discomfort.
Background

Employment History

Board Memberships and Affiliations

  • Founder
    Child'Space

Education

  • masters degree
    Boston University's School of Education
  • Ph.D. , sociology and life sciences
    University of Heidelberg , Germany
  • master's degree
    Boston University
  • Ph.D. , Departments of Sociology and Life Sciences
    University of Heidelberg
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Web References
Feldenkrais Movement Institute - Practitioner Training Program
www.feldenkraisinstitute.org, 8 Nov 2013 [cached]
Chava Shelhav
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Dr. Chava Shelhav, Isreal/Japan Feldenkrais trainer and practitioner
Chava Shelhav was Dr. Moshe Feldenkrais' assistant both in Israel and abroad.
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From many years Dr. Shelhav worked at the Feldenkrais Institute and assisted Dr. Feldenkrais in training programs in the United States.
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Dr. Shelhav is the educational director for Feldenkrais training programs in Israel and abroad. In Germany, she is head of the Center for the Feldenkrais Method near Koln. Dr. Shelhav is frequently invited as a guest lecturer at symposiums around the world.
There are 18 lessons in 'Awareness ...
www.feldebiz.com [cached]
There are 18 lessons in 'Awareness Through Movement' given by Dr Chava Shelhav, in accordance with the method of Dr Moshe Feldenkrais.
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Dr Chava Shelhav is a senior teacher of the Feldenkrais method; was born in Israel and lives in Tel Aviv. Dr Shelhav was a member of the first group of students personally by Dr Moshe Feldenkrais, worked with him for many years and acted as his assistant in programs worldwide.
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Dr Shelhav has achieved distinction through her work with infants and children, especially disabled ones.
The group met nearly daily with ...
www.feldenkrais-resources.com, 10 Mar 2007 [cached]
The group met nearly daily with Moshe for the better part of three years, and included Chava Shelhav, Ruthy Alon, Miriam Pfeffer, Yochanon Rywerant, and Eli Vadler, among others.
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Chava Shelhav, Ph.D.
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Feldenkrais Resources is proud to announce the publication of a wonderful new video, "The Feldenkrais Method with Children who have Learning Disabilities" by Chava Shelhav, Feldenkrais Teacher, lecturer, researcher, and one of Moshe Feldenkrais' original Israeli students.
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'The Feldenkrais Method with Children who have Learning Disabilities' follows a group of children over a six-month period as Chava uses innovative Awareness Through Movement lessons and situations to successfully work with their sensory, motor, emotional and cognitive development.The video includes clear before and after comparisons and shows how, according to Chava, "the children have learned the notes of the melody and now have the means to create for themselves new songs."
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Chava Shelhav, Ph.D. and Dalia Golomb
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We are very pleased to be able to offer "A Guide to Awareness Through Movement," a new book by Chava Shelhav, a graduate of Moshe Feldenkrais' first Israeli training program, and Practitioner Dalia Golomb.
Both Carol and Rebecca have completed ...
www.birthtothreetherapies.com, 11 Mar 2011 [cached]
Both Carol and Rebecca have completed Chava's 2 year, 300 academic hour training course and are Certified in Child'Space.
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The following description is based upon a paper that Chava wrote describing her work with Child'Space.
Chava Shelhav has had 40 years of experience, working with clients of all ages using the Feldenkrais Method®. She was Moshe Feldenkrais's Personal Assistant for 21 years, traveling and working with him. In these years of experience, she came to understand that the roots of many problems experienced by adults can be traced to early childhood or even infancy. Thus Child'Space - the Chava Shelhav Method was born.
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Meeting with many babies and mothers, Chava observed signs of problematic development (significant, yet sub clinical issues) in numerous infants whose development was considered normal. Early intervention made it easier to address those developmental related issues. The benefits to the infant were often immediately visible and richer social interaction was rewarding for the parents. There is no child too young to benefit from the positive effects of touch and communication.
Chava believes that parents should be more actively involved in their child's development.
The Feldenkrais Method with Children Who ...
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The Feldenkrais Method with Children Who Have Learning Disabilities, Chava Shelhav, Feldenkrais Research Learning Disabilities DVD' href='//a248.e.akamai.net/origin-cdn.volusion.com/jqvwp.qoxfc/v/vspfiles/photos/2080-2.jpg'>
by Chava Shelhav
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We are please to offer this wonderful DVD by Chava Shelhav, founder of Child'Space.
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Chava uses innovative Awareness Through Movement lessons and situations to influence the children's sensory, motor, emotional, and cognitive development.
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In this video Chava Shelhav describes her research project with schoolchildren ages 7 - 12, integrating Awareness Through Movement and Functional Integration in the classroom.
Moving, sensing, thinking, and feeling are the key elements that lead to improved learning and social development. As you watch this video, you will learn to see the relationship between balance issues and learning disabilities, how awareness emerges from physical action, and ingenious individual and group Feldenkrais exercises improve motor development and control.
About the Author Chava Shelhav has studied child development and worked with children and babies for more than 30 years. She was a student and assistant of Dr. Moshe Feldenkrais and is currently recognized for her exceptional skills with clients of all ages, and as a gifted trainer of teachers in the Feldenkrais Method.
Dr. Shelhav has a Ph.D. from the University of Heidelberg in the Departments of Sociology and Life Sciences (1998) and a Master's degree from Boston University (1985). Her master's thesis, "Working with Brain Damaged Children Using the Feldenkrais Method," and her Ph.D. thesis, "Movement as a Learning Model" reflect her interest in children's learning.
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