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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. ... more

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Background Information

Employment History

Teacher

Seminar Hakibbutzim

Affiliations

Founder
Childspace

Founder
The Child'Space Method

Education

Departments of Sociology and Life Sciences

University of Heidelberg

Ph.D.

Departments of Sociology and Life Sciences

University of Heidelberg

Ph.D.

sociology and life sciences

University of Heidelberg , Germany

master's degree

Boston University

masters degree

Boston University's School of Education

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Brenda began advanced study with ...

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Brenda began advanced study with Feldenkrais Instructor Chava Shelhav, Ph.D. in this area in 2001 and completed her Child'Space program in 2012.


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This time of early bonding can be magical, joyous and mutually satisfying. Developed by Chava Shelhav, Ph.D. a senior Feldenkrais Instructor, the program provides a foundation of support for parents to trust their judgment and intuition in relating to their babies.

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About Chava Shelhav Through decades of working with clients of all ages using the Feldenkrais Method, Dr. Chava Shelhav has come to understand that the roots of many problems experienced by adults can be traced to infancy and early childhood. She developed the Child'Space Method to give children a solid foundation for lifelong learning and social competency.
Dr. Shelhav has a Ph.D. from the University of Heidelberg in the Departments of Sociology and Life Sciences and a Master's degree from Boston University. 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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Dr. Shelhav has presented her work with babies at international conferences and collaborated in the late Professor Esther Thelen's research in infant motor development.


Faculty – Feldenkrais Movement Institute

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Chava Shelhav, Ph.D.

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Chava Shelhav, Ph.D.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.


About Dr. Chava Shelhav

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About Dr. Chava Shelhav

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Chava Shelhav
Born in Israel, Chava Shelhav was one of Dr. Moshe Feldenkrais's first students, and one of the first group of 13 that he trained in his system of improving human functioning.
Dr. Shelhav received her masters at Boston University. Her thesis, Working with Brain Damaged Children Using the Feldenkrais Method, was published in 1989. Her doctorate is from the University of Heidelberg. Working in the Departments of Sociology and Life Sciences, her thesis examined the effects of the Feldenkrais Method on learning processes and other aspects of childhood. She has published a number of books in Hebrew, English and German.
Dr. Shelhav has served as educational director for 30 four-year Feldenkrais Professional Training Programs in Israel, Germany, the United States, and the UK. In Israel, she has taught the Feldenkrais Method at Seminar Hakibbutzim, the Wingate Institute, the Asaf Harofe Medical Center's Department of Complementary Medicine, and at child development centers. In Germany, she heads Feldenkraiszcentrum, an institute that trains teachers in the Feldenkrais Method.
Dr. Shelhav is currently training Child'Space practitioners through programs in Israel, Germany, the Netherlands, and the United States. She has a private practice in Tel Aviv.
Watch Dr. Chava Shelhav work with a child
The skills that Child'Space practitioners learn for working with healthy babies are also suitable working with babies experiencing developmental delays and other challenges.
The following videos show the Child'Space method of Dr. Chava Shelhav working with Jasmine, a toddler who suffered a severe brain injury at age 30 months.
Along with the significant emotional and motor improvements that take place, you will see Jasmine improves her ability to move her right arm and she gradually accepts it as part of a more complete self-image. Having incorporated her right arm into her self image, she begins using it, providing stimulation that drives further development.
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Dr. Chava Shelhav
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In this short video, Chava helps him to feel his structure using touch and using her voice.


Feldenkrais Movement Institute - Practitioner Training Program

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Mary Spire | Katrin Smithback | Stephen Rosenholtz | Donna Ray | Carol Kress | Dwight Pargee | Dr. Mara Fusero | Steve Rosenholtz | Ruty Bar | Donna Blank, | Carl Ginsberg | Chava Shelhav

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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.

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