Lena Rosenberg has been a certified Feldenkrais practitioner since 2010, following four years of rigorous studies in Italy, Israel and Australia. Israeli-born, Europe-educated and now a long-time resident of Melbourne, Australia – Lena connects with students all over the world through her distinctive life-changing practice.
Before dedicating her career to the Feldenkrais Method, Lena spent time in Southern Central Italy completing her Bachelor of Arts in languages and literature and eventually moving to Turin to get her Masters in Simultaneous Interpretation where she graduated with Honours.
Lena’s rich and diverse background, living and studying in various parts of the world, provided her the insight, purview and empathy to not only connect with people from all different backgrounds but also the desire to put her affinity for the Feldenkrais Method front and centre to assist others with their conditions.
Known for her deep intuition, sense of empathy, patience and selfless generosity, Lena is a gifted Feldenkrais instructor who has assisted numerous students over the years, of all ages, with issues such as chronic pain, strokes, autism, depression as well as dancers, athletes and musicians with physical injuries or desire to improve their technique with a unique, science-backed approach.
Lena offers private sessions, zoom calls, group classes, workshops and corporate retreats for all ages, and whether it is a single session or over the course of a lifetime, her students achieve tremendous life-changing results.
DR MOSHE FELDENKRAIS
Dr Moshe Feldenkrais [1904-1984] was a multi-disciplined scientist, engineer and martial arts expert who designed an innovative educational approach to enhance people’s learning abilities.
Dr Feldenkrais based this method on his extensive knowledge in mechanics, physics, anatomy, neurology, physiology and the martial arts.
Born in the Ukraine, he left at the age of 16 for what is now Israel, where he was involved in Jewish self-defence groups. After learning Jujitsu, he devised his own self- defence techniques.
He studied mechanical and electrical engineering in France and worked as an assistant researcher to Nobel Prize winner Jean Frederik Joliot-Curie.
Dr Feldenkrais was chosen by Judo founder Jigaro Kano to open the first Judo club in France.
Due to severe knee injuries, Dr Feldenkrais researched ways to overcome his problems and started teaching his method to others with similar problems. One of his most famous students was Israel’s founder and first Prime Minister David Ben Gurion.
Dr Feldenkrais trained the first Feldenkrais Method practitioners in Israel, then in San Francisco and Amherst in the United States until 1981, three years before he died.
Books by Dr Moshe Feldenkrais:
Body and Mature Behaviour: A Study of Anxiety, Sex, Gravitation and Learning. London: Routledge and Kegan Paul, 1949; New York: International Universities
Press, 1950 (soft cover edition, out of print); Tel-Aviv: Alef Ltd., 1966, 1980, 1988 (hard cover edition).
Awareness Through Movement: Health Exercises for Personal Growth
New York/London: Harper & Row 1972,1977; Toronto: Fitzhenry & Whiteside, 1972, 1977 (hard cover edition, out of print); Harmondsworth, Middlesex, England: Penguin Books, 1972, 1977; San Francisco: Harper Collins, 1990 (soft cover edition).
The Case of Nora: Body Awareness as Healing Therapy
New York/London: Harper & Row, 1977 (out of print).
The Elusive Obvious
Cupertino, California: Meta Publications, 1981.
The Master Moves
Cupertino, California: Meta Publications, 1984, (soft cover edition.)
The Potent Self
San Francisco: Harper & Row, 1985. Harper Collins, New York, 1992, (soft cover edition)
50 Lessons by Dr. Feldenkrais
Noah Eshkol. Tel-Aviv, Israel: Alef Publishers, 1980 (written in Movement Notation).
Practical Unarmed Combat
London: Frederick Warne & Co. 1941. Tel Aviv: The Feldenkrais Institute, 1964.
Judo: The Art of Defense and Attack
New York and London: Frederick Warne & Co., 1944, 1967 (out of print).
Higher Judo (Groundwork) New York and London: Frederick Warne & Co., 1952 (out of print)