Teaching Staff

The teaching staff consist of outstanding accredited trainers and assistant trainers. Julie Peck is the Educational Director. Julie, Stephanie Spink, Arlyn Zones, Susan Hillier and Zoran Kovich*, will be the trainers in the program. Assistant trainers from across Australia will be part of the teaching staff. Working as a team, the staff teach Awareness Through Movement, give Functional Integration lessons and demonstrations, lead discussions, and direct small groups.

The international training accreditation guidelines require that we maintain a student to teacher ratio of 20-to-1 for the first two years and of 15-to-1 for the final two years. To insure that you receive individual attention, we are committed to meeting, or exceeding, this requirement in every segment. Jenni Evans as the Program Director will co-ordinate onsite activities and liaise with the trainees.

Experienced Feldenkrais practitioners may also be part of the educational faculty. They will serve as tutor practitioners to provide support for the training and give FI lessons.

To insure continuity and congruence, Julie Peck will teach 50% of the time and all staff will work cooperatively to prepare and review the program content.

* Subject to Accreditation

Educational Director

Julie Peck, Certified Feldenkrais Trainer (CFT), B.App.Sc.(Physio), Perth, Western Australia

Julie Peck Feldenkrais Educational DirectorJulie PeckJulie has a background in Physiotherapy and has maintained a busy private practice in Perth since graduating from the Sydney1 FPTP in 1990. She became an Assistant Trainer in 1995 and Australia’s first Trainer in 2003.

Julie finds her private practice and sharing her experiences with colleagues, clients and students are the main source of her continual learning. She has found the journey of being both a Feldenkrais practitioner and trainer has enhanced and refined her abilities in innumerable ways, particularly in stimulating her ability to direct her own discoveries and learning. She is committed to furthering the understanding and practice of the Feldenkrais Method in Australia and to have fun while doing it!

Trainers

Zoran Kovich, MSc(Cog.Sc), BA(Soc.Sc), BA(Perf.Arts) Sydney Aust

Zoran graduated from the Melbourne I Feldenkrais training in 1991 and completed his masters degree in cognitive science in 1995, focusing on the relationship between movement, perception, and thought.

Having a passion for teaching and learning, Zoran commenced working in trainings in 2000, and became an assistant trainer in 2004. From 1990 to 2009 he lectured in university performing arts programs, using Feldenkrais/Somatic Education pedagogy to construct courses designed to enhance performing artist’s abilities. Since 2005 he has been facilitating a variety of regular, ongoing post-graduate programs for Feldenkrais teachers.

Zoran maintains a practice in Sydney using his knowledge of Feldenkrais, somatic education systems, martial arts, performing arts, cognitive and social sciences, to create practical lessons that address peoples’ personal and professional needs and interests.

Stephanie Spink, B.App.Sc.(Physio), CFT, Melbourne Australia

Stephanie Spink became involved with the Feldenkrais Method in 1982 and graduated from the first Melbourne Feldenkrais Training graduating in 1991. She organised the second Melbourne Feldenkrais Training Program and worked as the continuity assistant in the Melbourne III FPTP. She has a background in Physiotherapy, and since 1997, has taught functional anatomy workshops and advanced trainings in Australia and New Zealand. She was certified as an Assistant Trainer in 1998 and Trainer in 2010. She has worked in training programs in Melbourne, Sydney, Perth New Zealand and Japan. She has been an active member of the Australian Training and Accreditation Board since 2002. She continues to maintain a Feldenkrais Private Practice in Eltham. She enjoys learning, life and travelling.

Susan Hillier, CFT, Ph.D., Adelaide Australia

Susan graduated from the Melbourne 1 Training program in 1991.She incorporated the Feldenkrais Method into her work with people regaining function after catastrophic injury or illness. More recently she has worked as an academic, teaching and researching in the broad area of neuroscience with a particular interest in motor control and motor learning. for adults and children who have challenging movement behaviours. She still maintains a small private practice to inform and keep current her research and teaching in university, private and Feldenkrais Method training domains.

Arlyn Zones, CFT, MA (Theatre Arts), San Francisco, USA

Arlyn began studying the Feldenkrais Method in 1977 and graduated from the 1983 Amherst Training. She has maintained an active private practice since then, working with infants, children and adults. She has also taught in schools, clinics and hospitals, and has led special seminars for physical and occupational therapists on clinical applications of the Feldenkrais Method for orthopaedic and neurological difficulties. Arlyn became an Assistant Trainer of the Method in 1988 and a Trainer in 1994. She has taught extensively in the US, Europe and Australia in more than 30 training programs. She also teaches advanced seminars for Feldenkrais Practitioners.