Schools and Organizations
Feldenkrais® Resources Training Institute
Feldenkrais® Resources Training Institute (FRTI) is one of the oldest and most active Feldenkrais training and somatic education organizations in the world. The Institute was founded in 1983 and is located in Berkeley at the Rudramandir Center. Here we offer on-going Awareness Through Movement® classes, individual private Functional Integration® sessions, weekend workshops and Professional Training in The Feldenkrais Method®.
Hakomi Institute of California
Hakomi is a state of the art method of experiential psychotherapy, through which practitioners in many fields find renewed inspiration and depth in their work.
The Hakomi Institute of California offers workshops and trainings in the Hakomi Method to professionals and the general populations. Trainings combine body-oriented techniques with verbal interventions supported by unique guiding principles (body-mind integration, mindfulness, non-violence and organicity) which create a gentle and respectful frame for the healing.
Hendrickson Method Institute
Hendrickson Method Institute provides quality advanced training in massage and manual therapy for orthopedic conditions. Dr. Tom Hendrickson, founder and President, developed this unique system of soft tissue mobilization, joint mobilization, and contract/relax muscle energy technique to relieve pain and restore joint function in numerous acute and chronic orthopedic conditions.
Milne Institute - Craniosacral Work
Visionary Craniosacral Work ™ is a soothing, noninvasive, hands-on therapy. The craniosacral system includes the brain, the cerebrospinal fluid, the system of membranes inside the cranium, all 22 cranial bones, the spine and the sacrum.
Sensorimotor Psychotherapy Institute
The Sensorimotor Psychotherapy Institute (SPI) is an educational organization dedicated to the study and teaching of a somatic approach to clinical psychotherapy practice. Sensorimotor Psychotherapy is a body-oriented talking therapy that integrates verbal techniques with body-centered interventions in the treatment of trauma, attachment, and developmental issues.
The Somatic Experiencing Trauma Institute
The Somatic Experiencing Trauma Institute is a 501 (c) 3 nonprofit educational and outreach organization dedicated to the worldwide healing and prevention of trauma. We provide professional training in Somatic Experiencing and outreach to under-served populations and victims of violence, war, and natural disasters.
The Alexander Educational Center
The Alexander Educational Center’s mission is to create confident, skillful, working professionals. Upon graduation our trainees have: the essential “hands on skills” needed to convey the Alexander Technique, the teaching skills for presenting the work to various individuals and groups, the confidence that their training has given them a thorough grounding in the Technique, the ability to demonstrate and articulate the essential nature of F. M. Alexander’s work and the mastery needed to practically change a person’s “use.”
Jett Psaris, MBA, PhD
Jett Psaris is cofounder of the Conscious Living Center, a counseling and retreat center in the San Francisco Bay Area. Her first book, Undefended Love, was a finalist for the Nautilus Book Award in the category of psychology and consciousness. Jett has been leading workshops about how to inhabit the full spectrum of our humanity for the past 25 years.
East Bay Intl. Association for Near-Death Studies
East Bay Intl. Association for Near-Death Studies (IANDS) holds monthly meetings to explore the near-death experience - a personally undeniable encounter with another dimension of existence. Studies show that NDErs are usually happier then their peers, more compassionate, less materialistic, and without fear of, or belief in, death. No dogma, no religion, no questions forbidden, all welcome.
7Directions™ is an earth-based dance ceremony in existence since 2002 where free-form movement becomes healing medicine for life. Staci Boden and Jill Pettegrew lead 7Directions™ for individuals, women’s circles, private groups, organizations, and weekend retreats. At Rudramandir, Jill and Staci co-facilitate 7Directions™ Sacred Dance Women's Circles: a five month healing journey that combines dance ceremony with the nourishing power of a women’s group.