David Zemach-Bersin is one of Dr. Moshe Feldenkrais’ original American students. He studied closely with Dr. Feldenkrais from 1973-1984 in the U.S., England, and at the Feldenkrais Institute in Israel. For over 30 years he has been an international leader in the practice and development of The Feldenkrais Method. In 1983, David Zemach-Bersin co-founded Feldenkrais Resources, the primary publisher of Dr. Moshe Feldenkrais’ books and audio programs, and he is also the co-founder of The Feldenkrais Institute of New York, and the non-profit Feldenkrais Research Foundation.
David Zemach-Bersin is the Director of the New York City, and Washington/Baltimore Feldenkrais Method Training Programs. He has taught in Feldenkrais Training Programs throughout the U.S. and Europe, as well as courses for physical and occupational therapists. Since 2004, David Zemach-Bersin has been a guest teacher at the prestigious Marlboro Music Festival. He is a Honors graduate of UC Berkeley, with extensive post-graduate work in physiological psychology, and is the co-author of Relaxercise (HarperCollins), a popular introduction to The Feldenkrais Method, as well as the author of many popular Feldenkrais Method audio programs.
David Zemach-Bersin has served as President of The Feldenkrais Guild of North America, and since 1977 has maintained a private practice working with a diverse population including those with severe movement limitations, neurological problems, children, seniors, world-class musicians, dancers, actors, and those in chronic pain. David Zemach-Bersin lives with his wife Kaethe, a children’s book author and illustrator, and their children in Bucks County, Pennsylvania.