Feldenkrais Foundation Founders
David Zemach Bersin, President
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 Israel. For over 35 years he has been a leader in the practice and development of The Feldenkrais Method. David co-foundedFeldenkrais Resources, the primary publisher of Dr. Feldenkrais’ books and audio programs, and he is also co-founder of The FeldenkraisInstitute of New York.He 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. 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 audio programs.
David 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 lives with his wife Kaethe, a children’s book author and illustrator, and their children in Bucks County, Pennsylvania.
Marek Wyszynski, Vice President
Marek Wyszynski is a licensed Physical Therapist, a Certified Feldenkrais Practitioner and a former supervisor of the New York Pain Treatment Program at Lenox Hill Hospital. Marek is a 1999 graduate of the first Montclair Feldenkrais Professional Training Program with David Zemach-Bersin. He is the co-founder of both the Feldenkrais Institute of New York and The Feldenkrais Research Foundation. Marek studied and worked closely with the world-renowned physician Dr. Hans Kraus, the pioneer of trigger-point therapy and President Kennedy’s back pain physician. Since 1991 Marek has worked with people suffering from acute and chronic pain, as well as athletes and those with neurological problems. Marek is the author of; ‘A Structured Physical Therapy Approach for Treating the Muscular Components of Chronic Pain Syndromes’ in The Journal of Back & Musculoskeletal Rehabilitation and ‘The Feldenkrais Method for People with Chronic Pain’ in The Pain Practitioner, journal of American Academy of Pain Management. Marek is a former national fencing champion and the Director of Physical Therapy and Feldenkrais NYC, a member of The Hospital for Special Surgery Rehabilitation Network. He provides continuing education programs for health professionals in theFeldenkrais Method and lives in Queens with his wife, Kasia (also a Feldenkrais Practitioner and Physical Therapist), and their two sons, Luke and Jan.
Feldenkrais Foundation Staff
Rebecca Teicheira, Programs and Operations Manager
Rebecca Teicheira joined the Feldenkrais Foundation staff in the spring of 2015. She received her MFA in dance choreography/performance from Smith College, where she was a teaching fellow as well as a guest artist at Amherst College. Previously, Rebecca received her BA in dance from Connecticut College. Rebecca has performed works by renowned artists such as David Dorfman, Lisa Race, Heidi Henderson, Adele Myers, Nicholas Leichter, Jeremy Nelson, Wally Cardona, and Monica Bill Barnes. Currently, Rebecca is still a dancer, choreographer and teacher and collaborates with The Feath3r Theory under the artistic direction of Raja Kelly, Naomi Goldberg Haas/Dances For A Variable Population, MachineHDance and is co-founder and co-artistic director of Reject Dance Theatre. She is also a certified Pilates Mat instructor through Equinox Fitness.
Janine Dykstra Gunderman, BSN,RN,NP,MS; Administrative Associate
Janine Gunderman trained with David Zemach-Bersin and graduated from his Feldenkrais Professional Training program in June 2013. Janine holds a Bachelors of Science in Nursing from William Paterson College in Wayne, NJ and a Masters of Science from Columbia University in the area of Adult Nurse Practitioner in Adult Health. She worked as an RN and Nurse Practitioner in a variety of nursing positions including the Peace Corps, Medical and Surgical Intensive Care Units and Adult Medicine Walk In Clinic in North Central Bronx Hospital. Since graduating the Feldenkrais Professional Training Program she has worked part time as a teacher for the Feldenkrais Foundation and assistant to the director of the Feldenkrais Foundation.