Eilat Almagor, Ph.D
Eilat Almagor is a senior Trainer in the Feldenkrais Method. She graduated from Moshe Feldenkrais’ training in Amherst in 1983.
Eilat has a Ph.D in neurobiology, an M.Sc in environmental science, and a B.Sc in Mathematics and Physics, from the Hebrew University.
Since 1984, Eilat teaches “Awareness through movement” classes in the Jerusalem Academy of Music and Dance, under the Dance faculty.
Since 1990, Eilat directs professional Feldenkrais trainings in Israel, Italy, and Japan.
Eilat works with babies and children with special needs, as well as adults who use the method to relieve pain, or to improve abilities.
In recent years, Eilat leads a project to incorporate Feldenkrais lessons in schools, and collaborates with neuroscientists in Israel and Germany in a scientific researched aimed at studying the effects of the Feldenkrais method on brain activity.
For the past two years, Eilat teaches with Prof. Dorit Aharonov an experimental course in the school of Computer Science in the Hebrew University. The course combines classes in theoretical computer-science with movement lessons in the Feldenkrais method. This learning method is unconventional in the university, and the course contains exercises that allow introspection into the learning process itself.
“During my doctoral studies, I began taking Feldenkrais awareness through movement lessons with my friend Anat Baniel. I found that in every lesson I learn something new – a new movement, or a general insight to the process of learning. Sometimes I was surprised by the instantaneous nature of this process – you could almost identify the exact moment the nervous system learns. As a neuroscientist, the Feldenkrais method greatly appealed to me.
Even before completing my Ph.D, I joined the Feldenkrais training in Amherst. The course was, to me, a revolution in the ways of learning and thinking, in the movement ability, and in my self-image. Moshe Feldenkrais’ lectures shone a new, unexpected, light on every topic. I was surprised to discover that one can learn professionally, but without effort”.