AIFTT Educational Director
As Educational Director of the AIFTT, Lawrence Goldfarb, CFT, Ph.D., is responsible for the pedagogical integrity of the training program. Larry develops the curriculum, manages the faculty, and maintains an overview of each trainee’s learning. He bring over twenty-five years experience practicing and teaching the Method in a variety of settings—including schools, universities, physical therapy clinics, and hospitals—to the training. He has worked with people from all walks of life and taught the application of the Method to actors, athletes, dancers, musicians, office workers, physical and occupational therapists, and teachers
Larry graduated from the Amherst Training Program (1983), the last teacher training that Dr. Feldenkrais taught. He received his trainer accreditation in 1994. He has taught in dozens of teacher training programs in Australia, Europe and North America. He directed the first two Amsterdam trainings (1998-2002 and 2005-2008) as well as trainings in Adelaide (South Australia), New York City (New York), Santa Cruz (California), and Strasbroug (France). Not only has he has taught numerous post-graduate programs for Feldenkrais® practitioners the world over, but Larry also established the first Mentor training program in the Feldenkrais Method.
A movement scientist, multi-media author, and pioneering practitioner, Larry is highly regarded for his ability to articulate the inner workings of the Method. He worked for many years in rehabilitation settings and with people on the job, including bank tellers, bus drivers, computer users, professional dancers, gardeners, orchestra musicians, stock clerks and visual artists. Even with his busy teaching schedule, Larry maintains an active private practice in Santa Cruz, California. His teaching is highlighted by clarity, warmth, individual attention and the creation of the lively conditions for learning.