A pioneer in the Feldenkrais movement draws on her forty-years of experience to offer Feldenkrais Method and other somatic education practitioners a new perspective on infant development, and how they can assist parents and caregivers along the way
CHAVA SHELHAV, Ph.D., was born in Israel on January 31, 1940. As one of Dr. Moshe Feldenkrais's first students, she was one of the first group of 13 Feldenkrais teachers that he trained in his system of improving human functioning. Dr. Shelhav received her masters at Boston University and her doctorate from the University of Heidelberg. Working in the Departments of Sociology and Life Sciences, her thesis examined the effects of the Feldenkrais Method on learning processes and other aspects of childhood. She has published a number of books in Hebrew, English, and German. Dr. Shelhav has served as educational director for 30 four-year Feldenkrais Professional Training Programs in Israel, Germany, the United States, and the UK. In Israel, she has taught the Feldenkrais Method at Seminar Hakibbutzim, the Wingate Institute, the Asaf Harofe Medical Center's Department of Complementary Medicine, and at child development centers. In Germany, she heads Feldenkraiszcentrum, an institute that trains teachers in the Feldenkrais Method. Dr. Shelhav is currently training Child'Space practitioners through programs in Israel, Germany, the Netherlands, and the United States. She has a private practice in Tel Aviv.
"A fresh, holistic perspective on the connection between motor
development, emotion, and cognition. A must-read for any parent or
therapist who wants to gain a deeper understanding of early
-Tali Marron, child psychologist and brain and creativity researcher