Under the Oak

Under the Oak

Masterclass/Yehudit Silver

Masterclass with Yehudit Silver/ 6 Segments


UNDER THE OAK started already in October 2019. Because of the COVID19 crisis we had to change the dates of UNDER THE OAK. 

As UNDER THE OAK already successfully took place in Vienna in 2016/2017 we decided to invite Yehudit Silver for a second time to teach this amazing Masterclass consisting of six segments.

Yehudit Silver:

Yehudit completed the Tel Aviv 2 FELDENKRAIS® Training Program with Dr. Chava Shelhav in 1991. Today she is a certified Trainer, who teaches trainings and various workshops in Israel and Europe. Yehudit was instrumental in establishing complementary medicine clinics in health maintenance organisations, as well as in a number of leading hospitals. She served as chairperson of the Israel FELDENKRAIS® guild for four years and represented the guild on the board of Complementary Medicine Therapy, an umbrella organization of alternative therapies. In addition to her bachelor´s degree as a nurse she received a master´s degree for Educational Program Development with an emphasis on psychology.
Over a period of 10 years she worked closely with Prof. Alon Talmi, one of Moshe Feldenkrais´s 13 original students. During that time she developed her six-part master class “under the oak” which spans over a period of 24 days in total. In the meantime she has introduced a significant number of FELDENKRAIS® practitioners to this series of lessons, both in Israel and abroad. Following Berlin (D) and Linz (A) she will now teach her unique Masterclass in Vienna for the second time.
Her ability to link the theoretical principals behind the Feldenkrais-method to the practical day-to-day application allows each practitioner to access the full potential of FELDENKRAIS® Functional Integration.


This Masterclass comprises a series of FI lessons designed by Yehudit Silver, inspired by and in memory of Prof. Alon Talmi, whose name Alon means “oak” in Hebrew.
Prof. Talmi compiled twenty structured FELDENKRAIS® FI lessons. Each lesson is constructed around a central functional theme, which is explored in different positions while adhering to the physical principles that characterize the Feldenkrais-method.
After completing her training, Yehudit spent ten years at Prof. Talmi’s side, absorbing his practical approach to the Feldenkrais-method. With his consent, she began teaching fellow practitioners his lessons.
The workshop is comprised of 24 sessions of 4-5 hours each. Each lesson is structured as a tree; the trunk of the tree is the lesson as designed by Prof. Talmi, and the branches offer a broad spectrum of options.
In the intimate atmosphere of a small group, we follow the lesson’s development and pay attention to the finest details.
This Masterclass is suitable for FELDENKRAIS® practitioners who are interested in refining their practical FI skills and teaching an FELDENKRAIS® FI lesson that accurately and elegantly addresses the individual needs of the student.


1) To become acquainted with the FELDENKRAIS® FI lessons designed by Prof. Talmi and to practice them.
2) Adapting and applying these lessons to various pathologies and to a pupil’s changing needs.
3) Learn how to structure the FELDENKRAIS® FI process, so it serves the unique needs of the particular pupil.
4) Improve FELDENKRAIS® FI skills, such as sensitivity, sense of rhythm, the amplitude of force used and accurate transfer of movement.

Because of the COVID19 crisis we had to change the dates of UNDER THE OAK. 

Segment 1: 10 – 13.10 2019
Segment 2: 12 – 15.12 2019
Segment 3: 25 – 28.11 2021 online via ZOOM
Segment 4: in planning
Segment 5: in planning
Segment 6: in planning

Since all segments build on one another, we warmly recommend to participate in all segments! However, we refrain from asking the participants to commit to all six segments. Furthermore, it is possible to join the Masterclass after the start as long as there are still places available.

Language of instruction: English
Teacher: Yehudit Silver
Teaching time: Thursday to Sunday, 10:00 – 16:30

Price: EUR 455 per Segment (incl. 20% VAT), the fee includes the ZOOM recordings of the entire course.

Registration: info@feldenkrais-training-vienna.com

Location: online über ZOOM

Testimonial of a participant in segment 1 in Linz (Upper Austria)

…four inspiring, intensive days, with a lot of new, exciting input for my work with the Feldenkrais-method. The first four lessons offer a broad spectrum of possibilities, which I could easily continue to work with after class. Yehudits clear teaching language and her incredibly subtle way to move others is still present with me and has left important traces in my way of working. This advanced training has allowed me to progress even further and as I keep finding ways to apply my new insights I am looking very much forward to a follow-up.
Gudrun Esterer / FELDENKRAIS® Practitioner Vienna / Munich