Bonnie Kissam, M.A. in Education
Guild Certified Feldenkrais Practitioner® / Assistant Trainer
Licensed Massage Therapist, FL Lic #36256
“As a dancer, physical educator and trained massage therapist, I have always been fascinated by how the body works — and how to keep it working! In 1976, I was introduced to the work of body/mind pioneer Moshe Feldenkrais, D.Sc., who promoted the idea that we think, sense and act all at the same time. I am always excited to introduce the Method to others because Dr. Feldenkrais believed human beings have an enormous capacity to learn. If you are willing to think “skill” and not just “conditioning,” you can enhance your abilities effortlessly — no matter your age or condition — in a relatively short amount of time. When we can engage our attention as we move, our brains reawaken and receive information clarifying what we are doing. With awareness, new thoughts and abilities emerge. .”
Bonnie Kissam, M.A.
Bonnie has two Master Degrees, in Physical Education/Dance (1973) and Exceptional Student Education (2009). She studied with Moshe Feldenkrais, D.Sc., during his last years of teaching in 1980-1981. She maintained a private practice in Hartford, Connecticut for 20 years, which included being a Feldenkrais Practitioner® in physical therapy clinics, a teacher of Anatomy and Kinesiology for the Dancer at the Hartford Conservatory, and facilitator of numerous professional workshops.
Bonnie now resides in Sarasota, FL, providing individual lessons for all ages – from children to mature adults – teaching classes and workshops throughout the Southwest and Central Florida region. She developed a Certification program, TOUCH TO INFORM. It is a series of seminars for LMTs and other professionals who want a deeper understanding of The Feldenkrais Method® in order to include the concepts as part of their practice.
She is the author of The Effortless Swing® approach for optimal golf, which uses principles of The Feldenkrais Method® to maximize the ease and performance of golfers.
Bonnie is a graduate of the Amherst Feldenkrais® Professional Training Program (1983) and an Assistant Trainer. She also studied with Anat Baniel Method® of Neuromovement for Children with Special Needs.