Korea, 2017, photo by Sang Hoon Ok

Ruty Bar — M.A.

"As a dancer, I moved to the rhythm of exterior music. Dr. Feldenkrais taught me how to move to the rhythm of my inner music, the one that my body was quietly and naturally showing me, through my inner dialogue and the interaction with my practitioner at the time. The overwhelming feeling of relief and freedom that I felt after these sessions, accompanies me to this day as I work in my practice and train other practitioners.

My one-on-one meetings with Dr. Feldenkrais led me to join the first IFF sponsored Feldenkrais Practitioner's Course in Tel Aviv, in 1984.

After completing the course, I worked with a variety of people both in group and one-on-one sessions. I continued to progress in the method at first as an assistant, and then as a senior trainer and educational director for the Feldenkrais Professional Trainings Programs.

I was invited to join the team of practitioner trainers in Ruty Alon's courses, and this turned in to a partnership that has lasted for more than 20 years. I also taught courses for well-known trainers of the method worldwide – Dr. Chava Shelhav, Eli Walder, David Zemach Bersin, Petra Koch, Jeremy Kraus, Frank Wildman, Mara Dela Pergola, and Mara Fuzero. For me — the Feldenkrais Method has become a way of life."

Korea, 2017, photo by Sang Hoon Ok

Ruty Bar is a senior trainer in the Feldenkrais Method, both in Functional Integration and Awareness Through Movement. A Licensed Practitioner since 1988, Ruty has her private practice for personalized lessons. She is also the educational director and teacher for several Practitioner Training Courses, in Israel, Europe and theUnited States (NYC & Baltimore).

Ruty graduated from the Rubin Academy of Dance and Music in Jerusalem, and then went on to earn a Masters Degree in Movement Therapy from Leslie Boston University. Her Master’s Thesis was an in-depth study of the mind-body connection, using the Feldenkrais Method to treat people with special needs.