Exploration of Early Developmental Stages

Exploration of Early Developmental Stages – A series of 3 workshops

Exploration of Early Developmental Stages – How early development can be the key to observing ourselves as adults with Dr. Chava Shelhav

Date: November 9,16 and 23, 2021 (3 consecutive Tuesdays)

Time: 8-10 am Pacific Time/11 am-1 pm Eastern/5-7 pm Central European

Cost: $180 for 3 Live workshops and Video streaming afterward


Use the link below to register:



This series with Dr. Chava Shelhav is an opportunity to deepen your understanding of the development stages of early childhood, and how it may help us to improve our ability to

observe ourselves and provide us with practical tools for everyday life.

How do our childhood habits and patterns affect us?

How to involve a change with the help of ATM lessons?

Understanding the developmental stages of the first years of our lives is the key to observing ourselves as adults.

Recent research indicates that motor skills develop concurrently with equilibrioception (sense of balance), spatial orientation, self-perception, sense of self and awareness. These skills are essential to the development of the human emotional and cognitive systems. Therefore, a lack of experience of these skills at an early age may have profound effects on an individual throughout their life.

During my Ph.D. thesis, while working with adults who suffer from chronic pain, anxiety, and behavioral problems, I realized that some of these originated during the early stages of development.

Moshe Feldenkrais based his method on development, and I have continued to research the components and stages of development during the first few years of life.  This knowledge is essential to know when we meet and touch in a Feldenkrais session.

Registration includes:

  • A series of 3 workshops (120 min each).
  • ATM lessons.
  • Analysis and discussion
  • A lecture that elucidates the complexity of the motor system, sense of balance, flexibility of joints and spine and the way it is manifested to the grown-ups.
  • Opportunity to submit questions for Dr. Chava Shelhav to answer.
  • Assistance during the lesson from our support team which includes a Feldenkrais assistant.
Skip to content