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. Dr. Feldenkrais believed human beings have an enormous capacity to learn and if you are willing to think “skill” and not just “conditioning,” you can enhance your abilities effortlessly — no matter what your age or condition — in a relatively short amount of time. After 4 decades, I can now attest to the effectiveness it has been for me. When we can engage our attention as we move, our brains reawaken and receive information showing us new possibilities. New thoughts and abilities emerge and VOILA, we regain our aliveness. VIVA LA VIE! .” Bonnie Kissam, M.A.
Bonnie has two Master Degrees. One is in Physical Education/Dance (1973) with a second one in 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. This included being a practitioner in physical therapy clinics, 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 maturing adults, teaching classes and workshops throughout the area and since 2020 on ZOOM. She developed a certificate program TOUCH TO INFORM, a series of seminars for LMTs and other professionals who would like to have a deeper understanding of The Feldenkrais Method® in order to include 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, and The Lightness of Walking Program, a program that helps you learn how to ‘redesign’ your ABCs for Walking a Better Balanced, Pain Free Walk
Bonnie is a graduate of the Amherst Feldenkrais Professional Training Program, 1983 and an Assistant Trainer. She also works with children, having studied with Anat Baniel Method® of Neuromovement for Children with Special Needs.