Author, Yochanan Rywerant

Yochanan Rywerant
Yochanan Rywerant (1922 - 2010) first met Moshe Feldenkrais in 1952 when Moshe started teaching his Awareness Through Movement® lessons. He faithfully attended these lessons for 15 years until the first practitioners’ course was opened. Before the end of the course, Yochanan was invited to work as Moshe’s close assistant. He fulfilled this role until Moshe’s death in 1984. He assisted at all three of Moshe’s practitioners’ courses in the U.S. and was famous for his extremely precise work; his efficacy and the full attention he devoted to each and every movement.
Corollary Discharge, The Forgotten Link
Remarks on the Body-Mind Problem
Media: Book, Monograph, 35 Pages
Price: $18.00
Description: Once an intention of action is formed, communication is sent from the motor system to the sensory systems to prepare the body for the intended movement. This communication is called corollary discharge, a little-understood aspect of our neuromuscular functioning.
The Feldenkrais Method: Teaching By Handling
Media: Book, Paperback, 256 Pages
Price: $17.95
Description: A presentation of the system of Functional Integration devised by the Israeli scientist Dr. Moshe Feldenkrais.
With Honor to Yochanan Rywerant
Last Student, Last Touch, Last Joke
Media: Article
Excerpt: Yochanan Rywerant began learning from Dr. Feldenkrais about the Method in 1952; I was then two years old. Many people learned from and followed Yochanan for decades. I was lucky to have the opportunity to become Yochanan's student and friend, during the last two years of his life.
Envisaging the Future of the Feldenkrais Method
Media: Article
Excerpt: Moshe Feldenkrais himself has been very keen in asserting that his Method is not to be considered another kind of physiotherapy or movement training. He was ridiculing the opinion of some people that considered his system as a kind of "body - work." He strongly believed that people can learn to have better control over their actions, and hence be healthier.