CYA Training Workshop - January 2011

Thank you very much for electing to become a Change Your Age teacher.

To confirm the dates with you, they will be Friday, January 28, 2011 through Monday, January 31, 2011, 10  AM-5 PM.

The training will be at 830 Bancroft Way, Room 114 in Berkeley, California. See below for transportation and lodging information.

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The cost will be only $400. You can pay this fee via PayPal (link below). If you cannot use PayPal, please contact us This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. or by calling our office in California (tel 1-510-527-2634) for alternate arrangements.

Information on accommodation will come in another email and be posted on the website. 

Since you have taken the 2-day Change Your Age workshop, you’ve met the first requirement to complete the training.  Completion of the workshop and being a certified Feldenkrais practitioner qualify you to attend the 4-day teacher training, after which you will be a certified instructor of Change Your Age.  All Change Your Age instructors will be certified Feldenkrais practitioners.

The details of the training curriculum can be found on this page.

You are a member of a special, handpicked group.  This first training class of teachers will consist of only 20 people who I feel can represent the work well. 

You will be able to use the branding and trademarks for Change Your Age.  We will be doing advertising for you.  We will have a social media site with a blog and article site, at which you can stay in contact with other teachers and advertise yourself.  Becoming a Change Your Age teacher involves joining the Change Your Age Network.

I see this group as being the vanguard group to carry Change Your Age programs throughout the country and Canada.  Eventually there will be Change Your Age teachers throughout the world, but the January program will be the pilot program.

For those who are interested, eventually you will be allowed to train other Change Your Age teachers.  My goal for Change Your Age is to have 100 teachers by the end of next year.

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Travel and Lodging Information:

We recommend the Durant Hotel and the Hotel Shattuck PlazaClick here for details. They are in the center of Berkeley and provide very comfortable accommodations, although it is about a 10-minute bus ride down University Avenue plus a short walk to the course.  The La Quinta Inn in Berkeley (#20) is the closest to the course and it has recently been renovated.  The Fourth Street area of Berkeley is within walking distance to the course and has several good restaurants, shopping, etc.

Here is a similar page that shows the nearby B&B's.

Additional lodging:

The Golden Bear Inn 510-525-6770 , 800-525-6770
1620 San Pablo Ave, Berkeley, CA 94702 1.25 miles
Across the street from Café Fanny, this is a clean, quiet, inexpensive place to stay. There are one cottage($150/night) and many regular rooms available. Prices range from $80-100 (one queen bed) and $90-120 (twoqueens). The cottage has two bedrooms, full kitchen, living room, dining area. It is small but can sleep up tosix people comfortably. AAA and AARP discount of 10%. Weekly rates are $65/night for one bed and$75/night for two beds.
Rose Garden Inn 510-549-2145 2.75 miles
270 Telegraph Ave, Berkeley, Ca 94705
This turn of the century mansion has 40+ rooms, which include complimentary breakfast and wine and cheeseserved each evening. Rooms are $109 and up. Mention Feldenkrais Resources for this discounted rate.
Double Tree 510-548-7920, 1.25 miles
200 Marina Blvd. Berkeley, Ca
Located on the waterfront, this hotel has regular and marina view rooms available. Prices range from $119-$189, depending on availability. It has two swimming pools, sauna, Jacuzzi and on site restaurant.
French Hotel 510-548-9930 no web site 2.5 miles
1538 Shattuck Berkeley, Ca 94709
The French Hotel is located on Shattuck Ave about 13 blocks from the Berkeley Conference Center andfeatures one of the best cafes in Berkeley. $95 for a Queen bed. $85 a night if the stay is longer than 10 days.
La Quinta Inn 510-849-1121 0.5 miles
920 University, Berkeley, Ca 94703
Located at University and 9th Ave, this hotel is the closest one to Feldenkrais Resources. They also have aswimming pool. $99 a room and $69/ night weekly rate. Continental Breakfast included.
Holiday Inn Express 510-548-1700
1175 University Ave, Berkeley CA
Just added to the list at the last minute because it came highly recommended. Continental Breakfast included and airport shuttle service available. Rates vary.


By cab, it takes about 35 minutes to get from the Oakland Airport to the course or any of the hotels in the center of town.
By BART, the ride from Oakland Airport to the Downtown Berkeley station is about 21 minutes.  If you are flying into SFO, you can also take the BART to Downtown Berkeley station; the ride is about 55 minutes.  A good website to check out public transportation options in the area is  They can route a trip across multiple public transportation companies.