JKA Training Program

In this program you will be taught the skills needed to work with Special Needs Children using the Jeremy Krauss Approach.

The JKA Tegernsee Training program is 40 days divided into 5 segments over a 1-1.5 year period of time . The Training Program is designed for a variety of professionals and parents of Special Needs Children. It is taught personally  by Jeremy Krauss.

Who can participate in the Training program: Practitioners of Feldenkrais, ABM, MBS. Parents of Special Needs Children. Physical Therapists and all other professionals working in interdisciplinary fields which relate to and involve, movement, child development of normal as well as Special Needs Children. Osteopaths, Naturopaths (Heilpraktiker), occupational therapists, pediatric nurses and pediatric Physical Therapists, Bobath Therapists, Child Space, Bones for life, Hanna Somatics, child educators, massage therapists and others.

Sensory Active Developmental Movement Lessons

Intensives developmental Hands on study utilizing the JKA + techniques, processes, and methodology.

Jeremy Krauss Approach

You will learn and study about child development through the perspective of Progressive Developmental Abilities Formation. This is done in great detail along with learning a variety of topics related to the difficulties and challenges seen in the broad spectrum of Special Needs Children.

The Jeremy Krauss Approach to Special Needs Children and child development is a training program for those specifically interested in gaining an in-depth understanding and knowledge of child development and the complex skills needed to work with Special Needs Children.

The program will provide you with the confidence and clarity necessary to work with Special Needs Children as well as normal developing children in a creative and effective way.

The Approach was developed by Jeremy Krauss utilising his detailed knowledge and understanding of early childhood motor development and his 35 years of practice as well as teaching and directing of Feldenkrais Method professionals training programs.

The Training

Jeremy Krauss Approach

The Training consists of 40 days of class time divided into segments of training.

In between the live teaching segments various online materials and audio materials are provided for continuous study and learning during the entire period of the training program. There is also an online pre-course. The pre-course begins one month before the first day of class.

The aim of the Training is to gain an in-depth understanding of the process of child development and to learn the essential skills necessary for working with Special Needs Children.

This is done by first studying the process of normal motor development in young children and then studying the variety of difficulties and challenges that children with special needs have in this area.

You will be taught and learn skills for observing and understanding transitional movements in babies as well as practical hands-on work with Special Needs Children with Jeremy Krauss.

Infants with normal development will be observed in live situations, and numerous photo and video sequences of different developmental phases and stages will be shown. You will be guided through them with clear and detailed explanations.

Feldenkrais, ABM or MBS practitioners will learn to transfer the JKA skills to their work with adults.

Professionals will learn how to directly apply the new learned skills in their professional setting.

Parents of special needs children will gain insight in understanding of how to help their children.

Program content

  • Original Sensory Active Developmental Movement Lessons (SAM).
  • Clear Functional Hands-on and FI demonstrations, explanations, instruction and supervision. Functional Hands-on demonstrations involving both children and adults.
  • Demonstrations of ways of working with infants and children of different ages who are faced with a variety of developmental, functional and structural challenges.
  • Discussions and explanations of these lessons.
  • Understanding the difference between working with adults and with children.
  • Video review including in-depth explanations of the lessons with infants and children, both live and online.
  • Numerous photo sequences of various developmental phases and stages with in-depth explanations and explorations.
  • Talks on development, neurology, neurobiology, attachment, anatomy and physiology.
  • Instructions on how to create developmental movement sequences SNC children.
  • Practical work with special needs infants and children together with guided Functional Hands-on by Jeremy.
  • Exercises that promote an understanding of the “dynamics of contact” needed for working with Special Needs Children.
  • Talks on and demonstrations of how to help parents develop a better understanding of their children’s needs and how to physically handle and move their children.
  • Talks about and practical work with various conditions such as CP, childhood stroke, autism-spectrum disorders, genetic defects, brachial plexus injury, torticollis.
  • Each segment will focus on different aspects of development.

Teaching materials

The training program uses online technology to support the learning process.

Online pre-course

The program includes an online pre-course as well as audio-visual and written material between sessions.


Registered students will be given a suggested reading list and curriculum.


Upon completion of the program, participants will receive a certificate of Jeremy Krauss Approach Practitioner and Therapist.


Admission is by application only. The number of participants is limited.


For all application information, please write to Jeremy Krauss.


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Class languages

Tegernsee (Germany): English
Tokyo: English with Japanese translation

Madrid: English with Spanish translation

Tel Aviv: Hebrew

Films on YouTube

From Crawling to Standing
This is a JKA lesson showing the development of crawling to standing in a Special Needs Child over the period of a few sessions with Jeremy Krauss. The Jeremy Krauss Approach is a unique way of helping Special Needs Children learn, grow and develop.

About the Jeremy Krauss Approach (JKA) Training program