M.Cohen-Nehemia, Founder of The Mitzvah Technique
M. Cohen-Nehemia identified the Mitzvah Mechanism and developed the Mitzvah Technique. While a dancer and choreographer with the renowned Inbal Dance Theatre in Israel, he became interested in body misuse. He developed the skills for helping dancers deal with injuries and postural difficulties. M.Cohen-Nehemia worked in physical rehabilitation at a hospital in Israel.
M. Cohen- Nehemia worked and conducted research with the late Israeli physicist Moshe Feldenkrais. He spent five years in London, England qualifying as an Alexander Technique Teacher and studying postgraduate work.
Over the years M. Cohen-Nehemia engaged in extensive study of the movement patterns of young children, animals and the nomadic Bedouin of the Sinai Desert. It is through this research that he identified the Mitzvah Mechanism.
He founded the Canadian Centre for the Alexander Technique and later developed The Mitzvah Technique Centre and Training School in Toronto, Ontario, Canada.
Students and performers from York University, the National Ballet of Canada School and at the Royal Conservatory of Music in Toronto have greatly benefited from working with M.Cohen-Nehemia .
He has given lecture demonstrations and workshops in Canada, the United States, England, Germany, Spain and Austria to medical personnel, teachers, musicians, actors and other interest groups.
M. Cohen-Nehemia trained and Certified Mitzvah Technique Teachers. Members of this select group can be found listed under Certified Teachers.