Leora Gaster – An Introduction to Mind Body Studies – the Work of Dr. Feldenkrais
8/9 March 2014
A Master Class in Clarity
by Janet Heath
From the first “Please lie on your back...” to the final “Any questions?” I sensed we were all enthralled. The group was comprised of people with a wide range of experiences of the work of Dr. Feldenkrais; from reading a book about it to being teachers of several years standing. I was curious as to how “An Introduction….” could be constructed to enable us all to gain something valuable from a two-day workshop. Leora didn’t disappoint. Even the seasoned teachers were heard to say “Amazing!” and “Fantastic!” at the end, and when I spoke to someone who had no experience of Dr. Feldenkrais’ work she said she felt inspired to know and do more.
So what is it that makes Leora Gaster such an inspirational teacher? Together with her mother,
Mia Segal, she was my first introduction to Feldenkrais’ work and I remember then the clarity of her teaching and her very evident passion for the subject, which ensured a high level of
attention and interest from all participants. It’s as if she really wants you to “get it” and I know Leora
is dedicated to spreading what she calls “the work” around the globe so that everyone can benefit
from Moshe’s fantastic legacy.