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Join Us in Carrying the Flame Forward

The greatest creative achievements in history are rarely done in isolation, the lost generation in the salons of Paris, the great philosophers in the coffee shops of Vienna, and many other focal points of genius. One of those places was the big, warm house in Israel of Mia Segal, Leora Gaster and their family.

Expanding my learning with MBS Online Academy; a practitioners testimonial

An athlete his entire life, Tom Rankin is a personal trainer who presently teaches fitness classes at Stanford University. After completing his Feldenkrais Guild Certification, he has been studying with MBS Academy for the past 10 years, and is currently an MBS Assistant. Tom Rankin, an experienced Feldenkrais Practitioner from California, began his continuing education studies on …

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Hidden Simplicity; the elegance of Mind Body Studies

Mary Morrison is an MBS Advanced Practitioner. She worked closely with MBS Academy in an administrative position from 2011-2015. She resides in Seattle, Washington. New Ways of Teaching Mind Body Studies; the work of Dr. Feldenkrais. Mary wrote the following blog in 2011, highlighting the beginning of her journey with MBS.  “I took a big first …

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FINDING YOUR CENTER AFTER TRAUMA: A MIND-BODY APPROACH

MBS Program Director Leora Gaster discusses how Mind Body Studies and the work of Moshe Feldenkrais can offer a resource to overcoming emotional or physical trauma and recovering personal freedom and ease. “Every emotional state corresponds to a person’s conditioned pattern of muscular contractions.” – Moshe Feldenkrais We call our work “Mind Body Studies,” which doesn’t just mean …

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DEVELOPMENTAL PATTERNS: WORKING WITH BABIES, CHILDREN AND ADULTS

  MBS Program Director Leora Gaster explains how the same principles behind Mind Body Studies are reflected in the natural processes of child development. Whether we are adults, children or babies, the movements that we explore in group or individual MBS lessons are opportunities to recognize ourselves through our own movement patterns. Since the learning process …

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FITNESS SERIES: OPTIMIZE YOUR WORKOUT PART II

Check out Part I here! PART II There are three main causes for the high drop-out rate in gym- membership, a challenge which gyms are constantly battling: Boredom with routines Discouragement – setting unattainable goals, like building a six-pack or losing 10 lbs in one month  Injury Working in the MBS way addresses all three issues: …

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FITNESS SERIES: PART I- OPTIMIZE YOUR WORKOUT

How Mind Body Studies Can Empower the Athlete and Enhance Ability MBS Program Director Leora Gaster explains how the principles of MBS can translate to more beneficial physical activity, whether as part of a regular fitness regime, social sports or simply when taking a stroll around the neighborhood. High-performing athletes who walk into class expecting …

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EXPLORATION AND COMING HOME: REACHING THE END OF A FOUNDATION TRAINING

By Danielle Hill Recent MBS graduate Danielle Hill describes her experiences learning with MBS Academy. Like many other students in the 2011-2014 Foundation training, she returned to Bad Toelz this June to make up an earlier segment of the program, which she had missed the first time around. As a result, she directly followed the …

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