We are proud of the outstanding quality of our teaching staff. Our talented faculty is carefully and personally trained in the full MBS Academy curriculum. Our stringent accreditation process, as well as our personal coaching and mentoring program, creates teachers and practitioners of the highest quality and proficiency.
MBS MASTER TRAINER / EDUCATIONAL DIRECTOR
Mia Segal was Dr. Feldenkrais' first assistant, collaborator and associate for sixteen years, after which together, they trained students worldwide.
Of Mia, Feldenkrais said: "With you, I have reached summits that alone, I could not reach. The best lessons I ever gave, were inspired by your encouraging gaze”.
Mia is known for her unequalled mastery of the work and as a superb teacher. The unique design of her programs is testimony to her vast experience and leadership in teaching this method. She is committed to ensure that this work continues in the essential and powerful form it was given to her by Dr. Feldenkrais during their many years of collaboration and friendship. Mia has been acclaimed worldwide as the standard bearer for the applications and philosophy of Dr. Feldenkrais' Mind Body Studies. Mia has a black belt in Judo, which she received in the Kodokan, Tokyo, in 1970.
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MBS MASTER TRAINER / PROGRAM DIRECTOR
Leora Gaster grew up under the personal guidance of Dr. Feldenkrais and has spent the last 3 decades developing the curriculum and methodology of his complete work in Mind Body Studies for MBS Academy.
Leora has been teaching Mind Body Studies internationally for over 30 years, collaborating with her mother, Mia Segal, in conducting courses for all levels and multiple professional applications. Leora wrote the comprehensive set of manuals and Core Principles of MBS Practice and Teaching and has produced video and audio recordings, illustrating its foundational elements and applications.
Leora enhanced her extensive knowledge of MBS work with a degree in Human Biology from Stanford University and she is also an NLP trainer. Leora received a black belt in Judo from the Kodokan, Tokyo, when she was 16, with special commendations and training at the master level.
MBS Trainers (in alphabetical order)
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Hobbies: horseback riding
Phone: +49 7626 8401
Elke graduated from MBS Academy in 1995 in Holland. She has been participating in MBS’s Post Graduate Advanced seminars since 1998. Elke began her own MBS private practice in Munich in 1995, where she conducts MBS group classes, workshops and gives private lessons. Elke has also been practicing Aikido since 1983, studying with Watanabe Sensei and visiting Japan many times to further her studies. She graduated with a 5th Dan (Aikikai) and teaches Aikido classes for children at the Social Department of Munich and in her own Dojo.
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Hobbies: walks in the countryside and mountains.
Phone: +49 89 508 995 / +49 171 5482 193
GRACE SOUEN DOH
Grace completed her Feldenkrais Training in 2002 and became an MBS Master Practitioner in 2011. She runs a private practice in Seoul, Korea and is organizing and teaching MBS Korea’s first Professional Foundation Training. Her background is in Exercise Physiology, Neuroscience, Biotechnology and patent law.
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Hobbies: golf, ski, yoga and aikido.
Phone: 010 7106 8031
Margit completed a Feldenkrais Training in Lewes, GB in 1994. Since 2000, she continues to study with MBS Academy and qualified as an MBS Practitioner in 2005. Her background includes 20 years working as a physical education teacher, specializing in track and field. She currently runs a private MBS practice in Northern Italy where she specializes in working with children. She teaches MBS Group Classes in both German and Italian and offers personal Individual Lessons. Margit continues to work in schools with students and teachers. She also conducts seminars for physiotherapists, music teachers, and physical education teachers.
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Hobbies: skiing, swimming, excursions in the beautiful mountains, and reading
Phone: +39 338 9329532
Jochen graduated from Mia Segal’s Zurich 3 Foundation Training in 1993. He runs a private practice where he teaches mainly MBS at his center, Praxis Ayuda in Berlin. Jochen worked as a special needs teacher (remedial work with children from 1991-2004 and “Lerina-Therapie” (therapy for children after craniocerebral injury) from 1985-1995. He is also trained in body-centered psychological therapy (Villa, das Centrum fur Psychotherapie).
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Hobbies: passionate about the outdoors and fishing
Phone: +49 (0) 30 8459 2021
“I was born without a lower left arm and hand. This Method has helped me to lead a flexible and well-coordinated life without discomfort or additional barriers. It gives me great satisfaction to share this method with others.” Jochen Jadkowski
Angelika graduated from Gabi Yaron’s Feldenkrais Training in 1987 in Munich, Germany. She complete the MBS Foundation Training in 1990 in Nijmegen, Netherland. Angelika has a private practice in Munich and teaches workshops in Germany and Italy.
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Hobbies: enjoys the energy and silence of nature and gets inspired from the arts and culture.
Phone: +49 (0) 8944 88 723
Erhard graduated from Mia Segal’s Zurich 1 Foundation Training in 1986. His background includes studying at the Vienna Academy of Applied Arts, working as a teacher, practicing yoga, Tai Chi and Aikido. In 1979, Erhard had his first contact with the Feldenkrais work and in 1981 organized the first Feldenkrais workshop in Austria. Since being certified as a Feldenkrais Practitioner in 1986, Erhard has been a regular participant in Advanced Trainings with MBS Academy. He has worked as an MBS Assistant and Senior Assistant in several MBS Foundation Trainings.
Erhard has private practices in Vienna and Carinthia where he works with clients of all ages. He conducts Advanced Trainings in Austria, Germany, Italy and Greece.
Hobbies: Qi Gong, horses, especially Centered Riding and TTouch.
Phone: +43 1 713 9547
Chieko graduated from a Training in Tokyo in 2000. She was first introduced to Group Classes in 1985 and began studying with Mia in 1997 at the Japan Feldenkrais Training. Chieko is a professional traditional Japanese dance teacher. In her MBS practice she specializes in ballet and dance. She is interested in MBS Academy’s way of guiding, leading, and directing students.
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Hobbies: loves to relax in the sun
Address: 2-3-22 Nishifunasbasama Shibata-machi, Shibata-gun, Miyagi-ken, Japan
Phone number: +81 (0)224 55-4545
FAIRFAX, CALIFORNIA, UNITED STATES
Patty graduated from a Feldenkrais Training in New York in 1998, and became an MBS Master Practitioner in 2011. During her 30 plus years experience as an Occupational Therapist she pioneered the development of the Occupational Therapy training program in Zimbabwe. Patty is a Certified Teaching Assistant for CranioSacral Therapy and Manual Lymphatic Drainage with the International Alliance of Healthcare Educators. She has a private practice in Feldenkrais, CranioSacral Therapy, Manual Lymphatic Drainage and Lymphedema treatment in Novato and San Rafael, California.
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Hobbies: loves the Indian Ocean Coral Islands, hiking, traveling, and nature
Phone number: +1-415-258-4591