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Ask the Trainer Question #5

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Testimonial from our London Introductory Workshop- by Janet Heath

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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.

b2ap3_thumbnail_IMG_1776smaler.jpgSo 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.


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Advanced Seminars: Key Components to Success

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San Diego, CA - Jan 10-14, 2007

by Amie Slate (Sensible Moves, Los Angeles)

There were about 30 of us who met in a lovely old hotel in downtown San Diego for a 5 day workshop with Mia Segal this January. The weather was literally freezing but Mia and her daughter Leora created a warm, generous atmosphere that had us all learning and working well together. There was such a marked change in the sound of the room during our partnering time over the five days. In the first two days as we were searching for comprehension of what Mia was asking for, there was a lot of talking and noise. For the last three days, the sounds were completely different. There were great, rich silences punctuated with ahs, ooohs, and ah-ha's amid sprinklings of soft laughter.

How did we do that...

Because I knew I was going to write this report, I queried people during the five days and tried to get a feel for common experiences. One thing that I heard from a number of people has to do with Mia and Leora's ideas about knowing, authority and discovery.

They not only behaved, but taught us to behave with less arrogance, less authority and more ability to explore and discover. They showed us how to NOT know as well as how to find out. Leora repeated over and over that in her experience, Guild graduates have plenty of sensitivity (and lots of ideas) but we don't seem to know what to do with what we sense. She described her interest in separating content from form (with a reference to NLP), and in teaching us a form that could be applied to every situation. Interestingly, I think that's exactly what they did. They gave us a very simple, functional framework to apply to our sensing.

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Audio ATM: Noguchi

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After an enriching seminar in Palo Alto, California this past August, we thought we'd share a group class taught by Mia Segal.

The first audio clip is the story about this particular ATM called Noguchi. Some may know of this ATM referred to as a different name. However, we wanted to share why Mia calls it Noguchi and how she was first introduced to it by Moshe.

Noguchi Story

The second audio clip is the ATM, beginning with a scan. Please refer to the pictures below for clarification of the movement if necessary. Enjoy!!

Noguchi ATM



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Top 10 Reasons to Attend MBS Academy's Professional Foundation Training

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  1. MBS Academy’s succinct and comprehensive curriculum graduates MBS Practitioners in 90 days.
  2. Seminars run from Saturday to the following Sunday allowing you to minimize your time away from work and home and save on travel expenses.
  3. Experiential learning through active participation in both group classes and hands-on partner work begins the first day of the training.
  4. We create an enjoyable and safe learning environment where students are encouraged to interact and questions are always welcomed.
  5. Supportive, small group coaching sessions empower students to be confident in teaching group classes.
  6. Our trainers specialize in diverse professional fields, which enable them to address a variety of professional applications and offer multiple perspectives.
  7. Our students understand the works’ inherent simplicity through learning MBS Academy’s Core Principles. 
  8. Judo concepts are openly incorporated into our training curriculum.
  9. We attract a diverse and international student body providing a stimulating learning environment.
  10. MBS graduates create successful professional practices.

For more information on our Professional Foundation Training click here. To read how Mind Body Studies can benefit you, follow this link.

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