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.... Continue reading
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"In April 1957, I joined Dr. Moshe Feldenkrais in his explorations into mind/body and the powerful gift that we humans can use, which is awareness, the ability to monitor what we do. Since then I followed his teachings and spread it with him till the end of his life.... Continue reading
"This unique and empowering method gave me the tools and knowledge to help me find my way. And above that, I can help others to find theirs."
Meet MBS Trainer Chris van der Hoff and learn about his journey to seek a way to help others through movements, emotional support and connections with the mind. Upon finding Mind Body Studies, Chris thrives to continue studying with MBS Academy, practicing this work and teaching as an MBS Trainer in the current Foundation Training.Continue reading
Learn how Irmgard Bergmann, one of MBS Academy's Trainers, came to study Mind Body Studies, how she has incorporated this work into her profession as a midwife in Germany, and her experience in learning and teaching MBS.
What first drew you to Mind Body Studies?
I had a horse who was very nervous, so I took a seminar with Linda Telington-Jones. In the seminar, we also felt how the Feldenkrais Method works, doing a lesson with "the four points". I remember standing on my hands and knees and lying down and standing back up, and thinking that it was boring. (Of course, now I understand why we were doing what we did!) But, I tried a class once more. This time, it was very interesting for me. I remember that someone said, “After this half hour, I can move without a pain that I had had for fifteen years.” That impressed me.Continue reading
Mia Segal recently revised an interview she did with Thomas Hanna in 1985, to bring it up to date with her current thinking.
This article is a revision of an interview originally published in Somatics Magazine (Autumn/Winter 1985-86); this updated version will be featured in the next 2014 issue of Somatics Magazine-Journal of the Mind/Body Arts and Sciences.
Mia Segal was Dr. Feldenkrais's first assistant, collaborator, and associate for sixteen years, after which 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 the Feldenkrais Method™. Mia has a black belt in Judo, which she received in the Kodokan, Tokyo, in 1970.