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Hidden Simplicity; the Elegance of Mind Body Studies

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New Ways of Teaching Mind Body Studies; the work of Dr. Feldenkrais.

written by Mary Morrison, MBS Advanced Practitioner in 2011 

b2ap3_thumbnail_MaryPic2.jpgMary Morrison is an MBS Advanced Practitioner, Assistant and an imperative role in MBS Academy's Administration.  If you have ever been to an MBS workshop, you most likely had the opportunity to experience her enthusiasm and passion for this work.  Mary wrote the following blog in 2011, highlighting the beginning of her journey with MBS.  "I took a big first step after hearing that Mia Segal was going to be giving a two day workshop as part of the 2009 Feldenkrais Method Annual Conference. I knew very little about her, only that she had worked with Moshe for many years. That was enough to peak my curiosity. I was inspired to find out who she was and how she taught. I signed up.

On the first day, during the first few minutes of the first ATM, a gem, of what was to be a long string of gems, shined out for me:" 

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Side-by-side Learning: A Mother and Daughter in MBS Foundation Training

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A report from Ingrid Kecerin Kasumagić, as told to Danielle Hill

For both of us, this work has allowed maturation and a change in the quality of life. It happens through a difference in awareness and through learning how to solve problems. In conventional therapy, there is no such model that also helps children to become aware, doing things for themselves. In that way, this work is really something on a higher level.



 Ingrid Kecerin Kasumagić is a Movement Intelligence/Bones For Life teacher and coordinator and a professor of kinesiology based in Zagreb, Croatia. Together with her daughter, Ema, Ingrid is attending the MBS Foundation course in Bad Toelz, Germany. Here, she describes the experiences that lead her to MBS, how she and Ema were able to learn side-by-side during the latest training segment and the new possibilities Ema is experiencing.

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Revised: Interview with Mia Segal by Thomas Hanna for Somatics Magazine

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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.


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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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From the pen of Mia Segal: A Brief overview of Mind Body Studies

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From the Pen of Mia Segal: A brief overview of Mind Body Studies


Moshe Feldenkrais said about his life's workIt is a special kind of learning: that of knowing oneself. Learning “how” you are acting and thus able to do “what” you want.

This is a learning method. We call ourselves an academy for learning the studies of mind/body.  We do not practice medicine.  We do not practice healing.  But it often happens that through the process of self-explorations and discoveries, health improves and healing occurs.

The genius of Moshe is that his principles are backed by a practical system that can be taught and learned by all (including animals)!  He used to say that anything that cannot be taught is of no use.  We always felt that our theory can be practically demonstrated, explained, taught and learned.

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