Bringing an MBS perspective to Pilates: An interview with MBS Practitioner Jane Meek

Jane Meek is a graduate of the MBS Foundation training (2011) and a Body Control Pilates Instructor and Remedial Massage and Advanced Myofascial Therapist based in Glasgow, Scotland. In her work with clients and students in these two distinct contexts, Jane has described MBS as “running through everything and underpinning everything rather than the other way […]

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 […]

THE BEAUTY AND CHALLENGE OF THE SOFT APPROACH; A CONVERSATION WITH DANCER BAR ALTSHULER

I think it can shortcut a lot of the learning process that we are doing in the studio. Instead of repeating an exercise a hundred times, we just have to stop and do it slowly, with awareness – and very soon, it’s there. So, it needs to be complementary. Somatic work is entering the schools […]

SIDE-BY-SIDE LEARNING: A MOTHER AND DAUGHTER IN MBS FOUNDATION TRAINING

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 […]

THE SENSATION OF BEING AWARE; A TESTIMONIAL BY ANA BERGAMASCHI

I feel we are learning what is most essential in life: to listen. To be aware. To maintain our availability, humility and curiosity when facing the world. It brings such freshness to life – I mean, it brings life itself. When I first started practicing the Feldenkrais Method six years ago, I had no idea how […]

COMMUNICATION THROUGH TOUCH; HOW A MASSAGE THERAPIST APPLIES MIND BODY STUDIES

Attila Romandy, graduate of the 2011-2014 MBS Foundation Training, discusses how his education in MBS and the Feldenkrais Method influences his work within a hospital setting, as a massage therapist. He describes how he sees the traditional roles of ‘patient’ and ‘therapist’ shift into an often far more useful relationship, of dialogue and engagement.   […]

MIND BODY STUDIES AND THE ARTS

A conversation with Rosa Julie Schmitthenner By Danielle Hill In June of 2014, Rosa Julie Schmitthenner began her study with MBS Academy as part of the Professional Foundation Training XIII. In fact, though, it wasn’t Rosa’s first training, at all. Some twenty years prior, she had first taken part in a training with Mia Segal in the […]

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 […]

LIVING ON THE EDGE OR IN FREEDOM- STUDENT TESTIMONIAL

Below is a testimonial from MBS Practitioner Jorga Hanesova… I’ve been studying with MBS Academy for the last 4 years, and Feldenkrais the last 17. This approach to my own body, and nowadays also the classes with my clients, keeps bringing me back to the question “how small can you make that movement?” or less […]