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 […]

MEET MBS TRAINER IRMGARD BERGMANN; INCORPORATING MBS WITH HER MIDWIFE PRACTICE

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 […]

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.   […]

FINDING YOUR CENTER AFTER TRAUMA: A MIND-BODY APPROACH

MBS Program Director Leora Gaster discusses how Mind Body Studies and the work of Moshe Feldenkrais can offer a resource to overcoming emotional or physical trauma and recovering personal freedom and ease. “Every emotional state corresponds to a person’s conditioned pattern of muscular contractions.” – Moshe Feldenkrais We call our work “Mind Body Studies,” which doesn’t just mean […]

DEVELOPMENTAL PATTERNS: WORKING WITH BABIES, CHILDREN AND ADULTS

  MBS Program Director Leora Gaster explains how the same principles behind Mind Body Studies are reflected in the natural processes of child development. Whether we are adults, children or babies, the movements that we explore in group or individual MBS lessons are opportunities to recognize ourselves through our own movement patterns. Since the learning process […]

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 […]

MEET TRAINER MARGIT HRASDIL

Margit Hrasdil is an MBS Trainer and Practitioner based in Bolzano, Italy, where she teaches locally as well as in MBS Academy’s international Trainings. Prior to her training in the Feldenkrais Method (1995) and her advanced study with MBS Academy, Margit worked for many years as a physical education teacher and as a track and field […]

FITNESS SERIES: OPTIMIZE YOUR WORKOUT PART II

Check out Part I here! PART II There are three main causes for the high drop-out rate in gym- membership, a challenge which gyms are constantly battling: Boredom with routines Discouragement – setting unattainable goals, like building a six-pack or losing 10 lbs in one month  Injury Working in the MBS way addresses all three issues: […]

FITNESS SERIES: PART I- OPTIMIZE YOUR WORKOUT

How Mind Body Studies Can Empower the Athlete and Enhance Ability MBS Program Director Leora Gaster explains how the principles of MBS can translate to more beneficial physical activity, whether as part of a regular fitness regime, social sports or simply when taking a stroll around the neighborhood. High-performing athletes who walk into class expecting […]

REVISED: INTERVIEW WITH MIA SEGAL BY THOMAS HANNA FOR SOMATICS MAGAZINE

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. […]