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 [...]

BRINGING MIND BODY STUDIES TO SINGAPORE; A CONVERSATION WITH SA CHIEN KHAW AND SIMON WONG

An interview by Cydria Schaefer, June 27, 2015 The moment I tune into my body, I’m here.  I’m not in the future, and I'm not in the past. So I think that is one of the key contributions to living more alive. Sa Chien Khaw and Simon Wong graduated from the Mind Body Studies Academy Foundation Training in [...]

FINDING A CLEAR DIRECTION – AND THE RIGHT WORDS: A CONVERSATION WITH MBS TRAINER CHRIS VAN DER HOFF

 "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. [...]

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 [...]