A TRAINING SEGMENT ONLINE

A TRAINING SEGMENT ONLINE

In these unsettling times of the Covid 19 pandemic and sheltering at home, Mind in Motion is offering you and other Feldenkrais® teachers and trainees the opportunity to participate in A TRAINING SEGMENT ONLINE (ATSO). 

This is a chance for you to experience two full weeks (plus a day) of training, to share that with a group of thoughtful colleagues, all without having to leave home. What better way to discover what you might have missed, expand your skills, find inspiration, deepen your ATM practice, become a better movement detective, and continue to develop your teaching ability?

We’ll use the recordings from the sixth segment of the recently graduated fifth Amsterdam International Feldenkrais Teacher Training (AIFTT V) as the core material. (AIFTT V met four times a year for two or more weeks at a time.) The eleven-day sixth segment is when the trainees start becoming Functional Integrators and when they’re already well on their way to learning what it means to be ATM® teachers.

Before walking and running, before cruising and crawling, infants find their way from moving their limbs and heads around — staying on the back or belly the whole time —  to moving from where they are to someplace else. 

This is no easy task. 

As infants, our heads weigh as much as a third of our total weight; our limbs are relatively small and weak. Our size and proportions keep changing, in uneven spurts, disorienting and confounding our unfolding apprenticeship with gravity. We each discover the first rudimentary forms of locomotion in our own individual ways. There is no one developmental pathway through these early challenges, no necessary step, magical milestone, or preordained progression. The theme of the ATM series is this developmental transition from moving around yourself to moving yourself around, an apt somatic metaphor for the trainees’ transition from learning the method to becoming the educator.

As you’ll see below, on top of getting the recordings of every aspect of this segment, you’ll participate in live interactive online meetings with me, the faculty, and your classmates. You’ll also receive suggestions for ways to learn on your own and with your study buddy. (If you and your study buddy don’t both sign up for the course together, we’ll help find a study buddy among the other participants . . . but only if you want one.)

So you know, I’m not doing this just because this will be an amazing, worthwhile way to learn, to continue to develop and improve yourself, and to make it through these challenging times doing something that is, both personally and professionally, constructive.

I am doing this to simultaneously create:

  • A learning lab
    Structuring and supporting your individual learning.

  • An experiential studio
    Embodying the moving arts and sciences.

  • A collegial colloquium
    Delving into, reflecting on, and understanding the student’s, teacher’s, and trainer’s distinct and overlapping points of view.

  • An interactive playground
    Exploring, finding out, and learning with and from each other. 

I am doing this because it is going to be relevant, practical, applicable, AND FUN.

Connecting online, studying on your own, learning together, living up to — and stepping up to — your potential, understanding what is behind the training process . . . while having fun together. Doesn’t that sound good right about now?

Will you join me? 

The recorded resources

We’ll use the recordings from the sixth segment of my recently graduated fifth Amsterdam International Feldenkrais Teacher Training (AIFTT V) as the core material. AIFTT V met four times a year for two or more weeks at a time, making the sixth segment the second gathering of the second training year. 

Here is a list of all the recordings you’ll receive: 18 ATM audio-only lessons, each written in ALL CAPs, and 30 videos, many of which are split into multiple smaller, easy to watch and digest sections: 

  1. Introduction to Segment Six
  2. STATUE OF LIBERTY
  3. Turning ATM STATUE OF LIBERTY into an FI®
  4. CRAWLING ON THE BACK
  5. Preparing an ATM lesson I
  6. COORDINATING FLEXORS & EXTENSORS – TEACHING EXAMPLE
  7. Preparing an ATM lesson II
  8. Preparing an ATM lesson III 
  9. PUSHING, ROLLING AND REACHING
  10. Defining Feldenkrais’ methodology
  11. SLITHERING ONTO THE FRONT
  12. The structure of slithering ATM
  13. Preparing for FI Kneeling over the table
  14. PUSHING THROUGH THE FEET
  15. Questions about and exploration of preparing an ATM
  16. ROLLING FROM AN X TO THE SIDE I
  17. FI Kneeling over the table with skeleton and Johanneke
  18. ROLLING FROM AN X TO THE SIDE II
  19. TILTING THE KNEES TO SITTING
  20. Preparing ATM from the reverse
  21. Praying to the Table God I
  22. Summary of NLP – First contact with new client, part one
  23. Summary of NLP – First contact with new client, part two
  24. Announcement of Community Project
  25. From a position to an action
  26. Announcement of ATM class and Homework for Segment Seven
  27. FROM SIDE LYING CATERPILLAR TO SALAMANDER
  28. Who is telling all those stories?
  29. PRONE TO SITTING – TILTING LEGS BACKWARD
  30. Questions & comments
  31. Reframing
  32. ATM practicum review
  33. PRONE HEAD IN HANDS – CIRCLE
  34. PRONE HEAD IN HANDS – ROLLING & LIFTING
  35. Wagging the dog
  36. Types of lessons according to Foundation
  37. PRAYING THE FELDENKRAIS WAY – ON THE SIDE
  38. Effort substitution is somatic reframing
  39. Practice effort substitution
  40. How much challenge is enough?
  41. SURFING THE PULSE
  42. What did you learn of composition?
  43. PRONE HEAD IN HANDS – LIFTING ELBOW SIDEWAYS
  44. Larry’s confession spelled with 3 Cs
  45. Look into the future, Segment Six homework and more
  46. IF SHIFT HAPPENS – WHERE DOES IT BEGIN?
  47. Review Year One FI
  48. HOLDING HEAD IN HANDS – CRAWLING ON THE BELLY

So that the process unfolds over time like an actual training, you receive one day of the training at a time. Each day gives you access to all the ATM lessons I taught as audio recordings plus video and audio recordings to everything else I taught.

Along with the recordings, you’ll also receive access to both the full transcriptions of all of the ATM lessons and a teaching summary for each one of them as well.

Live online meetings

We’ll meet live, online twice each week, once midweek and once on the weekend. During one of these meetings I’ll do some short presentations, you’ll do exercises with other participants in concurrent breakout groups, we’ll discuss what happened afterward, and then I’ll give you some idea about what’s to come on the next day. During the other one, you’ll work with tutor teachers who guide you through experiential labs.

  • The Americas and Atlantic Rim group meets on Wednesday and Saturday mornings from 10:00 to 11:45 AM Pacific Time, which will be the evening in Europe, North Africa, and the Middle East.
     
  • The Pacific Rim group meeting meets on Wednesday and Friday afternoons from 6:00 to 7:45 PM Pacific time, which will be Thursday and Saturday morning on the other side of the International Date Line.
     
  • Each meeting lasts an hour-and-three quarters that are divided into two sections with a 10 to 15-minute break.

All the meetings will be recorded and you’ll receive access to the recording, barring any breakdowns, within 48 hours. You can download the files for later use or stream them from the site for immediate access. You have lifetime access to these files.

The upcoming summer session of A TRAINING SEGMENT ONLINE will run from mid-June until the end of August 2020. We’ll cover one day of training each week for eleven weeks and we’ll take a week’s break around the halfway mark.

               

Americas and Atlantic Rim Group

              

Pacific Rim Group

  Wednesday
10:00 AM
US Pacific Time
Saturday
10:00 AM
US Pacific Time
  Wednesday
6:00 PM
US Pacific Time
Friday
6:00 PM
US Pacific Time
  ClassStudy Hall  ClassStudy Hall
Week 1  17 June20 June  17 June19 June
Week 2  24 June27 June  24 June26 June
Week 3  1 July4 July  1 July3 July
Week 4  8 July11 July  8 July10 July
Week 5  15 July18 July  15 July17 July
Week 6  22 July [Study Hall]25 July [Class]  22 July [Study Hall]24 July [Class]

Mid-summer break

Week 7  5 August8 August  5 August7 August
Week 8  12 August15 August  12 August14 August
Week 9  19 August22 August  19 August21 August
Week 10  26 August29 August  26 August28 August
Week 11  2 September5 September  2 September4 September

Accompanying assignments  

Once a week, you’ll receive a new online lesson in the Mind in Motion school. Each lesson will include the links to recordings of everything that happened that day in the training along with suggested learning tasks and the links for the upcoming live meetings.

The tasks — aka homework assignments — include ways to learn on your own:

  • Doing ATM.

  • Improving your self-use.

  • Exploring FI from the inside out.

And ways to learn with and from your classmates: 

  • Working with your study buddy between meetings.

  • Participating in the online forum.

Tuition

The visiting teacher tuition for the segment, which included access to the recordings of the segment, was 990 Euros (over $1,100). Unlike the ATSO program, you wouldn’t have received a custom-made study program nor would you have had a chance to meet with the trainer every day.

That was then. 

Enrollment for the summer section of A TRAINING SEGMENT ONLINE is only:

$677 until midnight California time on Saturday, 13 June 2020.

Payment plan
3 monthly payments of $237 ( for three months for a total of $711)
Available only until midnight, California time, Saturday, 13 June 2020.

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$877 thereafter, if space is available.

Payment plan
3 monthly payments of $307 (over three months for a total of $921)

Enrollment is limited to 48 participants. 

Prerequisite: Participants must be Feldenkrais® teachers or trainees in their second year or beyond.

Got questions?
Check out the ATSO Frequently Asked Questions page.

The summer session of A TRAINING SEGMENT ONLINE has been cancelled.
If you’d like to be among the first to find out when we’ll next be offering this course, please click here to let us know.

Tuition and Participation Policy

  • There are no credits or refunds for any missed classes.
  • By registering for this class, you also acknowledge that 20% of your tuition is a non-refundable administrative fee.
  • If you cancel your registration between the day of enrollment and up to 31 (thirty-one) days before the first class, we will refund your tuition minus the down payment.
  • For cancellations between 30 – 7 calendar days prior to the first day of class, 50% (fifty percent) of the total tuition will be refunded.
  • No refunds will be given for any cancellations received 7 (seven) or fewer calendar days before the course begins.
  • No-Risk Guarantee: If, after attending and participating in the first two weeks of the summer 2020 session of  A TRAINING SEGMENT ONLINE, you decide not to continue, and if you notify the instructor before 28 June 2020 at midnight US Pacific time, we will refund 100% of your tuition, no questions asked within 7 (seven) business days.
  • To enroll in this course, please click the “Sign me up” button and then please read and sign the participation agreement to be taken to the payment page.

IF you’d prefer to only purchase the audio recordings of the 18 Awareness Through Movement® lessons from the segment, please click here to find out more.

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Disclaimer: The Feldenkrais Method of neurophysical education is presented on this website for educational and entertainment purposes only. The Method and all articles, videos, photos, audio recordings, and documents of any kind available on this website are not intended to be a substitute for professional help or medical treatment. Nothing on this website is intended to diagnose or treat any pathology or disease of any kind. This website, all media files found on it and the creator of any and all of these files, and anyone featured on these files, cannot be held responsible for any injuries or discomfort that occur. Before doing any of the movement lessons described or portrayed on this site, consult your medical practitioner.