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 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 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.) 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 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, I’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?
Here come the details:
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:
- Introduction to Segment Six
- STATUE OF LIBERTY
- Turning ATM STATUE OF LIBERTY into an FI®
- CRAWLING ON THE BACK
- Preparing an ATM lesson I
- COORDINATING FLEXORS & EXTENSORS – TEACHING EXAMPLE
- Preparing an ATM lesson II
- Preparing an ATM lesson III
- PUSHING, ROLLING AND REACHING
- Defining Feldenkrais’ methodology
- SLITHERING ONTO THE FRONT
- The structure of slithering ATM
- Preparing for FI Kneeling over the table
- PUSHING THROUGH THE FEET
- Questions about and exploration of preparing an ATM
- ROLLING FROM AN X TO THE SIDE I
- FI Kneeling over the table with skeleton and Johanneke
- ROLLING FROM AN X TO THE SIDE II
- TILTING THE KNEES TO SITTING
- Preparing ATM from the reverse
- Praying to the Table God I
- Summary of NLP – First contact with new client, part one
- Summary of NLP – First contact with new client, part two
- Announcement of Community Project
- From a position to an action
- Announcement of ATM class and Homework for Segment Seven
- FROM SIDE LYING CATERPILLAR TO SALAMANDER
- Who is telling all those stories?
- PRONE TO SITTING – TILTING LEGS BACKWARD
- Questions & comments
- ATM practicum review
- PRONE HEAD IN HANDS – CIRCLE
- PRONE HEAD IN HANDS – ROLLING & LIFTING
- Wagging the dog
- Types of lessons according to Foundation
- PRAYING THE FELDENKRAIS WAY – ON THE SIDE
- Effort substitution is somatic reframing
- Practice effort substitution
- How much challenge is enough?
- SURFING THE PULSE
- What did you learn of composition?
- PRONE HEAD IN HANDS – LIFTING ELBOW SIDEWAYS
- Larry’s confession spelled with 3 Cs
- Look into the future, Segment Six homework and more
- IF SHIFT HAPPENS – WHERE DOES IT BEGIN?
- Review Year One FI
- 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.
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 Pacific Rim group meeting meets on Wednesday and Saturday afternoons at 6:00 PM Pacific time, which will be Thursday and Sunday morning on the other side of the International Date Line
- The Americas and Atlantic Rim group meets on Wednesday and Sunday mornings at 10:00 AM Pacific Time, which will be the evening in Europe, North Africa, and the Middle East.
- 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 off training each week for eleven weeks and we’ll be a week’s break around the halfway mark.
Friday at 6:00 PM & Saturday at 10:00 AM
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.
The visiting teacher tuition for the segment, which included access to the recordings of the segment, was 950 Euros (well over $1,200). 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 Wednesday, 10 June 2020.
$877 thereafter, if space is available.
Enrollment is limited to 48 participants.
Prerequisite: Participants must be Feldenkrais® teachers or trainees in their second year or beyond.
Enrollment opens Wednesday, 3 June at noon California time
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.