Frequently Asked Questions
A: A TRAINING SEGMENT ONLINE (ATSO) is a distance learning program. Larry is teaching this course online using Zoom, a video streaming service, to create a virtual classroom where you can see and hear him as well as the other class members. You can access the sessions on a smartphone, tablet, laptop, computer, or Internet-enabled TV; you can also call into the meeting on the phone.
Thanks to your camera and microphone, you’ll not only get to see and hear but you’ll also be able to interact with him and your classmates. Some of the time, you’ll work with one or more of them in a breakout group while others are in their groups, all via the video service.
If you haven’t had a chance to participate in online learning yet, the great thing about this technology is that it delivers the benefits of improving your abilities wherever you are: at home, at work, on public transportation, etc. Even though we won’t be in the same physical location, the immediacy of video makes for smooth interaction and an uncanny sense of immediacy and comradery.
A: No worries.
Because we know you’re busy, we record each session. That way, if for whatever reason, you miss part or all of the meeting or if part of the program doesn’t fit into your schedule, we’ve got you covered.
The unedited audio and video files are available for you to watch or listen to in less than 48 hours. We do our best to make it available within a day.
This means you can catch up whenever, wherever, and on whatever device (smartphone, tablet, laptop, desktop, or Internet-enabled TV) works best for you.
A: Yes, there are no in-person meetings
A: 18 ATM audio-only lessons, each written in ALL CAPs below, and 30 videos, some of which are split into multiple smaller, easier to watch 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
- The ATM content covers the developmental transition from “moving around yourself” to “moving yourself” around.
- The FI introduces working with the student kneeling over the table.
- Most of the interactive, in-class exercises are about how to teach ATM.
A: You’ll do the ATMs alone — or, if you prefer, together with your study buddy — from the recordings.
A: You’ll meet live, online twice each week, once midweek and once on the weekend. During the first of these meetings, Larry will give some short presentations, you’ll do exercises with other participants in concurrent breakout groups, we’ll discuss what happened afterward, and then Larry will give you some idea about what’s to come in the next day of the training. Most of the second meetings will be “study halls” where you’ll work with other participants under the guidance of one of the ATSO teaching assistants.
We offer the same meeting TWICE – once for the Pacific Rim group and once for the Americas & Atlantic group. You do NOT have to attend both.
You can attend either meeting; you don’t have to decide on one group for the duration of the entire program, you are free to choose whichever meeting you prefer each time.
In fact, you don’t have to attend any if you prefer to work on your own. We’ll give you access to the recording of at least one of the meetings shortly after they happen.
A: They last an hour and 45 minutes. (There will be a 10 to 15 minute break.)
A: Please see the table below:
A: That’s up to you.
Larry aims to teach the class so that reviewing the recordings and doing the homework provides a solid basis for learning on your own. That said, as part of fostering the development of a community of learners, we offer the class in this format to make interaction and collaborative learning possible.
A: There’s no deadline for completing the course.
Your tuition gives you lifetime access to all of the course materials: the audio recordings of the ATMs as well as the videos of the FI demos, discussions, and more. You’ll also have access to the recordings of the live meetings.
You can go through the material on your own time. You can backtrack, review, and proceed at your own pace as the class unfolds. So, there is no deadline.
A: Because there are no tests or quizzes, we have no basis for granting certificates of completion.
We can, however, provide a certificate of attendance — if and only — if you attend at least one live session per day of the training and you let us know from the start of the program.
A: Yes, that is the plan.
However, for the time being, we’re focused on the present.
If you know you are interested in signing up in the future, please let us know by sending an email to the Mind in Motion office.
This way, we can inform you about the next edition before we send out the general announcement. That will give you first dibs on enrolling.