ATSO FAQ

A TRAINING
SEGMENT
ONLINE

Frequently Asked Questions

A: A TRAINING SEGMENT ONLINE (ATSO) is a distance learning program. It includes:

  • Lessons in the Mind in Motion Online school that guide you through each of the 11 days of training day by day.
     
  • Assignments you can do on your own and with your study buddy.

  • An exclusive online forum for interacting with your classmates between class meetings.

  • Regular virtual classroom meetings with Larry and the other participants.

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 every 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: 

  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

A: Gladly.

  • 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 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 wi’ll give you some idea about what’s to come in the next day of the training.

We offer the same meeting TWICE – once for the Pacific Rim group and once for the Americas & Atlantic group. 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. 

You do NOT have to attend both. 

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: 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.