Mastering the Method 16-18 Worldwide

Listen, are you breathing just a little and calling it a life?
— Mary Oliver

While many Awareness Through Movement® classes put respiration front and center, breath is rarely the theme of a Functional Integration® lesson. 

When giving an individual Feldenkrais® session, you may monitor your student’s breath (and your own), tune into the subtle shifts of disturbance or unease, and register the respiratory responses that indicate improvement and integration. 

But what about giving lessons that make breathing better? 

How, specifically, do we address the ribs, spine, muscles of the trunk, and so on? 

Which Feldenkraisian tactics are most effective for unraveling the restrictions that limit respiration?

BREATHING BETTER reveals the answers to these questions — and much more — in a comprehensive, engaging, and well-paced format. Going beyond the limitations imposed by distance, this updated year-long course uses Zoom and online learning to create an enhanced training experience.

The program is for Feldenkrais teachers who want to:

  • Understand the function and structure of respiration.

  • Clear up common confusions and stubborn superstitions.

  • Uncover the ins and outs of optimal breathing.

  • Receive personal coaching and individual support.

  • Expand the repertoire of lessons you can count on to work.

  • Give meaningful, memorable FI® lessons in person and online.

BREATHING BETTER greatly exceeds my expectations for advanced Functional Integration training. Larry continuously surprises me with the friendly group activities and personal reflection tasks he proposes because they are delightful, enlivening, and personally relevant for me as a new practitioner.  

I appreciate how we take the time to explore core ATM® lessons in multiple dimensions and interactively explore the ideas with a partner in FI practice. The virtual training format works very well!

Larry is a treasure of experience, skill, and genuine insights. He exemplifies the fuller potential of this practice for me.  I especially appreciate Larry’s ability to listen, clarify, and confirm key concepts and skills in a way that brings them to life in my daily life and as part of my aspiration to live the practice.

 — Mark Lichtenberger

Module 16
FLOATING ON AIR

Returning to your body its ability to breathe
the way it is designed.

— Moshe Feldenkrais

In this module, you’ll learn about the structure and function of breathing in detail and from the pattern perspective. You’ll develop a sense of the significant specifics and how they fit together systemically. We’ll define what good breathing is, identify what interferes with it, and explore exactly how to elicit your student’s innate ability to breathe easily.

Module 17
THE TURNING TIDE

Life is always at some turning point.
— Irwin Edman

This module will deepen your appreciation of how posture and action influence breathing — and vice versa — and how habit hinders adapting respiration to activity and ambience. By learning a classic FI composition, you’ll improve your understanding of Moshe’s method and your ability to use it to restore robust respiration.

Module 18
THE WINDS OF CHANGE

Fear is excitement without the breath.
— Fritz Perls

Breathing is integral to how we move, think, and feel. This module reveals how to work with the ways we unconsciously carry the consequences of accidents, illness, and trauma with us. You’ll find out how to help your students uncover these deep and often troubling connections in a manner that makes it possible to disengage from the restrictions and reconnect with their potential to be present and respond in the moment.

In BETTER BREATHING, the time-tested MASTERING THE METHOD postgrad FI master class series takes a deep dive into what it means to work with the breath in a Feldenkraisian way. 

During each of the three modules, you learn one specific, particularly practical Functional Integration strategy. The first lesson lays the groundwork by clarifying how the actions of the spine, ribs, breastbone, and the diaphragm and other muscles drive inhalation and exhalation, the second FI is about working with the dynamics of breathing, and the third and final one further illuminates the interactive interrelations of respiration.

  • Over two three-day master classes spaced a month apart, you get to know and understand how this lesson’s techniques and tactics develop a thorough understanding of how and why this FI works.
     
    • You learn the complete scope of the lesson, explore its applications, and adopt best practices.

    • You do that by watching demonstrations, experiencing relevant Awareness Through Movement lessons, practicing the fundamental skills with your classmates, unpacking the lesson’s structure and strategy, receiving feedback and coaching, and getting your questions answered.

  • For your continued learning, you also receive access to recordings of the module and transcripts of the ATM classes.

  • To consolidate and integrate what you’ve been practicing, one month after the master classes, we will get together to review the lesson and refine your skills and understanding.

  • So that you can learn from and with your classmates, you also get the chance to participate in online study group meetings.

  • With each module, you also receive an individual FI tutorial with Larry so that you can get the personal coaching and individual support needed to make the lesson yours.

FI tutorials are one of the unique — and uniquely beneficial — features of the BREATHING BETTER program. Your tuition includes three tutorial sessions, one to go with each of the three modules.

Any time after the first three-day master calls, you can sign up for one of these hour and 20-minute individual coaching sessions with Larry. During these sessions, you give the FI, or work on sections of it, over Zoom or, if you prefer, you can review a video of you doing the lesson. Either way, Larry will observe, answer your questions, and offer feedback and suggestions in real-time. You get to set the agenda according to your interests and needs.

Usually, the other participants are invited to attend these tutorials as observers. It’s up to you whether your classmates are there and if they get to view the recording of the tutorial; either way, you get the video of the session to support your continued learning.

If you’re curious about what happens during a tutorial session, we made a 21-minute summary video of the session shown in the short clip above. This overview features some of the highlights of what happened during the session, including Larry’s answer to the question: “What’s the difference between physical therapy and Moshe’s method?

To view the video, please sign up below:

After you complete and submit the form, we’ll send you an email letting you know to stream this recording.

Please note: You will need a free Mind in Motion Online account to access the video.

If you don’t already have an account, we’ll automagically create one for you.

So that we can complete the process of setting up your account, please respond to the email asking you to confirm your email address.

Sensing breathing during lessons provides potent feedback for the client and the practitioner. Following BREATHING BETTER, I have become more tuned into breathing while teaching ATM and FI

To my surprise, I had the same experience when we had to move the program online. 

Dissecting an Awareness Through Movement lesson, finding the ways in which breathing changes because of it, and then applying the ideas to FI is a fascinating experience. We had multiple iterations in which to play with the lesson, learn from each other, and gain from Larry’s ability to articulate clearly the dance between detail and big picture. In addition, the one-on-one coaching provided personal guidance and helped to elucidate glitches. 

I have been studying with Larry over the past ten years because he has mastered how to make lessons immediately applicable for each student’s learning.

— Lindy Ost

To make it possible for you to participate in BREATHING BETTER no matter where you live, we offer two parallel schedules, an Atlantic track and a Pacific one. 

To see the schedule of your choice, please click on the plus sign next to it.

BREATHING BETTER

MASTERING THE METHOD
Modules 16, 17, and 18
MTM 16
FLOATING ON AIR
Master class 1
Los Angeles
Taiwan
Tokyo
Adelaide
Auckland
October 7
2:00 to 6:30 PM
October 8
5:00 to 9:30 AM6:00 to 10:30 AM7:30 to 12:00 AM10:00 AM to 2:30 PM
October 8
2:00 to 6:30 PM
October 9
5:00 to 9:30 AM6:00 to 10:30 AM7:30 to 12:00 AM10:00 AM to 2:30 PM
October 9
2:00 to 6:30 PM
October10
5:00 to 9:30 AM6:00 to 10:30 AM7:30 to 12:00 AM10:00 AM to 2:30 PM
Master class 2
November 4
2:00 to 6:30 PM
November 5
5:00 to 9:30 AM6:00 to 10:30 AM7:30 to 12:00 AM10:00 AM to 2:30 PM
November 5
2:00 to 6:30 PM
November 6
5:00 to 9:30 AM6:00 to 10:30 AM7:30 to 12:00 AM10:00 AM to 2:30 PM
November 6
2:00 to 6:30 PM
November 7
5:00 to 9:30 AM6:00 to 10:30 AM7:30 to 12:00 AM10:00 AM to 2:30 PM
Review & Refine
Jan 14 & 15
2:00 to 6:30 PM
Jan 15 & 16
5:00 to 9:30 AM6:00 to 10:30 AM7:30 to 12:00 AM10:00 AM to 2:30 PM
 
MTM 17
THE TURNING TIDE
Master class 1
Los Angeles
Taiwan
Tokyo
Adelaide
Auckland
February 17
2:00 to 6:30 PM
February 18
5:00 to 9:30 AM6:00 to 10:30 AM7:30 to 12:00 AM10:00 AM to 2:30 PM
February 18
2:00 to 6:30 PM
February 19
5:00 to 9:30 AM6:00 to 10:30 AM7:30 to 12:00 AM10:00 AM to 2:30 PM
February 19
2:00 to 6:30 PM
February 20
5:00 to 9:30 AM6:00 to 10:30 AM7:30 to 12:00 AM10:00 AM to 2:30 PM
Master class 2
March 10
2:00 to 6:30 PM
March 11
5:00 to 9:30 AM6:00 to 10:30 AM7:30 to 12:00 AM10:00 AM to 2:30 PM
March 11
2:00 to 6:30 PM
March 12
5:00 to 9:30 AM6:00 to 10:30 AM7:30 to 12:00 AM10:00 AM to 2:30 PM
March 12
2:00 to 6:30 PM
March 13
5:00 to 9:30 AM6:00 to 10:30 AM7:30 to 12:00 AM10:00 AM to 2:30 PM
Review & Refine
Apr 8 & 9
2:00 to 6:30PM
Apr 9 & 10
5:00 to 9:30 AM6:00 to 10:30 AM7:30 to 12:00 AM10:00 AM to 2:30 PM
 
MTM 18
THE WINDS OF CHANGE
Master class 1
Los Angeles
Taiwan
Tokyo
Adelaide
Auckland
June 9
2:00 to 6:30 PM
June 10
5:00 to 9:30 AM6:00 to 10:30 AM7:30 to 12:00 AM10:00 AM to 2:30 PM
June 10
2:00 to 6:30 PM
June 11
5:00 to 9:30 AM6:00 to 10:30 AM7:30 to 12:00 AM10:00 AM to 2:30 PM
June 11
2:00 to 6:30 PM
June 12
5:00 to 9:30 AM6:00 to 10:30 AM7:30 to 12:00 AM10:00 AM to 2:30 PM
Master class 2
July 14
2:00 to 6:30 PM
July 15
5:00 to 9:30 AM6:00 to 10:30 AM7:30 to 12:00 AM10:00 AM to 2:30 PM
July 15
2:00 to 6:30 PM
July 16
5:00 to 9:30 AM6:00 to 10:30 AM7:30 to 12:00 AM10:00 AM to 2:30 PM
July 16
2:00 to 6:30 PM
July 17
5:00 to 9:30 AM6:00 to 10:30 AM7:30 to 12:00 AM10:00 AM to 2:30 PM
Review & Refine
Sept 9 & 10
2:00 to 6:30 PM
Sept 10 & 11
5:00 to 9:30 AM6:00 to 10:30 AM7:30 to 12:00 AM10:00 AM to 2:30 PM
BREATHING BETTER

MASTERING THE METHOD
Modules 16, 17, and 18
MTM 16
FLOATING ON AIR
Master class 1
Los Angeles
New York
London
Paris
Tel Aviv
October 8
7:00 to 11:30 AM10:00 AM to 2:30 PM3:00 to 7:30 PM4:00 to 8:30 PM5:00 to 9:30 PM
October 9
7:00 to 11:30 AM10:00 AM to 2:30 PM3:00 to 7:30 PM4:00 to 8:30 PM5:00 to 9:30 PM
October 10
7:00 to 11:30 AM10:00 AM to 2:30 PM3:00 to 7:30 PM4:00 to 8:30 PM5:00 to 9:30 PM
Master class 2
November 5
7:00 to 11:30 AM10:00 AM to 2:30 PM3:00 to 7:30 PM4:00 to 8:30 PM5:00 to 9:30 PM
November 6
7:00 to 11:30 AM10:00 AM to 2:30 PM3:00 to 7:30 PM4:00 to 8:30 PM5:00 to 9:30 PM
November 7
7:00 to 11:30 AM10:00 AM to 2:30 PM3:00 to 7:30 PM4:00 to 8:30 PM5:00 to 9:30 PM
Review & Refine
Jan 15 & 16
7:00 to 11:30 AM10:00 AM to 2:30 PM3:00 to 7:30 PM4:00 to 8:30 PM5:00 to 9:30 PM
 
MTM 17
THE TURNING TIDE
Master class 1
Los Angeles
New York
London
Paris
Tel Aviv
February 18
7:00 to 11:30 AM10:00 AM to 2:30 PM3:00 to 7:30 PM4:00 to 8:30 PM5:00 to 9:30 PM
February 19
7:00 to 11:30 AM10:00 AM to 2:30 PM3:00 to 7:30 PM4:00 to 8:30 PM5:00 to 9:30 PM
February 20
7:00 to 11:30 AM10:00 AM to 2:30 PM3:00 to 7:30 PM4:00 to 8:30 PM5:00 to 9:30 PM
Master class 2
March 11
7:00 to 11:30 AM10:00 AM to 2:30 PM3:00 to 7:30 PM4:00 to 8:30 PM5:00 to 9:30 PM
March 12
7:00 to 11:30 AM10:00 AM to 2:30 PM3:00 to 7:30 PM4:00 to 8:30 PM5:00 to 9:30 PM
March 13
7:00 to 11:30 AM10:00 AM to 2:30 PM3:00 to 7:30 PM4:00 to 8:30 PM5:00 to 9:30 PM
Review & Refine
Apr 9 & 10
7:00 to 11:30 AM10:00 AM to 2:30 PM3:00 to 7:30 PM4:00 to 8:30 PM5:00 to 9:30 PM
 
MTM 18
THE WINDS OF CHANGE
Master class 1
Los Angeles
New York
London
Paris
Tel Aviv
June 10
7:00 to 11:30 AM10:00 AM to 2:30 PM3:00 to 7:30 PM4:00 to 8:30 PM5:00 to 9:30 PM
June 11
7:00 to 11:30 AM10:00 AM to 2:30 PM3:00 to 7:30 PM4:00 to 8:30 PM5:00 to 9:30 PM
June 12
7:00 to 11:30 AM10:00 AM to 2:30 PM3:00 to 7:30 PM4:00 to 8:30 PM5:00 to 9:30 PM
Master class 2
July 15
7:00 to 11:30 AM10:00 AM to 2:30 PM3:00 to 7:30 PM4:00 to 8:30 PM5:00 to 9:30 PM
July 16
7:00 to 11:30 AM10:00 AM to 2:30 PM3:00 to 7:30 PM4:00 to 8:30 PM5:00 to 9:30 PM
July 17
7:00 to 11:30 AM10:00 AM to 2:30 PM3:00 to 7:30 PM4:00 to 8:30 PM5:00 to 9:30 PM
Review & Refine
Sept 10 & 11
7:00 to 11:30 AM10:00 AM to 2:30 PM3:00 to 7:30 PM4:00 to 8:30 PM5:00 to 9:30 PM
Experience live classes

Benefit from real-time, interactive online education.

Participate from wherever

Use Zoom on your smartphone, tablet, or computer.

Fit your schedule

Choose a time that works for you — each & every meeting happens twice.

Never miss out

Access the recordings at your convenience for on-demand learning.

Hone essential skills

Develop your teaching abilities, observational aptitude, and self-use.

Master the moment

Learn what it takes to give effective, meaningful FI lessons online.

Develop insight

Deepen your understanding of how Moshe’s method works.

Expand your repertoire

Receive transcripts of all the ATM lessons.

Make learning last

Give lessons that easily integrate into your students’ everyday lives.

Get coaching

Receive individual support and feedback with personal FI tutorials.

Teach better

Identify the next steps in your development and get support in taking them.

Connect with colleagues

Join an international network of engaged, like-minded, and committed teachers.

As a student in my last year of training, my focus has been on developing FI skills. Despite prevailing concern that virtual learning of FI is not effective, Larry disproved such beliefs.  Larry’s radical approach to teaching hands-on FI virtually lives up to the principle of possibility. It is not a question of whether it is possible . . . but how.
 
His determination and enthusiasm shine through. True to the tenets of the Feldenkrais Method®, Larry has transformed the online format into an asset. Larry’s teaching approach is incredibly constructive and helpful. He focuses on process, demonstrating how FI is not only about person-to-person contact, but that it’s also about how one uses themselves, what one can be connecting to or “asking” as they enter into the conversation with the client, and where one’s awareness is directed. Larry effectively breaks an FI into relatable aspects and, slowly and incrementally, adds each section. I found myself able to discern the parts, connect them to the whole, and deconstruct the whole to the parts. The training was, in essence, a detailed FI about FI.

— Dawne Roy

Tuition includes:

  • 24 days of advanced training

    • 6 three-day modules

    • 3 two-day review sessions

  • 3 Individual FI Tutorials

  • ATM transcripts

  • Lifetime access to recordings and transcripts

  • Small group size to ensure personal attention

To participate in BREATHING BETTER, you must be a Feldenkrais teacher or a trainee in a recognized Feldenkrais professional training program. To enroll, you also need a Mind in Motion Become a Better Teacher (BABT) account.

If you are a Feldenkrais teacher or trainee who has yet to sign up for a free BABT account yet, please click here.

To ensure personal feedback and individual attention, we limit to only 24 enrollees in each section of BREATHING BETTER.

Enrollment is on a first-come, first-served basis. 

Should the track you’d like to sign up for is sold out, you please let us know so that we can add you to the waiting list.

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Our continuing commitment is to make continuing education accessible. To let us know your situation and find out about reduced tuition plans and work exchange, please write the MIMO support team at [email protected].

If you’re interested in upping your game as a Functional Integrator, you might also want to check out MAKING THE CONNECTION. A collection of the recordings of a five-day training segment all about the ARTIFICIAL FLOOR, this digital product is available on a “name-your-price” basis.

Tuition and Participation Policy

  • No-Risk Guarantee: If after attending and participating in the 2 days of the first module of a course, you let us know that you do not want to continue, and if you notify the instructor before the start of the third day of instruction, we will refund 100% of your tuition within 7 business days.

  • Tuition applies whether or not you attend the live sessions of the program. There are no credits or refunds for any missed classes.

  • For the payment plans: The monthly amount is automatically billed to your credit card. If you leave the course, you will retain access to all materials made available until and including the month you stop payment. You will not be charged for the rest of the program. There are no refunds for payments already made.

  • For full payment: By registering for this class, you acknowledge that 10% of your tuition is a non-refundable down payment.
    – Cancel between the day of enrollment and up to 31 (thirty-one) calendar days before the first class, and you’ll be refunded your tuition minus the down payment.
    – Cancel from 30 (thirty) to 7 (seven) calendar days prior to the first day of a module and you’ll be refunded 50% of the tuition you paid minus the down payment.,
    – No refunds will be given for any cancellations received after 7 (seven) calendar days before the course begins.