and run and climb and dance; one cannot fly into flying.
Recognizes what students need, discerns when they are ready, and helps them discover it.
Touches with the sensitivity and skill.
Creates connection and possibility.
Gives compelling, lasting learning.
Guides students on successful learning journeys.
Being an effective as teacher isn't a natural talent nor a mysterious endowment. It is consists of developing and refining an essential set of entirely learnable skills, understandings, and abilities:
- Analyze & understand movement.
- Respond to problems in the context of patterns.
- Cultivate the sensitivity, effective touch.
- Improve hands-on technique & self-use.
- Recognize & respond to roadblocks, setbacks, & breakdowns.
- Craft memorable, meaningful lessons.
- Facilitate learning over time.
THE TRILOGY transforms your practice in series of four five day post-graduate courses and supporting the integration of these skills through Mind in Motion's online school, by providing access to audio and video recordings (at no extra cost), and through connecting you to a worldwide community of colleagues using this practical, potent approach.
Bridging the Gap
THE TRILOGY, Module I
How do we teach so that our students can understand and use what we have to offer? There is, for many of us, a gap between what we do and what we say. In this first module Larry presents ways of spanning this rift between moving and speaking, doing and explaining. You learn SPIFFER - a clear-cut model for observing and understanding movement - and apply it to evaluating students, analyzing ATM lessons, and giving FIs. This model offers an unambiguous understanding of your students’ problems and greater precision in responding effectively to them.
THE TRILOGY, Module II
What makes your touch unique and effective? In this module, we get down to the basics -including skeletal contact, directional touch, kinesthetic conversation, the listening hand, and tactile tracking - from an advanced perspective. You refine and deepen your ability to connect with students by exploring the strategies, tactics, and techniques that comprise Functional Integration lessons. Larry will also teach ATM lessons in which you can examine the relationship of the hand and arm to the center, explore how you engage in touch and consider the influence of your own movement on your effectiveness. You will deepen your understanding of how touch teaches.
A Course of Change
THE TRILOGY, Module III
Why are some lessons so potent that we feel deeply touched and can perceive our possibilities and ourselves anew? In this module we examine the structure and flow of a lesson, investigating how the teacher composes a series of events that engages curiosity and invites the student to learn. You will come to understand and utilize the relationships between meaningful action, global movement patterns, and the biomechanical underpinnings of motion.
Learning Beyond the Lesson
THE TRILOGY, Module IV
Being a good teacher means more than giving effective lessons - it requires knowing how to support your students' learning over time. In this module, we will identify the archetypical phases of successful learning and address how to prepare students for the inevitable return of the habit. You'll discover what interferes with the transfer of learning and your will learn the best strategies for facilitating integration.
About the Trainer
Larry Goldfarb is an exceptional Feldenkrais Trainer: highly educated and intellectually rigorous, he is simultaneously a fun, straightforward, and collegial teacher who enjoys nothing more than building confidence through competence. Keeping with his commitment to demystify the method and to empower teachers, Larry has continued to map the territory of recovering and refining human capabilities. He has understood that teaching our students requires more refined and varied approaches and he teaches these in THE TRILOGY.
Over the past 23 years Larry has taught THE TRILOGY 41 times reaching over 1,000 Feldenkrais teachers in eleven countries on three continents, making this the most popular advanced training ever.
"THE TRILOGY lets us get back to the very basis of our learning as Feldenkrais practitioners. It offers a fresh view on what it is that we actually do in ATM and FI. With the SPIFFER structure, what we see becomes clearer and, together with the broad space given for practicing FI, more clarity in touch emerges."
Monika Vogelmann, Physician and Feldenkrais Practitioner, Bad Segeberg, Germany
"Larry is a teacher who teaches that it is individuals—and not groups—that learn. Thus learning in THE TRILOGY not only takes place on the actual workshop day, but also in the time between the segments. One gets great ideas for one’s own process while having a lot of fun learning!"
Corinna Eikmeier, Cellist, Musician and Feldenkrais Practitioner, Hannover, Germany
"For me personally, enrolling in The TRILOGY was an important step. But I only discovered this after I had joined the training (after two sessions). Now my work has new quality: I would say much more clarity in how I see and understand the work and teach lessons."
Jacek Paszkowski, Physiotherapist and Feldenkrais Practitioner, Warsow, Poland
"Larry showed me again with how much ease and fun learning can happen!"
Roswitha Rath, Feldenkrais Practitioner, Graz, Austria
"Thanks for the different models for guiding the learning process and supporting the communication between practitioners. I have a new, much deeper understanding of the method that is concrete and powerful. It’s exciting to now know that my understanding and skills are going to continue get better and better . . . feels great. I already notice the impact of the 5 days on the ATMs that I gave yesterday and the FIs today – that is amazing, really amazing!
Larry's way of teaching is fun, precise, extremely open and at the same time guided by his past "errors,” that he generously shares. I have become aware of the "things that I'll do wrong" It was especially great in the second segment to use simple "well-known" moves in FI as a way to move towards a deeper appreciation of technique, simpler & more efficient self-use, and to improve the quality of the dialogue between practitioner and student."
Lynn Bullock, Feldenkrais Practitioner, Paris, France
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