and run and climb and dance;
- Friedrich Nietzsche
Every effective Feldenkrais® teacher can:
- Recognize what every student needs,
discern the next steps & set learning in motion.
- Touch with the sensitivity & skill needed to embody change.
- Speak in ways that create connection & possibility.
- Give lessons that lead to compelling, lasting learning.
- Help students triumph over inevitable challenges.
Being effective is neither a natural talent nor a mysterious endowment.
Being effective is learnable.
To be effective means that you master the tools your training gave you to develop and refine essential ways of noticing, understanding, and doing. These include being able to:
- Figure out students problems relates to their actions & attitudes . . . and to make that evident and understandable.
- Respond to problems in the context of patterns.
- Rely on a repertoire of honed hands-ons technique.
- Move well enough so get a lesson every time you give one..
- Recognize & know how to respond to roadblocks, breakdowns, setbacks, plateaus, and dead ends.
- Craft memorable, meaningful lessons.
- Facilitate learning over time.
This is exactly what THE TRILOGY offers you in four five-day fun-filled, perspective-shifting, skills-honing, practice-transforming segments.
BRIDGING THE GAP
In this first module of THE TRILOGY, Larry presents ways of BRIDGING THE GAP between moving and
speaking, experiencing and explaining. You learn SPIFFER - the secret decoder ring for observing and understanding movement. Learning SPIFFER, you gain an unambiguous understanding of your students’ problems and incredible precision in responding effectively to them. This is your chance to become an insightful movement detective, to easily unpack the secret structure of lessons, teach amazing ATMs, and give unforgettable FIs.
The way we touch is unique and effective because we listen in a way that will bring students to listen to themselves. Reviewing the basics of Feldenkraisian touch — including skeletal contact, directional touch, kinesthetic conversation, the listening hand, and tactile tracking — from an advanced perspective creates the foundation for mastering the spectrum of strategies, tactics, and techniques that every Functional Integrator needs to give effective lessons. Because the way you move matters, Larry will personally coach you in a practical, pragmatic, and learnable way to get a lesson each time you give a lesson. You’ll do ATM lessons that reveal the relationship of the hand and arm to the center, explore how you engage in touch, and optimize your self-use.
A COURSE OF CHANGE
Learn to give the kind of lessons that consistently bring your students to perceive their possibilities and themselves anew.
Examining ATMs and FIs, Larry discloses the deep structure of lessons, explains how and why certain compositions work better, and teaches you to engage curiosity and make learning last. You’ll learn exactly how to employ functional patterns and their biomechanical underpinnings to improve the abilities that mean the most to your students.
LEARNING BEYOND THE LESSON
Beyond giving a series of effective, but unrelated lessons, being a good teacher requires knowing how to support each student’s learning over time. In this module, you’ll discover how to creatively and effectively prepare students for the inevitable return of the habit. You learn to identify and utilize each student’s learning style (or styles) along with how to recognize where the student is on is or her learning journey and respond to these archetypical phases of successful learning. You'll find out what interferes with the transfer of learning and practice 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 fostering competence. Drawing on his academic education in Cybernetic Systems and Movement Science, professional background as an NLP trainer, and three decades of teaching ATM classes and giving FIs, Dr. Goldfarb is renowned for his ability to demystify the method and empower teachers.
Larry understands that, as teachers, we require clear and practical maps of how human capabilities develop, mature, recover, and expand. In THE TRILOGY, Larry introduces you, step-by-step, to an atlas of these maps, showing you how they chart the way to developing our potential and guiding you — in a humane, respectful, playful, and fascinating manner — as you develop your dexterity, sharpen your acuity, enhance your intuition, and make the maps yours.
Over the past 25 years Larry has taught this program 42 times, reaching over 1,000 Feldenkrais teachers in eleven countries across three continents, making THE TRILOGY the most popular and appreciated postgraduate program.
Module 2: Inside Touch
29 March to 2 April 2017
Module 3: A Course of Change
9 to 13 September 2017
Module 4: Learning Beyond the Lesson
4 to 8 April 2018
Wednesday to Saturday
1:00 PM to 6:30 PM
10:00 AM to 1:00 PM
Berkeley Finnish Hall
1970 Chestnut Street