MIND BODY STUDIES
Mind Body Studies is a practical set of tools, developed to optimize the power of the brain and body connection. It is a learning process, which examines awareness of thought-in-action with far reaching implications, including behavior, self-image and beliefs. Engaging in this exploration and insight generates new choices in experience and interacting with the world, creating positive change throughout the nervous and cognitive systems, thereby providing the key to expanding human potential.
Mind Body Studies is a learning system that benefits everyone of all ages – whether you have special challenges, seek continued well-being, want to maintain peak performance, or are interested in making the most of yourself in thought and action.
The effectiveness of this work has been established through countless cases demonstrated through a century of work, first by Dr. Moshe Feldenkrais, furthered by MBS Academy’s founders - Mia Segal and Leora Gaster, shared by MBS Academy Trainers, and continued by the many MBS Practitioners.
The underpinnings of MBS have been further substantiated through recent advances in neuroscience that have established the power of the brain’s plasticity (it’s ability to adapt and remodel). The body manifests thought into action and feeds information back to the brain. Efficient use of this loop is the key to optimizing well-being and human abilities.
Group classes are for anyone who wants to reconnect with their natural abilities to move, think, and feel. Whether you want to be more comfortable sitting at your computer, playing with your children and grandchildren, or performing a favorite pastime, these gentle lessons can improve your overall well being.
Learning to move with less effort makes daily life easier. Because the Feldenkrais Method focuses on the relationship between movement and thought, increased mental awareness and creativity accompany physical improvements. Everyone, from athletes and artists to administrators and attorneys, can benefit from the Feldenkrais Method.
After lessons, people often express feelings of relaxation and ease. They may breathe more freely and find their thoughts have more clarity. The learning process is full of pleasant surprises and personal breakthroughs.
In addition to regular group classes, private and semi-private lessons are also available.
In a private FI session with me, we explore how you can develop and internalize the functional movement patterns that will help you improve. A lesson with me is a highly personalized experience, focused on your unique needs and wants. In a lesson, I help you notice what you do as you initiate movement, how you maintain patterns of movement that restrict you, and then give you new more functional patterns to explore and integrate. The new, more efficient patterns of movement you learn will serve you significantly better than what you lived with before.