How do we present Feldenkrais lessons so that our students appreciate and use what we have to offer?
There is, for many of us, a gap between what we do and what we say, between what we do and how we think about it. Bridging the Gap presents ways of spanning this rift between moving and speaking, doing and explaining, so that your students grasp their lessons in practical, concrete ways. You learn SPIFFER — a clear-cut model for observing and understanding movement — and apply it to understanding how people move, decoding the structure of lessons, and being a more effective teacher from the moment a lesson starts.
- Recognize what students need and discover how to engage their curiosity
- Cultivate hands-on sensitivity, skill and strategy
- Learn what makes a lesson a lesson ... and how to turn that knowledge into persuasive, lasting learning
What Every Practitioner Needs to Know:
- Turn "figuring out what to do" into a way to inspire curiosity and facilitate learning
- Guide students to appreciate their problems and challenges in the context of larger patterns
- Learn to recognize and effectively use the seven aspects of movement
- Deepen your sensibility and develop evocative, skillful touch
- Transform roadblocks and setbacks into learning opportunities
- Give memorable, meaningful lessons
Table of Contents
12 DVDs, 1 CD
- Course Overview
- We come with questions
- SPIFFER: A first glance
- Lab 1: Observing movement
- Modes of observation
- Systemic perspective
- Functions of skeleton
- "Of & "In"
- Constraints are crucial
- ATM®: Foot through the gap
- Chain of movement through the skeleton
- Demonstration: "Setting the table"
- Demonstration: Moving pelvis forward and back
- Lab 2: Differentiated/undifferentiated movement
- Larry's intro to space
- Initial evaluation
- Lab 3: Evaluation
- "C" vs "S" curves
- Finding the short side
- Aspects of SEQUENCE
- Opening comments
- TEST vs reference movement
- Why reference movement for ATM?
- ATM: "Halo Arms"
- Demonstration: Lifting head side-lying
- Demonstration: Outlining the shoulder blade
- Pushing & Pulling
- Movement is multi-dimensional
- FOUNDATION / FLOW
- Lab 4: Movement observation redux
- Walking as a reference movement
- Rotation & "SPIFF"
- ATM: "Boat of the foot"
- ATM: Template for FIsm
- Constraints are critical
- Geometry of constraints
- Demonstration: Translating ATM into FI
- Demonstration: Turning the foot
- When someone can't let go . . .
- Demonstration: Lifting foot/turning leg
- Lab 5: Act 1 of FI
- Demonstration: Adding a "ride-along"
- When does learning happen?
- Learning by teaching
- Using SPIFFER
- Building bridges
- How exercise works
- Lab 6: Movement observation - sagittal aspect
- Yesterday's ATM via SPIFFER
- "Of" & "In"
- What a lesson is ABOUT
- What a lesson ADDRESSES
- Creating an experience
- Demonstration: FI in sidelying, review
- Demonstration: Lifting the head, sidelying
- Demonstration: Lifting the leg, sidelying
- Lab 7: Technique practice
- ATM: "Foot through Hoop"
- "Higher Judo"
- Comments & questions
- ABOUT & ADDRESSES
- Review of acts in ATMs
- Biological optimism
- What is optimal?
- Demonstration: Finding the "uninvited guest"
What People are Saying
"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 in 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, Warsaw, Poland
"I love Larry's models. His distillation of the Method into recognizable categories helps my teaching in so many ways: my ability to assess and understand movement improves, my communication gets richer, I have a much larger palette of directions, cues and teaching strategies to choose from, and I become better at guiding my clients to discover aspects of themselves that they don't yet know. SPIFFER, the 'Seven C's,' and the other maps from The Trilogy have given me a truer, deeper understanding of the underpinnings of Feldenkrais lessons."
- Frederick Schjang, Feldenkrais Teacher and Pilates Instructor
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