UPCOMING – MBS Profession Foundation Training
- commencing August 2011
- commencing 13 Jul 2011
Mind Body Study is the exploration of the inter-connection between brain and behavior as the key to well-being and realizing our full human potential. MBS Asia Pacific is the premier teaching center for Mind Body Studies striving to expand the teachings, philosophies and practice of the work of Dr. Moshe Feldenkrais.
MBS Academy is founded by Mia Segal and her daughter, Leora Gaster. From 1957 until 1973, Mia was Dr. Feldenkrais’ first only student of his developing system, in a collaboration that continued until his death in 1983. Over these years Mia and her family were deeply involved in the development and evolution of the method and she was entrusted to work with some of Feldenkrais’ most high profile clients (the likes of Israel’s first Prime Minister, famous musicians, athletes and scholars).
Dr Feldenkrais was quoted as saying, “Mia is my best student and the only one to take my work beyond me”.
Through Mind Body Studies, we increase our physical and mental performance and discover our path to wellness and success. This comprise awareness of the body and making slight changes. Gentle moves help us discover choices and more efficient ways to move so that we can recover the natural range of motion of our bodies. This allows our neurology to inform the body how to eliminate pain, transcend limitations and improve performance. The individual learns consciously or unconsciously how to distinguish between a movement that is well performed and one that is poorly performed.
“What I’m after isn’t flexible bodies but flexible brains. What I’m after is to restore each person to their human dignity.”
~ Dr. Moshe Feldenkrais
MBS Asia Pacific exists to bring the teachings of Moshe Feldenkrais, Mia Segal and the MBS Academy to the region, with an aim
- to share the teachings of Dr. Moshe Feldenkrais,
- to increase awareness of the method so that society at large can benefit
- to increase the number of practitioners in the region by promoting the practitioner training courses offered by MBS
- to host the first Foundational Course in the region in by 2011
To that end MBS Asia Pacific will host a rotational group of top MBS trainers to conduct Awareness Through Movement (ATM)™ classes and demonstrations, and offer individual Functional Integration (FI)™ lessons. To learn more about our faculty, please view our Faculty Pages.