We continue our study of Amherst Year Two!

Study Mon & Wed & Fri Nov 18 & 20 & 22, 2019
AMHERST YEAR TWO WEEK 1 ~ DAY 3

TRANSCRIPT TITLE
ATM—Sitting, Shoulder Forward to Ear
DVD TITLE
Rotating the Shoulders

Week 1 10 June 1981 Page 18 of 48 ©Copyright November 2001. All rights reserved by and to the International Feldenkrais Federation, Paris, France in cooperation with The Feldenkrais Institute, Tel Aviv, Israe

TP#5  DVD 2T2 Disc 2_02
June 10, 1981
AM1 * Afternoon Session 1

The session begins on page 18* for Week 1 Day 3
(the entire day starts on page 83 of the entire transcript)


PRECISE Weekly Study  SYLLABUS  
~ see the most recent comment for current syllabus!


Some Notes from our study
(191014) Notes from Amherst Study Mon Oct 14, 2019
~ new entries tba

Study of Amherst Training Year Two
~ Details for DVD/transcript of Weeks One to Nine
~ an approximate study timeline 

References

Navigating The International Feldenkrais® Federation (IFF) Distribution Center
DROPBOX https://www.dropbox.com/s/pd5xnt0ewb91znm/
PDF https://thinkinginmovement.ca/wp-content/uploads/2019/11/The-International-Feldenkrais-Federation-IFF-materials-compiled-by-Katarina-Halm-Nov-2019.pdf

The Amherst Training materials are already available to all Trainees, and may be purchased online at the IFF website here: https://feldenkrais-method.org/…/amherst-training…/

A free member account is required to gain access to the full catalog of materials, which includes many free materials courtesy of the IFF Archive. To create a Free IFF account use the REGISTRATION link: https://feldenkrais-method.org/registration/

 “… so, and they were knitting something and the wool actually was already undone and made into a ball like they do for knitting, and the ball is rolling on the floor. He was reading, Brehm, himself was reading a paper, and his wife was knitting and they had a big Great Dane. Suddenly, reading the paper like that, he saw the Dane lying in front of him, and looking at him so intently, with such a brilliant kind of expression, that he [Brehm] became aware of it in spite of reading the paper. He took a look at the dog—he couldn’t understand—and then he heard his wife say, “Look, the wool disappeared. Where is the wool?” And he didn’t know what to say. He looked at the dog, and then, when she turned away looking for the wool, the dog who lay there, opened [his mouth] and showed him that he had the wool in his mouth, closed it again. “

Moshe’s Story from
Talk—Change Only in Action / Arguments for/Against Change
IFF transcript of Amherst Traiinnig Year 2, Week 1, Day 1, 8 June 1981, Page 11 of 37
Morning Session Tape #1

Moshe continues with his story of reading Brehm’s Introduction to The Life of Animals over and over during his childhood.  The pictures and stories of animals … 

In this talk Moshe speaks of Functional Integration® as melody common to both teacher and student.  Included is his story of an FI demo ending in waltzing.

“But there is no limit to improvement”: Week 1, 8 June 1981, Page 12 of 37

“somebody who is only experienced eight years or something—therefore, by a long stretch, unable to do what I am doing, but yet she was able to make me further my own improvement in a way, which by myself, may have taken much longer. I would need hours or days of work on myself to achieve the same thing” Week 1, 8 June 1981, Page 12 of 37

REFERENCE
Pictures from Brehm’s Introduction to The Life of Animals
A text of Brehm’s Life of Animals
A cover photo pf Brehm’s Life of Animals

Moshe refers to “The Elusive Obvious” during the Amherst Training 

Here is Jeff Haller / Inside Moves talk on Feldenkrais and Emotions from January 8, 2018.

A note from Jeff: “The neurophysiological principles I was talking about are discussed quite thoroughly in the workshop that I did with Roger Russell called Feldenkrais and the Brain. https://www.insidemoves.org/Store/11202/3/20/. Roger condenses his 40 years of academic studies and I give ATM and FI practices to elucidate attentional loops, the prefrontal cortex, excitation and inhibition, etc.”

Noting copyrights and honouring The International Feldenkrais® Federation (IFF)
IFF Distribution Center
Seminal Feldenkrais Materials
https://feldenkrais-method.org

We are grateful to Kai Schaper, IFF Materials Manager for giviing permission to share a two minute clip from the Amherst training with colleagues, and Allegra Ambrosia Heidelinde, IFF Materials Distribution Secretary for her kind assistance.

The copyrights for the Amherst Study Materials are emphasized when we share a two minute clip during our discussion of lesson or lecture from the Amherst training. It is not only a question of the copyrights themselves but also one of honoring the Feldenkrais community’s tremendouns energy and money spent on creating and safeguarding the materials for everyone of us.

The International Feldenkrais® Federation (IFF) Amherst Training materials are already available to all Feldenkrais and ABM Trainees and Practitioners, and may be purchased online at the IFF website here: https://feldenkrais-method.org/…/amherst-training…/

A free member account is required to gain access to the full catalog of materials, which includes many free materials courtesy of the IFF Archive. To create a Free IFF account use the REGISTRATION link: https://feldenkrais-method.org/registration/

TUTORIAL/GUIDE
to Navigating The International Feldenkrais® Federation (IFF) Distribution Center
DROPBOX https://www.dropbox.com/s/pd5xnt0ewb91znm/
PDF https://thinkinginmovement.ca/wp-content/uploads/2019/11/The-International-Feldenkrais-Federation-IFF-materials-compiled-by-Katarina-Halm-Nov-2019.pdf
(this informal guide includes steps to locating the beautiful  IFF pages and resources)

Amherst Study Group

A study group for Feldenkrais® or Anat Baniel Method® (ABM) Practitioners and Trainees in any year of their study to learn and reflect on the Amherst Training materials (1980-1981).
IFF Materials Distribution Centre
The Amherst materials are available for purchase by ANY trainee on the IFF website here: https://feldenkrais-method.org/materials/item/amherst-training-transcripts-dvds/
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2/  have purchased or intend to purchase some of the Amherst DVD, VHS recordings or transcripts from the International Feldenkrais Federation (IFF) or access them via your regional Feldenkrais library and/or Feldenkrais colleagues.
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Study Group details:

We meet on Zoom to study the Amherst training DVDs together.
With appreciation to Tiffany Sankary beginning this group
and Tiffany’s Amherst Study Facebook group which supports our study.

MEETING TIMES
* Mondays  2019
(1.25 hour)
10:45 am Pacific time

* Wednesdays  2019
(1.25 hour)
4:30pm Pacific time
(Thursdays in Australia and Japan)

* Fridays  2019
(1.25 hour)
6:30am Pacific time

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Logistics for Amherst Study Group

The IFF grants permission to Tiffany Sankary & Katarina Halm to use excerpts of the Amherst training videos in the context of the Online Amherst Study Group. It is understood that these sessions are broadcast via Zoom (or similar) to a closed membership group of Feldenkrais Practitioners and Students. The video broadcasts will not be recorded. Members of the group will purchase their own copies of the materials to be studied. 

6 replies
  1. happybones
    happybones says:

    MEETING TIMES
    ~ Currently studying Amherst Year 1 Week 1

    * Mondays  2019
    (Potential duration: 45 minutes)
    * North America: 4:45pm Pacific / 7:45pm Eastern 
    * Nishinomiya, Hyogo Japan: 9:45am Tuesdays
    * Adelaide Australia: 11:15 am Tuesdays
    * Sydney Australia: 11:45am Tuesdays
    * Auckland New Zealand: 1:45pm Tuesdays

    * Wednesdays  2019
    (Potential duration: 45 minutes)
    * North America:4:45pm Pacific / 7:45pm Eastern 
    * Nishinomiya, Hyogo Japan: 9:45am Thursdays
    * Adelaide Australia: 11:15 am Thursdays
    * Sydney Australia: 11:45am Thursdays 
    * Auckland New Zealand: 1:45pm Thursdays 

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  2. happybones
    happybones says:

    MEETING TIMES
    ~ Currently studying Amherst Year 2 Week 1

    MEETING TIMES
    * Mondays 2019
    (1.25 hour)
    * North America: 10:45 am Pacific time
    (Tuesdays in Australia and Japan)

    * Wednesdays 2019
    (1.25 hour)
    * North America:4:30pm Pacific timen
    (Thursdays in Australia and Japan)

    * Fridays 2019
    (1.25 hour)
    * North America:6:30am Pacific time
    (Thursdays in Australia and Japan)

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  3. Linda Faulhaber
    Linda Faulhaber says:

    I am in the 4th year of training with David Zemach-Bersin and am interested in joining the study group but am completely computer illiterate. Can you send me information about how ll this works and/or is were someone in the nyc area I could speak to about how all this works. I am at 212-74-4329.

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