Current Amherst Study Group Meetings times

Currently confirmed * Mondays 2020
(1.25 hour)
10:45 am Pacific March 30, 2020 onwards

By request * Wednesdays 2020
(1 hour)
4:30 pm Pacific time
Thursdays in Australia, New Zealand, Japan

By request * Fridays 2020
(.1 hour)
6:30 am Pacific time
Saturdays in Australia, New Zealand, Japan

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STUDY PLAN ~ APRIL 6, 8,10 & APRIL 13, 15, 17, 2020

WEEK 3                                  DAY 1 ~~ 22 June 1981
Morning Session Tape #17 ~ DVD 6T2
1 – Talk—Take Care of Yourself ~ together APRIL 6, 8,10
1 – Talk—Movement Notation ~ together APRIL 6, 8,10 (references to follow)
2 – ATM—Supine: Holding Behind Left Knee and Straightening Leg / Flex Leg Roll-up, Supine  ~ together APRIL 6, 8,10
9 – Talk—Relationship of FI to other methods ~ ON OUR OWN & compare notes when we meet

(references .. additional notes/quotes to follow / meanwhile current link: (200406B) Talk- Relationship of FI to Other Methods Feldenkrais Amherst 22 June 1981, reference to Noguchi, Jacoby, Keleman, Vojta, Bobath, Lowen

 

Afternoon Session Tape #18 ~ DVD 6T3
18 – ATM—Continuation of Previous Lesson / Heel / Clock Roll-up ~ together APRIL 13, 15, 17, 2020
22 – Talk—FI and Knowing What To Do ~ ON OUR OWN & compare notes when we meet
23 – ATM—Continuation of previous ATM  ~ together APRIL 13, 15, 17, 2020
26 – Talk—FI and Know What To Do (continued) ~ ON OUR OWN & compare notes when we meet
27 – ATM—Preparation for Headstand – Carp Jump ~ together APRIL 13, 15, 17, 2020
34 – Talk—Headstand ~ ON OUR OWN & compare notes when we meet
34 – ATM—Continuation of previous ATM ~ together APRIL 13, 15, 17, 2020

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)

Noguchi ~ a compendium
… more to follow

Riekes Lesson 1: Integrating right side. Moshe shares a story about Noguchi. (30 June 1980) https://feldenkrais-method.org/archive/collection/riekes-lesson-1/

REFECTIONS

Reflections / Quoting Moshe

“some Japanese have the sense of putting a little pillow under their bottom when they do Zazen. And some Yoga gurus, really, the real clever ones, the real ones, they do the same thing.”

 Ida Rolf has many, many students and they have Rolfed many thousands of people. She told me forty years ago that she can’t understand how many people think that that is good and she always insisted that sitting in the yoga position, for European people at least, is harmful. If they started as children, like the Indians do, and grew up with joint like that, then of course, it would be a different thing, but being a grown up person and forcing to do that is actually destroying the joints, destroying their strength and their flexibility. It makes them flexible where they shouldn’t be flexible and strong where they shouldn’t be strong, and therefore many of those have pain in the small of the back, and don’t know why, or in the neck. Well, that’s it, can’t be helped.

Anything that is compulsive, anything that the person does on other people’s instruction—takes it for granted that he should mold himself on other peoples’ internal life … that means command of your own personal body—it’s you. If you take other peoples’ instruction for that, we deserve … if we get that, we deserve all the troubles that we have.”

From “ATM—Swimming Crawl / Bell Hand, Think Toes (continued)” Amherst training Year 2 Week 1 11 June 81 Page 16-17 of 43 ©Copyright November 2001. All rights reserved by and to the International Feldenkrais Federation, Paris, France in cooperation with The Feldenkrais Institute, Tel Aviv, Israel

KW asked for source of quote.

Let’s compare notes as we search:

  1. Not found in  IFF Amherst-Training-Transcript_1981-Weeks-1-2

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Possibilities

  1. https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Feldenkrais_Method lists lots of references at the bottom
  2. HERE are possibliites from google
~~
quote might note be exactly
but some of the strings ..
[…   flexible bodies .. flexible brains … human dignity ]
 “What I’m after isn’t flexible bodies, but flexible brains… Actually what I’m after is to restore people to their human dignity.”

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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Introductory Notes for Amherst Study Group:
Amherst Study for Feldenkrais® or Anat Baniel Method® Practitioners and Trainees in any year of their training! We currently study Amherst Year Two. Many find that participating in the study is fruitful whether starting at the beginning or jumping in whenever you have time.

Two ongoing groups since May 2017
1/ 
Tiffany’s Amherst Study Facebook group supports our study with a welcome to those who simply wish to follow and add to the facebook conversations and not join the Amherst study on Zoom. We appreciate Tiffany Sankary Wilkinson who began the Amherst Study Group in May of 2017 
2/ Amherst Study via Zoom: If you wish to join us or invite colleagues, here is a link to the form to meet the International Feldenkrais® Federation (IFF) requirements
Amherst Study Group ~ INFORMATION & sign up page. As noted by Allegra Heidelinde of the International Feldenkrais® Federation (IFF): “the parameters for participation were set up by Tiffany Sankary Wilkinson.”
The Amherst Training materials are already available to all Trainees, and may be purchased online at the IFF website 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/

For help with Navigating The International Feldenkrais® Federation (IFF) Distribution Center click one of these links:
DROPBOX https://www.dropbox.com/s/pd5xnt0ewb91znm/
PDF https://thinkinginmovement.ca/wp-content/uploads/2…

FACEBOOK (Optional) https://www.facebook.com/groups/426724554351739/

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.

Logistics for Amherst Study Group

Permission from the International Feldenkrais® Federation (IFF) Distribution Centre
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® or Anat Baniel Method Practitioners and Students who have sent details of their training or graduation/certification to Katarina Halm. The video broadcasts will not be recorded. Members of the group will purchase their own copies of the materials to be studied or borrow them from a regional library.  

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  1. happybones
    happybones says:

    MEETING TIMES
    * Mondays
    (1.25 hour)
    * North America: 10:45 am Pacific time
    THIS TIME RESUMING MARCH 30
    when the Europeans will have changed their clocks.

    * Wednesdays
    (1.25 hour)
    * North America: 4:30 pm Pacific time
    (Thursdays in Australia, New Zealand, Japan)

    * Fridays
    (1.25 hour)
    * North America: 6:30 am Pacific time
    (Saturdays in Australia, New Zealand, Japan)

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