The late Lauren Berry Sr. was exceptionally straightforward whenever anyone asked what he did. “I’m not a healer and I’m not a doctor,” he would say.”– Mirka Knaster’s “Discovering The Body’s Wisdom”
Berrywork or Berry Method is considered as one of the most effective type of bodywork. – History of Health.
Lauren Berry’s legendary career as a body worker began at an early age when his next-door neighbor, a retired Finnish physician, took an interest in Lauren and showed him several Swedish gymnastics techniques that he could use to help his ailing mother. Over time he counseled and guided Lauren as he continued to help his mother recover and regain her health. It wasn’t long before word spread and people started showing up on his door step eager for him to “work his magic”.
Often Lauren would come home from school to find a house filled with people waiting for him to help them. A number of events and coincidences helped shape and guide a career in bodywork and alternative health that grew to be legendary .
Berry Method® Training
The Institute of Integral Health, Inc. is a non profit teaching corporation that was formed shortly after Lauren’s passing in 1983, initially consisting of seven of his advanced students who had assisted him with his practice and in teaching his classes in the ’70s and ’80s.
We have all agreed that by staying and teaching together we could pass on Lauren’s amazing system in a way that would be responsible and not be overly influenced by any one individual teacher’s personal view and interpretation of “The Work”.
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Is that a narrative that I created as a parody based on some events from the Feldenkrais community? Or is it “real” in the sense that someone created a narrative based on their teacher “Lauren Berry.” Make a comment and let me know what you think.
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