Hi there, this is a free Feldenkrais session (often called a “lesson”) titled, “Rhythmic Tapping” from Volume Two of my “Feldenkrais Classics” series. By far, one of the best selling series on the work of Moshe Feldenkrais.
This particular podcast that I am re-broadcasting is Rob McNeilly interviewing Ralph Hadden, a Feldenkrais practitioner who works in and around Melbourne, Australia.
I think this one is fun because in addition to speaking about Ralph’s journey into the Feldenkrais work, it also has some wonderful bits and pieces of Feldenkrais history in Australia and elsewhere and also some stories about Frank Wildman, who introduced the trademarked version of Feldenkrais into Australia. And also you can hear a bit about Thomas Hanna and perhaps some other names that you might recognize.
It’s also fascinating because you get to hear Rob McNeilly, who is an Ericksonian hypnotist and former medical doctor, who spent some time with Milton Erickson really listening and wondering about what this set of processes – that some people call “The Feldenkrais Method – “IS” about and what it can do.
To me this is really a lovely interview, its about 38 minutes long. I hope you enjoy it:
The second interview is from Robin Hood Radio a show from an NPR station in Sharon Connecticut. I am posting the entire interview with the permission of the interviewer Marshall Miles. If you want to subscribe to the Robin Hood Show you can do so through itunes: Robin Hood Radio on iTunes.
I hope you enjoy this! Both interviews are worth hearing:
This podcast was recorded on April 15th, 2010 in Austin, Texas. It was the third recorded conversation that I had with Mia and Leora. (The second has not been broadcast).
This last conversation almost didn’t happen. Both Mia and Leora felt we had covered a lot of ground during our previous conversations and weren’t quite sure what else needed to be said. But in the back of my mind I felt like something was still missing. So Leora graciously extended another invitation to talk before I left.
The conversation that you are about to hear is only about 20 minutes. But we cover a great deal of ground. Mia shares stories about Moshe, how fun he was and how full of laughter and jokes. We talk briefly about Moshe’s x-wife Yona Rubenstein. We also speak of Noah Eshkol who, according to Mia, was very close to Moshe in terms of personality. We end with a story of Moshe’s fears about the work getting diluted based on what was happening at Amherst after he left.
This conversation with Mia Segal and Leora Gaster was recorded on April 14th, 2010, in Austin, Texas at Leora’s home. Mia Segal began working with Moshe Feldenkrais in 1957 and she has a rich history and understanding of him and his work that few can match.
For me, this conversation has many “firsts” embedded within it. It was the first time that I had recorded a podcast live, the first time I had met Mia, and the first time I had been back to Austin, Texas after spending quite bit of time there in my youth. Likewise, there are many stories and anecdotes that I heard for the first time. Perhaps you as well?
I recently caught up with Ruthy Alon while she was in preparation for an upcoming 4-month international trip to teach Bones For Life and Feldenkrais. One of Moshe’s original “gang of 13″ students, Ruthy speaks not only about the development and origination of her own work – Bones For Life – but also her beginnings with Moshe Feldenkrais.
In this podcast, you can find out how Ruthy got the idea for Bones For Life, how she integrates Feldenkrais principles into her work, and how she originally “found” Moshe. Ruthy also shares a wonderful story about how she approached Moshe with the idea of teaching his work at an Israeli University. This was at at time before he had conducted a formal training or was even calling what he did “ATM” or “FI”….
Much more that I could say, but let’s have the conversation speak for itself:
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“Ryan, Keep Updated On The Work of Feldenkrais and Related Thinkers!”
Welcome to a 33-minute podcast with Feldenkrais Trainer Bonnie Humiston from Humiston Wellness.. Bonnie began her studies with Moshe Feldenkrais in 1971 and graduated from the first North American Feldenkrais training in 1977. She has been a two-time President of the Feldenkrais Guild of North America, charter member of the International Feldenkrais Federation Board of Directors, and primary editor of the Amherst Training materials.
This podcast contains a great deal on historical information regarding the Feldenkrais Method and the various “guiding” organizations that have developed around the work such as the country and region-specific Feldenkrais Guilds and the International Feldenkrais Federation.
I am pleased to present an interview with Dennis Leri. Dennis is not only a Feldenkrais Trainer, but a Martial Artist and Buddhist who has a great deal of experience with thinkers and doers such as Miltion Erickson, Charles S. Peirce, Francisco Varela, Heinz von Foerster and many, many others.
He has published dozens of articles, many of which can be found on his Semiophysics website.
In this conversation, I ask a Dennis a cluster of related questions. For example, what areas in which he thinks Moshe Feldenkrais might have “missed the boat” or was unclear in his ideas, and if there were “new ideas” that Moshe was formulating but never had the opportunity to develop.
Conversely, I asked Dennis where he thinks we, as a community, missed certain ideas or threads in Moshe’s thinking. We also touch on the training and accreditation process. I asked Dennis if the needs of creating a profession have shaped the work in ways that might not be entirely clear or conscious. His answers may surprise you.
Along the way, Dennis tells some illuminating stories about self and identity, Moshe’s history, and aspects of Dr. Feldenkrais and his personality that many people have not had a chance to see and fully appreciate.
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Welcome to Feldenkrais® Podcasts. Today, we have Moti Nativ, a Feldenkrais Practitioner and Martial Artist from Israel.
Moti will be teaching a workshop at the Feldenkrais Conference in Boulder (2008) which is open to both Feldenkrais Practitioners and the public. He was recently in the U.S. teaching in North Carolina and he was kind enough to speak to me – from the Airport – before he got on the plane to go back home.
Moti is a rather colorful character. He served for 23 years in the Israeli army and retired as Colonel, only to be “re-activated” and serve for another goverrnment agency before retiring a second time.
In the army, Moti studied and used a variety of Martial Arts, studying and reaching deeply into the “core” of the martial arts. He began his Feldenkrais Training in 1991, and trained with Anat Baniel, Ruth Alon, Eilat Almagor and others. He is comfortable teaching both Awareness Through Movement and the Martial arts and demonstrating the relationships between the two.
In this podcast, and in Moti’s conference workshop, he speaks to and teaches about “the fighting roots of the Feldenkrais Method,” and Moshe’s book “Practical Un-Armed Combat.” Moti also speaks about Moshe’s other Martial arts book, written in Hebrew: “Ju-jitsu and Self Defense,” published in 1931. Moti believes this book is one of the most important layers in the development of the FM, a topic I hope to we return to in greater depth in a future podcast.