Jerry Karzen – One of Moshe Feldenkrais’ original American students. Find out how Jerry found himself in the San Francisco International Feldenkrais Training in 1977. And how he ultimately came to become a close friend of Dr. Feldenkrais and organize the Amherst Training in 1980.
Learn the story behind Jerry’s filming of Moshe Feldenkrais that has left us with an enduring video legacy of Dr. Feldenkrais teaching Awareness Through Movement and giving Functional Integration lessons. Jerry shares some wonderful, and sometimes personal, anecdotes of his relationship with Moshe and about the Amherst Training.
Jerry – Thanks for taking the time to do this. I hope we do it again – Ryan
I first came across Dr. Fogel’s work through a presentation arranged by Mark Reese back in 1998..or so. Mark brought Alan to one of his San Diego Feldenkrais Trainings to give a 1-day workshop on…well, I don’t remember what it was on, but it was really, really, cool and it made perfect sense at the time. The main benefit of going to Alan’s workshop was that I become aware of his book:
Which is a GREAT read, especially when you are working a dead-end temp-job with nothing much to do. Anyway, I read all of Alan’s research – even the stuff that didn’t make a damn bit of sense to me and I – sigh – applied and got into graduate school at the University of Utah.
At least in Utah when you say that you are a “graduate student” people know what you mean. I used to tell people that I was a “Feldenkrais Practitioner” but they would usually just grab their children and quickly walk away. That’s really a pisser for your self-esteem. There must have been some famous utah polygamist named “Ryan Feldenkrais” or something. So anyhow, here’s a most-excellent podcast with Dr. Alan Fogel, Professor of Psychology at the University, Rosen Method Bodywork Practitioner and a really nice guy. Find out how Dr. Fogel’s somatic journeys have influenced his personal life and scientific research:
In this podcast with Larry Goldfarb, and the next with Alan Fogel (coming soon), we discuss some issues related to Feldenkrais research.
What are the roles of research in a “systemic” methodology such as the Feldenkrais Method? Can research inform Feldenkrais practice? Is it possible that researchers are actually looking for Feldenkrais principles but do not know it? We will also discuss some major “categories” and intentions of scientific research.
Most importantly, when you listen to this podcast, you will be able to find out what makes Larry Goldfarb cry…
Near the end of this podcast, Larry and I discuss his “more or less” monthly newsletter. If you would like to sign up for it, please send an email to:firstname.lastname@example.org. You can also take a look at some of Larry’s products and workshops that are available at EasyMovement.
This is the first of two conversations that I have had with Dr. Goldfarb. In this conversation we focus on Larry’s use of technology to train Feldenkrais Practitioners. I contacted him to be on the Feldenkrais Podcast because Larry really seems to “get” technology and I wanted to know how he employs it in his Feldenkrais Training Programs. Enjoy! – Ryan
Marty died several years after this podcast aired. I had it in mind to do another session with him. We talked briefly about the idea, but it never came to pass. On the page that you can reach by clicking below are my thoughts on his death. His voice is sorely missed within the Feldenkrais community. We needed him and we need more like him: Martin Weiner, 1943-2011
Hello everyone – Welcome to the first of what is – I hope – many conversations with Martin Wiener and other individuals of interest to the Feldenkrais community and our friends. Martin (Marty) has a workshop coming up in Ventura, California and in this podcast we will talk about the workshop and Marty’s approach to Feldenkrais.
In his own words:
When I did my training with Moshe in the mid-70s, it was clear to me that he was not teaching a method or system of techniques to be applied to a client. Instead, he was trying to open a new way of seeing and being to us as practitioners so we could truly experience and bring a different mode of consciousness to the world and our work. I have been passionately exploring and developing this approach for over 30 years. At the recent annual guild conference, I was moved by our colleagues’ interest in and receptivity to my work and decided to offer a mentor training once again.