Mia Segal,Gaby Yaron

Evening Class Notes 1977-1978

By Gaby Yaron & Mia Segal

During the second and third years of the San Francisco Feldenkrais Professional Training Program Mia and Gaby shared the teaching of two large Awareness Through Movement classes two evenings per week. These were exciting classes attended by more than 100 people, including many training program students and members of the general public.

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By Gaby Yaron & Mia Segal

During the second and third years of the San Francisco Feldenkrais Professional Training Program Mia and Gaby shared the teaching of two large Awareness Through Movement classes two evenings per week. These were exciting classes attended by more than 100 people, including many training program students and members of the general public. Gaby and Mia are masters at making even challenging lessons accessible for a broad public. This book contains detailed outlines of 26 of their ATM lessons. It is a wonderful resource for all Awareness Through Movement teachers.
Lessons
  1. Lifting the head on the back
  2. Lifting head on back and stomach; basic flexion and extension
  3. On side, turning w/straight arm in arc
  4. Classic coordination of flexor and extensor muscles, tilting crossed legs to side with arm in triangle
  5. Prone, lifting the head and arm in various combinations with one knee up to side
  6. Tilting legs on front side to come to sit
  7. On side – sliding arms and legs to improve ability to lift head on side
  8. Simple Pelvic Clock
  9. Differentiating movements of leg to roll forward and back
  10. Shoulder and hip circles on side
  11. On back lifting hip to lengthen opposite arm - Classic
  12. Tilting on knee on back – connecting to arms above head
  13. Side bending on back and stomach
  14. Diagonal extension of arms and legs on back and stomach
  15. Coordinating flexors and extensors
  16. Sliding arm and leg on side, rotating trunk
  17. Tilting legs in and out on back
  18. Sliding hand down legs in various ways on back 80 Lesson #5 Rounding and arching back in sitting
  19. Learning to move the head and neck from the center in side sitting
  20. Lifting head with arm on belly with various positions of the legs
  21. Shoulder circles 94 Lesson #9 Tilting legs lying on belly
  22. Clarifying movements of legs and pelvis in relation to shoulders on side
  23. Improving flexion in back, bring knees and elbows together
  24. Tilting legs on back and lengthening arms above head

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Mia Segal was Dr. Feldenkrais's first and only assistant during the formative years of developing and teaching this work She was his collaborator and associate for 16 years, after which together, they trained students worldwide.

Of Mia, Feldenkrais said: “With you, I have reached summits that alone, I could not reach. The best lessons I ever gave, were inspired by your encouraging gaze.” Mia is known for her unequaled mastery of the work and as a superb teacher.
She is committed to ensure that this work continues in the essential and powerful form it was given to her by Dr. Feldenkrais during their many years of collaboration and friendship.
 
Mia has been acclaimed worldwide as the standard bearer for the applications and philosophy of the Feldenkrais Method. Mia has a black belt in judo, which she received in the Kodokan, Tokyo, in 1970.

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