A Picture is Worth a Thousand Words…

Oct 17th, 2009 | By | Category: Blog

I’ve been getting a lot of questions about how the new training works. So I thought maybe it was time we had a picture.

Note: Not drawn to scale. Objects in mirror may be closer than they appear…

Training '09

Training '09

As you can see the Fundamentals ATM‘s®, and Touchstones, which covers the same themes in more depth, serve as the backbone of the program. The Intensives, Seminar Series, and FI® Practicum will draw on these ATM‘s as resources.

So let me walk you through the diagram with a scenario… Something about all of this grabs your interest. You go online and register for the free Fundamentals ATM‘s. If you can make it to the Intensive next weekend, great. We’ll be talking about their Developmental address in depth. But either way, you’ll want to follow up. So you register for Touchstones….

And starting in November we will pick the first Fundamentals theme and look at it in detail with three new ATM‘s (available online). You can study these on your own, or contribute to the online discussion. And you could also take these new ATM‘s for November, examine their theme in Seminar Series, and practice applying each ATM in FI with a partner, debriefing in the FI Practicum. We’ll then take on the second Fundamentals theme in December, and so on… In March, again, we’ll step back and look at the big picture, this time thinking about FI application.

And next year, we will take an even deeper pass through the same developmental themes…

If you haven’t registered for the free Fundamentals, you can do so here.

And if you are already registered and would like to sign-up for any of the other elements, click here.

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  1. Hi Chris the fundamentals has been very informative.I can’t make the intensive due to work obligations.Only free on the 25 and 26.What is the location and cost.Thanks Charles

  2. Hi Charles. The Intensive is at The Feldenkrais Institute, 134 W 26th Street, and is $380.

    Sorry you can’t make it. Drop by on Sunday if you’d like. If not, there will be other opportunities. If you can do the Seminar and FI practicum series, meeting one Sat/Sun a month, we will be covering the Fundamentals in much more depth.

  3. Hi, Chris,
    Will the Atms be provided in written format also or only as audio?


  4. Petra, good question. We will definitely be working with written formats. I’ll have more to say on this in the near future in a blog post. But in short, I would tend to stay away from transcripts, because they tend to fix the lessons, creating the illusion that they exist as such. However… I am a huge fan of being able to take the lessons and work with them. So we will definitely be working with printed materials. You can see an example of one approach in the Quick Guide I’ve added to the first Fundamentals lesson. Probably, over time, we will develop several different ways of working with the lesson materials.

    Hope this helps!

  5. Nice article, I love your indttrucoion! And how you debunk the New York Times article I also need to remind that 99% of all books are written to make money that’s the SOLE AND ONLY purpose. Sorry for this not-so-romantic reminder. I know this since I’m on the amazon writers forums and I read the blogs of best selling writers.That yoga (just like any other sport or activity) carries some risks, and does not lead to the promised enlightenment (though not mentioned in the article?) is discussed since decades, from the medical community as well as yoga practitioners alike. So that’s nothing new. The most remarkable thing here is only the marketing of Black and Broad, and how they managed to get attention with this old topic, and rake in the cash big time. On this, they did a remarkable job!! And can celebrate our stupid endtimes, where only money counts. Thumbs up!

  6. Good point. I hadn’t thought about it quite that way. :)

  7. There’s nothing like the relief of finding what you’re looking for.

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