My Training

I am committed to continually refining my skills and improving myself for the benefit of my clients, my family and myself. This includes on-going training in the Feldenkrais Method, Focusing, and Meditation.

Feldenkrais Professional Teacher Training Program

  • Victoria II with Jeff Haller and others: March 2009-June 2012 (800 hours)

Feldenkrais Continuing Education

  • 2022
    • Spine like a Chain with David Zemach-Bersin (9 hours)
    • Perception, Filters and Reality with Candy Conino and Jenni Evans  (18 hours)
    • Gait for Wild Human Potential with Carol Montgomery (15 hours)
    • Metatarsals to Metacarpals with Edward Yu (12 hours)
  • 2021
    • Cleaning up the Classics with Andrew Gibbons (8 hours)
    • Avoiding the Black Hole of Computer Posture with Andrew Gibbons (5 hours)
    • Solvents and Glue with Jeremy Krauss Part 1 & 2 (36 hours)
    • Liberate your Jaw with David Zemach-Bersin (7.5 hours)
    • Feldenkrais Lessons Rooted in Yoga with Carol Kress (7.5 hours)
    • Creating Length with Thomas Farnbacher (1 hour)
    • Untranslated AY lessons II with Moti Nativ (2 hours)
    • Something and Everything with Patrick Gruner and Mara DellPergola (8 hours)
    • Anatomy Awareness through Movement with Candy Conino (32 hours)
    • Flexible & Grounded with Carol Kress (7.5 hours)
  • 2020
    • A Training Segment Online with Larry Goldfarb (60 hours)
    • The Pelvic Floor with Deborah Bowes (9 hours)
    • Anatomy Awareness through Movement with Candy Conino (30 hours)
  • 2018
    • Listening with Your Whole Body, A Somatic Path to Better Hearing Workshop with David Kaetz (12.5 hours)
    • Deepening Your Practice: Working with the Abdomen in FI with Sheri Cohen (3 hours)
    • Lengthening the Spine Mentoring Workshop with Andrew Gibbons (20 hours)
    • Anti Fragile Walking, The art of your head held high: August(10 hours) with Andrew Gibbons
    • 4 Case Studies with Jeff Haller (4 hours)
  • 2017
    • Acture: Influences from your Pelvis and your Eyes with Ellen Soloway: October (25 hours)
  • 2016
    • Anti Fragile Walking, step by step with Andrew Gibbons: June (11 hours)
    • Learning Self-Organization Again and Again and Again with Jeff Haller: Online (14 hours)
    • Learning Self-Organization Again and Again and Again with Jeff Haller: Seattle (36 hours)
    • One on one mentoring with Donna Ray:  March (8 hours).  Sept (2 hours)
    • Mentoring Weekend with Jeff Haller: Feb (9 hours)
    • Relief from Emotional and Physical Pain: Trauma recovery and the Feldenkrais Method with Donna Ray: September (15 hours)
    • Online Secrets of the Shoulder with Jeff Haller: (4 hours)
  • 2015
    • Learning Self Organization Again and Again and Again… Online with Jeff Haller:(14 hours)
    • Secrets of the Feet Online with Jeff Haller: (6 hours)
    • Three mentoring weekends with Jeff Haller: Feb, May, July (36 hours)
    • One on one mentoring with Donna Ray: (8 hours)
  • 2014
    • Ground, Grounded, Grounding with Jeff Haller: (36 hours)
    • Lengthening the spine Part 2 with Jeff Haller: (12 hours)
    • Mindful Practitioner Master Class in San Diego with Donna Ray: (46 hours)
    • Crafting Functional Integration Lessons with Confidence with Jeff Haller: (42 hours)
  • 2013
    • Lengthening the spine with Jeff Haller: (46 hours)
    • FGNA Annual Conference:  A Potent Practice: (24 hours)
    • Mindful Practitioner Master Class in San Diego with Donna Ray: (40 hours)
    • Fundamentals of Movement for the Orthopedic Patient: Shoulders, Arms & Hands with Gordon Brown: (16 hours)
    • Exploring Hip Joints with Jeff Haller: (12 hours)
    • San Diego Training II with Elizabeth Beringer and Carol Kress: (30 hours)
    • Learning to Use the Ground in Aikido Practice with Jeff Haller: (3 hours)
  • 2012
    • Heart to Heart Conversations with Allison Rapp: (72 hours)
    • Carriage of the Head with Jeff Haller: (42 hours)
    • Metaphor of the Headstand with Jeff Haller: (14 hours)
    • FGNA Annual Conference: Embodying Neuroscience: (30 hours)
    • Summer ATM Intensive with Jeff Haller: (15 hour)
    • Perspectives on Walking Advanced Training with Jeff Haller: (30 hours)
    • Using Resistance Advanced Training with Jeff Haller: (14 hours)
    • Weekly group Feldenkrais practitioner mentoring with Jeff Haller: (57 hours)
  • 2011
    • Creating the Conditions for Learning Advanced Training with Jeff Haller: (38 hours)
    • Perspectives on Movement with Jeff Haller: (9 hours)
    • Mia Segal and Leora Gaster Advanced Training: (25 hours)
    • Perspectives on Walking IV with Jeff Haller: (11 hours)
    • Weekly group Feldenkrais practitioner mentoring with Jeff Haller: (120 hours)
  • 2010
    • Mia Segal and Leora Gaster Advanced Training: (8 hours)
    • Summer ATM Intensive with Jeff Haller: (15 hours)
    • Perspectives on Walking III with Jeff Haller: (11 hours)
    • Perspectives on Walking II with Jeff Haller: (11 hours)
    • Discovering Roots of Internal Strength Advanced Training with Jeff Haller: (38 hours)
    • Weekly group Feldenkrais practitioner mentoring with Jeff Haller: (60 hours)

Meditation

Laura Yedwab with Pema Chodron

Laura Yedwab with Pema Chodron

  • Retreats:
    • Hollow Bamboo Dharma Retreat with Will Johnson Online, July 2020 (1 week)
    • Dharma Ocean Journey Home June 2019 (1 week)
    • Dharma Ocean Winter Intensive Dec 23, 2018-Dec 30, 2018(1 week)
    • Dharma Ocean Pacific NW Nov 8-Nov 11, 2018
    • Dharma Ocean Journey Home June 2018 (1 week)
    • Dharma Ocean Winter Intensive Dec 17, 2017-Dec 24, 2017 (1 week)
    • Dharma Ocean Journey Home June 2017 (1 week)
    • Dharma Ocean Winter Intensive Dec 18, 2016-January 1, 2017 (2 weeks)
    • Summer retreat with Anam Thubten (1 week) 2015
    • Transformation through stillness Weekthun, Berkeley (1 week) 2014
    • Summer retreat with Anam Thubten (1 week) 2014
    • Seattle Summer Weekthun (1 week) 2013
    • Wisdom of 5 Buddha Families with Jenny Bondurant (1 week) 2013
    • Shambhala Sangha Retreat (1 week) 2009
  • Dharma Ocean Classes
    • Meditating with the Body: May 2019-October 2019
    • Meditating with the Body: September 2017-February 2018
    • The Somatic Practice of Pure Awareness: The Tantric Style of Embodied Meditation (Online) 2017
    • Sutrayana Study and Practice Intensive — Part One: Hinayana (Online) 2017
    • Awakening the Body (Online) 2016
  • Shambhala Classes
    • Basic Goodness Series: (2013-2014) Who am I? How can I help?  What is real?
    • Sacred Path (2011-2015) Rigden Weekend, Great Eastern Sun, Windhourse, Drala, Meek, Perkey,  Outrageous and Inscrutable, Lojong, and Karma
    • Way of Shambhala (2008-2010): Levels 1-5

Focusing

  • Level 3:  September-October, 2012 with Ann Weiser Cornell
  • Philosophy, Focusing & Changing the World: March 2012 with Ann Weiser Cornell and Eugene Gendlin
  • Philosophy, Focusing & Dreams Phone Class:  January 2012 with Ann Weiser Cornell and Eugene Gendlin
  • Level 2:  January 28-29, 2012 with Jeffrey Morrison
  • Level 1:  December 3-4, 2011 with Jeffrey Morrison

Academic Training

  • Master of Science in Electrical Engineering and Computer Science from Massachusetts Institute of Technology in 1985
  • Bachelor of Science in Engineering in Computer Science, Magna Cum Laude from University of Pennsylvania in 1980

Other

  • 2021: Conscious Marketing with Sounds True
  • 2020: Negotiation Basics: Introduction to the Black Swan Method (20 hours)
  • 2018: Byron Katie No Body (35 hours)
  • 2018: Deepening Skills Hakomi (12 hours)
  • 2017: Non Verbal Awareness with Seattle Hakomi Education Network (13 hours)
  • 2015: Callan Rush Weekend: (12 hours)
  • 2014:
    • Master of Enrollment with Bill Baren
    • Big Shift year long Coaching Program with Bill Baren