Jandy Bergman, MFA, Guild Certified Feldenkrais PractitionerHi Jeff,
I'm not sure you'll remember me--we met at last year's annual Feldenkrais conference and had spoken several times on the phone before that. My friend and colleague, Ellen McLaughlin and I have been enjoying and greatly benefiting from the "Path to Mastery" DVDs. I am writing partly just to thank you for them, for making them available to us, and to let you know just how much your work has helped me.
I think I mentioned to you in a phone conversation and also maybe discussed with you at the conference, that I had a crippling case of plantar fasciitis a few years back. I had to stop dancing and had to modify greatly my work as an instructor of dance at Humboldt State University for over two years. The concepts you present and lessons you teach, especially in "Discovering the Roots of Internal Strength," and "Learning Self-Organization" have been very helpful in my recovery. (I am also looking forward to spending time with "Perspectives on Walking,"...) I am now quite completely recovered, but more than that, I feel that I may do my best dancing (I am 45 years old!) in the next 10 or 15 years of my life. I can't tell you how exciting and meaningful this is to me or how grateful I am to you.
The DVDs have also been helping me along the "Path to Mastery" as a Feldenkrais practitioner. As Ellen may have mentioned to you, we are fairly isolated here in northern Humboldt County, she and I are both parents of young children, not able easily to travel to advanced trainings, etc., so resources like your DVD set are especially valuable to us.
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