Ann Arbor Body & Mind
Growth through Neuro-movement®
Feel. Move. Thrive.
The Anat Baniel Method is an evolution of the Feldenkrais Method
About Jan Sevde
Certified ABM Practitioner
“Movement is life. Life is a process. Improve the quality of the process and you improve the quality of life itself.”-Moshe Feldenkrais
I found the Anat Baniel Method was the only type of work that relieved the back pain I had lived with for the past eight years. I am a beekeeper and while lifting the heavy boxes full of honey I herniated a disk in my back. I tried many different modalities for the pain including massage, chiropractic work and also rolfing. These all helped temporarily but then the pain returned. I read the book, "Move Into Life" by Anat Baniel and was so intrigued that I took a class with her. We did a lot of Transformational Movement Lessons in the class and I couldn't believe how much better my back and whole body felt. I continued to do TML's between classes and I am no longer in pain. I cannot even find the pain in my back I used to live with. Finding ABM has really changed my life and the quality of my life has been much improved.
I have been teaching Transformational Movement Lessons at the Chelsea Wellness Center since September 2013. I have seen so many improvements in people's ability to move better and with more comfort.
I give private lessons which are referred to as Functional Synthesis (FS). These sessions last 40-45 minutes. I guide your body through slow gentle movements. This facilitates the formation of new neural pathways creating the underlying neurological network for better movement patterns . This will help you reach new levels of performance and let go of habitual contractions.
3 Feldenkrais Mastery Courses with Jeremy Krauss in 2014/2015 in Atlanta, GA
Walk for Life/ Feldenkrais Class with Anastassi Soatas
Vitality & Anti-Aging with Anat Baniel in 2014
High Performers with Anat Baniel in 2015
JKA Jeremy Krauss approach to Children with Special Needs, 2015 - 2016
Feldenkrais Mastery Course with Ellen Soloway (Eye Specialty Course) May 2016
Advanced Mastery Trainings with Suzi Marks and Sylvia Shoredike (2017, 2018, 2019,2020)
ABMNM Children's Mastery 5 (Movement, Thinking and Cognition) with Anat Baniel, February 2020
Workshop with Dr. Zelinsky OD (an optometrist noted worldwide for her work in neuro-optometric rehabilitation) March 2022
Workshop with Dr. Roman PhD (leading expert in CVI - Cortical Vision Impairment) March 2022