Beginning Biodynamic Massage evaluations
What was the most significant moment for you personally or professionally during this event?
Allowing myself to go deeper into what's happening and being with that.
Learning to use my whole body and inner-body to connect to my work.
Receiving from 2 or more people. Giving with teacher/assistant guidance.
Tuning into a different way of sensing/perceiving the body.
The final day and my final practice as practitioner. I finally could see myself doing what has been taught over the whole course.
Navigating my emotional release and coming out the other side with a sense of oneness, universal love and complete peace. Also, opening my heart and cradling my partner.
Day 1: helping me feel how I was limiting the felt-sense at my legs and bringing that awareness into my legs while working.
When you offered feedback which helped me orient to meet the client. It was a softness, a subtleness that was new feeling. I think the experience will help me and continue to inform my presence in the future.
What made the biggest difference in your ability to feel and understand this work?
Confirmation of my felt sense / perceptions is invaluable in my development.
Validation that I can trust my heart and felt sense.
The proficiency and heart-felt dedication of teacher and two assistants, with 10 students.
Having plenty of interaction with the instructors.
The shaking exercise, and the level of trust and confidence instilled by the class and space held for learning.
Getting out of my head and into my heart.
Feeling the instructor feeling into someone on the table.
The shaking exercise, session time, the handout/workbook, and of course, you and the assistants' support.
Re-learning the warm-up, and understanding its power and significance more to allowing the tissues to reorganize. Further practice of staying with non-movement and watching for neutral.
What part of this workshop will you play with most in your private practice?
The contact, the ease in my body as I work, the movement options for the client.
I will bring all of it, but most of all the warm-ups and deep awareness.
Calibrating the connection between heart, hands, and inner-body connection to client.
All of it.
Shaking and fascial work, following and working in fascia.
Incorporating better warming-up, attending to density motility and patience with the neutral space.
Staying with densities and paying attention to motility and the hub.
What would you say to bodyworkers considering attending this course?
I would recommend for those seeking to expand their sensitivity and awareness.
The attention from Todd and the assistants helps bring many things online for first-hand experiential learning.
Only do it if you want to improve yourself through your work. It's more a calling than a means to an end.
I would recommend they keep an open mind and heart and allow themselves to just be playful in the class with what's taught.
If they are ready to shift their awareness of the way they work and relate to the client/practitioner relationship, this is the course for them!
It has been a wonderful review of Hubs, Densities and Tendrils in an extended environment of support with permission to move in vitalizing and refreshing ways with my physical body.
I would encourage them to take the workshop.
What feedback would you like to share about the assistants?
They were fantastic, warm and welcoming.
They were superb.
Loveliest people whose love you can feel through their hands.
The best assistants I've ever had in a workshop.
I loved working with her together as one with her treating someone. Very interesting and awesome experience.
I appreciated their tenderness and eagerness to share their love of the biodynamic practice they instill.
I appreciated their intuitiveness and openness very much.
Excellent support through presence, physical support, quietude, loving awareness, limited but adept words.
They are invaluable, kind and so helpful. They embody the work so well, which creates an experiential learning environment.
They were great. Nothing less than great when helping me.
Any other feedback you'd like to share?
I learned so much! Thanks!
This is exactly what I hoped massage could be.
Todd you are a wonderful teacher. Very open, kind and genuine.
Much gratitude for offering this wonderful class.
I felt very reticent to take this course because of my personal level of pain and distraction from my practice. But I learned something much deep than body work techniques, that has changed my feeling about the potential for healing. I feel a deep level of gratitude.
Thank you! This work is quite intense. No coasting for me, it seems. But I value your presence and offerings beyond measure.
That I feel the significance of this on a global scale. Sometimes I think, "Why aren't people making a big deal out of this?" I guess I'm just wondering how to spread it - if you'll speak about it on Youtube, publish work on it, or allow students to teach it.
Beginning Biodynamic Massage evaluations
What did you like most about this event?
"Compared to other CE's, it was the perfect balance of giving
& receiving so I didn't feel completely drained after each 8 hour
day. The material was presented in a clear way and in a TANGIBLE,
"I really enjoyed being able to take my deep tissue practice to another level by allowing the receiver's body to guide me rather than my will and intention."
"I loved, loved this training and wish you offered more modules per year."
"I love your explanations - the way you can describe a felt sense so that I can then get there."
"Not too much 'special sharing circle.' The amount of actual practice and hands on assistance was fantastic. Your crowd control was respectful and dynamic. Beth and Donna are great assistants."
"Your ability to integrate the different personalities of the LMT's and keep the group focused on this work."
"Love the work, the way time was organized, the amount of wonderful personal attention from you and the assistants - fabulous workshop overall."
"Thank you all. I appreciate the amount of assistance I had during treatments + how everyone managed group dynamics."
"Other than the chocolate? I love that it's so experiential. I love Todd's good-humored approach + ability to notice and accentuate everyone's strengths."
"Breaking free from fragmented massage + learning how to tap into a dynamic, less 'linear' and muscle oriented bodywork."
"How much time we actually spent practicing. The pacing felt supportive to the learning process."
"Todd's concrete language invention that pointed to the specificities of the subtle nuances of this technique. The sensitivity to the whole room, the whole group as a system...for how and when to apply specific instruction/demonstration/attention."
"I loved the caring, authentic, close-in instruction, modeling & corrections - and appreciate the supportive intention behind them."
"Nurturing. Great energy. Thorough demonstratoins - support, support support ! "
"When I got one on one instructions from all three teachers."
"Very hands on - not too much talk/info first."
"The instruction was superb & the personal help while practicing was essential."