2021 FGNA Speaker Series

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FGNA continues to explore new ways to support membership and is pleased to introduce an online spring FGNA Speaker Series to inspire and invigorate you. This has been a year for many different kinds of learning and the speakers will help us reflect on what we’ve learned and give us fresh perspectives on how we are continually changing the way we are connecting with the virtual and actual world around us while taking care of ourselves.

This membership benefit is an opportunity to:
  • Enjoy a movement experience
  • Connect with your friends
  • Listen to an inspiring lecture
  • Engage in a live Q&A


Thursday, April 1, 2021

Time Session Title / Abstract & Speaker
6:30 pm - 7:00 pm ET Open Networking
7:00 pm 7:30 pm ET Welcome & ATM Lesson
7:30 pm - 8:30 pm ET Speaker Series Session #1

Larry Goldfarb


Magicians don't fool people. Magicians create situations where people fool themselves.
Feldenkrais teachers don't teach. We create situations where people learn for themselves.
The similarity isn't happenstance.
The craft of conjuring and Moshe's method are based on a profound and parallel understanding of how perceiving works. In this seminar, you'll discover what you can learn from the magician's perspective. You'll investigate topics as the nature of noticing, the use of direction and misdirection, the (entirely learnable) skill of engaging an audience, and the nature of surprise and delight. While you'll consider the theoretical aspects, the emphasis is on the practical applications: how you can become a better teacher and have more fun teaching.
Feldenkrais teacher and trainer, movement scientist, multimedia author, and former professional magician, Larry Goldfarb, CFT, Ph.D., has been practicing Moshe’s method for 43 years, teaching it for 38, and training others for 28. Engaging and intellectually rigorous, Larry is simultaneously a fun, straightforward, and collegial teacher who enjoys nothing more than building confidence, fostering competence, and creating community. He is known and appreciated for his ability to make neurophysical learning understandable, relevant, and accessible.
8:30 pm - 9:00 pm ET Q&A / Discussion

Thursday, May 6, 2021

Time Session Title / Abstract & Speaker
6:30 pm - 7:00 pm ET Open Networking
7:00 pm 7:30 pm ET Welcome & ATM Lesson
7:30 pm - 8:30 pm ET Speaker Series Session #2

 Patrick Hanaway

Title: How You Feel... Gut, Microbiome & the Brain

Bio: PATRICK HANAWAY, MD is a board-certified family physician trained at Washington University. Dr. Hanaway served on the Executive Committee for the American Board of Integrative Medicine and is Past President of the American Board of Integrative Holistic Medicine. For more than 20 years he was worked with his wife, Dr. Lisa Lichtig, in clinical practice @ Family to Family: Your Home for Whole Health Care in Asheville, NC. After 10 years as Chief Medical Officer at Genova Diagnostics, Dr. Hanaway became the Chief Medical Education Officer for the Institute for Functional Medicine (IFM) where he oversaw the development and implementation of IFM’s programs worldwide. He has taught with IFM since 2005 and fills numerous roles: leading the GI Advanced Practice Module, Co-Chair of IFM’s Expert Advisory Board, leading the COVID-19 Task Force and serving as a Senior Advisor to the CEO. In 2014, Dr. Hanaway worked with Dr. Mark Hyman to develop the collaboration between IFM and the Cleveland Clinic, where he was the founding Medical Director, then Research Director. He now serves as a Research Collaborator with the Cleveland Clinic Center for Functional Medicine. His research interests focus on nutrition, the microbiome, and evaluating value in functional medicine models of care. In 2018, Dr. Hanaway was diagnosed with Stage IV Laryngeal Cancer. His life has been transformed through a functional and integrative approach including nutrition, shamanic healing, acupuncture, herbs, prayer, chemotherapy, radiation therapy, community support, spending time in nature and love. Recent medical assessments demonstrate ‘No Evidence of Disease’. . . and life continues to be filled with uncertainty. The primary focus of Dr. Hanaway’s work is to leverage his skills and knowledge to transform medical practice, through education, research and clinical care. Importantly, Dr. Hanaway was initiated in 2009 as a Mara’akame [indigenous healer] by the Huichol people of the Sierra Madres in Mexico. He holds community fires, leads ceremonies and offers traditional healing sessions.
8:30 pm - 9:00 pm ET Q&A / Discussion

Thursday, June 3, 2021

Time Session Title / Abstract & Speaker
6:30 pm - 7:00 pm ET Open Networking
7:00 pm 7:30 pm ET Welcome & ATM Lesson
7:30 pm - 8:30 pm ET Speaker Series Session #3

Linda Tellington Jones

Title: Tellington TTouch® for You and Your Animals

Description: You will learn how one magnificent sentence uttered by Moshe Feldenkrais inspired the development of the Tellington Equine Awareness Method of training animals that has spread around the world.  Hear how one book recommended by Moshe lead Linda on a life-long path exploring our connection to cellular intelligence, the key to Tellington TTouch®.
You will learn the basic one-and-a-quarter TTouch Circle and the “Magic Three TTouches”; These simple techniques support and inspire during these unprecedented times of global recalibration. This is a logic-based method for practitioners and their clients that can be applied for self-care to enhance well-being and reduce physical and emotional stress. You will also learn some basic TTouch for your animals, to effect mental, emotional and physical healing that can lead to a magical relationship with your dog, cat or horse.
Bio: The pioneering work of Linda Tellington-Jones, Ph.D (hon) has its roots in a philosophy that sees all beings -- humans and animals alike -- as reflections of a Divine Whole. The Tellington Method® was first created more than four decades ago as a system of animal training and healing that allows people to relate to animals in a deeper, more compassionate way -- a way that furthers inter-species connection and honors the body, mind and spirit of both animals and their people.
The Tellington Method® was inspired by Linda’s four-year study with Dr Moshe Feldenkrais at the Humanistic Psychology Institute. The Method utilizes a variety of techniques of touch, movement and body language to affect behavior, performance, health and relationship, and to increase an animal’s ability to learn in a painless and anxiety-free environment.
Linda’s highly effective and revolutionary approach to working with animals brought her worldwide recognition, and it was out of this success that Tellington TTouch® for human healthcare has arisen, emerging as an important addition to the world of alternative healing practices.
She has received international recognition for her work including, in 2019, the Sri Chinmoy Peace Run Torch-Bearer Award honoring remarkable people who have inspired others through their own lives and deeds. She received this award because of her lifelong devotion to the development of a heart-based method that nurtures a unique, peaceful connection between animals and people.
8:30 pm - 9:00 pm ET Q&A / Discussion



  FGNA Member Non-Member (includes Certification Only)
Full Speaker Series $75 $150
Single Speaker Session $35 $75