"[André Bernard] taught with uncommon sensitivity and unparalleled knowledge of the kinesthetic realm. Those of us fortunate enough to study with André were given a learning experience that continues to resonate with every movement we make. What a gift to have this record of his work!"—Pamela Matt, Professor Emeritus, Department of Dance, Arizona State University, Prescott, AZ"I quote André's images and explanations to my Rolfing clients daily. His true kindness and gentleness are indelibly etched into my neuromuscular pathways, and I can only hope to continue educating and touching people's lives in this context."—Kayte Ringer, Rolfer, New York City
About the Author
André Bernard was raised in Columbia, South Carolina. He graduated at age nineteen from the University of South Carolina with a chemistry and math major and a theater minor. His professional acting career included over a hundred performances both On and Off Broadway and appearances on television. Bernard was a student of Barbara Clark, who further developed ideokinesis after she studied with the founder, Mabel Elsworth Todd. From 1966 until 2001, Bernard taught ideokinesis at the New York University and elsewhere. He died in May 2003 in New York City.Wolfgang Steinmuller studied medicine in Freiburg/Brsg, Germany, and trained in the Feldenkrais method with Mia Segal from 1986 to 1989. His important teachers in the field of movement have included Andre Bernard and Amos Hetz of Israel. He works as a physician in private practice. He is the anatomy teacher and medical director of the Soma-Institut, which offers continuing education for bodyworkers.Ursula Stricker has been dancing and drawing ever since she could. She lives and works as visual and movement artist and teacher for placement and creative dance in Oberdiessbach and Bern, Switzerland.