Dear Avi, I am back in the States and already I am incorporating what I learned from you in my approach to dance. I wanted to thank you once more for the way you treated my problems that stem from years of dancing. The brilliance of your approach and the therapeutic value of your work will allow me to face with confidence the physical stress that occurs unavoidably in my field. My deepest gratitude for everything and all the best, Dafna Baier
“Avi was such a help while I was on vacation and having some real pain. I was very lucky as he picked up the phone, gave me an appointment the next day, squeezed me in the next week and I was able to function relatively well on my vacation after I had seen him only twice. Avi did a great job of figuring out the patterns and dynamics in my body and his manual manipulation felt good and made sense to me physically, mentally and emotionally. I felt that I was literally in good hands and I was confident in his knowledge and technique. I feel really lucky to have found him and would recommend him highly.” Maxine, Boulder Colorado
What to change or develop:
- A little bit Mentastics for soul
- balance in exchange both the timing and content that both the giver and receiver have the optimal possibilities to learn
- The workshop was good, Elina
About class leader:
- Yes, I would like to have Avi as a leader in other courses
- lots of things in a short time to digest. He was concentrating in his guiding and was following, that we had learned. I liked.
- Strong knowledge, lots of to give
- Very effective Instructor, lots of new staff, but also repeating and personal guiding
- I liked that Avi was very clear and accurate in his teaching. Equal and willing to teach everybody and explain, Elina
Effectiveness in using time:
- In demos, good
- In practicing yes. Good guiding, goal that we understood
- Good movements in daily practice
- the practice from the core was good
- Demos were very clear, easy to ask help when needed, nice that Mentastics was precise.
Thank you, Elina!
I hope this finds you well.I want to thank you for the wonderful exercises on sitting on your website. I have been having a terrible time trying to sit at my computer and write, and I think these exercises are saving me! I am so grateful to find them.
I have been using your exercise EVERY TIME I sit down and especially at the computer. I am having NO BACK PAIN from sitting at the computer as I usually do.
My back and I am are forever grateful.
How I wish I could make an appointment, but the commute is a bit too far.
with love and thanks, Kate Rose
As a body – oriented therapist I am aware of the amount of information stored in our bodies, which we used as an armor to protect ourselves over the years. I received the 10 Structural Integration sessions from Avi. I felt this could help me get more space in my body. Less pain and it would make me longer! Avi taught me how I can use the support from the environment such as the floor or a chair. These practical exercises are tools for life. Contact Avi I highly recommend!
21/05/2013Your playfulness, freedom, the sounds you make, your acceptance, wisdom, sense of humor, your singing, your explanation and demonstration so clear and inspiring and easy to understand.Even the way you handled resistance. That I could be myself – it was a safe environment. You knew when to come to help. The love and easiness you bring with you.It was built in a brilliant graduate way. For me it was perfect just the way it was.
Avi is in a league of his own! In my view he represent the essence and core of what body work healing is all about His in depth knowledge experience, continuous education and never seething interest and curiosity combine with his psychological insights and passion for healing is an unbeatable combination so rare that I can safely state that throughout my rather long life (I am now 72) I have only come across someone similar in the same profession maybe twice. And by the way I think I was very lucky in this regard.
I have been a professional athlete since my teens (Israeli champ of discuss throwing), and ever since I am an intensive "consumer" of body works, therapy and physical therapy. I tried almost every known method and "system" and feel authorized to state that the personal special method Avi developed combing techniques of Rolfing Trager and Paula as well as Avi`s very own "specials" together with I dare say supernatural intuition and sensitivity- all combined offer a unique healer rare to find and greatly appreciated.
I think that his fees (though not cheap) are modest compared to the value he offers and that I have always received. Avi will tell you if he thinks he can`t help you and if he say he can you can trust it implicitly.
I only wish I lived closer to Avi and not on the other side of the globe so I could enjoy the benefits of his expertise and friendship more often.
10/10/2014When I first came to Avi a year and a half ago I was in very poor shape. My posture had collapsed to the left, apparently due to a worsening in my scoliosis. Walking was difficult, sitting was difficult -- getting through the day was difficult. I was reduced to short periods of gentle movement interrupted by long periods of rest. A top orthopedist had pronounced that recovery was impossible -- that the only solution would be long spinal fusion of some 17 vertebrae.Needless to say now I was not only in pain, but was also bewildered. I knew my case was more chronic than urgent, and decided to take some time to work with alternative therapies. Perhaps I could feel more comfortable.... and the work would at best help me avoid the surgery or at least prepare for it.Avi began with me with twice weekly Rolfing sessions. He was professional, but he was also kind and supportive. He worked through the Rolfing protocol and continued with massages using Rolfing and introducing Trager techniques. No one can correct my spinal deformity, but at least Avi helped me reduce a lot of the painful tension I was carrying in my back. Together with the therapeutic yoga I had begun, I began to slowly get my life back.Some weeks later, Avi invited me to a week-long workshop to learn Trager Approach. Not only was the week a lot of fun, but in a way I cannot fully explain, working on other people’s healthy bodies seemed to transfer to me a sense of my own well-being and alignment. I continue to use the Trager massage to help friends and family, with excellent results.I have come a long way. Surgery is now completely off the table. I get through most days, can cook again, can carry on my normal activities almost without adjustment. In the summer I started walking longer distances, as much as an hour at a time, and swimming. I completely attribute to Avi the beginning of that change, both physically and emotionally.So thank you Avi. For those days if you wonder whether you are really helping people, reread this and know you saved my life.Linda
Pamela could feel the benefit of a first session, was in ease and complete trust during the treatment, she could easily trust my professionalism.