testimonials about mind/body
"As an artist interested in mindfulness and meditative practices, I cannot speak highly enough of Tedi Tafel and the Mind/Body experience. Mind/Body is a truly transformative practice that is simple in its method yet unexplainably powerful in its effect. Mind/Body has amplified my ability to open my spirit and engage in the world around me. It has immensely helped me understand the life and energy living inside my body and it has pushed me to expand both physically and mentally past my personal barriers. It is not only an excellent source of physical release, but also a meditation-in-movement that provides a unique and much needed opportunity for people to experience new levels of group/community connection. As a leader of the practice Tedi Tafel masterfully creates a space of non-judgment and openness allowing participants to feel comfortable while pushing them to listen to their deepest self and the energy that surrounds them."
Jesse Stong, playwright/teacher
"When I first witnessed a class led by Tedi Tafel in Mind/Body training at the National Theatre School of Canada, I was immediately struck by the relevance and appropriateness of this discipline to the art of the Actor. Demand of co-ordination and coherence, requirement of openness in the body adapted to a meticulously precise form and rhythm, exuberant action tempered by increased sensitivity to self and others and the physical environment - all this combines into a comprehensive and elegantly distilled training ground in which endurance courage and confidence grows."
Judith Koltai, founder of Embodied Practice®
"This course is an invitation to find yourself through an exploration of sensitivity and the possibilities that are hidden within you. It is a space that not only frees you, but requires you to dig deep within your pool of resources to create movement using all the intensity and meaning you can muster. It is a place where we practice attention repeatedly. It is an environment where we are in perpetual movement with ourselves, with others and with the surroundings themselves. This practice is given in complete respect of individuality, rigorousness, humility and curiosity. This course has quickly become a sacred space for me, it is a place where I can invest my questions and harvest the fruit. It is an indispensable setting for anyone following the creative process."
Julie Trépannier, actor