The Anat Baniel Method℠ has two main modalities:
1. Functional Synthesis℠ (FS):
Functional Synthesis sessions are individual one-on-one movement lessons. These private sessions are done with an Anat Baniel Method (ABM) certified practitioner. The ABM practitioner customizes the sessions to the particular needs and skills level of each client. Clients are called “students” because the purpose of the sessions is to bring about transformation through experiential learning. FS sessions are done with students as young as a few days old, all the way to people in their 90’s. The sessions are normally between 25 to 45 minutes long.
2. Transformational Movement Lessons℠ (TML):
These are verbally guided movement lessons that can be done individually, in groups, at home through DVD programs and through online programs. There are hundreds of different movement lessons that focus on different functions and movement skills. The lessons focus on enhancing brain function, leading to transformational outcomes in the areas of rapid increases in flexibility, strength, pain relief, acquisition of new skills and improvement of existing ones, mental clarity, vitality, and well-being.
You can begin experiencing the Anat Baniel Method right now in the following ways:
ABM DVD and CD Programs
You can experience and benefit from the method in different ways. You may choose to start by doing any of the Anat Baniel Method DVD and CD programs. We generally recommend that you begin with the Healthy Backs, Introductory Program DVD.
Private Lessons with an ABM Practitioner
Depending on your condition and needs, you may want to start by taking some private sessions with an ABM Practitioner. You can search for an ABM Practitioner in your area by clicking on Find a Practitioner button at the top of this page.
ABM Workshops and Seminars
Workshops and weekend seminars are also a great way to learn more about the method and further accelerate your progress. You can also find more information, along with some free movement lessons, on our ABM Blog.
ABM Movement Lessons Online: Desk-Trainer
Desk-Trainer, an online program, is a great way to give yourself short, yet powerful boosts, upping your well-being while reducing stress and pain during the day. Desk-Trainer has a library of over 40 simple 5- to 7-minute exercises that are targeted at specific areas of the body to:
Anat Baniel Method International Professional Trainings
The Anat Baniel Method International Professional Training Program is for those who would like to become practitioners in the method. Since the training is experiential, many find that their personal transformation is as valuable as what they learn to do for others.
If you’re looking for a new and inspiring career to help adults and children live fuller, healthier lives; if you want to be at the forefront of your profession; or get continuing education for physical therapists (State of California) or CEUs for nursing or massage therapy; this training is what so many of you have been looking for.
You may choose to build a program for yourself that includes any combination or all of the options above.