September 14, 2015 – Special Local Family & Personal Health — Event Advisory – Opportunity for Interview

World renowned creator of the field of NeuroMovement and best selling author of Kids Beyond Limits, Anat Baniel, will be holding a special one day workshop on NeuroMovement for Whole Body Fitness and Vitality with Anat Baniel in San Diego on September 26, 2015.

Anat Baniel is renowned for her success working with people of all walks of life young and old, afflicted with severely disabling diseases or injuries, regain vitality and their ability to pursue their dreams. Her methods are based on current understanding of brain plasticity (brain change) principles from which she has developed powerful practical applications that can be used by anyone.

In particular, she specializes in helping children and infants with developmental difficulties achieve goals never thought possible by their medical professionals. She has helped war veterans with severe injuries as well as world class musicians with repetitive motion injuries, and athletes to overcome injuries and reach new levels of performance and regain full and active careers.

Her techniques and achievements are recognized by medical professionals worldwide.

San Diego Workshop Information

The workshop is dedicated to teaching about the remarkable capacity of the brain to change and transform life for the better – physically, emotionally, and cognitively. Begin experiencing immediate changes, no matter your age or condition, through gentle, safe, and pleasurable NeuroMovement lessons. The workshop covers the 9 Essentials that wake up the brain. Participants learn how to use them in your daily lives. Professionals will learn breakthrough ways to transform clients’ lives.

What: NeuroMovement for Whole Body Fitness and Vitality with Anat Baniel

When: September 26 – 9:00 am to 5:00 pm

Where: University of San Diego, Hahn Building – Forum C, 5998 Alcala Park, San Diego, CA 92110 – Enter at the East Entrance and park in the Mission Parking Structure.

Local contact: Roxann Merlini 858-254-3857 tel email

San Diego Local Story: Margie Murman (severe body injury and thoracic outlet syndrome in her arms and hands)

I sustained an injury that caused me to lose the use of both of my arms, and I was unable to move my head in any direction. I was in constant pain. I would prop pillows all around me so I could sleep and wore pads on my elbows to protect them from even the slightest touch. I couldn’t even get a hug when I needed one the most.

neuromovement ABM practitioner Margie Murman

Margie Murman working with a patient in San Diego

I did all that medicine had to offer other than surgery. I was told that removing a few ribs and cutting some muscles were my only remaining options. My diagnosis was that I would be permanently disabled due to having Thoracic Outlet Syndrome. I continued to get more and more immobile.

A year later I was introduced to the work of Dr. Moshe Feldenkrais, and the Feldenkrais Method. After my first private session I was able to turn my head to the left and right without pain. I continued doing movement lessons daily, taking weekly group classes, and getting private sessions with a practitioner. I was on a mission to heal myself!

After only two months of doing the movement lessons, my life was so transformed that I decided to become a practitioner. The gift that I was given was something I felt compelled to give back to as many people as possible. I enrolled in the Anat Baniel Method Training program. Derived from the groundbreaking method developed by Dr. Feldenkrais, the Anat Baniel Method / NeuroMovement approach is based on cutting-edge scientific theory and on the understanding of how our brain learns and transforms our body, our mind, and our spirit. I completed my training in 2009.

Today I move easier than I have in my entire life. Although I believe we are always a work in progress, doing movement lessons has given me my life back!

Margie Murman

About the Anat Baniel Method

Anat Baniel in Calgary - July 18, 2015

Anat Baniel in Calgary – July 18, 2015

Anat Baniel’s breakthrough methods are recognized and applauded by parents, health and medical professionals, and those at the cutting edge of the neurosciences. Her techniques are being enthusiastically endorsed by leading brain scientists, medical doctors, and others in the helping professions.

She has developed a science-based approach that focuses on the brain and its remarkable abilities to change and learn. She uses gentle movements and a carefully developed set of Nine Essentials together to help people to overcome their limitations.

“With this gentle approach we do not focus on the person’s limitations,” she says. “Rather than try to force people into developmental milestones they are not ready to do successfully, we carefully wake up the brain to create new connections, often at a staggering rate, leading to spontaneous, often extraordinary breakthroughs in movement, thinking, self-regulation, and connection with others.”

Baniel believes that the greatest potential for transformation, though often difficult to grasp, is not in trying to make people do what they can’t, but in finding ways to help each persons’s brain differentiate and spontaneously discover how to go beyond his or her limitations.

San Diego NeuroMovement Workshop

Anat Baniel is the author of two books Move Into Life and Kids Beyond Limits.

More information is available at

Video of Anat speaking at TEDx in Berkeley:

Anat Baniel’s work is supported by Dr. Jill Bolte Taylor, author of My Stroke of Insight, Dr. Martha Herbert, author of The Autism Revolution, Dr. Norman Doidge, author of The Brain’s Way of Healing, Dr. Michael Merzenich, author of Soft-Wired, Dr. Mark Waldman, author of Why We Believe What We Believe, and many others.