How it started
My personal work in Zen-Touch™ Shiatsu , Macrobiotics, Tai Chi Chuan, Chi Kung Nei Kung and Taoist meditation have shown me that the best way to learn is through the apprenticeship/mentorship model. While I spend a lot of time teaching and introducing larger groups of mainstream newcomers to the world of Holistic Health, I also spend considerable time teaching individuals and small groups of serious students who are interested in learning Holistic healing in a personal environment.
Seymour has written, “the Art of Zen-Touch™”, “Shaping Our Destiny”, “Home Remedies”, “Chi Cultivation” and “Circulation and Food for Life” present helpful education that becomes complete when studying in the internship format. The poetry, illustrations and general writing style in them convey a change in consciousness style that makes the books bigger than the information on the pages.
I look forward to meeting you and in the meantime –
Study well, be diligent. Practice the principles and then wait…Breathe.. Feel… Shhh…. Listen,
follow the message that is born from the silence within.
From the Inspired
This is a letter of testimonial and gratitude for Mr Seymor Koblin for his supervision, instruction and mentorship over the past two decades.
Mr. Koblin gave me the opportunity to teach over twenty years ago. He was a constant presence in my classroom taking notes, sometimes sitting outside so that I would not know he was listening. He would give me feedback often right after class when the students had left, or he would come into the class and provide immediate feedback while the point being discussed was fresh. Later during the internship classes for those of us learning to teach he would often offer suggestions to help me be a better teacher. He would address everything from the verbal and body language being used, to the examples and illustrations given in class and of course to the actual material being taught.
There were many times I sat at the back of his classes taking notes on how he taught. Later we would go to dinner and talk about any doubts or questions I had. He was always willing to help and motivate me.
Now that I have been teaching for over twenty years I still keep many of his suggestions in mind. It is thanks to his continued support and guidance that I consistently receive excellent feedback from my students and supervisors.
The personalized attention I received during my studies was so helpful and I believe essential to my learning and growing. I was able to ask questions and have discussions with Seymour on the various topics being taught in order to further my understanding and really integrate my comprehension of the course material into practical application. It also gave me the opportunity to move at my own pace during the hands-on experiences. In addition, Seymour met with me via Skype for distance classes and coaching. I was so grateful for this as it gave me the freedom and flexibility I needed to accommodate my schedule while still being able to work toward my certification and receive the individualized care that proved to be so beneficial. Thank you so much!