Anat Baniel Method® International Faculty

The Anat Baniel Method® International Trainers are all highly experienced and successful practitioners of the method and have been a part of the Anat Baniel Method® NeuroMovement® Training staff for an extended period of time. The assistant trainers are also highly experienced practitioners and are being trained to become trainers.

All of our faculty are committed to our mission and to providing the best learning environment for all the trainees in the training program.

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Dr. Neil Sharp, a Practitioner and Trainer,
shares his experience at the NeuroMovement
Parent & Child with Special Needs workshop.

Meet Our Faculty

Anat Baniel
Anat BanielMaster Trainer
Anat Baniel is the founder of Anat Baniel Method® NeuroMovement®. Anat’s innovative methods have helped thousands of people from five days to 90 years old, transforming their lives physically, emotionally, and cognitively. Read more.
Marcy Lindheimer
Marcy LindheimerSenior Trainer
Marcy Lindheimer has been teaching in the Anat Baniel Method® Training Programs since their inception in 2001. She became a trainer in the Method in 2005. In her private practice she specializes in working with children. Read more.
Deb Loest Deppe
Deb Loest DeppeTrainer
Deb Loest Deppe was a student in the original ABM Professional Training Program, graduating from this program in 2003 and the Mastery Trainings in 2004. She has assisted in the ABM Training Programs since 2004. Read more.
Lara Gillease
Lara GilleaseTrainer
Lara Gillease has been a trainer in the Anat Baniel Method® Training programs since 2014. She is also on staff at the Anat Baniel Method Center as one of the Center’s team of practitioners as visiting faculty. Read more.
Neil Sharp
Neil SharpTrainer
Neil Sharp began studying with Anat Baniel in 2004 and moved to the US in 2007 to work as an ABM NeuroMovement® Practitioner at the ABM Center in San Rafael, California, where he is also the Research Coordinator. Read more.
Sharon Tomsky
Sharon TomskyTrainer
Sharon Tomsky began studying the Anat Baniel Method® in 2000 and was certified as a Practitioner in 2003. She began assisting in the ABM Professional Trainings and Mastery Trainings in 2004, and became a Trainer in 2014. Read more.
Sharon Oliensis
Sharon Oliensis Assistant Trainer
Sharon Oliensis previously worked professionally as a dancer and for 25 years, as a certified Feldenkrais® Practitioner. After being certified as an ABM NeuroMovement® Practitioner, she joined the teaching staff of the Anat Baniel Method® International Training. Read more.
Gail Rinn
Gail RinnAssistant Trainer
Gail Rinn began her professional career as a physical therapist in 1984. She graduated from Anat Baniel’s Feldenkrais Training Program in 1994. Gail has continued to follow Anat’s teaching and became an ABM NeuroMovement® Practitioner in 2003. Read more.
Naomi Swanson
Naomi SwansonAssistant Trainer
Naomi Swanson began studying with Anat Baniel in 1994, completing the ABM NeuroMovement® Practitioner Program. She also received Mastery level certifications in Children with Special Needs, Vitality & Anti-Aging, and High Performers. Read more.
Michelle Vine
Michelle VineAssistant Trainer
Michelle Vine began studying with Anat Baniel in 1996 in Chicago, after earning a physical therapy degree in 1994 from Marquette University. She completed and supported the Practitioner Training in 2011 and began assisting with trainings in 2013. Read more.

Anat Baniel has developed powerful, practical strategies
for improving your abilities and building
a better, stronger brain supported
by the neuroscience of brain plasticity.

—Dr. Michael Merzenich, PhD, Father of Brain Plasticity Science

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