“When sculpting, you must listen to a stones wish to transform. People are the same, needing careful consideration to reveal the true beauty that lies within them.”
Claudia has spent most of her life revealing the beauty that lies within everything. Her natural ability to uncover, observe, appreciate and refine led her to her original profession as a stonemason and sculptor. From seeing the potential in stones to encouraging the potential in people, her transition to somatics training was a natural one.
While studying various forms of alternative medicine, Claudia fully immersed herself in bodywork training studies and began working intensely with individuals. Having established her own independent practice Claudia has held individual sessions for hundreds of clients over the past 20+ years.
Today Claudia seeks to pass her knowledge on – not only to her clients, but also to those who are interested in positively impacting people’s lives through touch. Intrigued by how best to deliver the most optimal learning experience for students, Claudia has dedicated herself over the last 10+ years to co-creating and running the school of the Grinberg Method in Berlin together with Vered Manasse. In 2008 she founded the International Association of Grinberg Method Practitioners (IAGMP) and served as its elected president for 8 years.
Having recently become a mother, Claudia has experienced tremendous enrichment and a renewed passion for bringing the magic and wonder of life closer to people. Together with Vered, she is very proud to have co-developed Pantarei Approach and is excited about it’s potential to positively impact her community and the world.
“Our past is only a resource, a gateway to a better understanding of ourselves and our own personal power. When we tap into the richness of our experiences, we also tap into our own strength.”
Vered has always been interested in the transformational impact that teaching and learning can have on people’s lives. From a young age she began teaching pupils one-on- one who had learning difficulties in school. She led groups of youth organizations and later as an Israeli, was a guide in the army for soldiers on topics of education, geography and culture.
Having an innate knowledge that people can be much more than what they believe they can be, Vered found that somatic bodywork presented so much transformative potential for people’s lives. Early on, she founded her own independent wellness practice in Israel, going on to teach and hold sessions in Italy, Austria and Spain, and finally immigrating to Germany.
For the past 25+ years, she has continued to travel the world while increasing her holistic bodywork knowledge. In 2003, she opened her first somatics training school with Claudia in the vibrant international city of Berlin. Since then, their school has successfully educated and inspired hundreds of amazing people.
Over the years, Vered has developed numerous professional training materials, has served on the academic board of the Grinberg Method and has been deeply involved in teaching other practitioners and trainers. She enjoys exploring how the written word can touch people and create profound personal transformations and currently teaches workshops internationally on different topics, mainly instructing people on how to transform any past experience into a deeper inner strength and by doing so create greater richness of possibilities.
Teacher Since 2005 Merav has worked with countless clients leading workshops and women’s groups on varied subjects. Having deeply explored yoga, Tai-kwon-Do, dance and mediation, today she specializes in teaching how one can develop true self-confidence, authenticity and personal strength in all aspects of life.
Teacher Eylam has been practicing bodywork since the early 1990’s and teaching in Isreal, Switzerland and Germany since 2003. Having a passion for discovering how body learning can enhance human potential in any field, particularly with creative people and children, he is excited to bring his education and somatics training experience to the Pantarei teacher team.
Course Coordinator Originally from Austria, Simone holds degrees in International Business Relations, Latin American Studies and Artistic Photography. Having lived in the Netherlands, Hungary, Chile and Mexico she has worked as a project manager for NGOs and film productions before bringing her vast organizational and artistic talents to Pantarei.