Mirjam Köglsperger – Grinberg practitioner

"Life is movement"

Movement is the foundation of my work as a practitioner, trainer, and teacher of the Grinberg Method® and as an alternative practitioner in psychotherapy. Everything is in motion and flux – our world, thoughts, feelings.... This movement is reflected in our body. If it’s blocked or restricted, our health and well-being suffer.

I love motivating people to improve their health and well-being. There are many causes of stagnation and blockage, including pain and anxiety, which can severely diminish us. I will guide you out of the inertia you’re experiencing – regardless of the causes.

As a Grinberg practitioner, I believe that movement brings true joie de vivre

Twenty years ago, I completed my training as a practitioner of the Grinberg Method® and have been learning ever since. My training as an alternative practitioner in psychotherapy complements my skills. As a result, even after so many years, my work still fascinates me and is an amazing, daily source of fulfillment.

Good to know: I give individual sessions and Happy Body classes in German, English, and Spanish.

My career as a Grinberg practitioner:

  • Since 2021: Grinberg Method® teacher
  • 2019: Founded the Happy Body Institute in Munich 
  • 2018 – 2021: Grinberg teacher training in Spain
  • 2017: Alternative practitioner in psychotherapy training in Munich
  • 2009: Diploma as a qualified practitioner of the Grinberg Method®
  • Over 20 years of professional experience as a freelance Grinberg practitioner in Berlin, Barcelona, and Munich
  • Since 2009: annual advanced training courses in core topics with method founder Avi Grinberg (footwork, intensive and recovery processes, and others) in Vienna, Berlin, Geneva, and Spain
  • Five-year training to become a qualified practitioner of the Grinberg Method at the Escuela del Método Grinberg, Barcelona

My story with the Grinberg Method®

As a child, I literally danced through life. As an adult, I moved less and less until I finally got caught in a downward spiral: sitting too much at my desk in terrible postures, lying on the couch "resting" as a form of compensation, and restless sleep at night. Severe back pain weakened me. I didn't see a way out, and my range of motion became smaller and smaller and more painful.

Grinberg Methode

Fortunately, an acquaintance brought me to see Beatriz Fernandez for individual sessions in the Grinberg Method® in Barcelona, where I lived at the time. I finally felt my body again after a long time.

Seized by this feeling, I started training my body again. First in one-to-one sessions and intensive programs, then in groups as well. I moved to the music and really sweated! I had so much fun, and it all felt so liberating. My heart was racing and jumping for joy! I wasn’t just moving – I was also moved. This made me realize that everything is connected: thoughts and feelings take place in the body. Being a rational person, this was a big step for me!

Training as a practitioner and trainer of the Grinberg Method® and as an alternative practitioner in psychotherapy provided me with a theoretical foundation and deeper understanding. When blockages occur due to fear or pain, the body cannot move freely. As a result, it stiffens and hurts. Body-oriented psychotherapy, body work, and movement classes release these stuck patterns of behavior and thought, and increase well-being.

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