Upcoming Public Events

Michael will be teaching at the following upcoming events.

Please join us!


Explore the mind of Leonardo da Vinci...​​​​​​​

Join Michael J. Gelb in conversation with Ross King, one of the world’s most insightful authorities on the geniuses of the Renaissance.
This dynamic discussion will be recorded live and can be viewed by smartphone, laptop, tablet, or computer. Gain exclusive insight into the world of Leonardo by attending this free Think Like DaVinci seminar.


Explore the mind of Leonardo da Vinci...

Join Michael J. Gelb in conversation with Martin Kemp, Emeritus Professor of the History of Art, Oxford University and world-renowned authority on Leonardo da Vinci.

This dynamic discussion will be recorded live and can be viewed by smartphone, laptop, tablet, or computer. Gain exclusive insight into the world of Leonardo by attending this free Think Like DaVinci seminar.


BodyLearning: Life Energy Fitness with Michael J. Gelb  NOW ONLINE

The next live series begins again on Saturday, October 10th, 2020 , time TBD - stay tuned!

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Every class will be recorded & you can participate on your own schedule.

Are you looking for a safe, easy, fun and effective approach to help you cultivate, strengthen and mobilize your vital power?  Would you like to have more energy, mental and sensory acuity and ease of movement as the years go by?

Then you’ll love Life Energy Fitness classes with Michael J. Gelb!

Combining ancient wisdom with contemporary neuroscience, Life Energy Fitness brings together the best of East and West so you can experience more energy, joy and happiness in your daily life.  Drawing on more than 40 years of study of meditation, the Alexander Technique, aikido, qigong and tai chi, Michael teaches what he practices and practices what he teaches.

About Michael & the Evolution of Life Energy Fitness

After graduating from Clark University with a double major in Psychology and Philosophy (1973) Michael spent ten months on a residential course with J. G. Bennett studying the practical application of the world’s great spiritual traditions.  While completing three years of full-time training as a teacher of the Alexander Technique, Michael studied aikido with Minoru Kanetsuka Sensei, and also became the first Master Teacher of Tony Buzan’s system of Mental Literacy. Michael also trained as a coach of Tim Gallwey’s Inner Game of Tennis with Sir John Whitmore. In the 1980s Michael studied Qigong with Dean Deng, M.D. and then with Master Shuren Ma. He renewed his study of aikido with Harvey Koningsberg and Clyde Takeguchi and attained the rank of fifth degree black belt.  In 2006 Michael began intensive study of qigong and Wu style tai chi with Robert Tangora.  Michael helped to edit Tangora’s classic book The Internal Structure of Cloud Hands and wrote the Foreword.

2009 was a turning point in Michael’s creation of Life Energy Fitness, beginning with chronic hip pain that ultimately necessitated a total joint replacement  and this was followed by crippling knee pain that demanded a total knee replacement.  Michael responded by vowing to recover from these traumas, by cultivating more energy, poise and psycho-physical freedom than ever before.  In 2012 New World Library published  BrainPower: Improve Your Mind as You Age an expression of the research validated practices for preventing dementia and actually getting sharper as the years roll by!  At the same time, Michael focused his passion on deepening his practice of qigong and the Alexander Technique and exploring how to integrate and optimize the disciplines.  In the next few years Michael traveled the world taking intensive seminars and private lessons with many renowned masters.  This resulted in the creation of the first Super Qi Summit at Omega Institute.

After leading "Super Qi” seminars for Esalen Institute, Omega and the New York Open Center, and co-presenting with great teachers like Ken Cohen, Robert Peng and Lorie Dechar, Michael is now offering these classes online.

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Consciousness of Connection - Awakening from Despair to Awe

May 20-21, 2021

A lively two days of information-sharing & discussion. We will examine connection across the primary aspects of our lives – with:

  • Self, and the many selves in our amazing neural networks
  • Others, and the multiple communities we intersect
  • Nature, and the breadth of life forms that surround us




Gelb teaching at Mailbu

December 27, 2020 – January 1, 2021

Serra Retreat Center in Malibu, CA

The Alexander Technique will help your thinking to become clearer, your feelings balanced, your sensations livelier, and your movement more pleasurable. And everything you do will become easier and more balanced…

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