About the instructor
AVROM ALTMAN has been teaching the Gurdjieff Movements for more than 40 years. He studied with Gurdjieff’s students, lived at Claymont for 10 years where he was Director of Studies of the ten-month Residential Course, taught the Gurdjieff Movements, and served as President.
As Director of Studies he led daily morning exercise (morning sitting), meditations and zikrs, and taught all inner exercises practiced throughout the day.
Avrom has taught over 125 seminars of the Gurdjieff Movements and Work.
Avrom attended the Gurdjieff Foundation in New York working in Gurdjieff Movements classes and group work.
Avrom became a Mevlevi semazen with Sheikh Suleyman Dede and sat zazen with Shunryu Suzuki-roshi at the Tassajara Zen Center.
Avrom is a professor and core faculty member at Pacifica Graduate Institute. Avrom received Pacifica Graduate Institute’s Distinguished Service Award in 2009 and the Extraordinary
Accomplishments Award as Soul Tender in the World in 2015. He is a certified Hakomi Therapist (mindfulness-centered somatic psychotherapy).
Inner Work will be emphasized while working with the Gurdjieff Movements. It supports balance in our daily lives and supports our Wish to Be for the Benefit of All Beings.