“Sociable expertise doesn't create community in any self-conscious or ideological sense; it consists simply of good practices. The well-crafted organization will focus on whole human beings in time, it will encourage mentoring, and it will demand standards framed in language that any person in the organization (and I would add outside the organization) might understand.” (Richard Sennett)

Membership and Training


The majority of current members is made up of long-time and ongoing students of Judith Koltai. Some are qualified and authorized by her to teach the practice. The Masterclass also welcomes new members who are experienced practitioners or advanced students of a related practice and who are interested and willing to enter the Masterclass with a long term view of commitment.

A first-time participant arrives on a trial basis for the first year. After that, he/she is considered a member and her/his continued regular attendance is assumed.

Authorization to Teach

Membership in the Guild and participation in the Masterclass does not guarantee authorization to teach the practices under the registered names. Such authorization is a matter of individual process and occurs after considerable length of consistent study and then only by personal consultation with Judith Koltai. Because of the evolutionary nature of the work, acknowledged membership in the Guild and authorization to teach under the name of or is contingent upon consistent attendance in the yearly Masterclass meetings. After an absence of 2 consecutive years, authorization to teach under the registered name is suspended and a clear and specific renewal of commitment is required.

'Un point,

qui se place dans le cercle,

qui se trouve dans le carré,

et dans le triangle:

Si vous trouvez le point,

Vous êtes sauvés,

tirés de peine, angoisse et danger.'

'A point,

which places itself in the circle,

which can be found in the square,

and in the triangle:

If you find this point,

your are saved,

pulled from pain, anguish and danger."

("Maxime des Compagnons",

Christian Jacq: Le Message des Constructeurs de Cathédrales)