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Parallel to my artistic work I am doing the Feldenkrais training to become a practitioner.
Feldenkrais is a movement method named after its inventor Moshe Feldenkrais who was a judoka, a mechanical and electrical engineer and an assistant to Frédéric Joliot-Curie, to name a few. After a serious accident on his already injured knee, Moshe Feldenkrais was proposed a surgical operation with an estimated 50% chance of success. He preferred to avoid this operation and studied everything related to health and healing: anatomy, physiology, neurophysiology, psychotherapy, rehabilitation exercises, yoga, hypnosis, acupuncture. Thus, by treating himself, Feldenkrais gradually manages to walk again. He can even resume judo. After months of meticulous observation and exploration of the body, based on very slow movements, he discovered and refined a process of self-learning, inspired by that which children use to move and then acquire walking. For him, this awareness of the physical and cerebral mechanisms related to our posture and movements is a key to improving the harmonious functioning of body and mind.
For me, having lived with a chronic disease for 20 years and with chronic pain for almost 10 years, the method gives me options. It doesn’t make the pain disappear by miracle, no, but it has changed my attitude towards what I experience. I can now find moments of ease and happiness while moving and manage way better to know how much I can do and when I need to stop. If you want to know more, here you find an interview with me with an assistant trainer.
Once a month I teach an Awareness through Movement class online. That’s how we call the group classes.The english classes are every first wednesday from 11-12am CEST. For classes in french, please scroll down. This video will give you an idea of what a lesson can look like.
If you are interested, please register at the bottom of the page!
The lesson will be about an hour long, and I will be there afterwards if you have any questions. You will need a matt (a bit thicker than a yoga matt if possible, you can also use a blanket on the floor), some space around yourself when lying down, some pillows, comfortable clothes, lights, a quiet setting and a computer with an integrated camera and microphone.