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Post-graduate workshops for certified Feldenkrais®practitioners

The interactive work proposed by François Combeau during these post-graduate workshops allows each participant to develop the capacities necessary for an efficient and creative practice of the Feldenkrais Method®, (ATM and IF), easily adaptable to the individual needs of their students.

Independently of specific themes, the work is based around “how does one sense, imagine, propose, invite and accomplish” rather than “what does one do”. From the many workshops given outside of France, this approach has proved extremely satisfactory for many practitioners.

If you like more informations about those advanced-trainings, please contact directly the organizer for each of them.

 

1

“Going forward …

 

Nürnberg : August 29th – September 2nd, 2020

 

The world in which we live, as well as our inner world, are in perpetual movement and evolution, full of unforeseen, full of unexpected, but also an opportunity to be seized.

To follow the movement, to be the movement, we must go forward, confident in our ability to find our place and balance at every moment. Resilient from past experiences, and the solutions we disovered, we are enriched by these memories recorded during our life experiences. We must go forward , taking the risk to leave behind habits that we became and are more confortable with.

We must leave the emotional and physical forms to which we have often identified ourselves even though we may feel limitations and constrains, we are often more secure in what we « know » than the « unknown »

This is only possible if we feel solide and mobile at the same time, fully confident in our ability to change support, find balance, adjust and adapt to whatever confronts, or even compels us. This process can be easier if we can fully perceive the sensible environment in which we evolve.

But going forward is above all being the life and dynamism that animates and nourishes us, and pushes us to grow and develop ourselves, inviting us to create a richer, more beautiful, lively tomorrow.

 

Informations and applications directly by Gabriel Torbahn

gabriel.torbahn@hotmail.de

 

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“A mobile Head ; an alive, expressive, relaxed Face and more functional freedom for facial and mouth organs ”

 

Workshop open to the public

 

Helsinki : September 19th – 20th, 2020

 

Teaching will be in English

 

When true verticality returns, the head (the bearer of the sensory and expressive functions) being functionally supported from the feet, recovers total freedom of movement. By standing upright man expresses his specificity, and his considerably expanded field of observation and action.

This new balance and great freedom of movement, allowed a considerable development of the sensory functions and in particular, the widening of visual, auditory and olfactory fields, along the depth perception and clearness of contours…

Consequently, allowing man the possibility of increasing fine differentiation of the facial organs, given access to articulated language, the vehicle of thought, and facial mimicry expressing all kind of emotions becoming language by itself and the mirror of our major dynamisms and the instrument of an authentic dialogue.

In other words all these functions and movements of facial organs, depend on the balance of the head and the freedom of each cervical vertebra. And the same time, the way we use those expressive and sensory instruments affect or influence the freedom and mobility of the neck and more generally of the all spine.

 

For informations and applications, please contact directly Marie Körkkö

marie.korkko@gmail.com

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International Advanced-training for Feldenkrais practitioners in Paris :

Quality, Ease and Efficiency in our daily movements and actions

 

Paris : October  21st – 25th, 2020

 

Teaching will be in English

 

This “international” Advanced-Training will take place in Paris and will again bring together participants coming from different groups François Combeau has worked with over the years. Groups from Detroit (USA), Nürnberg (Germany), Stockholm (Sweden), Zurich (Switzerland) and Paris (France).  This advanced training will be a wonderful and fruitful opportunity to share, to enrich each one’s experience and their professional practice through different cultural sensibilities, educational backgrounds and ways of practicing.

The surest way to avoid fatigue, states of physical and psychological tension, wear and tear of joints, loss of enthusiasm, dynamism and curiosity to act, is to develop the quality, ease and efficiency of each and every movement, action and relationship in our daily lives.

The path to this is through the development of self-awareness and giving differentiated attention to what we do during each of our actions.  In this manner we’re able to precisely sense how we act and thus vary our gests and habits so as to accommodate ourselves to our necessities, whether they are related to the environment in which our actions takes place, or our accompanying emotions.

Learning as such about our own individual functioning and self-use allows us to once again find pleasure, efficiency and precision in our daily actions, sporting or artistic activities.

 

Informations and applications directly by François Combeau

espacedutempspresent@sfr.fr


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Seat, mobility, strength and life of the Pelvis 

 

 

Zurich: February 4th – 7th, 2020

 

An energy center, the link with the original matrix, the pelvis is truly the seat of life.

Via the lower limbs and the feet, the pelvis is the dynamic expression of our relationship with the ground and our bearings.

The positioning of the pelvis in relation to the legs ensure a stable and functional foundation for the trunk, arms and head.  As such, it contributes to the equilibrium of the spinal column and the back.

Indeed, be it for stability in standing or in sitting, the liberty of the pelvis in relation to the legs (therefore the freedom in the hip joints) influences the dynamics of the joint between the sacrum and the lumbar spine (L5/S1) and stimulates the true reflex of the spine for upright posture.  This allows the back to be carried erect, while maintaining force and mobility with minimum muscular engagement thus also allowing the development of deeper and fuller breathing.

Its balance and freedom of movement play a crucial part in the organisation of many functions, such as breathing, digestion, sexual activity, walking etc. Through awareness situations and the exploration of easy but unusual movements, each of us will re-acquire improved mobility of the lumbar column through more functional and differentiated use of each vertebra.

 

Informations and applications directly by Katja Schicht

katja.schicht@bluewin.ch

 

 

 

+ Upcoming workshops and trainings given by François Combeau in France