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Post-graduate Trainings for certified Feldenkrais®practitioners

The interactive work proposed by François Combeau during these post-graduate trainings 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.

 

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Advanced-training for Feldenkrais practitioners

 

« The balance of the major muscle groups of the human body « 

 

Nürnberg (Germany) : September 2 – 6, 2023

 

Teaching will be in English

 

Our skeleton assures the solidity of our structure, our muscles give us movement.  At times, overworking or badly adapted muscular tone, forces our skeleton into certain forms and therefore reduces mobility and flexibility in our actions …..

 

Flexors/Extensors, internal and external Rotators, the Psoas (the large muscles which allows suspension of the leg), the Diaphragm (the respiratory “pump”), the Trapeze (which govern the shoulder girdle and the relation between head and shoulders), the different Sphincters (regulating the internal/external relationships) …. These are various muscle groups that determine, organise and at times restrict our stability and our actions.  When these muscles are free and highly differentiated, supple and elastic and when we have greater awareness of each and of their actions, we gain enormously in articulation and mobility of ourselves in space….

Limitations, tensions and pain are neither a fatality nor a non-reversible deterioration.  These are often related to the manner in which we move and act in our daily lives, to our self-image and to habits acquired over the years.

 

These experiences of getting to know ourselves again and becoming aware of ourselves within and without allows each participant to develop more flexibility, ease and comfort in their actions.

 

Informations and applications please contact directly Christine Eibert

feldenkrais.ceibert@web.de

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Advanced-training for Feldenkrais practitioners

 

« Walking with a light, balanced step »

 

Zurich (Switzerland) : February 3 – 6, 2023

 

Teaching will be in English

 

Walking means going forward, leaving a state of equilibrium to start moving.

In this advanced-training, we shall explore how to anchor each step in order to remain stable while at the same time pushing off from the ground in order to go forward; how  to equalize the bending of the leg in order to lighten the step and protect the joints; how to feel the foot solidly anchored while being able to make the subtle adjustments necessary to adapt to the surface of the ground below.

From head to foot, what kinds of mobility and availability do we need from our joints so as to keep our balance at every moment while walking or running?

How can we develop and equalize the bending of the leg joints (hip, knees, ankle) in order to improve the extension of the leg, make our movements lighter, and preserve the health of our joints?

Why is it important to be able to move the pelvis in all three dimensions when we walk?

How does the “push” of the feet against the ground get transmitted throughout the entire skeleton and notably along the spinal column?What is the role of the mobility of the ankle and the many foot joints in the search for equilibrium and adaptation to all the surfaces and inclinations of the ground we walk on?

What differentiations are necessary so that the head, eyes, and arms remain free when we walk?

When walking becomes lighter and more balanced and requires less effort, it not only allows us to move but becomes an energizing, regenerating physical activity accessible to everyone. 

 

For informations and applications, please contact directly Katja Schicht

katja.schicht@bluewin.ch

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Advanced-training for Feldenkrais practitioners

 

« Moving forward … »

 

Détroit (USA) : June 17 – 21, 2023

 

Teaching will be in English

 

The world in which we live, as well as our inner world, are in perpetual movement and evolution, filled with unforeseen, unexpected opportunities to be experienced.

To follow the movement, to be the movement, we must move 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 experiences.

In order to move forward, we need to risk leaving behind habits that we have been confortable with. We must leave behind emotional and physical habits that we identify ourselves with, even if sometimes they create limitations and constrains. We are often more secure in what we « know » than the « unknown »

Evolution cannot be limited by trading one habit for a more satisfactory one. Evolution requires us to move on, developing dynamic ways of being present, reinventig ourselves, to be able to rebound to life’s ups and downs, and questioning our balance and support,in our  interactions with the world around us.

Moving forward requires taking the risk of being unbalanced, surprised, even momentarily destabilized when experiencing the unknown.

We can adapt to feel solid and mobile at the same time, fully confident to find balance and support, to adapt and adjust to whatever confronts or compels us. We can begin to make“sense” of the environment in which we evolve.

Moving Forward above all, is finding the dynamic life that animates and nourishes us,compelling us to grow and develop, inviting us to create a richer, more beautiful and lively tomorrow.

Informations and applications directly by Kathleen Dunne

khdunne@gmail.com

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Advanced-training for Feldenkrais practitioners

 

« Make better use of the leg joints … « 

 

Malmö (Sweden) : May 6 – 10, 2023

 

Teaching will be in English

 

The human being’s skeleton, as well as the brain, are conceived and organized for movement, whether this involves the handling of a dynamic equilibrium, displacements and spatial orientation.

If the bones determine the solidity of the skeleton, the joints, through their configuration and degree of mobility, define the “potential for movement” in three dimensions

Free and fluid Hips :

The hip is the point of intersection between the tip of the femur and the pelvis, and its mobility permits light, fluid leg movements as well as a genuinely differentiated movement of the pelvis. It plays an essential role in the placement of the pelvis on the legs and the resulting equilibrium of the vertebrae.

Supple and functional Knees :

The knee is a connecting joint. Its hinging and slacking can not be developed by will. It is the result of an dynamic and functional balance in between all the leg joints.Therefore it is necessary to organize in a homogenous way the bending of joints in the legs when walking, climbing stairs, squatting, sitting, etc. 

Articulated and solid Feet :

The feet place the human being in a permanent relationship with the ground. Its different joints from the ankle to the toes allow it to adapt instantaneously to the ground on which we are standing or walking. Their freedom contributes to the efficient maintenance of our dynamic postural equilibrium, and by extension, the development of our breathing and opening up to the world.

 

Informations and applications directly by Anna Lisa Valentini

valentini.annalisa5@gmail.com

 

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