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Week-ends in other countries

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.

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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 directly by Christine Eibert

feldenkrais.ceibert@web.de

 

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Workshop open to the public

 

« To live in freedom, breathe in freedom« 

 

 

Helsinki : September 16th – 17th, 2023

 

Teaching will be in English

 

« Breathing is a universal, dynamic process in which man is included. It manifests itself in us through respiration, apparent as inhalation and exhalation. This is indeed a two-way flow between the inner and outer worlds, a gateway to All.

 

This dynamic process does not belong to us. It is a cycle triggered without any intervention of the mind and sustained beyond our control. Yet we can intervene through voluntary muscles which shrink or expand spaces and impose shapes.

Deep breathing is not confined to the chest or diaphragm movements. It involves the entire body. Unicity and balance are the features of healthy breathing.

For all parts of the body to live and breathe fully, the chest must be stripped of its armour, the face must allow the passages (nostrils, pharynx, glottis…) to loosen, and the spine must recover its wholeness and flexibility, so as to track the wave of breath as it wells up from the abdomen, travels right through the body and unfurls across the face.

By embodying universal breath in us, breathing indeed provides a two-way flow between the inner and outer worlds.

Consequently, if nothing is there to impede this dynamic process, it can remain free and adapt to the reality of both worlds while meeting our needs, intentions, activities, emotional states and relationships. It faithfully shadows our physical life as well as the subtlechanges in our emotional life.

 

For informations and applications, please contact directly Marie Körkkö

marie.korkko@gmail.com

 

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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.

 

Informations and applications directly by Katja Schicht

katja.schicht@bluewin.ch

 

 

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