The Feldenkrais™ method
The Feldenkrais method belongs to the field of somatic education. It was invented and developed over 70 years ago by Moshe Feldenkrais and is known and practiced all over the world.
This method allows the person who receives it to feel and to move better, by finding or rediscovering simple and effective ways of moving, by gently setting the body in motion.
Inspired by the principles of children's sensorimotor development and relying on brain plasticity (neuroplasticity), it aims to teach us to move and act differently, through a playful exploration of gentle movements and associated sensations. To move in this way helps to improve one's daily life in the long term.
Through the conscious exploration of movement, it brings many benefits in different areas or activities of our daily life: sports and artistic practices, the challenges of aging, health prevention at work, support for people with special needs or rehabilitation, wellbeing for all.
What are the benefits?
The practice of this method actively participates in:
learning to move and breathe differently;
gaining flexibility and mobility throughout the body;
in better coordinating one's movements and in reducing unnecessary physical tensions resulting from an "internal conflict of functioning" at the muscular, tendon and articular level;
improving one's postures and one's ways of moving (walking, running, dancing, playing a musical instrument, etc.);
be more present to yourself.
More globally, it allows each of us to go beyond his limiting habits without going beyond his comfort zone. It is not a question of doing "more" going on's beyond the limits, but doing "better" in what is accessible and possible for each of us, according to our morphology, history and physical capacity in the moment.
video credit: group Feldenkrais des Savoie ©
Who was Moshe Feldenkrais?
Moshe Feldenkrais (1904-1984) was a physicist working under the direction of the couple Joliot-Curie and Langevin. Great sportsman, passionate about martial arts, he actively participated in the introduction of Judo in Europe and in the creation of the Jiu Jitsu Club of France. Following an inoperable knee accident, he developed his own method to regain his mobility and allow him to continue to practice his art.
After the Second World War, he focused his research exclusively on the development of the method that now bears his name, a method that he continued to refine and teach throughout the world until his death.
To learn more about the method
Visit the website of the French association of Feldenkrais Method practitioners
photo credit: Feldenkrais France ©
How is it practiced?
It is generally offered in 2 forms:
During group classes called Awareness Through Movement®, the practitioner guides the students, usually lying on the floor, using verbal indication. Each participant explores the proposed movements by themselves, following a series of movements which form a coherent sequence around a function or a theme (sitting, getting up, bending, rolling, etc.).
During individual session called Functional Integration® , the practitioner offers a "tailor-made" accompaniment adapted to the needs of the person, guiding her or him in his movements by a soft and gentle touch. That allow the person to learn ways of moving with greater ease.
Both forms can be practiced at any age, regardless of their physical condition. There is no notion of a goal to be reached, nor of performance in the proposed movements: it is a question of exploring, developing one's curiosity and one's bodily feelings, at one's own pace.
In both cases, it is a question of allowing the nervous system of the person to learn more efficient ways of doing things which will be integrated durably in their daily life.
photo credit: Feldenkrais France ©
Weekly group classes
For the 2021/22 season from 09/21/21 to 07/08/22, I lead weekly Awareness Through Movement ® group classes remotely by zoom, guided "live"
Tuesday from 7.45 p.m to 8.45 p.m
Friday from 11:00 a.m to 12:00 p.m
Class duration: 60 min
Places limited to 7 participants / class for educational reasons. On registration and reservation in advance.
Sessions are conducted in French 🇫🇷
To practice occasionally:
One lesson: 15 €
One trial lesson: € 8.
Contact me to benefit from the reduction before any reservation.
Specific offer to practice regularly:
6 lessons package: 81 €
Package valid for 3 months from the date of subscription, payable in 1 installment
Subscription to the package includes a pre-reservation for 6 lessons of your choice over the period of validity of the package, for the same time slot and subject to availability.
Quarterly subscription (12 lessons): 144 €
Subscription valid for the following periods of your choice, payable in 1 installment and within the limit of available places:
- 4th quarter 2021: from 09/21/21 to 12/17/21 (12 lessons)
- 1st quarter 2022 : from 04/01/22 to 01/04/22 (12 lessons)
- 2nd term 2022: from 12/04/22 to 08/07/22 (12 lessons)
Packages & subscriptions are not exchangeable, dividable or refundable. Payment by check, bank transfer or Paypal link.
Registration and reservation:
- by email: firstname.lastname@example.org , for people wishing to participate regularly and benefit from an adapted price formula (trial lesson, 6-lesson package or quarterly subscription).
- online, directly on this site, for people wishing to participate occasionally. See section "Book a session" click here
Please note: reservations possible depending on available places no later than 48 working hours before the start time of the desired course.
I offer individual sessions of awareness through movement ® and / or Functional integration ® of the Feldenkrais method face-to-face at my studio or remotely in video-session.
During a personalized session, I bring “tailor-made” help adapted to your specific current needs to allow you to learn more optimal ways of moving: to gain mobility or to improve specific postures.
Sessions can be conducted in French 🇫🇷 or in English 🇬🇧
Duration of a session: 60 min
Price: 80 € / session
Registration and reservation
Book online, by phone or by email
Rates in effect until 06/30/2022 ; VAT included
Cancellation conditions for individual sessions:
You can cancel or move an appointment booked in advance up to 48 working hours before the appointment initially scheduled. After this period and in case of cancellation on your part, the session is due (except in cases of force majeure).
Photo credit: Feldenkrais France ©