The Feldenkrais Training A Typical Day

Much more than a training

There are many reasons why people may be motivated to do a professional training in the Feldenkrais method, for personal or professional reasons. But beyond the reasons that bring you, it is the experience during the training that will make you stay. Here is a preview of a typical day in one of our trainings.

Why don't you start.. ..with a nice cappuccino

The days generally run from 10 AM to 5 PM, with a 1h30 break at noon. Start your day at the coffee corner, where you can enjoy a coffee while admiring the sunrise over the mountains of Cantal or enjoying the tranquility of the peaceful garden in Brussels.

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Interview of Alan Questel, Feldenkrais educational director

Lifting your pelvis with more of yourself -
w/ Alan Questel

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To do this lesson you will need comfortable clothing and a comfortable place to lie on the floor, like a mat.

Group lessons ATM

In 'Awareness Through Movement' lessons, or ATM, you're guided verbally through a structured sequence of movements, aimed at suggesting new ways of moving that are more efficient and pleasant.

Feldenkrais lessons use all sorts of strategies: guiding our attention to different sensory aspects of a movement; exploring coordination, timing and relationships between different body parts; utilizing small and slow movements to enhance our sensitivity and processing of sensory information; systematically varying the orientation in which we do a movement; challenging our balance to create better balance; active imagination & visualization; and many more strategies... 

 

Here is another short lesson taught by Pia Appelquist, a teacher in Cantal and Brussels. Discover in a few minutes how to increase movement possibilities by using neuroplasticity. Forget the muscles; here, we're talking to the brain!

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Demonstration of Functional Integration

There are two ways to practice the Feldenkrais method. Group lessons, and individual lessons. The latter is called Functional Integration (FI), which is hands-on and personalized.

"With the hands you touch the person, you’re supposed to find out what he needs, and convey to him a way of organizing himself which is better for him"

Here are two demonstrations by Scott Clark and Yvo Mentens that demonstrate a sequence of movements that students later try out with each other.

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Lunch break A moment to share

Spend some time in the library, in the garden outside, prepare a meal in the kitchen, and why not another coffee...

The platform Everything is recorded!

Following the day, which generally lasts between 5 and 6 hours, the recordings are uploaded to a dedicated platform that allows you to review the content at any time or catch up if you missed a segment or a day.

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In the evening A bit of Jazz...

The training goes beyond the hours of teaching, it is also an opportunity to build connections and learn from each other. Initiated by students or the team, you can attend spontaneous events: potluck dinners, documentary nights, concerts, open mic sessions, tango classes... Time to improvise!

The Day Off In Nature or in Town

The Cantal is a unique destination with its impressive volcanic landscapes, verdant valleys, and picturesque villages. In this video, we tried to give you a real-time experience of a walk in the mountains of Cantal!

Brussels, the capital of Belgium and Europe, is a vibrant and cosmopolitan city, ideal for those seeking an enriching and diverse training experience. Known for its rich cultural heritage, impressive architecture, and dynamic art scene, Brussels is a metropolis that inspires.

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What do the students say?

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