Cantal, France
A Feldenkrais centre in the land of volcanoes

Centre Feldenkrais Cantal An oasis for learning

Sometimes immersing yourself is the best way to get the full experience. Centre Feldenkrais Cantal offers such a place in the middle of the nature. Just be in the moment, take a deep breath and take this journey to redefine yourself and your abilities.

At the Centre Feldenkrais Cantal in France, the Feldenkrais Method is practiced daily. Practitioners give Awareness Through Movement group lessons and offer individual sessions in Functional Integration. Workshops for the general public are regularly organized. The effervescence due to this everyday practice, on site, naturally nourishes the training program.

38 Bd des Hortes

15000 Aurillac


Practicing the Method In group or individually

The Feldenkrais Method can be practiced in several ways. You can take Awareness Through Movement lessons in a group setting, or request an individualized session called Functional Integration.  


Become a practitioner Of the Feldenkrais Method®

In Cantal France you can follow a professional training Program in order to become a Certified Feldenkrais Practitioner*. The Feldenkrais training is for anyone who is curious to learn, wants to improve their skills or wants to enter a new profession. At the end of the 4 years you will have an international certification and will join a growing community of 15,000 practitioners worldwide. *Meets the requirements imposed by EuroTAB (European and Israeli Feldenkrais Training Accreditation Board).

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Elizabeth Beringer – Trainer

Elizabeth Beringer – Trainer

Elizabeth Beringer has been involved with the practice and development of the Feldenkrais Method for more than 40 years. She studied directly with the founder Moshe Feldenkrais.Elizabeth has maintained an ongoing and varied private practice, applying the Feldenkrais® approach with a diverse population and is known for her ability to apply the Method in dynamic situations. She has practiced the martial art of aikido since 1977 and currently holds the rank of 6th-degree black belt. Her practice of Feldenkrais has been deeply informed by her experiences in Aikido.Over the years, Elizabeth has been actively involved with the development of the Feldenkrais Method into a respected profession, and she has devotedly been developing educational programs and materials. She is the director of ‘Feldenkrais Resources’ which includes the ongoing development of new educational materials and an active International teaching schedule. She travels extensively teaching postgraduate programs and in training programs in Europe and the US. Elisabeth lives in San Diego, where she maintains her private practice.
Scott Clark – Trainer

Scott Clark – Trainer

Originally from New Mexico, Scott trained as a dancer after earning a degree in mathematics. During his long career as a dancer and dance teacher, he studied many of the physical disciplines used by dancers to enhance their training. This led him to the work of Moshe Feldenkrais, which he began studying in 1982. He enrolled in London's first professional Feldenkrais training program, from which he graduated in 1990. Since 1997, Scott has devoted himself entirely to teaching Feldenkrais, working with individuals from all walks of life and with public groups from Finland to Ecuador. He also teaches in professional training programs, and has conducted two trainings in London. He is particularly interested in working with performing artists, from dancers to actors to musicians. As an amateur, he plays the viola da gamba.
Alan Questel – Trainer

Alan Questel – Trainer

Alan is known for his clarity, creativity and innovative teaching style, which brings depth of understanding, humor and a human perspective to learning the Method. Trained by Moshe Feldenkrais (Amherst 1983), Alan has lectured and taught in hospitals, colleges, and more than 40 Feldenkrais® professional training programs around the world. An actor before becoming interested in the Feldenkrais Method®, Alan has worked and toured with Jerzy Grotowski and Paul Sills. He is currently an educational director in Santa Fe, New Mexico, where he resides. Alan sees the Feldenkrais Method® as a means of individual maturation, and aspires to make this meaningful and tangible to his students, both in training programs and in his practice.
Anat Krivine – Trainer

Anat Krivine – Trainer

Anat Krivine, trained in the Feldenkrais Method in 1988 in Tel Aviv. She graduated from the Jerusalem Dance Academy in 1986, and holds a B.A. in Social Sciences and an M.A. in Dance Education from Temple University in Philadelphia. She works continuously with adults and children, and for several years worked in the children's department of the Jerusalem Hospital. As a professional Feldenkrais trainer she teaches in trainings all over the world, regularly in close collaboration with Eilat Almagor. Anat is highly regarded for her teaching style characterized by clarity and precision, as well as her ability to create a stimulating learning environment, rich in generosity, humor and depth.
Sabine Pfeffer – Trainer

Sabine Pfeffer – Trainer

Sabine Pfeffer was trained in the Feldenkrais Method directly by its founder, Moshe Feldenkrais, and followed his teaching in Israel and the United States. She has been teaching the Method in France and throughout the world for more than thirty years. In Paris, she created in 1988 the Accord Mobile center where, with the collaboration of Myriam Pfeffer, she trained a large number of French and foreign practitioners. Sabine Pfeffer has also organized, around Professor Alain Berthoz, conferences and seminars associating, in a multidisciplinary approach, neurophysiologists, doctors, researchers in movement pedagogy, professionals of the artistic world, and trainers of the Feldenkrais Method.
Yvo Mentens – Trainer

Yvo Mentens – Trainer

Yvo, originally from Belgium, is a certified Feldenkrais practitioner. He graduated from Myriam Pfeffer's training in Paris in 2009. Since 2016 he works as an assistant trainer. He teaches at the Conservatoire National d'Art Dramatique de Paris CNSAD, where, in addition to theater, he has set up an important program of Feldenkrais classes with PCM and IF for students. A Belgian national, Yvo has studied various forms of physical and burlesque theater, and has worked as an actor and director internationally. He is currently co-directing the Beliashe Institute - Center for Arts and Human Potential, in Aurillac. Yvo Mentens holds university degrees in criminology, sociology and psychotherapy. He was a member of the Eurotab ETC Council and vice-president of the International Feldenkrais Federation IFF.
Pia Appelquist – Assistant

Pia Appelquist – Assistant

Pia Appelquist has been a certified Feldenkrais practitioner since 2010, and a certified assistant trainer since 2019. She is of Danish nationality but has lived and worked in France since 1990. Pia Appelquist studied anthropology and then pursued a career as a professional actress. Upon starting the Feldenkrais training, she decided to dedicate herself fully to the Feldenkrais Method. She is co-founder of the Beliashe Institute - Center for Arts and Human Potential, in Aurillac. For more than 25 years, she has been researching and developing a method of working to enrich the language of the stage, through movement, for professional actors. She initiated and actively participated in innovative art education work in schools and universities, and assisted several groups of adults and children in different learning processes. She organizes and assists professional training programs in the Feldenkrais Method in France and abroad.

Cantal, Auvergne

For its excellent quality of life, the Cantal was recently elected among the most attractive French departments. Indeed, the "Pays des Volcans" offers vast possibilities for hiking, large or small, to be done with the family or alone, on foot, on horseback, on skis or by bike, in a breathtaking nature.

Pia Appelquist

Pia Appelquist Co-organiser

I graduated from Myriam Pfeffer's training in Paris in 2011, and became an assistant trainer in 2019. Originally from Denmark, I have been living and working in France since 1990.

I initiated and actively participated in innovative artistic education for the curriculum of schools and teacher training colleges. I co-founded the Institut Beliashe - Centre des Arts et du Potentiel Humain in France. 

I co-organise the trainings in Cantal, France and work as an assistant in both Cantal and Brussels.


Yvo Mentens Co-organiser

Yvo took his first Feldenkrais class more than 30 years ago. he graduated from the 2009 professional training in Paris with Myriam Pfeffer. He studied with some of Moshe Feldenkrais’ first assistants and alumni from the Amherst and San Francisco trainings. He is the co-founder of Feldenkrais Education and teaches in our professional training programs in France and Belgium. He served as an active member of the European Feldenkrais organisation ETC, and as a vice-president of the International Feldenkrais Federation.
Before being a Feldenkrais practitioner, he worked in varied professional domains. He holds master degrees in Criminology and Sociology and is a certified Pain Reprocessing Therapist. Previously, he was a TV anchor on national Belgian television and worked internationally as an actor and theater director. 
Next to his private Feldenkrais practice, he is a professor of physical theatre, comedy, and Feldenkrais at the renowned Paris National Conservatory of Dramatic Art. 
He always strives to imbue his teaching with humor, empowering pedagogy, and creating a safe, inclusive, and engaging learning environment - a space where everyone can develop their own unique potential.

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