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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Alan Questel – Educational Director

Alan Questel – Educational Director

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.
Julie Casson Rubin – Trainer

Julie Casson Rubin – Trainer

Julie Casson Rubin, was trained by Dr. Moshe Feldenkrais, graduating in 1977 from the last teacher training program taught entirely by him. She also holds a degree in dance and physical education from San Francisco State University. From 1977 to 1988, Julie was on staff at the new and pioneering Behavioral Medicine Clinic at San Francisco General Hospital. In 1996, she was responsible for introducing the Feldenkrais Method to the Health Education Department at Kaiser. From humble beginnings, this program has grown significantly, offering Feldenkrais classes to thousands of patients over the years. In addition to her private practice in San Francisco, Julie has been the co-instructional director, with her husband Paul Rubin, of 19 training programs in the United States, Taiwan, Australia, Switzerland and Italy.
Deborah Bowes – Trainer

Deborah Bowes – Trainer

Deborah completed her Feldenkrais training in 1987 and has been a Certified Feldenkrais Trainer since 1999. She teaches in international training programs preparing the next generation of practitioners. She is a graduate of Columbia University in Physical Therapy, and received her Doctorate in Physical Therapy from Shenandoah University, as well as a Bachelor's degree in Biology and Physical Education from Rhode Island College. Deborah co-founded the Feldenkrais Center for Movement and Awareness with Julie Casson Rubin in San Francisco in 1988. Deborah has practiced and studied mind-body medicine approaches for over 40 years. She has presented lectures and trainings at: She has been involved with the St. Francis Hospital Women Physicians group, the Pacific Business Group on Health, SF State's Holistic Health Program and the International Conference on Rheumatology. She has created and registered specialized Feldenkrais programs, which address chronic pain (Discover Easy Movement & Pain Relief) and pelvic floor issues (Pelvic Health & Awareness).
Ilan Jacobson – Trainer

Ilan Jacobson – Trainer

Ilan Jacobson is a trainer who is highly regarded for his exceptional teaching quality. He shares his passion for the method with rigor, generosity and good humor. Ilan, a former Tai Chi and Judo teacher, started the Feldenkrais Method as part of his Judo practice. He trained with Chava Shelhav and was the assistant of the legendary Yochanan Rywerant (a close collaborator of Moshe Feldenkrais), before becoming a trainer himself. He deepened his understanding of the method with other assistants of Moshe Feldenkrais such as Alon Talmi, Eli Wadler and Mia Segal. For several years he has worked in the European and World Federations ETC (EuroTab Council) and IFF (International Feldenkrais Federation). He is involved in many professional training programs around the world. He has published the famous "Alexander Yanai" courses, the 550 PCM lessons created by Moshe Feldenkrais. He is the director of the Feldenkrais Institute in Tel Aviv, where he has passionately led group classes, individual sessions and post-training for practitioners for over 25 years.
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 – Assistant

Yvo Mentens – Assistant

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

I took my first Feldenkrais class more than 30 years ago. I graduated from the 2009 professional training in Paris with Myriam Pfeffer. I studied with some of Moshe Feldenkrais’ first assistants and alumni from the Amherst and San Francisco trainings. I am the co-founder of Feldenkrais Education and teach in our professional training programs in France and Belgium. I 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, I worked in varied professional domains. I holds master degrees in Criminology and Sociology and am a certified Pain Reprocessing Therapist. Previously, I was a TV anchor on national Belgian television and worked internationally as an actor and theater director. 
Next to my private Feldenkrais practice, I am is a professor of physical theatre, comedy and Feldenkrais at the renowned Paris National Conservatory of dramatic art. 
I always strive to imbue my teaching with humor, empowering pedagogy and to create a safe, inclusive and engaging learning environment - a space where everyone can develop their own unique potential.

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