The Feldenkrais Method™
Relief and change could be as simple as improving the way we move.
The Feldenkrais Method™ is a gentle movement based approach for anyone who wants to reconnect with their natural abilities to move, think and feel with greater ease and confidence. People from all walks of life can benefit from its’ practice.
Whether we want to be more comfortable sitting at the computer, walking, talking to a friend, resting or performing a favorite activity, moving with greater ease makes daily life more pleasurable.
Moshé Feldenkrais’ (1904-1984) elaborated a learning process that guides us to a heightened awareness of self-limiting habits and offers the means to move beyond these restrictions.
This approach is recommended for people of all ages and abilities.
The practice of the Feldenkrais Method™ enables us to:
- Improve breathing, posture, flexibility and coordination;
- Reduce muscular holding to alleviate tension and muscular pain;
- Respond differently to stress, adapt to the changing circumstances of daily life;
- Overcome limitations brought on by stress, accident or illness;
- Quiet the mind and improve sleep;
- Stay active and flexible as we advance in age;
- Learn integrated, whole body action for power, grace and presence.
The Method is helpful in dealing with central nervous system conditions such as multiple scoliosis, cerebral palsy and stroke.
Feldenkrais is taught in two complimentary forms:
Feldenkrais™ Group Classes in Grenoble
Awareness Through Movement™
In Awareness Through Movement™ (ATM) group lessons we engage in gentle, slow, structured movement explorations involving attention, perception and imagination.
As we learn to let go of excess effort and muscular holding our movement naturally becomes more harmonious and coordinated. We may feel more relaxed, well balanced, and have a sense of wholeness and renewed vitality.
The lessons are guided verbally, which means that there is no model to imitate and no corrections imposed by the Feldenkrais practitioner/teacher. Rather than attempting to learn the “right way” of doing something, the emphasis is on learning what is appropriate movement for one’s self. Each person is encouraged to go at their own pace, to listen to their own needs. Thus creating a safe, non-judgemental learning environment.
As adults, by becoming conscious of our bodies in movement, observing sensation, exploring alternatives, we actively engage in self-discovery and improvement.
Awareness Through Movement™ offers an impressive variety of movement situations addressing every area of the body in relation to the whole. Whether experienced in reclining, sitting, standing, or walking Awareness Through Movement™ is full of surprises, challenges, and the pleasure of learning in new and unexpected ways.
All levels of experience and ability are welcome.
Weekly group in Grenoble
MONDAY evening 18h00-19h15
Quartier Berriat-Europole, Tram A Le Magasin, Tram B Palais de Justice
More group classes available in French:
If you speak French or wish to improve your French through movement classes, please take a look at the class times and workshop dates on the French page of this website. There are half-day and day-long workshops which allow you to focus on specific subjects in depth. They provide you with a more in-depth Feldenkrais experience.
Rates for weekly groups:
330 € per year
130 € per trimester
You will have access to all classes in French.
Reduced fee for 3 trials sessions: 20 €
Valid one month and goes towards registration fee if you decide to continue.
Drop-ins welcome: 15 €
Reduced fee possible for students and low income.
Friday morning workshops
Series I : Friday 15, 22 et 29 novembre 2019
Pelvic floor health- find support from within
Series II : Friday 24, 31 janvier et 7 février 2020
Dissolving stress- explore breath, fluidity and deep resting
Series III : Friday 29 mai, 5 et 12 juin 2020
Exploring connections, expanding options-renewed vitality
Rates for the Friday workshops :
one series (3 sessions) : 80 €
2 series (6 sessions) : 140 €
All 3 series (9 sessions) : 190 €
Feldenkrais™ Private Sessions in Grenoble
Functional Integration™(FI) is a one-to-one approach to learning. The practitioner/teacher communicates through gentle, non-invasive touch and precise movements respectful of the person’s comfort.
Functional Integration™takes place lying on a low padded table or in a sitting or standing position, comfortably clothed. Each session is highly personalised for the particular needs of that person at that particular moment. Each session presents a unique learning experience.
Functional Integration™ is widely recognized for its ability to address both minor aches and pains, and serious muscular-skeletal and neurological problems, chronic tension, and the developmental problems of children.
People also come to FI as a preventative measure or to stay mobile and in good health.
If you have a particular question or if you are someone who learns best in one-on-one environments, private lessons may be best for you.
By appointment – 1h sessions
Rates for private sessions:
1 session: 55 €
A series of 6 sessions (valid 6 months) : 240 €
Moshe Feldenkrais 1904-1984
The Feldenkrais Method™ of movement education was developed by Dr. Moshe Feldenkrais.
Complete biography at www.feldenkrais.com/about-moshe-feldenkrais/