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 movement for ease and comfort

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:

Know more about the Feldenkrais Method™ and Dr. Moshe Feldenkrais


Feldenkrais™ Group Classes in Grenoble

Awareness Through Movement™

In Awareness Through Movement™ (ATM) group lessons we engage in guided, gentle, slow, movement explorations involving attention, perception and imagination.

We learn to attend to ourselves in a way that we will be able 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.

Séances collectives Feldenkrais Grenoble - Awareness Through Movement
Pictures: International Feldenkrais™ Federation Archive, Robert Golden

Weekly group in Grenoble

MONDAY evening 18h00-19h15

Salle Jardin et Mouvement – 16 rue Revol, 38000 Grenoble

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. 

Find more groups classes in French

Rates for weekly groups:

330 € per year

130 € per trimester

You will have access to all weekly classes in French.

Drop-ins welcome: 15 €

3 trial classes: you can try 3 classes (10 € per class) to experience the originality of the method and the variety in the practice before deciding whether to go further.

Reduced fee possible for students and low income.

salle jardin et mouvement 16 rue revol grenoble
Salle Jardin et Mouvement – 16 rue Revol, 38000 Grenoble

 

Workshops allow you to focus on specific subjects in depth. They provide you with a more in-depth experience of yourself.

 

In-town Saturday retreats   2020-21

Awaken to easeful movement- Small movements for big changes 

10:00 – 5:00

November 7 and March 27

Salle Jardin et Mouvement – 16 rue Revol, 38000 Grenoble

55 € per retreat    100 € for both retreats

Find workshop dates in French

 

Friday morning workshops

Bringing Ourselves Into Balance

9h30- 11h30

Salle Sense and Sensibility

2 rue de la République in the center of Grenoble

Series I : Friday November 20, 27 et December 4  2020

Series II : Friday March 12, 19, 26 2021

 

Rates for the Friday workshops :

90 € per series        160 € for both series

each group is limited to 6 people 

Find series dates in French

 


Feldenkrais™ Private Sessions in Grenoble

Functional Integration™

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.

Séances Individuelles - Intégration Fonctionnelle - Grenoble

By appointment – 1h sessions

Rates for private sessions:

1 one hour session: 60 €
Series of 3 sessions : 150 €   Series of 6 : 270 €

Location:

Salle Sense and Sensibility

2 rue de la République in the center of Grenoble

 


Home Barbara Ziegler, dancer, movement educator,

Certified Feldenkrais practitioner, International Feldenkrais Federation (Strasbourg 2000)

 

My practice in Feldenkrais is informed by a career in contemporary dance and improvisation, and my yoga, tai-chi-chuan and meditation practices.

I am fascinated by movement inquiry for the effects that it has on our overall health and well -being.

I propose the art of movement to people of all ages and abilities.

I enjoy working in a variety of situations  :

Universities, dance and yoga studios, Centre de lutte contre l’isolement et de prévention du suicide (suicide prevention center) Prémalliance (social services for the retired), CCAS de Grenoble (social services) AGARO (non-for-profit research and activities for cancer patients)

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/

To find out more about the Feldenkrais Method™

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