The Feldenkrais Method™

Relief and change could be as simple as improving the way we move.

The Feldenkrais Method™ is a gentle movement and attention 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

Feldenkrais is taught in two complimentary forms:

To find out 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 gentle, guided movement explorations.

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 fluid. 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 classes and workshops in French

If you speak French or wish to improve your French through movement classes, please do come. 

English classes and workshops upon request.

Introductory Evening

Monday September 13th  6:00 –  8:00pm 

Salle Jardin et Mouvement – 16 rue Revol, 38000 Grenoble  Tram A Le Magasin, Tram B Palais de Justice

You are invited to discover the originality of this gentle approach to learning how to move more freely and easily, how to carry less stress in your body, to create enjoyable and healthy movement.

Participation : 5 €  10 € ou 15 € 

Please contact me before coming as this session is limited to 12 people.

Monday September 20 : Regular classes begin 

MONDAY Evenings  6:00 – 7:15 and 7:30 – 8:45  

The groups at Jardin et Mouvement are limited to 12 people. 

Salle Jardin et Mouvement – 16 rue Revol, 38000 Grenoble

330 € per year

130 € per trimester

Drop-ins welcome: 15 €

3 trial classes for the Monday evening group: you are welcome to try 3 classes on Monday night at a reduced rate (8 € 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

 

THURSDAYS 12:30 – 1:45  

The groups at the Sense and Sensibility space are limited to 6 people for a personalized and interactive teaching method.

Salle Sense and Sensibility – 2 rue de la République   Place Grenette in the center of Grenoble

390 € per year

150 € per trimester

Reduced fee possible for students and low income.

Workshops in Grenoble 2021-22

Workshops allow us to focus on specific themes in depth. They provide a more in-depth experience of ourselves.

To start off the season with flow

September 11th – Set in motion healthy and enjoyable movement

10:00 – 12:30 Feldenkrais session

followed by a picnic in the garden for those who wish to stay

30 €

Salle Jardin et Mouvement – 16 rue Revol, 38000 Grenoble

Wednesday evening monthly workshop 6:30 – 9:00pm

Sense and Sensibility – 2 rue de la République Place Grenette in the center of Grenoble

All groups at the Sense and Sensibility space will be limited to 6 people for a personalized and interactive teaching method.

Octobre 13

Small movements – big changes : Awakening ease of movement 

November 17

Dissolving stress – breathe better, become more grounded 

December 14

Breathing better – vitality and fluidity 

January 19

Jaw and eye health – small movements, big changes

March 16

Dynamique balance – incorporating restful pauses into our life

April 13

Resources for improving sleep

May 18

Playing with pelvic mobility – awaken fluidity of your spine

June 22

The spine

30 € per evening    Due to the limited number of places, a confirmation check to reserve your place is due no later than 10 days before the workshop you wish to attend.

4 workshop card: 100 €   The entire series : 160 €   To benefit from the reduced rate, a pre-registration is required. Possibility to pay with 3 checks.

Thursday morning series 9h30-11h30

Sense and Sensibility – 2 rue de la République Place Grenette in the center of Grenoble

Séries I :  Septembre 16, 23, 30  

Dissolving stress – recover our natural vitality

Série II :   October 7, 14, 21 

 Breath better and our mouvement breaths better  

Séries III :  November 25 and December 2, 9 

Jaw and eye health – small movements, big changes

Séries IV : January 13, 19, 27

Resources for improving sleep 

Séries V : March 24, 31 mars and April 7

Pelvic floor health – for dynamic balance 

Séries VI :  June 2, 9, 16 

Freeing the spine – awakening its natural fluidity – balanced bones and movable joints

one series : 90 €

3 séries (9 ateliers) : 215 €  To benefit from the reduced rate, a pre-registration is required. Possibility to pay with 3 checks. 

Saturdays 10:00 – 1:00

Sense and Sensibility – 2 rue de la République Place Grenette in the center of Grenoble

Octobre 16

Dissolving stress – breathe better and feel more grounded  

December 4 

Jaw and eye health – small movements, big changes

February 5 

Resources for improving sleep

June 11 

Walk better set by step – balanced bones and movable joints

One Saturday : 35 €     4 Saturdays : 120 €  

To benefit from the reduced rate, a pre-registration is required. Possibility to pay with 2 checks. 

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 

Rates for private sessions:

First session 1h30 : 70 €
One hour sessions : 60 €   Series of 4 : 200 €

Location:

Salle Sense and Sensibility

2 rue de la République in the center of Grenoble

 

We will continue to follow pandemic-related health measures for as long as necessary.

 

Home Barbara Ziegler, dancer, movement educator, certified Feldenkrais practitioner, Feldenkrais International Federation (Strasbourg 2000)

My practice in Feldenkrais is informed by a career in contemporary dance and improvisation as well as my practices in yoga, Vietnamese chi gong and meditation.

I am fascinated by movement inquiry and improvement for the sustainable effects that it has on my overall health, sense of well-being and my way of being in the world.

I enjoy creating a space for people of all ages and abilities to learn the art of movement in a variety of contexts:

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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