Due to Covid-19 restrictions, the lessons will take place online via a livestream.
Feldenkrais is a learning method. Awareness Through Movement lessons are practical, to gain more possibilities and ease in movement. As it’s named, awareness is an important aspect of the lessons. To gain awareness, we move on the floor in the most gentle and mindful way. You will be sensing small subtle movements through your nervous system and learn new patterns of movement.
Everybody is welcome: sportive, non-sportive, from young to elderly. Please wear something comfortable and warm.
You are moving all day, even while sleeping. All the movements you make – big and small – are what you have learned while growing up, they are strongly patterned so-called habits. Often we tend to use those habits without knowing if they are the best for us. If these habitual patterns of using your body are inefficient, they can cause chronic problems.
In daily life, your attention is often on what you should or want to do, not on how you move. In this class, we look at the “how”. As you become more aware of your movements and body, you will find new possibilities physically and mentally. It is the most beautiful and sustainable way of learning.
“Movement is life. Life is a process. Improve the quality of the process and you improve the quality of life itself.” – Moshe Feldenkrais
Every course is focused on a specific theme.
Series 1: ‘Walking’
“What is walking?” We’ll rediscover our ways of walking through movement lessons. There isn’t a right way of walking. But there are better ways for you.
Series 2: ‘Grounding’
In this period of uncertainty, what makes you feel grounded? I’ve heard from students that many people feel unstable and anxious in these last few weeks. I also experienced this. Most of our daily routines had to be modified because of the COVID-19 measures. Okay, we can change it for now and do something else, but can you find yourself in this new pattern? And are you ready to go back to the usual pattern someday soon? What makes you feel that you are there and grounded?
In these special times, we get into situations that are unfamiliar to you. How can you feel yourself and be yourself in any situation? What we can do is to practice grounding. Grounding your physical body grounds your mind.
With Feldenkrais lessons, you’ll explore your skeleton, breath and vision, which is key to be yourself and to be grounded.
ABOUT MAI TASAKA
Mai is originally from Japan. She has encountered the Feldenkrais Method during her professional dance career. It was a door opening to a new way of living: “I started to sense the small difference in my body and in life.” The method taught her the power of curiosity and exploration, how you look at things. “It has been my core even when I teach or being a mother at home.”
Learn more about Mai.
13 Feb | 20 Feb | 5 Mar | 12 Mar | 19 Mar | 26 Mar | 2 Apr | 9 Apr
7 May | 14 May | 21 May | 28 May | 4 Jun | 11 Jun | 18 Jun | 25 Jun
Thursdays from 18.30 to 19.30
€ 84,00 (8 lessons)