Other Activities

Feldenkrais Days in France

Due to the Coronavirus, this event is cancelled.
It will be rescheduled at a later date.

On the 20th and 21st March 2020 we are organising some free activities for an event entitled “Brain in movement, the joys and challenges of the Feldenkrais Method™”.

Poster of Feldenkrais Days in Toulouse by Movement RefineryContrary to what was previously thought science has now proved that the brain is plastic and that it can change in positive ways throughout our lives. So what goes on in our brain when we learn? What happens when we develop new skills or habits deemed “good” or “bad”? What role does brain plasticity play in the practice of the Feldenkrais Method™?

Moshé Feldenkrais (1904-1984) developed his innovative approach to the study of movement long before the notion of neuroplasticity was widely accepted yet he developed strategies to bring about a particular type of learning that would facilitate change.

Through working with people of all ages he discovered very early on that given the right conditions we can increase our ability to learn new skills, improve movement difficulties, overcome injury and chronic pain, reduce anxiety and change compulsive behaviors.

In collaboration with Feldenkrais France
With the support of the Mairie de Toulouse

Sounder Sleep System™

The Sounder Sleep System™ is a method of natural self-regulation for sleep disturbances. It uses simple techniques that restore the natural breath, help you to counteract the influence of stress during the day, and induce sleep at night-time or when you wake up during the night.

The exercises that we practice consist of a variety of very small, slow movements of the hands or fingers synchronized with the breathing. They are easy to learn and integrate into daily life.

Feldenkrais™ Days in Toulouse

Dates and program

Friday 20th March 2020

7pm/9pm

Auditorium (2nd floor):
Join us for the presentation, film and discussion.

Saturday 21st March 2020

10am/4pm

Salle de danse (6th floor):
Participate in, or observe and discuss four different Feldenkrais classes.
Discover some of the strategies Feldenkrais used to promote learning and bring about change in different ways.

10am: Real or imagined movement, what does the brain make of it?
11.30am: Fine motor skills, increasing your dexterity or recovering lost movement.
1.45pm: Improving balance and asymmetry.
3pm: Reducing stress and anxiety, gaining self confidence, being more than the sum of your parts.

Wear warm comfortable clothes and socks for class.
The activities are led by Feldenkrais Practitioners Sharon Munro and Kai Schaper. You will be greeted by members of the Association Movement Refinery.

Location

Centre Culturel Bellegarde
17 rue Bellegarde, 31000 Toulouse (métro Jeanne d’Arc)

Free entry
Public: adults and adolescents 15 ans +

Sounder Sleep System™ workshops
Dates and location

Thursday 16th July 2020 With Kai Schaper

9.30 am/12 pm and 2 pm/5pm

Centre Culturel Bellegarde, Salle de danse (6e étage)
17 rue Bellegarde, 31000 Toulouse (métro Jeanne d’Arc)

Prices
A single workshop

Price: 35 €
(Special price Mairie de Toulouse – Payment: 1 cheque of 35 €)

Yearly membership fee
Price: 5 € (payment: 1 cheque of 5 €)
The payment of a yearly membership fee of 5 € is obligatory. It should be paid separately. The membership fee can be paid after a free trial class (weekly classes only) or after an evaluation (if you are doing individual sessions).
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