Weekly classes

Themes addressed in the weekly classes with Sharon Munro

1st Term:
Sensing the skeleton

When Moshe Feldenkrais developed his method, he gave us the means to radically change the way we sense ourselves, and view our body and its movement.
One of the most revolutionary things that he did was to move the focus away from seeing movement purely in terms of muscle action and to recognize the largely neglected role of the skeleton.

In this course, you’ll learn about the incredible consequences of this shift in thinking.

2nd Term:
Moving from intention to action

Wouldn’t it be nice to carry out our intentions in the world with less difficulty? To observe that the result of our action is what we aimed at, rather than to feel compromised or confused about why we didn’t achieve what we wanted.

In this workshop we’ll use the Feldenkrais Method™ to become aware of the inner mechanisms behind action. We’ll discover how the subsequent unfolding of a movement, as well as the extent of its efficiency and ease depend greatly on the clarity of our intention and the carrying through of this into the first stages of a movement.

3rd Term:
Cage or spring? Discovering the rib-cage

The rib-cage is a part of the body which is often perceived as being rigid and unmovable even though its structure suggests quite the opposite. Stiffness in the thoracic spine and ribs can make us overuse other parts of the spine, such as the neck or lumbar region. As a result we may have pain in these areas. Reestablishing the flexibility of the rib-cage can be a means to free the breath and undo tension in the upper back and in the neck.

Themes addressed in the weekly classes with Kai Schaper

1st Term:
The intelligent spine II

The central axis of our body allows for both stability and flexibility. Our way of life often emphasizes the static aspect, while the variety of movement possibilities tends to be overlooked.

The aim of the Feldenkrais Method™ is to release us from the effects of limiting behavior patterns. In this second series about the directions of movement of the spine, you will experience how to develop more mobility without having to rely on increased effort or mindless exercise.

2nd Term:
Effortless standing and walking

What comes to mind when you think of standing and walking? The feet, the hips? What about your back?

The feet and legs are responsible for the “statics” in standing as well as for the “dynamics” in walking – but they are not alone. This course will clarify the use of the legs as our means of locomotion, and how they cooperate with the pelvis, trunk, spine and even the head and arms to enable us to be upright safely and to walk powerfully.

3rd Term:
The role of the eyes in movement

The influence of the eyes on our well-being is difficult to underestimate. Apart from the job of seeing – which is obvious if we think just of reading – they control or support several other activities. These may be less evident but represent the varied abilities of our eyes: maintaining balance, orientation in space, overall muscle tone and the quality of all our movements.

Dates and locations

In Toulouse

MondayWith Sharon Munro

2 pm/3.15 pm

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

7 pm/8.15 pm

Espace Feldenkrais
70 boulevard Deltour, 31500 Toulouse (bus L1, L8, 23, 37, 51)

TuesdayWith Sharon Munro

10 am/11.15 am

Espace Art et Mouvement
7 bis rue Idrac, 31000 Toulouse (métro François Verdier)

12 pm/13.15 pm

CAES du CNRS, Salle de Réunion – 14 avenue Édouard Belin, 31400 Toulouse
Cours réservé aux agents du CNRS, de l’UPS, de l’UTS, de l’INRA et de l’INSERM

TuesdayWith Kai Schaper

3 pm/4.15 pm

Espace Feldenkrais
70 boulevard Deltour, 31500 Toulouse (bus L1, L8, 23, 37, 51)

WednesdayWith Sharon Munro

7.30 pm/8.45 pm

Espace Feldenkrais
70 boulevard Deltour, 31500 Toulouse (bus L1, L8, 23, 37, 51)

ThursdayWith Kai Schaper

6.30 pm/7.45 pm

Espace Feldenkrais
70 boulevard Deltour, 31500 Toulouse (bus L1, L8, 23, 37, 51)

ThursdayWith Sharon Munro

7 pm/8.15 pm

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

FridayWith Kai Schaper

10 am/11.15 am

Centre Culturel Minimes, Salle 6
6 rue du Caillou Gris, 31200 Toulouse (métro Minimes)

In Grenade

ThursdayWith Sharon Munro

10.45 am/12 pm

Foyer Rural Grenade
26A rue Victor Hugo, 31330 Grenade

In Blagnac

ThursdayWith Sharon Munro

2 pm/3.15 pm

Nah ture, Centre de bien-être
12, rue Prosper Ferradou, 31700 Blagnac (T1, bus 70)

Prices

Awareness Through Movement™
The weekly classes are spread over the school year. Choose between the yearly price and the term price or pay for single classes.

The yearly subscription is payable in three parts. At the beginning of each term one of the three checks will be cashed.

Yearly subscription

Espace Feldenkrais, Espace Art et Mouvement, Centre Culturel Minimes, Nah ture, Online classes (1h15 class)

Number of classes: 33

Price: 381 €

Payment: 3 cheques of 127 €

Centre Culturel Bellegarde (1h15 class)

Number of classes: 30

Price: 345 €

Payment: 3 cheques of 115 €

Classes at the CNRS and the Foyer Rural Grenade

If you wish to know the cost or to enroll in a class at the CNRS or at the Foyer Rural Grenade please contact these organizations directly : CAES du CNRS, Foyer Rural Grenade.

The price of the quarterly subscription changes depending on the number of classes in the term.

Quarterly subscription

Espace Feldenkrais, Espace Art et Mouvement, Centre Culturel Minimes, Nah ture, Online classes (1h15 class)

Number of classes: 12, 13 or 8

Price: 150 €, 163 € or 100 €

Payment: 1 cheque of 150, 163 or 100 €

Centre Culturel Bellegarde (1h15 class)

Number of classes: 11, 13 or 6

Price: 138 €, 163 € or 75 €

Payment: 1 cheque of 138, 163 or 75 €

Occasionally, it is possible to replace a class that you have not been able to take part in. If places are available, you can participate in another class taught by the same teacher.
Please note that if your class does not take place due to a bank holiday you may be invited to join another group.

Single class

Number of classes: 1

Total: 14 €

Payment: Class by class

Yearly membership fee

Total: 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).

To validate your inscription, please print out, complete and return the form below with your payment.