Feldenkrais Method

Feel Better, improve mobility and open up to more creative solutions

Achieve well-being

I help people achieve well-being, improved mobility, and more creativity in their decision-making. Basically, I guide my clients through organized sets of gentle movements that they do slowly and with focus. These movements serve as tools for learning about how their body works and to discover ways to adjust, enhance, and refine the way they move and use themselves. 

Movement is crucial not only in the Feldenkrais method but, of course, in real life, always. It’s how we navigate, act, communicate, and express ourselves and our emotions. Most movements become habits, and over time habits become unsuited for changing contexts. Our movements significantly impact how we perceive and feel, sometimes leading to discomfort or pain. Knowing how to move optimally in any situation is essential. The Feldenkrais method aims to heighten awareness of one’s own movement, reduce unnecessary tension, and find smoother, more comfortable and sustainable ways for moving through life.

I offer private one-to-one sessions at my studio, where, together with my clients, we explore movement varieties through my gentle guidance. This is particularly useful for addressing personal issues. In group lessons and workshops clients are free to interpret my verbal movement instructions. This is a more independent way of exploring one’s movement scope and how to best use it.

Heightens awareness
Gives more choice for movement
Promotes better self-care
Prevents discomfort or pain

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The Feldenkrais method is named after Moshé Feldenkrais (1904-1984), a multi-disciplinary scientist and researcher who introduced this approach in the 1950s.

Moshé Feldenkrais was a doctor in applied physics, mechanical engineer, and judo black belt and saw the human body as a holistic entity—a “moving machine with a soul.” His aim was to make movement possible, easy, and pleasant, by following the principle of achieving maximum results with minimal effort. By moving more efficiently, individuals can free up resources – their potential – and do things they would otherwise never accomplish.

The Feldenkrais method follows free, organic learning, as we have done as babies and children do to acquire basic skills. It often disrupts ingrained movement habits, where they hinder more than they help. While developing movement habits is essential for our functioning as humans, they can become problematic if limited to a single approach and even lead to discomfort or pain. In Feldenkrais sessions, movements are performed slowly and mindfully. This encourages the nervous system to dismantle complex body coordination and reconstruct more effective movement patterns. Leveraging the brain’s neuroplasticity, this approach promotes lifelong learning. It is a safe, sustainable, and enjoyable way to expand and refine our skills through individual or group sessions, simply by paying full attention during gentle and exploratory movements.
The Feldenkrais method synergises learnings from various scientific disciplines such as: physics, biology, biomechanics, neurosciences, anthropology, developmental psychology and sociology.

Today, the Feldenkrais method is taught worldwide through 22 national associations and over 7,000 teachers across various domains including the arts, music, sports, rehabilitation, and personal well-being.

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One-to-one sessions by appointment

More info: nicole@fluent.pt

Wednesday May 8
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More info: nicole@fluent.pt

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