During the COVID-19 pandemic, the first online lesson is offered for free. Also, if you have lost your income due to Corona, get in touch. You can take classes for free during this time.
Fridays UK: 9am (Berlin time: 10.00am). Zoom Login: https://zoom.us/j/99615347724. Meeting ID: 996 1534 7724
I also offer two German and one French language classes during the week. Check out the other pages for times and logins.
Registration and attendance: please send me a message if you wish to attend, using E-Mail, Telegram, WhatsApp, SMS, or Facebook. If you have questions, please contact me directly. I am happy to help.
Email: bp @ potsdam-feldenkrais.com. Phone: +49 (0) 151 258 626 46.
Dial in: Click on the class link and download Zoom for free onto your phone or computer. Create your personal Zoom username and password. Approx. 10 minutes before the class, open the Zoom App and register on the Zoom-Meeting-Link. Enter the Meeting ID. And enter the meeting password which I will send you before each meeting.
|Intensive Registration – six lessons in six consecutive weeks||£75|
|Three month registration – five courses to be taken within three months||£85|
|Half year registration – ten lessons to be taken within six months||£150|
|Nine month registration – twenty lessons to be taken within nine months||£260|
|One year registration -forty lessons to be taken within twelve months||£400|
What is Feldenkrais®?
I use the Feldenkrais® Method to help people find a solution to pain and restrictions.
For example, a musician with arm pain became much more supple in one lesson and was able to practice afterwards without pain. How did this happen? A lesson that makes all the body parts move together freely makes the whole body less stiff and so takes the strain off one weak point.
My other specialty is helping children achieve the unachievable. When normally developing children or children with development difficulties, (from age 0 to teenage) need help with physical, social, and self regulation skills, the Feldenkrais® Method has the tools to help them improve.
For example, a girl disabled from birth with a genetic disorder, rapidly developed greater self awareness and as a consequence there was a positive change to her mood, social interaction, sleep, and bladder control. The Feldenkrais® Method is known for meeting children eye to eye and with respect, addressing their needs and really listening to them.
As a Feldenkrais® teacher, I offer group and private lessons. Both are normally done live but can also be done online.
In Private Classes (FI Functional Integration)
- Muscular and nervous tension is reduced
- Movement patterns that may be causing pain are revealed
- New alternatives are practiced
- Self regulation through the nervous system is enhanced, such as for sleep, stress, and digestion
In Group Classes (ATM Awareness Through Movement)
- Systematic exercises recreate natural movement patterns
- The body learns better functional movement, more coordinated, precise and efficient
- Stiff areas and forgotten zones reawaken. Typical functional movements that many adults have lost can be regained
- Self-awareness increases, the body-mind health is supported
- Organic functions (sleep, digestion, etc) are supported
How I came to Feldenkrais®
I first did Feldenkrais® in London in the late 1990s. When my son was born in 2006 with an orthopedic foot problem, I took him to do Feldenkrais®, which regulated this issue for him. I was taking Feldenkrais® lessons for myself, both group and individual. In 2012 I decided to become a Feldenkrais® teacher, as a logical step up from my work as a pilates teacher and a shiatsu therapist.
I have experienced the transformative effects of Feldenkrais® myself. Having succumbed to ‚writer’s cramp‘ at university, (similar to ‚tennis elbow‘ and ‚mouse hand‘), it disappeared in 2018 and has not come back. This was because I invested my time in doing Feldenkrais® hours. How did this come about? By doing lots of hours of Feldenkrais® movement, my body worked out for itself what movement patterns were inefficient. It discarded them, and that allowed good habits to come to the front again and the pain and disability went away.
I have set up a special group movement program for young children with my colleague, physiotherapist Miriam Großhennig. More details will follow after the Corona shut down.
In 1996 I began my career as a Shiatsu therapist. Shiatsu is Japanese acupressure massage, performed fully clothed. It helps people deal with physical and mental stress and is very powerful for relaxation. Send me an enquiry about Shiatsu.
Contact me for a free consultation to learn more about how Feldenkrais® can help you.
+49 (0)151 25 862646. bp @ potsdam-feldenkrais.com
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