Students and teachers of the Feldenkrais Method will find opportunities for deeping their understanding and supporting their professional growth in these pages. Over two decades of experience as a Feldenkrais teacher allow me to offer you a wealth of knowledge and passion: for this elusively obvious pathway of learning to live your potential.
Kathryn Hume-Cook, Dedicated to excellence
Born 1968 in Melbourne, Australia, I have been a Feldenkrais teacher since 1999. Based in Hamburg, Germany, I teach full-time, both in my own practice as well as within Feldenkrais Professional Training Programs. I am passionate about learning and movement and this wonderful method never ceases to fascinate me as a means for growth and personal development.
We can find so many ways to explore freedom within ourselves. Which means autonomy, agency and authenticity. I love teaching Feldenkrais classes as a vehicle for exploring attuntement with onesself... Empowering you to embrace your shortcomings, live more of your potential, avow your dreams and harness your resources.
Public Workshop (online): Length & Strength Core
Effortless power, control and precision are facilitated by finding a sense of inner stability and ways to move without shortening yourself. The iliopsoas, which runs in front of your spine and down through your pelvis to below your hip joints, plays an important role in stabilising your lumbar spine at the same time as facilitating mobility of the hip joints. Through reorganising the internal postural muscles you may find a new tilt in your pelvis, a different sense of support through your spine or an easy freedom in your limbs.
Sunday 19th February 2023
10:00-12:00 &12:30-14:30 CET on Zoom
Advanced: "Organisation around the Midline"
"The Organisation around the Midline" is a 5-Day Advanced Training for accredited Feldenkrais Teachers. I am delighted to host my colleague Jaime Polanco from the Instituto Feldenkrais, who is also the first Spanish Assistant Trainer, for this rare opportunity to experience his teaching live in Hamburg. The unique Functional Integration lesson he has developed reflects his deep understanding of our work and is both original and effective. Jaimes' long involvement with people, movement and neurology, as well as his intensive work in Feldenkrais trainings, allow him to teach with great clarity and a wealth of background knowledge.
"The Organisation around the Midline"
8th-12th February 2023
Functional Integration for practitioners and students
No matter how many years we work as Feldenkrais practitioners ourselves, we remain human beings subject to all the ins and outs of life. Our journey continues with new discoveries and set backs. Just as for anyone, an FI lesson can help to gain new perspective, remind oursleves of our ability to self-regulate and re-find the elusive obvious. I will address your individual needs specifically and sensitively and use my competence and experience to offer the best possible framework for your lesson.
Functional Integration lessons
Advanced: Post-graduate FI Study-Group (online)
In this advanced workshop series for Feldenkrais pracitioners, we explore FI strategies and structures that are worth having in your repertoire. Structural and functional interactions between diaphragm, iliopsoas, quadratus lumborum, transversus abdominis and more make for a great potential in the centre of the body: a potential for disturbances... and a potential for relief. Directly and indirectly we can address essential connections between breathing, alignment, internal stability and support. A great control centre where impulses inevitably distribute and influence each other. This FI in side-lying is a wonderful "standard work". Taught in English.
Saturday/Sunday 6th-7th May
10:00-12:30 & 13:30-16:00 on Zoom
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Individual Supervision & Coaching online/in-person
As an individual, you can arrange a consultation with me in order to work through questions about your practice - be they in terms of content, business skills or other. Talk through experiences and difficulties you have had with particular clients and situations. Ask questions about resources or suggestions for following up on significant learning moments for yourself. Prepare a particular lesson with my help. Private coaching and supervision can be done online or at my studio in Hamburg.
My major commitments 2022 to 2025 (Workshops/Seminars/FPTP Segments):
My Training as a Feldenkrais teacher with Mia Segal (Ubbergen 6 1995-1999) and subsequent "Crossover Process" under Roger Russell was accreditied by the European Training Accreditation Board (Euro-TAB).
As a Feldenkrais Practitioner with more than 20 years of experience I have received life-long competency certification as a member of the German Feldenkrais Profession Feldenkrais-Verbandes Deutschland e.V.
In 2018 I received my qualification as a certified Assistant Trainer from the German accreditation board D-TAB which allows me to teach in Professional Training Programs world wide.