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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 teaching Feldenkrais to the public as well as my involvement teaching within Feldenkrais Trainings enables me to offer you a wealth of knowledge for building a business and teaching meaningfully.


Kathryn Hume-Cook, Dedicated to excellence

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Certified FELDENKRAIS© Practitioner FVD and certified Assistant Trainer

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.

One of the most beautiful ideas for me is freedom. We can find so many ways to explore freedom within ourselves. Which means autonomy, agency and authenticity. To be fully, wholly, beautifully, uniquely yourself. I love teaching Feldenkrais classes as a vehicle for exploring this attuntement with onesself... Empowering you to become your own best self, to embrace your shortcomings, live more of your potential, avow your dreams and harness your resources : this is what I hope to offer you in 2022.

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Advanced Workshop Series with Instituto Feldenkrais

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Working with the Idea of Longitudinal Connections (online)

Using imagery of longitudinal pathways of connection as a tool for guiding attention can be useful in sensing how the whole length of the body distributes load elastically during well-organised movement. Thinking about systemic lines of force transmission can enhance awareness for observing changes in shape and allow your attention to encompass more relationships. In ATM & FI we will play with using imagery of connective tissue shortening and lengthening as appropriate, adapting to changing shape and circumstance, playing its own role in balance, timing and coordination. This Advanced workshop series is divided into individual segments held bi-monthly on weekends. New participants can enter any segment.

Segment 5: 23rd/24th April 2022
"Elastic Connections along the Arms"

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Advanced Workshop Series Online (ATM Only)

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"Feldenkrais 101" - Basic Learning Strategies Revisited (in German)

"Make the movements small, slow and without effort"... These so important hints before or during the Feldenkrais lesson as to how our students might approach what we are offering, is often easier said than done. What exactly do we mean by "small"? How slow is "slow"? And how do we define "without effort"? In this workshop series we make such instructions as "taking a break" the focus of the lesson itself. By addressing some of the learning strategies that are used in every Feldenkrais lesson directly, you can deepen your understanding as to why these hints are so important, what is behind them and why they work. You will be able to bring your students into that learning space much more easily if you understand the fundamentals behind these so obvious, yet so elusive, details.

Advanced Workshop Series 2022 (online)
Once a month on Saturdays
10:00-13:00 CET via Zoom

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Public Workshop (online) "Broaden your Horizon"

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Friday 8th - Sunday 10th July 2022 with Instituto Feldenkrais

One of the chief functions of the visual system is in organizing the body for movement. Smooth, well-coordinated use of the eyes is deeply connected with the calibration of muscular tonus in the movement itself. You can experience how leading with one or the other eye affects coordination, timing, distribution and quality of movement in fascinating ways. Paying attention to the use of your eyes can help you recalibrate for balance, coordination and effortlessness.

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Functional Integration for practitioners and students

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Single lessons, package deal or 3-hour Intensive; in person or online

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.

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Wednesday afternoons: Individual "Intensives"

Three hour personal appointments for exploring a specific theme in depth

Wednesday afternoons are reserved for those who wish to book three-hour Intensives with me. Sometimes it can be useful to go deeply into a certain theme. In these cases we can round out your learning with background knowledge, resources, theory and homework, giving you a many-faceted experience to take home and implement in your life. This might be interesting if you are seldom in Hamburg and feel you could use a profound experience as a starting point for your own continued exploration, or for those who are highly motivated about working towards a specific performance goal.

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Qualification/Certification

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.

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