Post-graduate FI Study-Group 2023

Strategies and Structures for FIs, that work

In this series of workshops we will explore FI strategies and structures that are worth having in your repertoire. The focus will be specifically on the functional patterns they relate to and you will find ways to consolidate your knowledge and develop confidence around giving successful FIs. A coherent FI structure, precision and clarity of intention grow from your functional understanding of the lesson. This understanding is deepened by your own experience of specific ATMs and related background knowledge. We will refine known techniques, explore new variations and alternative strategies, and identify where each FI might be useful. As part of an overall strategy, you will learn to actively engage your FI students in a learning process. In this way, you will be able to achieve sustainable, effective FI results through intention rather than chance.

The workshops will include :

  • Theoretical & practical background to a particular FI structure
  • ATMs illustrating the functional pattern of action
  • FI demonstrations by Kathryn and video examples of Moshe teaching similar lessons
  • Clarifications, Q & A, reflection, group discussion
  • Guided FIs & FI practice with clients
  • Strategies for learning vs. change

This is a great opportunity to deepen your understanding of the art of Functional Integration.

Open to graduates of Feldenkrais Professional Training Programs.
Organised by and in collaboration with Instituto Feldenkrais

"Diaphragm, Breathing Space and Stability", 15th/16th April

Structural and functional interactions between diaphragm, iliopsoas, quadratus lumborum as well as transversus abdominis make for a great potential in the centre of the body: a potential for disturbances... and a potential for relief. We can address essential connections between breathing, alignment, internal stability and support both directly and indirectly. This core of connections is like a switchboard for change, where impulses inevitably distribute and influence each other.

This FI in side-lying is a wonderful "standard work" to have in your repertoire.

Times: Saturday/Sunday 10:00-12:30 & 13:30-16:00 CET
Participation Fee:
210,-€ including VAT (various Early Bird discounts apply)

Language of the Seminar: English
Organiser: Instituto Feldenkrais España S.L.U.

FI Study Group (online) - "Diaphragm, Breathing Space and Stability"


"Getting to Know the Hip Joints", 26th/27th August

Clarifying the hip joints is one of the most fundamentally effective learning experiences you can offer your students. Westernised people, who often spend a lot of time sitting in chairs, benefit enormously from a new awareness of the role of the hip joints. "Hip Joints Backwards" is a basic requirement for uprightness, relief of overworked back extensors, effortless sitting, easier standing and walking, and much more....

On one day we will work in supine, with a roller behind the pelvis, on the other day in prone, with roller in front of the hip joints...

Times: Saturday/Sunday 10:00-12:30 & 13:30-16:00 CET
Participation Fee:
210,-€ including VAT (various Early Bird discounts apply)

Language of the Seminar: English
Organiser: Instituto Feldenkrais España S.L.U.

FI Study Group (online) - "Getting to Know the Hip joints"


"Directing Forces through the Diagonal", 18th/19th November

This FI in supine position has a clear structure, exploring diagonal connections by pushing and pulling through arms and legs, reaching into the spine and connecting to the chest and the pelvis. You can use it to address your students ability to mobilize, stabilize and support themselves over a standing leg, thus freeing the opposite arm for reaching or the opposite leg for walking.

This is an FI that includes active participation of your client. An accessible lesson in which the learning and understanding is often quite tangible.

Times: Saturday/Sunday 10:00-12:30 & 13:30-16:00 CET
Participation Fee:
210,-€ including VAT (various Early Bird discounts apply)

Language of the Seminar: English
Organiser: Instituto Feldenkrais España S.L.U.

FI Study Group (online) - "Directing Forces through the Diagonal"