The Organisation around the Midline
Advanced Workshop with Jaime Polanco Perez-Llantada (Spain) 4th-8th January 2023 in Hamburg
"THE MIDLINE" is an image, a concept and an experience, all at the same time.
Physically supported by specific structures along the body, it appears early in the embryonic stage, is essential to understanding the different phases of childhood development and is central to the complex activities that we perform as adults. Understanding how we organise ourselves around the midline can provide very powerful background knowledge in the practice of the Feldenkrais Method.
In this Advanced Training we will explore some relevant ATMs and their connection to an original and innovative FI scheme, which utilises the artificial floor in a unique, new way.
Throughout the days we will reflect on:
- The importance of finding neutral
- The organisation of axial rotation
- The relationship between the eyes and the midline
- The spine as structural support for the image of the midline
- Movement and trajectory
This workshop will provide you with a fantastic addition to your repetoire and a deeper understanding of fundamental concepts, that can be applied to many other aspects of your work.
Jaime will also be available for indivdual Functional Integration lessons in the couple of days before and/or after the seminar. Please indicate your interest on the sign up form.
Jaime Polanco, certified Feldenkrais Practitioner & Assistant Trainer
Jaime Polanco is a graduate of the Madrid 1 Training (2010-2014) and, since 2020, the first Spanish Assistant Trainer.
Licensed as a physiotherapist in 2002, Jaime also studied the "Muscle and Articulation Chains" GDS Method and the Bobath Concept. This background education informs his work as a Feldenkrais Practitioner and has contributed to his deep interest in movement, bio-mechanics, neuroscience and the unity of body, mind and human behavior.
Based in Madrid, Jaime works in his private practice with a diverse group of people and has a special interest in working with people with neurological challenges. He teaches Feldenkrais classes, seminars and introductory workshops across Spain and is an active board member as well as former president of the Spanish guild. In this role he has been involved in coordinating nationwide public events for the promotion of the Feldenkrais method, most recently the Feldenkrais Week in honour of Moshes' birthday in 2022.
Jaime has been invited by both public and private institutions and universities across Spain and abroad to give Feldenkrais classes and workshops. In 2018 he participated in the "Movement-is" congress, organised by the Harvard University Medical School, offering his workshop “Examining Cognition: illusionism, lateral thinking and the Feldenkrais Method“. He was a guest speaker at the national meeting of the Italian Feldenkrais Guild in Firenze in 2019. Also in 2019, he gave a lecture and interview during the Feldenkrias Summit and in 2022 was one of the ATM presenters during the online Congress "Move Better, Feel Better - Around the World in 48 hours", both events hosted by "Future Life Now".
Jaime has collaborated with the Instituto Feldenkrais for many years, serving as a mentor in multiple Training Programs. Since becoming an Assistant Trainer he has worked extensively within the Training Programs themselves and is valued as a teacher for his clarity and precision.
Organisation and translation (as needed) by Kathryn Hume-Cook
I am delighted to host my collegaue 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' background as a physiotherapist as well as his intense work in Feldenkrais Trainings allows him to teach with great clarity and a wealth of background knowledge.
As close collegaues, I have experienced Jaimes' work in many different settings and can highly recommend his way of teaching, which speaks both to new pracitioners because of its clarity, as well as to very advanced practitioners because of his novel content.
Please get in touch with me via e-mail to firstname.lastname@example.org if you have any questions about the seminar or need help organising travel, accomodation or transport of your materials. I will also be coordinating appointments for FIs with Jaime.
I will be on-site, organising and assisting Jaime where needed, and can provide translation to German for those who need it. Jaime himself can of course also provide clarifications in Spanish if needed.
Overview and Registration details
THE ORGANISATION AROUND THE MIDLINE is a 5-Day Advanced Training for accredited Feldenkrais Practitioners with Jaime Polanco, (Spain).
Dates: Wednesday 4th - Sunday 8th January 2023
Times: Wed. 12:30-17:30 / Thurs.- Sat. 10:00-17:00 / Sun. 10:00-13:00
Seminar Location: "Raum für Meditation und Bewegung", Rutschbahn 11, 20146 Hamburg, Germany
Participation Fee: 535,50 € (incl. 19% VAT)
Early Bird (Payment by nov. 1st 2022): 476,-€ (incl. 19% VAT)
Recordings are included in the price
Language: the training will be taught in English
Please let us know if German translation is needed
Note: please bring your "Artificial floor" to the Training
Organiser: Kathryn Hume-Cook, email@example.com
Sign up for "The Organisation around the Midline" here
Venue and materials
"Raum für Meditation und Bewegung" | Rutschbahn 11A | 20146 Hamburg
This beautiful seminar room within an historical buliding is located in a quiet inner courtyard in the lively Grindel district of Hamburg. The district is easily reached by public transport and is centrally located in the student quarter. There are many cafes and restaurants nearby, as well as the large city park "Planten un Blomen". Hamburg offers many forms of accomodation for different budgets and of course this beautiful city also offers many tourist attractions that are worth your time.
Mats, blankets and cushions are sufficiently available at the venue. You will need to bring your artificial floor or let us know if you do not have one. Please bring rollers and head cushions if possible, and a small cloth to use for your face. We will provide a small discount for those of you who can bring a table, please get in touch with us about this as tables will be essential for this FI. Parking is rather difficult - please plan enough time for finding a parking space it if you are coming by car. For those of you who are bringing tables: it will be possible to drive into the courtyard for the purpose of delivering and picking up tables, but your car will then need to be parked elsewhere.