Kathryn Hume-Cook

Originally a ballet dancer, I was born in Melbourne, Australia in 1968 and came to Europe as a dancer in 1987. I have been based in Hamburg ever since.

My original Feldenkrais training was with Mia Segal, from 1995-1999 in Ubbergen 6. Roger Russell later mentored me through the Euro-TAB crossover process, which I completed in 2007. I joined the German Guild in 2008 and was active as a regional representative for many years. Together with my colleague, Katrin Springherr, I coordinated a number of projects for the Feldenkrais Community in Hamburg. I am currently a member of the Standards Commission within the D-TAB, working actively to develop and maintain quality control within our Feldenkrais Professional Training system.

My development as a teacher has been especially influenced and inspired by Yochanan Ryverent, Olena Nitefor, Paul Newton, Larry Goldfarb and Julie Peck. I have been a certified Assistant Trainer since 2018 and worked extensively in Professional Training Programs since then. I am very grateful for all the wonderful learning opportunties I have received, both as a teacher and as a student.

With over 20 years of experience as a Feldenkrais practitioner I am committed to contributing to a high standard of teachers, graduates and Trainings. As someone who works full time as a Feldenkrais Practitioner and as an Assistant Trainer I have a very real interest in the recognition of the method and the highest possible quality of presentation. I believe that I have many useful skills which allow me to teach in a meaningful way and I hope to inspire my students with my authenticity and enthusiasm for this work.

Last but not least, I am the mother of one beautiful daughter and I speak both English and German.

Publications (all in German)

"Mit anderen Sinnen wahrnehmen"
- Feldenkrais Forum", November 2020

"Erst wenn Du weißt, was Du tust..."
- My Way, April 2017

"Den Bewegungswortschatz erweitern"
- Verde, Dezember 2013

"Feldenkrais weckt ungeahnte Kräfte"
- Humannnews, Oktober 2008