Freedom through Movement

The Feldenkrais Method®

The Feldenkrais Method offers a somatic approach to learning. Combining gentle movement and directed attention it enhances flexibility, posture, breathing and emotional well-being and can alleviate muscular tension and pain.

Who is it for?

The method is for anyone who wants to enhance the quality of their life whether you:

  • have an injury or suffer from pain
  • have a neurological condition
  • are a dancer, actor or musician wanting to refine your skills and performance presence
  • love sport and want to improve your technique
  • want to maintain your physical and mental agility as you age
  • have a child with special needs or a developmental delay
  • want to learn how to soothe your nervous system through a movement practice.
You can experience the method either in a group class or as an individual hands-on lesson.

“What I’m after isn’t flexible bodies, but flexible brains. What I’m after is to restore each person to their human dignity.”

Moshe Feldenkrais

Group Classes

Feldenkrais classes are called Awareness through Movement®. You’ll be guided, by the verbal instructions of the teacher, through a series of intriguing movement explorations usually lying on a mat but sometimes in sitting and standing. Each class promises a novel experience due to the wide array of lessons designed by Moshe Feldenkrais. Through attending to your sensory experience as you move you will stimulate the neuroplastic capacity of your brain, building new neurological pathways, creating better habits and developing elegant and effective ways to move and engage in life.

This holistic approach promises emotional as well as physical benefits and a profound connection with oneself.

Individual Lessons

Functional integration® is a one-to-one Feldenkrais session where the practitioner guides you through different movement patterns using touch. Every session is unique as it’s in response to your needs and questions, whether you suffer from chronic tension and pain, you want to improve your balance, co-ordination or posture or you simply want to move with more freedom.
After an initial chat, we will investigate movements while sitting and standing related to the questions you have. You will then lie down, fully clothed, on a low, wide table and we will continue this exploration using gentle touch. At the end, I may suggest movements to practise at home in order to integrate the learning from the session into your daily living.
The first session is around 75 minutes, with subsequent ones lasting an hour. I offer individual lessons in Ennis in Ireland and in Seaton, East Devon in the UK as well as online.
Kate Hilder Feldenkrais classes and workshops in the UK and Ireland
Online sessions include observing how you move and verbally guiding you through movements which address your habitual holding patterns. You will receive a recording of each session that you can return to in your own time.