Eutony and Feldenkrais

In today’s life we are mostly with our attention outside of our body. Many turn their attention only to the body when something no longer ‘works’ or it hurts. If you want to do something for yourself, you can find plenty of inspiration here.

My path led me through different methods of bodywork. I started with Eutony, then went on to Yoga, then Feldenkrais and finally came back to Eutony.

Feldenkrais and Eutony, the two methods that influenced me the most, are often compared as the male and female sides of the same coin as they complement each other: Eutony with freedom, clear definition in the work with contact, improvisation, inner space and bone work; Feldenkrais with structured movement sequences and thus new movement possibilities, clear definition in movement directioning. The practice sessions are divided into small steps that build upon each other.

Both deal with attention on ourselves, both influence our nervous system. Eutony is often a calmer work, Feldenkrais offers mostly more and bigger movement sequences. Although this can sometimes be the other way around, for example in the movement improvisation in Eutony. The participants included people of all ages and professions, sick as well as healthy. Each person can find new possibilities for themselves, in the movement process and then also in everyday life.

 

How do Eutony and Feldenkrais work?

Eutonie-Übung mit Kirschkernkissen

In Eutony we pay attention to how movements or even already the intention to move affect the way we feel in the body and how  tension and mood change through gentle exercises. Every movement can be used to influence tone (= tension). This refers to muscle tension as well as the inner mood. The fasciae running through the whole body are always included in the work.

In Feldenkrais we engage in movements that have not been part of our movement repertoire before. We explore new possibilities and learn to distinguish between comfortable and uncomfortable, uncomfortable and unfamiliar, and define for ourselves which movements and positions are appropriate for us and do us good. We learn how movement patterns influence our sense of self.

For both:  Examples of what this work has to offer: Becoming comfortable in our own skin again, experiencing our limits also as protection. In the skeleton we find stability which enables us to trust in our own structure. Experiencing gravity and its effects on the body and movements makes it possible to become more flexible again. Strengthened confidence in our own body gives self-confidence, which then influences the personal development. – It is an invitation to get to know yourself better and to come home to yourself again. In group classes or in individual sessions.

 

At this time, I am offering my classes in German speaking areas, therefore there are only German classes listed. If you are interested in an English speaking class, please contact me.