Feldenkrais Dublin with Abbe Harris

Abbe Harris

I am a certified Feldenkrais Method practitioner, with a background in dance and Pilates, and I have been working in movement and somatic (mind & body) education since 1998.

Before training in Feldenkrais, I  co-founded one of the first dedicated Pilates centres in Ireland, Dublin Pilates Studio (along with physiotherapist Lesley-Anne Ross), working there from 2002-2007.

Following a back injury in 2003, I took some individual lessons with a Feldenkrais practitioner (Sabine Volkmann), which were life-changing: I was pain free, had re-gained my previous level of movement ability, and continued to improve beyond what I had thought possible, while also enjoying the many additional benefits of the process.

This led to a professional Feldenkrais training in Amsterdam (2005-08), and a move to focus on Feldenkrais full-time from 2007 onwards.

Since then my practice has been based in Dublin (also Killarney, Co. Kerry), providing individual lessons, workshops and classes. I have also given in-house workshops and guest classes for a variety of organisations (including Dance Ireland, Irish Youth Baroque Orchestra,  St Luke’s Hospital Dublin, Ballymun VEC Women’s Support Centre, Pfizer Ireland).

My teaching is informed by my background in dance and other forms of somatic education (Alexander Technique, Franklin Method), along with personal experience of recovering from injuries, and a lifelong enjoyment of movement (dance, climbing). I enjoy working with a wide range of people, helping with postural and movement limitations, arthritic conditions, repetitive strain injuries, hypertension, and also with improving athletic and artistic performance.

Professional certifications include Feldenkrais Method (AIFTT 2008), Pilates mat & studio equipment (Body Control Pilates U.K 2000, Kane School U.S 2003), classical ballet (R.A.D T.Dip 1998).
I have an academic background in Environmental Regulation (MSc Lancaster University, UK) and English/ Sociology (BA (Hons) Trinity College Dublin).

I am a member of the Feldenkrais Guild UK (www.feldenkrais.co.uk), and Feldenkrais Ireland (www.feldenkrais.ie).