Re-opening from 14th July 2020….
Weekly classes will be running online in July, and returning gradually to 11 Herbert Place, Dublin 2 throughout August (please check here for updates).
Look forward to seeing you soon!
Weekly classes (online)
Tuesday: 7.15 – 8.15pm
Suitable for all levels of experience. For complete beginners, an Individual lesson or Introductory online lesson (see below) is also recommended. If you have severe movement restriction or acute pain, or if you are pregnant, please Contact Abbe first to discuss best options for you.
Book and pay below via PayPal, or contact Abbe for alternative payment options (bank transfer / Revolut card):
4 week online course starting Tuesday 14th / Thursday 16th July 2020:
(Attend either day, or both. Same lesson taught Tues & Thurs):
4 week online course July 2020 + 4 audio lesson files:
Reduced course fee possible if you receive social welfare – please contact Abbe
Beginners Introductory options
For complete beginners, these introductory options cover basic Feldenkrais principles along with individual recommendations that will enable you to join in to an ongoing group class (or work from audio lessons) more effectively:
Introductory online class (1.5hrs): Runs as required – Please contact Abbe for next date. €20 (places limited to 6 maximum).
Introductory online Individual lesson (45 mins): €60
Please contact Abbe to arrange an appointment time.
Back Care course
Thursday 6.45-7.45pm (at 11 Herbert Place, Dublin 2)
4 week course starting Thursday 13th August.
Course fee: €80 (places limited to 5 maximum).
This small group course provides a more personalised learning experience than general weekly classes, featuring lessons designed to meet participants’ needs and interests. It is especially suitable for anyone with on-going back, neck, shoulder issues, with individual modifications provided as required.
Classes take place in a spacious, well ventilated room. Numbers have now been reduced to 5 people maximum (previously 9) per class, to ensure recommended physical distancing.
If you have severe movement restriction or acute pain, or if you are pregnant, please Contact Abbe first, to discuss whether classes will be suitable for you.
An Individual Lesson may be recommended before joining a weekly class or Back Care course.
Please wear warm, comfortable clothing & socks. Mats/cushions are provided.
How does a Feldenkrais class work?
The Feldenkrais Method is based on the fact that improving quality of action is possible for everyone, whatever their current movement ability or physical condition.
In a group class setting, Feldenkrais Awareness through Movement lessons are designed to help you develop greater awareness about how you move, and how this relates to your body’s structure and functional design. The aim is to explore new ways of co-ordinating yourself that eliminate strain and improve ease and support. A huge variety of lessons address natural human movement from a wide, multi-dimensional perspective, in a way that is accessible for different levels of ability and experience.
Each lesson takes a simple, everyday action as a theme (e.g bending, turning, reaching) and guides you to develop a more complete and refined sense of how you can co-ordinate yourself in these movements. Working at your own pace, level of ability and comfort, you learn to recognise unconscious (habitual), counter-productive patterns of muscular activity, and to develop more effective alternatives.
Attention is directed to reducing effort, listening to feedback from your body, and seeking out new connections and relationships that provide maximum ease and support. This wider practice of ‘mindfulness in action’ provides simple skills that can be applied in daily life to facilitate easier, softer interactions with the world around us.