Individual sessions (FI) are mostly a hands-on method during which the student can deeply relax and remain passive while being moved by the practitioner. This may also be combined with verbally guided instructions and a more active involvement of the student. The intention with which the practitioner touches the student is to feel and encourage the entire body to function as a whole; encouraging involvement of all joints and bones to find an even distribution of effort throughout the body.
Group classes (ATM) are verbally guided gentle movement explorations. The practitioner not only guides the student through many variations of movements, but most importantly guides the student’s awareness in specific ways that support the learning process. This method can be adapted to all levels of ability. Whenever a movement may be too difficult the amazing tool of imagining movement can be applied.
“The possibility of delaying action, creating the image of an action –
and then prolonging the period between the intention and its execution –
enables man to learn and to know himself.”
My first chosen profession, carpentry, allowed me to go on a craftsman's journey for 2.5 years all over Germany and beyond. After settling in Freiburg, I added to this field of work the Professional Feldenkrais Training (1994-1998), and graduated as a Guild Certified Feldenkrais PractitionerCM. Since then I have offered group classes (ATM) and individual sessions (FI) in Chicago, Illinois next to having established a sales company: BestMassage, a meditation center: Inner Metamorphosis University, and an organic vegetarian restaurant. Now once again, I'm traveling to deepen my skills and broaden my horizons.
I am in transition to practicing the Feldenkrais Method® full time in various including Germany, the US, and Italy. Once again I’m on a craftsman’s journey, this time focusing on offering and refining my skills as a Feldenkrais Method® professional. Please stay up-to-date with my schedule, I may be in your area.
My greatest joys in life include the enjoyment of movement, being in nature, and various practices of consciousness. Besides an engaging business life I have been blessed to come in contact with an intense practice of silent and active meditations as well as Focusing. I also tremendously enjoy dance such as Latin Dances, Kizomba and Tribal Belly Dance, and half-a-lifetime ago, also music (such as singing, piano, guitar, drums), as well as martial arts, Judo, self-defense, Ki-Aikido, and other sports. Besides the passion to create and being active, I am always seeking for aloneness and spaces of meditation and silence, which I tremendously enjoy.
“Movement is life. Life is a process. Improve the quality of the process and you improve the quality of life itself.”