Sarah completed her 4-year Feldenkrais® Practitioner training in Victoria, Canada, in 2007, studying with Jeff Haller, Alice Friedman, Katrin Smithback, Jerry Karzen, and Alan Questel. Since then, she has done several Advanced trainings in the method. She has taught the Feldenkrais® Method at the prestigious Stratford Festival of Canada, and has taught Feldenkrais® and acting technique to students of both the Vancouver Academy of Music and the University of British Columbia’s Opera Division. She has given many workshops in ‘Feldenkrais® for Singers’ at Western Univerisity’s Faculty of Music, and has taught courses in singing, speech, movement, and acting at Fanshawe College’s Theatre Arts Department in London, Canada. Her specializations with the Feldenkrais® Method include actors, singers, and instrumentalists. She lives just outside of Frankfurt, Germany, in Kahl am Main, and teaches Feldenkrais® both privately and in groups. Sarah has recently been certified as a Laughter Yoga teacher, as well, which she teaches to groups of all ages.
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What is the Feldenkrais Method®?
The Feldenkrais (FELL-den-krice) Method® is an educational system that develops a functional awareness of the self in the environment, utilizing the fact that the body is the primary vehicle for learning.
It is taught in two ways:
In group classes called Awareness Through Movement®, you will be led through a sequence of gentle movements, with the intention of learning how your most basic functions are organized. These group lessons attempt to make people aware of their habitual neuromuscular patterns and rigidities, and to expand options for new ways of moving while increasing sensitivity and improving efficiency. There are hundreds of lessons, suitable for all levels of movement ability.
Functional Integration® is a one-on-one, hands-on form of kinesthetic communication, which does not use any invasive or forceful procedure. With respect for the student’s abilities, qualities, and integrity, the practitioner creates an environment in which the student can learn comfortably. The Feldenkrais® practitioner communicates to the student how he/she organizes his/her body and hints, through gentle touch and movement, how to move in expanded functional motor patterns. Each lesson is tailored to the unique configuration of that person, and related to a specific desire, intention, or need.