Acture vs Posture : Awareness Through Movement Feldenkrais


Acture VS Posture


* please note this class is ONLINE and taught in ENGLISH.

Not many people know about the word acture. It’s not even in the dictionary yet! But after this series, you will believe it’s importance.

“It turns out that humans have a unique way of standing, as well as unique qualities pertaining to our movement. In all the animal kingdom, there is not another animal who stands with such vertical alignment over a small base of support with such a comparatively high center of gravity, and ease of turning around their vertical axis. These qualities taken together make humans unique among animals.”

Because we have this play of small base of support/ vs high center of gravity, when standing and sitting, we’re actually always moving! If you look a scan from someone wight-shifting, you will see that they are constantly readjusting the way they are standing in mircomovements, imperceptible much to the human eye, and our own feeling if we are not paying attention.

We were made to move and we always move! Posture measures how someone in a standstill, acture measures how the person moves!

Since we’re always moving, it’s important to ask the question, “how do we move” and we’ll explore through a variety of lessons, standing sitting and lying!!


The dates:

Every Wednesday afternoon from 3PM to 4PM on Zoom.

Starting Wednesday, October 20th till December 1st (October 20, 27 Nov : 3, 10, 17, 24, 1)


About Awareness Through Movement Feldenkrais


→ In these Awareness Through Movement classes, I verbally lead you through a sequence of movements in a variety of positions. These precisely structured movement explorations involve thinking, sensing, moving and feeling. By increasing awareness, you will learn to abandon habitual patterns of movement and develop new alternatives, resulting in improved flexibility and coordination, less pain, more comfort. It helps counter anxiety by understanding the effect on the body. It really just makes you feel taller, more grounded and relaxed – and who doesn’t want that! Doing Feldenkrais is not only for chronic symptoms or pain, it’s also used to increase skill, to open yourself up to new ideas, find choice in absence, and secure proper and easy aging!

→ Many Awareness Through Movement lessons are based on developmental movements and ordinary functional activities (reaching, standing, lying to sitting, looking behind yourself, etc.). Some are based on more abstract explorations of joint, muscle, and postural relationships. Lessons are fully accessible to those with varying movement possibilities – because lessons can even work in the imagination. Sounds like magic because it is!! The magic of the brain!


Quote taken from Article by Scott Forrester


"I loved how Andréa offered us different movement exercises that gave me a lot of insight on how I move through the world; even if we were on zoom, I could feel their presence and kindness. They were very generous in their teaching and support during and after classes. "

Pascale Brunet About my online classes

"After class, I remember finding everything so colourful and beautiful. Like i was seeing everything for the first time!. I recommend Andréa for the sweetness of their presence, touch and their empathetic strength to accompany you professionally in the discomfort of the winding path of self-love.”

Émilie Savoie About my online classes
and private lessons

"Andréa’s curious mind and kindness makes Feldenkrais a welcome break in my week and a perfect time to just reconnect with my self."

Kadi About my private lessons

"Andréa's classes left me feeling peaceful, physically stronger and more awakened in my day to day work."

Anonymous About my online classes

"I love this method! Andréa is an excellent teacher. Each class takes me deeper into the subtle power of awareness, softness and gentle movements. I live with chronic pain and have a brain injury, and the more I practice, the more I feel it helping transform and re-wire my neural pathways!"

Sky About my classes

"After each session, I feel relaxed, I move with ease and fluidity. Some pains have disappeared and the impact can be felt days after!"

Hélène C About my private lessons

"I want to take this opportunity to thank you for the work we are doing together. I have been believing my body is defective for some time now, especially after the stroke. I had a difficult time “listening” to my body because I did not trust what it had to tell me. Slowly, this belief is changing and I am coming home (for lack of better words) to my body. I am very grateful. Thank you so much."

Anonymous About my private lessons
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