09:30 - 11:00
Kreuzberg 3
Möckernstr. 68
10965 Berlin
Photo: Anke Heidenreich


Kurs with Katja Münker, Sophie Engel-Bansac, Antek Freitag

Awareness through Movement
Feldenkrais Method is a gentle movement- and perception-practice rooted in developmental movements, Judo, and daily life movements. Although it is based on movement and despite its amazing effects on individual movement ability, it is not gymnastics. Way more the Feldenkrais Method is a way to learn learning. It facilitates access to unused capacities of the brain, and by that it enables learning and development as a whole being. The practice supports the ability to understand and change movement-organization-habits and stimulates ease, effortlessness, choices, skillfulness, and joy. Within instable and challenging times of social distancing and living with the restrictions during Covid-19-pandemia the Feldenkrais practice can foster regeneration, best possible self-organization, calmness, and trust to stay healthy in a wider sense. The classes are led verbally, practiced in self-reference, and do not require a big space. Therefor it can easily be facilitated online and yet create deep experiential spaces. The class is open to all level and taught in English. Katja offers additional 15 min verbal exchange after each class for everyone who is interested.

Katja Münker

Dance | Choreography | Performance | Somatics | Artistic Research | Walking Art | Mountain Hiking Guidance

 Trained as physiotherapist and Feldenkrais practitioner, studies and practice of contemporary dance, (contact-) improvisation and instant composition. Educational director of somatic training-programs such as Environmental Somatics Training. Artistic works, research, publications, and conference contributions with the focus on the connection between somatic and choreographic practices as well as on walking, perception, environmental relatedness and performativity. Regular teaching i.a. for Art Universities, and co-curation of Take Us for a Walk-Symposium (2014) and BODY IQ Festival (2015-2017). Collaborations i.a. with AREAL_artistic research lab Berlin and artistic director for dance and somatic research of Somatic Academy Berlin. www.movement-muenker.de, www.kunst-im-gehen.de 

Sophie Engel-Bansac

Sophie Engel-Bansac was born in Zurich in 1976 and lives in Berlin. She is a qualified violin teacher, concert violist, Guild-licensed Feldenkrais Teacher® and mother of two children. She studied violin at the Musikhochschule Zürich and has been working as a freelance musician ever since. Since 2000, she has been teaching in Berlin with a focus on "movement perception on the instrument". From 2002-2006 lessons in Alexander Technique with Sibylle Havemann. From 2006-2009 training as Feldenkrais Teacher® at the International Feldenkrais Centre Chava Shelhav with Miriam Pfeffer, Beatriz Walterspiel, Steven Rosenholzt, Anat Krivine and Chava Shelhav. 2009 foundation of the practice Music and Feldenkrais in Berlin-Kreuzberg. Since 2020 lecturer for music physiology/Feldenkrais at the Berlin University of the Arts.

Antek Freitag

Antek Freitag has been working with the Feldenkrais Method for 20 years. He has been teaching in free practice for 10 years. And recently he was in South America and almost didn't come back again.