Näyttökuva 2022-2-10 kello 18.29.54

François Combeau Helsingissä 16.-17.9.2023


La / Sat 13-18
Su / Sun 10-14.30

Opettaja / Teacher: François Combeau

Teema / Theme:          

“To live in freedom, breathe in freedom …”

«Go beyond what is breathing, there you will find breath»  (Shri Aurobindo)

”Breathing is a universal, dynamic process in which man is included. It manifests itself in us through respiration, apparent as inhalation and exhalation. This is indeed a two-way flow between the inner and outer worlds, a gateway to All. This dynamic process does not belong to us. It is a cycle triggered without any intervention of the mind and sustained beyond our control. Yet we can intervene through voluntary muscles which shrink or expand spaces and impose shapes.

This duality can be difficult to accept at times. All our work on breathing, the changes we are seeking and the control we are striving to acquire should never relegate breathing to a possession – under the ownership of the Ego – or a creation of the mind. When breathing loses its natural rhythm and spontaneous dynamism, it loses its linking function and rapidly becomes an ill-adapted response to our needs ”here and now”.

Deep breathing is not confined to the chest or diaphragm movements. It involves the entire body. Unicity and balance are the features of healthy breathing. For all parts of the body to live and breathe fully, the chest must be stripped of its armour, the face must allow the passages (nostrils, pharynx, glottis…) to loosen, and the spine must recover its wholeness and flexibility, so as to track the wave of breath as it wells up from the abdomen, travels right through the body and unfurls across the face.

By embodying universal breath in us, breathing indeed provides a two-way flow between the inner and outer worlds. Consequently, if nothing is there to impede this dynamic process, it can remain free and adapt to the reality of both worlds while meeting our needs, intentions, activities, emotional states and relationships. It faithfully shadows our physical life as well as the subtlechanges in our emotional life.

A person’s breathing patterns cannot realy evolve by means of any conditioned learning or by imposing a system but by:

  • recovering freedom of the physical support and actualisation site of our bodies and body movements;
  • returning the nervous system’s capacity to receive information from both inner and outer worlds;
  • producing an appropriate response by controlling the opening-up processes and developments leading to its expression.

With constantly renewed curiosity and creative attention to his own way of proceeding, each student will feel Breathing become easier, greater freedom in day-to-day activities

François Combeau  is a Feldenkrais teacher and Trainer.

As a teacher/practitioner of the Feldenkrais Method® for 35 years, Francois Combeau has a wide range of teaching experience of ATM® lessons, including  weekly classes, theme series, and numerous seminars in Paris, throughout Europe and in Detroit (Michigan), for professionals in the fields of the arts, athletics and health.
He also works with individuals helping them to develop a fuller quality of life – physically, mentally and emotionally. 

As an experienced Assistant-trainer and than Trainer, he has been involved in many training in Europe, in Paris with Myriam Pfeffer, in Liege, Belgium with Yvan Joly, in Bad Windshiem, Germany with Mark Reese, and in the U.S. with Anat Baniel.  These trainers have in many ways been his mentors.  Francois has taught advanced training in France, Sweden, Switzerland, Germany and the U.S.  He has also the desire to share the experience he developed teaching for 15 years in small continuity educational training’s, creating a very interactive, precise and supportive way of working with students.

Kurssin opetuskieli: englanti /
Teaching language: English

Paikka / Place:
Studio Yama
(Aleksanterin teatterin 4. kerros)
Bulevardi 27, Helsinki

Kurssin hinta / Price: 195€
Tili / Account: FI66 5318 0920 0227 34 // Viesti / Message: FC 2023

Ilmoittautumiset ja tiedustelut / Registration and info:
marie.korkko@gmail.com / +358 40 832 8519 / Marie Körkkö


Osanottajamäärä on rajoitettu – paikat täytetään ilmoittautumisjärjestyksessä. /
The number of participants is limited – places are filled in order of registration.

Ilmoittautuminen on voimassa heti kun kurssimaksu on maksettu. /
Registration is valid as soon as the course fee has been paid.


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