The Feldenkrais Method meets Parkour
"I'm interested to explore the ideas behind Parkour and the Feldenkrais Method® , how they are connected and what teachers and practitioners can learn from each other. As a long time teacher I'll be exploring underlying principles I discovered in the Feldenkrais pedagogy and their relevance for teaching and learning in general."
Join John Tarr, Feldenkrais Practitioner, and Paul van Kaldenkerken, Parkour Coach, for a discussion on how the two disciplines can challenge and inspire one another to explore both our inner and outer worlds.
About Paul van Kaldenkerken
I started practicing Parkour, the art of moving through the urban environment, at 16, when it was still in its early days. Since then I have been teaching, practicing and travelling extensively as well as doing academic studies and talks on Parkour. I got interested in Feldenkrais very early because the ideas of efficient and effortless movement appealed to me. At the age of 17, I had a hard time connecting to it at first, and it was only after some maturing that I seriously took up Feldenkrais two years ago. Now I can safely say that no other movement form influenced me more than the Feldenkrais Method. I see Parkour but also the world at large with very different eyes. It fundamentally changed how I teach movement and has given me a much greater sensibility for my own body in my physical practice. I teach at metropolis Parkour in Berlin, Germany. metropolisparkour.com facebook.com/metropolisparkour