Feldenkrais training for performance and life
Rebecca Meitlis works with professionals and performing arts students and institutions
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As an opera director and workshop leader for the major part of my career, I am familiar with the demands facing performers. I understand the rigours of being excellent in your particular art form: the focus, stamina, creativity and energy needed for the rehearsal process and for performance, as well as the inevitable travel and health issues of professional life.

Feldenkrais sessions can help performers to:

  • Improve self-confidence
  • Develop self-image, poise, flexibility and quality of movement
  • Increase the capacity for the breath and awareness of the breathing mechanism
  • Feel grounded and connected
  • Become aware of how to use appropriate tension, and manage performance anxiety
  • Improve spatial awareness and peripheral vision
  • Enhance kinaesthetic memory
  • Experience more stamina
  • Gain clarity of intention and integration of thought and physicality
  • Communicate with the whole self
  • Be open to creativity and the imagination

I work with singers, instrumentalists, dancers, actors, directors and choreographers. I also work with teachers and public speakers who face similar challenges. Performers may have individual sessions to deal with specific issues – usually to do with injury, chronic pain or discomfort. I deliver courses and one off workshops for young artist programmes and as an integral part of festivals or summer schools, such as Glyndebourne Festival Opera and Plush Music Festival.

Young Artists’ Programmes
Music festivals
Public Speaking

I am happy to workcollaboratively to devise customised workshops and courses.


“Movement is life. Life is a process. Improve the quality of the process and you improve the quality of life itself.”

Moshe Feldenkrais