Training Course — December 2020 to December 2024

Lisbon 2


Lisbon, Europe’s sunniest capital with 239 sunny days annually, boasts a Mediterranean climate, unique light, white cobblestones, and iconic yellow trams. This cosmopolitan city, steeped in history and traditions, offers Fado music, UNESCO sites like Sintra and Cascais within 30 minutes, and a vibrant cultural scene with concerts and festivals. Located on the Tagus river and the sea, Lisbon provides opportunities for water sports and year-round outdoor activities like jogging, hiking, and golf. The rugged Atlantic coast is a 35-minute drive for those seeking peaceful or adventurous escapes.

Lisbon is the perfect option for combining Feldenkrais with culture, nature and sports activities, experiencing a degree of freedom that is difficult to match elsewhere.

The training program

Our training program draws participants from diverse countries, with instruction conducted in English by the renowned educational director, Paul Newton and his team. Paul is globally recognized for his accessible teaching style, characterized by clarity and openness, offering unwavering support to all learners.

Each of the four training years is divided into three segments, with two shorter segments of 10 class days occurring in March/April and November/December, and a long summer segment of 20 class days held in the summer.

Special benefits of our training programs

In this training program, as in all our training programs, we offer the following benefits:

  • Attend Online Segments In-Person for Free: Revisit online segments in person at no extra cost; pay once, attend twice.
  • Comprehensive Audio Recording Included: Your training program includes a full audio recording to enrich your learning experience.
  • Video Recordings: You can get access to the video recordings of all hands-on training sessions.
  • Upon completing two of the four training years you can earn the “Teacher-In-Training Certificate”. This certificate entitles you to teach ATM classes to the public, promote your work, and share your expertise.
  • In our educational programs, you’ll start learning Functional Integration (FI) from the beginning, setting you on the path to becoming an expert in this hands-on practice.


Segment Structure

The first training year is divided into 4 segments. Years 2, 3 and 4 of the program have 3 segments per year. One segment in November/ December, one in April and one in July.

This event is offered and organized by

Instituto Feldenkrais España S.L.U.


Next Segment

Segment 12
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90,00 € / day (first and second year), 95,00 € / day (third and fourth year).


Course Language


Course dates and trainers

Dates and timetables are subject to change.
If you cannot attend a day/segment, you can always make up for it later.

First Year — 2020 to 2022

Segment 1 Online (10 Days) Thomas Farnbacher

Segment 2 Online (10 Days) Mara Fusero

Segment 3 Online (10 Days) Paul Newton

Segment 4 Online (10 Days) Mara Fusero

Segment 1 Online late entry (10 Days) Paul Newton

Second Year — 2022

Segment 5

06.04. – 17.04.2022 (10 Days) Paul Newton

Segment 6

10.07. – 02.08.2022 (20 Days) Mara Fusero, Anne Candardjis

Segment 7

30.11. – 11.12.2022 (10 Days) Paul Newton

Third Year — 2023

Segment 8

30.03. – 09.04.2023 (10 Days) Thomas Farnbacher

Segment 9

05.07. – 29.07.2023 (20 Days) Kathryn Hume-Cook, Paul Newton

Segment 10

21.11. – 02.12.2023 (10 Days) Paul Newton

Fourth Year — 2024

Segment 11

27.03. – 07.04.2024 (10 Days) Paul Newton

Segment 12

05.07. – 28.07.2024 (20 Days) Thomas Farnbacher, Paul Newton

Segment 13

20.11. – 01.12.2024 (10 Days) Paul Newton

Additional information

Joining a training course that has already started

The courses are designed in such a way that enrollment is open during the whole of the first year of the course. Missed days will have to be made up in subsequent courses.

Making up for missed days

You can make up for missed days in another training program. For specific details, contact your organizer who will help you (together with the educational director) to establish a personal make up plan. For more info, please read the FAQ.