Public Seminar

Efficient Use of Arms and Hands

with Paul Newton

Working with your arms and applying force can be quite challenging. The ability to manipulate the outside world effectively with our hands is deeply human, setting us apart from most other mammals.

However, our movements involving the arms and hands are often not well organized. We tend to exert unnecessary force when a gentle movement would suffice, and conversely, we struggle to generate adequate power when needed, such as when lifting or pushing objects. This lack of clarity regarding where to draw power from leads to overexertion of the arms, hands, and neck.

Modern humans typically overwork these areas in two seemingly contradictory ways: by exerting excessive force when minimal force is required, and by focusing solely on the muscles of the arms and hands instead of engaging the entire body.

Paul Newton, Feldenkrais trainer and educational director of our trainings in Paris, Madrid, Lisbon, and Stockholm, will demonstrate how we can optimize our movements and utilize our arms and hands more effectively and elegantly by integrating them into whole-body movements.

Note: Early registration is recommended for this two-day webinar, as courses with Paul Newton tend to fill up quickly.


This webinar will take place live via the online conference software "Zoom". It includes lessons in Awareness through Movement (so-called "ATMs"). Please make sure that you have a mat or blanket available for the exercises when the class begins. A flat pillow (for example a towel) is also advisable, just make sure it is not too thick or too soft.

You can participate in the webinar using a computer, tablet or smartphone, your camera and microphone do not need to be turned on to participate.
Please register for the webinar by clicking the "REGISTER NOW" button.

Once you have paid the registration fee, you will receive a confirmation email with your personal link for attending the webinar. Please save this link and do not share it with others.

If you are using Zoom for the first time, you will be asked to install the Zoom software or app. This is advisable for a smooth running of the session. Please allow 10 to 15 minutes for the installation of the Zoom software/ app.