© Andrea Pallotto

Andrea Pallotto — Embodied Stage Presence

Feb. 5th to 9th, 2024 – 9:30 am to 12:30 pm (Mon.-Fri.)
Full week rate : $70
Drop-in class rate : $20

Language of instruction : English and French
Questions can also be asked in : English and French
Open to all



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Through the magic of Feldenkrais, this class proposes exploring embodied stage presence centered around building parasympathetic bliss. Participants will discover the subtleties of the breath, soft self-touch, the deep neural connection between the toes, fingers and eyes, balance and function. These tools can heighten participants’ character play, improvisational skills, and dance while embodying their most authentic selves on stage. Participants are encouraged to let go of intellectual thinking for somatic mind-body experiences.

This workshop offers a calm environment that will greet students through thought-provoking discussion, light game-play, and (non-sexual) self/partner exploration.

A day in this class will look like:

  1. Discussion
  2. An Improvisational game
  3. Self Exploration with Feldenkrais Awareness Through Movement Lesson, specifically creating “Parasympathetic Bliss.”
  4. Embodied (non-sexual) self-touch exercises
  5. Embodied partner soft-touch work.

Andréa Pallotto
(ANd-RAY-a Pa-ll-O-tto) is a certified practitioner of the Feldenkrais Method. Andréa provides body awareness coaching to people who struggle with movement so they can move with ease. After graduating from Concordia’s Women’s Studies and Art History program, and the accredited Boston Feldenkrais Training, Andréa organized the Montreal Somatic Festival and taught at the Feldenkrais LGBTQIA Festival. Andréa also runs their private practice in Montreal, where they have taught twice-weekly classes for the last three years. Andréa is currently studying improv and performs regularly on stage at Theatre St-Catherine.