(Please find the Spring 2024 course info below!)

Kinesteetikot ry serves as the background organisation of Johanna Nuutinen + CO.

Kinesteetikot ry is a non-profit association founded in 2015. The aim of the association is to advance embodied consciousness in the society, support the development of dance and theatre as art forms, further the collaboration between different art forms and the dialogue between art and science in Finland as well as internationally.

Course 2024



Paul Pui Wo Lee, a certified Feldenkrais practitioner and dance artist, will visit Helsinki on April 8.-14.4. Paul will direct two courses – open level ballet classes and FELDENKRAIS® COURSE.



Tanssistudio Fokus
Tehtaankatu 27-29, Punavuori.

SISÄPIHA, studio pihan perällä.
Sama porttikongi kuin Ravintola Bas Bas

INNER YARD, studio at the end of the yard.
Same gateway as for Restaurant Bas Bas.

Yhteyshenkilö / Contact person: +358 50 5502868


  • This course is open for professional performing artists and everyone interested in movement as well as mental and physical wellbeing.
  • The course is held in English.


SAT 13.4. at 11-16 o’clock
SUN 14.4. at 10-15 o’clock

The Feldenkrais Method® is an educational method helping people learn to sense themselves more clearly to discover more intelligent and efficient ways of moving that increase their mobility and flexibility.  It is certainly helpful for injury prevention and recovery, but it’s true spirit is to help people continuously improve and essentially realise more of their human potential to take action in life. It helps us move beyond our habits, move more freely and find new paths to grow as mature individuals.

An ATM® is a movement lesson held in a group setting.  It offers the environment for people to slow down and gently rework the way they organise ourselves to move.  The lessons are structured explorations, and  everyone does only as much as they wish to at their own pace.

In the process, people learn to reduce their effort to help their brain engage their musculature differently for more efficient movement patterns, which gives them a renewed sense of balance and ease when returning to their usual activities: walking, sitting, talking, standing, moving our arms, seeing around us, etc.

In the ATM® lessons, we might explore all the possible movements of the pelvis, experience the gliding of the shoulder blades over the ribs, softening of the ribs for better turning of the head, fuller breathing of the chest cavity and abdomen for better stability over our feet, etc.

​The majority of the lessons are done on the floor to relieve the nervous system of the work to maintain upright, so it can be calmer to sense differences in effort.  This process of learning broadens their repertoire of movements and enhance their movement intelligence. Feldenkrais would be the opposite of the no-pain-no-gain mentality.

After each ATM lesson, we will have an extended improvisation session for everyone to unfold into their curiosities, riding with the new bodily information and “ah hahs!” Paul describes the state after an ATM lesson as a buzz because your nervous system is bathed in new sensations.  It’s a journey of listening and dialoguing that leads to more learning and discovery as you play, sketch, and flow in space.



MON 8.4. – THU 11.4. at 10 – 12.30 o’clock


Paul offers an approach to ballet where clarifying quality artistic intentions and realistic technical strategies can motivate your body and spirit into organic balletic expression.

Each class we will start with a Feldenkrais® movement lesson to awaken our sense of movement flow and efficiency, and then we will let that support us in a fun ballet class.

Paul wants to offer a working environment that releases the anxiety of executing good “academic” technique yet still have a demand for more practice of expression and imagination.  Ballet class, as Paul sees it, is just a simple framework for improvisation.  One can be busier about researching expressive nuances and structural efficiencies in space rather than being bogged down by textbook correctness. During each exercise, I encourage people to thrill in their moment-to-moment choices about texture, timing, bodily angles, degrees of off-balance, emotional shades, sensation, etc.

The ballet class is no longer a classroom but an atelier for artists to stretch out their fantasies and sensibilities.  It is a playground that breathes with life because every moment is a chance to craft poetry. Don’t intend to do ballet but rather create other queues of meaningful tasks to tell a story with your movements, so you – by coincidence – embody the actions that give you the balletic air and flair.  Honor your role as an artist by engaging your brain in many ways. I guarantee that luring out ballet with richer intentions will improve your technique.  Side effects may also include glamour and magnetic presence.

So leave the “good student” part of you at home, if you come.  Let’s play and keep ballet and dancing as an artistic process!


Paul Pui Wo Lee | BIO

Paul Pui Wo Lee is a certified Feldenkrais practitioner teaching a combination of Feldenkrais and Ballet(-ish) at dance institutions, such as CCDC, Cullberg, Danish Dance Theatre, Norrdans, Dansehallerne, the Royal Swedish Ballet School, and the Hong Kong Academy for Performing Arts, the Summer Dance Intensive Vilnius, and the German state theatres in Regensburg, Gärtnerplatz Munich, Kassell, Münster, and Bremen.

He trained at Canada’s National Ballet School and the Rotterdam Dance Academy before dancing with IT Dansa and GöteborgsOperans Baletten.  He danced in works by Örjan Andersson, Stijn Celis, Tilman O’Donnell, Fernando Melo, Wim Vandekeybus, Nacho Duato, Jiří Kylián, Mats Ek, Alexander Ekman, Kenneth Kvarnström, Ina Christel Johannessen, and Virgilio Sieni. From 2020-2021 he was the rehearsal director and choreographic assistant at Of Curious Nature in Bremen under the artistic direction of Helge Letonja. From 2022-2023, he was the co-curator of the morning professional training program at Dansehallerne in Copenhagen.

Paul finds meaning in sharing Feldenkrais with people to uncover movement options beyond their habits, so they may develop the flexibility to be the artists of their health, balance, sensuality, power, and fun.  For dancers especially, Paul wishes to help them cultivate a “quality self-use” to express the fearless human potential grounded in intelligence and sensitivity to one’s well-being.




MON 8.4. at 10 – 12.30 o’clock
TUE 9.4. at 10 – 12.30 o’clock
WED 10.4. at 10 – 12.30 o’clock
THU 11.4. at 10 – 12.30 o’clock



SAT 13.4. at 11-16 o’clock
SUN 14.4. at 10-15 o’clock



Tanssistudio Fokus
Tehtaankatu 27-29, Helsinki




  • All 4 classes package: 65€
  • Drop in: 20€ (paid with Mobile pay at the studio)



  • Members: 110€ ( +member fee 25€)
  • Non-members: 160€

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SAT 20.4. at 11-12.30 am

SAT 27.4. at 11-12.30 am

SAT 4.5. at 11-12.30 am

Place: Kulttuurikeskus Sähinä, Heikkiläntie 10, Lauttasaari, Helsinki

Extra training sessions are free for the course participants who pay the member fee. During the sessions (1,5h) we revisit the content of the latest course as well as the content of all the courses the association has organised since 2017.
If you are not a member, the price for the extra training session is 10€ (paid at the studio by mobile pay).

For more information, do not hesitate to contact us:
Association rules (in Finnish)