Biography

At Espace212, Sylvie offers Feldenkrais group classes for adults   and individual Feldenkrais sessions for children with developmental or motor development difficulties.

Business Hours : By appointment only
Payment : Cheque or cash
Language : Eng, Fr.
Tel.: 514 279 1506

Sylvie holds a doctoral degree from Ohio State University and is tenured professor at the Dance Department of the University of Quebec in Montreal. Using both dance and the Feldenkrais Method, she has worked consistently with professional dancers as well as children and adults with diverse issues such as fibromyalgia, depression, eating disorders, neuromuscular and degenerative diseases, as well as stroke patients and people with addiction problems. As a recipient of numerous scholarships and research grants (CRSH, MELS) she works with a number of research teams including the CHUM (Marie Enfant, rehabilitation centre and the Notre Dame and St Luc Hospitals. Her action research background has lead her also into more recent partnership with National Centre for Dance Therapy and the Service aux collectivités de l’UQAM. Sylvie is also the author of over 100 scientific publications, has published the book Danse et Santé: du corps intime au corps social, and has co-edited revues focussing on social inequalities of health and transcultural aspects of different body practices. Sylvie’s international recognition as a researcher and practitoner has led to invitations as a keynote speaker and conference and workshop presenter in Africa, the Americas, Asia, Australasia and Europe. In 2009, Sylvie received the University of Auckland Distinguished Visitor Award.

Academic Background

Sylvie Fortin is professor at the Dance Department of University du Québec à Montréal. She holds a doctorate in artistic education from The Ohio State University (1992) and a masters degree in physical education from Université de Montréal (1986). Certified as a Feldenkrais practitioner since 1994, she is a member of the Feldenkrais Guild of North America, the Association Feldenkrais Québec, the Regroupement pour l’éducation somatique and the Association des naturothérapeutes du Québec.