Everyday wellbeing with Intelligent Movement®

Body and mind awareness with Ernesto Cortés

This series of Intelligent Movement® sessions aims to bring your attention to the practice of wellbeing and to the awakening of a greater inner sense of awareness. When you develop your body awareness, you stop accepting states of lesser wellbeing in all the areas of your life. So we will explore this awareness starting from the physical perspective, and along this journey we will discover how we can bring this learning to areas beyond the physical self.

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Discover

Find new ways to relate to your body using conscious movement as a vehicle, to harmonize your actions with your thoughts and your emotions.

Connect

Learn how to move your body as a whole, not as isolated parts, using your skeleton as an efficient generator of fluid, elegant and pleasant movements.

Integrate

Translate the learnings of every session into better movement and posture habits in your daily life. Transform your intentions into actions in an efficient way.

Enjoy

Move with freedom, leave the pain and the bad posture behind. Use all the potential of your aligned actions, thoughts and emotions to be better at what you enjoy doing.
make a better use of all the possibilities of your body

Move with pleasure

The freedom of your body is often limited by chronic pain, bad posture habits and restrictions stemming from the use of inadequate furniture, body-damaging technology and other external factors. This series of lessons offer you a safe and respectful space to recover the use of your skeletal and muscular systems in all their capacity.

After many years with back pain and after going through countless therapies, I have found in Intelligent Movement a much more efective and loving way to recognize and restore my body. After every session I feel a deep sense of relaxation and comfort with my body, as if every part of it returned to its natural place.  Ernesto’s guidance is clear and rhythmic, so his instructions are easy to follow and they help you identify the effects of every movement. This is undoubtedly a deep exercise of attention and dialogue with the body and its possibilities.

-  Angela Ramírez, Videographer. Cali, Colombia.

Angela Ramírez

What are these classes like?

This series of lessons is based on the methodology of Intelligent Movement®, a body awareness method that enhances your physical, mental and emotional wellbeing. It works with directed attention and small, pleasant movements that help you become more conscious of the posture and movement patterns that may have become habitual in you, but that you can transform for your benefit.

In these classes we don't stretch or hold specific poses; what we do is a gentle exploration of how you use yourself and how you can improve your actions by being more conscious of them. The movements are painless, within the range of your comfort, and this is a non-invasive technique.

There is no model to follow and no hands-on work involved. You advance at your own rhythm and the teacher guides you gently and respectfully towards a more integrated use of your body.

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When and where?

You can choose to come to as many classes as you want and there are two locations in Istanbul, both on the Asian and the European side. This series of classes begins on the week of May 20th and ends on July 15th.

–Wednesdays at 5:00 pm and Saturdays at 5:00 pm–

The Pilates Lab by Isabella Tafur, Fenerbahçe, Istanbul

–Thursdays at 7:00 pm and Sundays at 5:00 pm–

Centro del Mundo Studio, Kabataş, Istanbul

Cost of participation

Group classes

The group classes are limited to a maximum of 6 people to ensure the quality of attention that every student receives.

  • 1 session: 60 TL
  • 3 sessions: 150 TL
  • 5 sessions: 230 TL (includes the audio recordings of the classes you attend)
  • 7 sessions: 320 (includes access to private website with videos and audios of all the sessions)
  • 10 sessions: 420 (includes access to private website with videos and audios of all the sessions)
Private sessions

All the packages include custom-made lessons for your personal needs, the creation of an individual, private web page with the audio recordings of the session, a video class, personalized advice and other exclusive materials, as well as one-month follow-up via email and whatsapp.

  • 3 sessions: 300 TL
  • 5 sessions: 480 TL
  • 7 sessions: 640 TL
  • 10 sessions: 800 TL

Video classes

One of the aims of Intelligent Movement is to help us become aware of our habits and our pattens of posture and movement to transform them for our benefit. However, a one-hour lesson is only a small taste of the possibilities of evolution that this work offers, that is why we use short video-classes that you can do at home to go deeper into this process and to continue practicing your wellbeing.

Video classes are available for packages of 7 or more live classes.

About the teacher

Ernesto Cortés (México, 1979)

Ernesto Cortés is a musician and a certified Intelligent Movement® practitioner. In his classes, he aims to bring together elements of body-mind awareness, artistic self-discovery and spiritual integration. He is a certified leader of the Dances of Universal Peace movement and has led circles of dances and given workshops of Intelligent Movement® in the USA, Colombia, Ecuador, France, Iran and Turkey. Ernesto has also worked as a translator of Feldenkrais, Mindfulness and other body-mind techniques as well as spiritual practices for more than 12 years in different countries of the American continent. He was born in Mexico and until recently, he lived in Colombia. He is the first teacher of Intelligent Movement® in Turkey.

Contact and reservations

Please send us a message through whatsapp or leave us a dm on our social media if you want to reserve your spot or would like to have more information.

Isabela Tafur. 542 408 6181 (whatsapp). FacebookInstagram.

Ernesto Cortés. +57 314 553 5398 (whatsapp). FacebookInstagram. 

This series is designed for only 6 people in the group classes, so we suggest that you book your place today. A second group can be opened by demand.