Mariela Nestora is a Certified Feldenkrais practitioner since 2015, after completing Greece 1 Training in Athens with Educational Director Ruty Bar. She is a founder member of the Feldenkrais Center in Athens Greece. She teaches workshops, weekly classes and private lessons of the Feldenkrais method in different schools in Greece (Athens, Nafplio, Patra, Kea, Santorini) and organises retreats. Mariela Nestora is also a performance maker and researcher (Master's program on artistic research at ArtEZ University of the Arts, Holland). She studied Contemporary dance and Choreography (London Contemporary Dance School, UK), Biology (B.Sc., Queen Mary and Westfield, U.K.), Human Molecular Genetics (M.Sc. St.Mary’s Medical School, Imperial College, U.K.). She works as choreographer -making works both for YELP danceco. and as an independent artist- and Feldenkrais practitioner.
"Since my childhood I have been interested in arts and sciences, specifically in dance and biology. Both focus on the human body, its function, its movement. After my academic studies in biology and choreography, I discovered the Feldenkrais Method much later. It was the link I was missing between the fields of knowledge and experience I had at the time. The teacher training and my current practice as a certified Feldenkrais practitioner is an ongoing process of learning, expanding my knowledge as I continue my research on the body regarding awareness, development, healing and creation. "