Due to the Covid-19 pandemic I am not offering any hands-on lessons, however I am seeing people for individual lessons both in my studio and online.
‘Movement is life. Life is a process. Improve the quality of the process and you improve the quality of life itself.’ Moshe Feldenkrais What happens in an individual lesson?
You bring to the lesson specific issues that you would like to work on. They can be issues around pain, mobility, functioning, or anything that you would like to improve in your present experience of life.
Each lesson revolves around a question: how do your habits of movement and thinking help you, but at the same time stand in the way of doing better? In a typical lesson, you and I discuss this, then you lie fully-clothed on a low table as my hands gently support you, suggesting, encouraging and guiding you towards new ways of moving, feeling and organising yourself.
Each lesson is unique and designed to address your particular habits of moving and holding yourself. Your increasing self-awareness enables you to let go of these habits, to find and choose new patterns of movement; you may find similar development in the flexibility of your thinking and feeling.
The lesson will often lead to suggestions by me for ways of working on your own, in order to help the new choices become a lasting part of your life. Lessons are particularly useful for specific or long-standing problems, to deepen your experience of Awareness Through Movement classes, or to provide ongoing support for your everyday life.
Functional Integration lessons are appropriate for a wide range of people, for all ages and for all abilities.
Who can benefit? – anyone wishing to improve how they move in daily life so everyday activities become more comfortable and easy to do. – people who would like to improve and refine an existing skill in sports, martial arts, music, dance or drama. – people who are recovering from an injury or are dealing with chronic pain or repetitive strain injury (RSI). – people who are looking for help with a neurological condition such as Stroke, Multiple Sclerosis or Cerebral Palsy.