What is Feldenkrais?
By heightening our awareness of our movement, breathing and posture, and utilising our brains ability to build new neural pathways via neuroplasticity, Feldenkrais brings us closer to realising our full human potential. We learn to move more freely, with greater ease, flexibility and grace, permanently improving our posture, balance and coordination, awakening our innate capacity for lifelong vitality and continuing self-development.
"Moment is life. Without movement life is impossible"
Dr Moshe Feldenkrais (1900-1984)
Physicist, Judo Master, and creator of the the Feldenkrais Method®
Individually – Functional Integration
Establishing a teacher/student relationship is crucial when I work with individuals. Each lesson involves getting to know you and in-depth exploration of your individual habits of moving and being with the aims of expanding your capabilities. Discussing this is vital before I begin to use my hands to gently support and guide you through a series of movements encouraging you towards new ways of moving and, organizing yourself and new ways of thinking.
I work with you on my low table, and you remain fully clothed. It is important to point out I do not diagnose “problems” and I do not “fix” people. I am not a therapist but a teacher, a practitioner.
Each lesson is unique and designed specifically for you to address your particular way of moving and holding yourself. As yourself awareness increases, I hope you begin to let go of habits and choose new patterns of movement and also find a similar development in the flexibility of your thinking and feeling. I also give you ideas and lessons to do on your own in that these changes become part of your life.
As well as working on my table, I am fortunate to work with horse riders on Blackberry, our equine simulator at Arrow Equestrian, Weston, Pembridge, Herefordshire.
"I am here to make the impossible possible. The possible easy and the easy elegant"
Dr Moshe Feldenkrais
Where I Teach
I am mainly based at Monmouth Natural Health Centre in Bridges Community Centre, Monmouth and Arrow Equestrian, Weston, Pembridge, Herefordshire. I also travel to induvials homes who find it difficult to travel.
Sue Nevill Parker at Arrow and I reach “Arrow Days” for riders. We choose a theme related to riders and the day us spent exploring this using theory, Feldenkrais and riding to increase our students understanding with great clarity. If an individual chooses not to ride, then having a Blackberry (Equine Simulator) with me us an option.
Who Can benefit from Feldenkrais
Anyone young or old can benefit from the Feldenkrais method.
It can help with:
- Chronic back problems
- Repetitive strain injury (RSI)
- Tension and Stress
- Recovery from fracture/sprains/injuries
Develop skills in:
Neurologic conditions, such as:
- Parkinsons Disease
- Multiple Sclerosis
- Cerebral Palsy
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