FREEDOM TO MOVE – FREEDOM TO BE FREE – Linking moving, thinking, doing and being
Between 1997 and 2001 I trained at the International Feldenkrais Federation training centre in Berlin, under Dr Mark Reese and a team of international trainers . Since graduating the programme, I have taught classes and individual sessions in this innovative way of body-working in Scotland, England, Finland, Austria and Poland. I divide my Feldenkrais working between Edinburgh and the East of England.
Between 2001 and 2013 I was Tutor in Feldenkrais at London Contemporary Dance School, and between 2006 and 2015 I was visiting tutor in Feldenkrais at the Polish Institute for Choreotherapy in Poznan.
The Feldenkrais Method® grew out the desire of its founder Moshe Feldenkrais (1904-1984) to understand more about how human movement could in the best way serve a person’s desire to live well and achieve their chosen goals with ease, comfort and satisfaction – no matter how simple or complex those goals might be.
The difference that makes the difference
My practice focuses on supporting and inspiring people to find a greater sense of resilience, self-confidence and creativity in everyday life. One of the pathways to regaining these three essential qualities of life is to alter our bodily sense of ease, comfort and satisfaction by exploring our movement. It is difficult to underestimate the power of movement awareness to improve and develop our sense of ourselves.
The Feldenkrais Method® introduces into the river and clatter of life an atmosphere of guided self-absorption and movement journeying. You are encouraged to identify what it is that you can do now and go on from there to expand your movement repertoire. For this reason, the Method is of use to anyone who feels that they could do more. In the same class you might find a runner of olympic standard, a golfer, an elderly person and so on. The desire to learn and achieve more of our potential is not limited to social or occupational status. Everyone can learn something different. And it is, Gregory Bateson has said, important to search for and cherish the difference that makes the difference.
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