Feldenkrais: Awareness Through Movement
What is it?
The Feldenkrais method is an educational system based on learning through movement, sensing, thinking and imagining. It was created by Moshe Feldenkrais (1904 – 1984). When taught in a group it is called ‘Awareness Through Movement’ (ATM).
Who is it for?
Anyone wishing to ease stress and tension in hips, back, neck, feet and shoulders through gentle and slow movement sequences, and notice improvements in your flexibility, posture, breathing, balance, coordination, daily functions, emotional, mental and physical wellbeing. Learning about your movement habits can lead to better movement choices, so that you can move with less effort and more ease in everyday life.
What do I need?
Loose comfortable clothes is the best thing to wear. Mats are provided but feel free to bring your own or an extra blanket. You will need to be able to transfer to the floor independently.
£10 / £6 concessions
Teacher – Charlotte Seirberg
Charlotte is a qualified Pilates, Postural Stability Instructor and Feldenkrais Awareness Through Movement teacher (Feldenkrais Practitioner – student teacher). She has a wealth of experience in movement and mindfulness techniques and is passionate to share her knowledge through this organic learning process, which is based on movement, sensing, thinking and imagining as well as the many health benefits. Charlotte’s workshops focus on rebalancing the nervous system and rewiring the brain to build better habits. She works with people from diverse backgrounds, with different health concerns, varying in age from 16 to 108 years old. Come and learn how to improve attention, action and awareness, through movements and with mindfulness-based approaches to optimise emotional, mental and physical wellbeing as well boost resilience and performance at work.
“I have been attending Feldenkrais classes lead by Charlotte for several months now. I look forward to the class every week. I am interested in calming and enhancing the nervous system. The result is some reduction of my lower back pain and improved sleep. For me the process involves consciously thinking about my body, making a more accurate [ie nuanced] mental map of it. In the process of doing this, guided by Charlotte, all other external anxieties and stuff you cannot do anything about, just goes away. You are giving to yourself and the organism that houses you in a direct way. After the sessions, I find I have more awareness of my movements and have new choices about my movements which I did not have previously.” Anne Redmond, Artist
“After just a couple of lessons with Charlotte I noticed a huge improvement in my Asthma. Since I’ve been attending the lessons I’ve not had to use my inhaler and I’m more aware about the WAY I’m breathing. I feel like I’m breathing with the whole of my lungs which has made day to day tasks like walking up the stairs a whole lot easier and lot less breathless. Pilates with Charlotte is more than just working on core muscles it’s a coordination of body mind and spirit!” Fozia Bham, Health Professional
For more information, please see website (link below). Any questions, you can contact Charlotte directly via email: firstname.lastname@example.org