Neither had we then Ana came knocking and told me all about it.
The Feldenkrais Method is a gentle and effective approach to enhancing movement and promoting self-awareness. Through gentle, mindful movements and guided attention, I guide clients in improving their physical comfort, flexibility and coordination. Clients will learn clear new patterns of action, movement and support that are more efficient and effective for more enjoyable living.
Where did the name come from?
The Feldenkrais Method, a ground-breaking approach to understanding and improving human movement and learning, is the result of over four decades of research by Dr. Moshe Feldenkrais. He was a scientist and accomplished athlete, one of the first Europeans to attain a black belt in Judo. This rich combination of experiences and expertise in science and sports together with his curiosity formed the foundation of his innovative approach.
Is it strenuous?
Not at all. Personalised one-to-one sessions are slow, gentle explorations of the movement. Sessions are designed to be accessible to individuals at any level of fitness or experience, emphasising a gentle approach.
What do we do?
During the one-to-one session, the client may either sit or lie on a low table or floor, fully clothed. While these sessions are calm and often quiet, there may be occasional verbal guidance to aid in the process. The practitioner’s touch is gentle and non-invasive in nature, prioritising the client’s comfort and well-being.
I have a lot of pain and severe movement limitations, can I still book a session?
Absolutely. One of the remarkable aspects of Feldenkrais Method is its emphasis on the exploration of learning strategies. It’s an incredibly adaptable approach. If you experience difficulties with one side, you can work with the other side. If lying down is problematic, sitting is a perfectly viable alternative. The Feldenkrais Method can also reduce pain, and recovery after injury or surgery and improve movement and life quality in those suffering from neurological conditions such as MS or stroke.
I feel great, what can the Feldenkrais Method offer me?
The beauty of the Feldenkrais Method lies in the endless potential for improvement. It is not just about acquiring new skills, it is also about refining what you already excel at, making it feel more effortless and requiring less energy. By doing so, you free up valuable resources that can be channelled into reaching even greater heights.
Can anyone be a Feldenkrais Practitioner?
In order to be a certified Feldenkrais Practitioner you need to graduate from accredited training. The training requires a minimum of 800 hours over four years.
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Bookings for Waterloo Body Station every Thursday between 9am and 2:30pm.