Gentle classes for a more skilful body and calm, flexible mind
“When you know what you are doing you can do what you want.”
I teach gentle Awareness Through Movement mat classes where you can explore your whole self (body and mind), with movement as the medium and awareness as the primary means.
Lessons adopt a softly, softly approach, immersing you in the moment, mindfully. You are guided to explore familiar and novel movement patterns, with an emphasis on comfort, curiosity and attention.
In this way, you increase sensitivity to yourself, identify unhelpful habits and fine-tune co-ordination. You start to rely on your body’s own wisdom. The result is more mobility, skill, balance and power.
This style of class is part of the Feldenkrais® method - a holistic, mind-brain-body approach to moving and learning with maximum ease and minimum effort. In these classes, we move and learn organically, relying on our senses, as infants do. As we explore, we lay down new neural pathways and so have access to new options for moving and living. The lessons are suitable for everyone.
Books and articles celebrate its benefits.
What happens in class?
Two videos show how we learn in class.
Watch an Awareness Through Movement class to see what happens and hear from students why they love it so much.
Watch baby Liv as she learns - like us in class - to move without effort or muscle power, but with curiosity and co-ordination.