-
2013 Workshops
Practical, effective, enjoyable, optimistic: understand unwanted habits and change them, move more easily, and feel better.

The Feldenkrais method turns you into a movement detective - search throughout your body and how you use it.

Penrith Friends Meeting House, Meeting House Lane CA11 7TR (parking)- Saturdays 10.30 - 2.30

Kirkby Stephen Town centre venue                                                               (street parking) Tuesdays 18.00 - 21.45

Contact through this website or 0797 796 1563 
Booking essential £20 (+ concessions) - £15 earlybird payment (7 days ahead)

Lateral thinking for bodies   - experience & understand your movement habits with the Feldenkrais approach - then neuroplasticity can reset how you move.


While the workshops focus on the named topics, it is important to remember that we have no separate parts, only one very complex system. What seems to be a neck problem may track back to how you sit or how you walk, or an injury you had years ago which caused you to compensate and somehow you never changed back. The Feldenkrais method turns you into a movement detective looking throughout the body and how you use it. Any workshop can be useful for anyone. Moving better can really change your daily life, and there are very few conditions which prevent improvement. 


Previous workshops: some of these will be repeated in 2013-4. Let me know if you are interested in a particular topic.

FEBRUARY  Shoulders & necks (pain or impaired mobility with work, especially sitting and at keyboard? sleep problems? whiplash? problems reversing the car?)
 
MARCH  Lower back pain (sitting, driving, keyboard?)
 
APRIL  Ankles & feet (pain, balance, knee troubles?)

MAY Pelvic floor (for men & women: also for back pain sufferers)
 
JUNE  Stress  (how you move, as well as what you think, is how you feel – move better, feel   better, sleep better)

JULY  Eyes  (dry eyes, tired eyes, don't want to wear specs?)

SEPTEMBERGETTING YOUR BACK BACKis a good introduction to enjoying and using Feldenkrais lessons, to (re?)experience delight in moving easily and freely.  ‘Getting your back back’ represents a great promise! it is one of a lessons taught by Feldenkrais himself, recorded verbatim in 1973 at Esalen in USA during one of his very first worldwide lecture tours.  (In fact, the lesson may be named because of going backwards but I like my interpretation and stick with it!). This workshop comprises lessons to get supple and get moving, offering strategies to bypass stiffness, tenseness, holding tight – Feldenkrais lessons do this, and with practice you can establish your own ability to move easily on a permanent basis.
 
 
Lateral thinking for bodies   - experience & understand your movement habits with the Feldenkrais approach - then neuroplasticity can reset how you move.


While the workshops focus on the named topics, it is important to remember that we have no separate parts, only one very complex system. What seems to be a neck problem may track back to how you sit or how you walk, or an injury you had years ago which caused you to compensate and somehow you never changed back. The Feldenkrais method turns you into a movement detective looking throughout the body and how you use it. Any workshop can be useful for anyone. Moving better can really change your daily life, and there are very few conditions which prevent improvement.




 

My friends on my Feldenkrais Method training in Malmö, Sweden, doing a group class ‘Awareness through Movement’ ('ATM')
 
Thanks for photo to Göran Mörkeberg




These monthly workshops in Penrith and Kirkby Stephen offer training in becoming your own movement detective!   Practical, easy, interesting classes – like lateral thinking for bodies - enable you to experience and understand your movement habits and offer you alternative patterns.

The workshops use the Feldenkrais approach, which is increasingly validated by new research in neuroscience - “Feldenkrais is not just pushing muscles around, but changing things in the brain itself” says Neuroscientist Karl Pribram M.D. (Stanford University, Winner of the Havel Prize in Neuroscience). Many Feldenkrais practitioners are health professionals, mostly physios and GPs, some scientists in other fields; Feldenkrais himself was an engineer, physicist -  and judo expert. Other practitioners are sports specialists, and performers. Virginia Taylor who is running these workshops is a dance professional, used to training dancers – so, if you like, a racehorse trainer rather than a vet – but trainers know how to keep their charges in good fettle!

The 4 hour themed workshops run on Saturday afternoons at The Friends Meeting House in Penrith and Tuesday early evenings in Kirkby Stephen. While the workshops focus on the named topics, it’s good to keep in mind that we have no separate parts, only one very complex system. What seems to be a neck problem may track back to how you sit or how you walk, or an injury you had years ago which caused you to compensate and somehow you never changed back. The Feldenkrais method turns you into a movement detective looking throughout the body and how you use it. Any workshop can be useful for anyone. Moving better can really change your daily life, and there are very few conditions which prevent improvement. February’s workshop focuses on shoulders & necks. Do you have pain or impaired mobility with work, especially sitting and at a keyboard? Or sleep problems? whiplash? Or problems reversing the car? March’s workshop focuses on the lower back (pain and stiffness sitting, driving, keyboard?) – then in later months we’ll look at stress, eyes, pelvic floor, ankles and feet.

 
 

 

 
 
Website Builder provided by  Vistaprint