Just a tiny post now we in the UK are really in Covid19 world, especially in London, with everything face-to-face cancelled and at least a partial shut down just a few hours away probably.
I’m so sorry not to be able to see you all face to face until the other side of this.
However I am in the process of learning to do zoom and will be resuming classes on zoom next week or the week after.
I am thinking what other resources I can offer on-line during this time, including whether it is possible to do mini workshops, and even some one-to-one sessions for those interested. Give me a little time to adjust and check back in. I will be sending out emails when I done too, so do sign up to my mailchimp list or email me to do it for you if you want up-to-date information.
My heart goes out to all who are more at risk, I have many around me too. If there is a silver lining to this weird Covid world, we can at least find new ways to communicate, work, and get inventive with our slower pace of life.
As of writing this is a difficult situation to navigate. I read authoritative articles that tell me to keep a sense of proportion, that the media are blowing this up and that give reasons we are not the same as Italy. I also read authoritative articles that say our government is being irresponsible by not bringing in stronger measures, cares only for the economy and is happy to let people die.
As of writing there are only 300+ confirmed cases in the UK and we have to keep in mind that for most people this is a mild disease with good, often quick recovery (which the press is not so interested in reporting). However with the possibility of it spreading quite quickly and the fact that many of my clients are in high-risk groups I started taking precautions last week which I will set out here. I can not guarantee your safety obviously but I can do my best: Continue reading “covid19 policy for your sessions from March 2020”
HOW DID YOU LEARN TO MOVE?
PART 3: FLOOR TO STANDING: IMPROVING AGILITY
Feldenkrais Method workshop with Victoria Worsley
Saturday 28th April 10.30-4.30, £70/60conc
Dharma Shala, 92-94 Drummond Street, Euston, London NW1 2HN
Important: you don’t have to have done the previous workshops in the series – Each of these three workshops is valuable on its own. This is a purely practical and experiential exploration, using Feldenkrais Awareness Through Movement lessons.
Who is this workshop for?
Anyone from any walk of life of any age wanting to improve their own comfort, ease and agility.
An amateur or professional athlete, martial artist, free runner, dancer, acrobat, movement or sports coach interested in the fundamentals for and development of agility
A new Mum or Dad curious about their child’s early learning or a professional working with children’s movement and development
It takes quite some commitment to be knocking on the door of shodan (1st degree black belt). And as the test approaches I find I am STILL asking myself why, as a rather small 50 year-old woman – and especially as a Feldenkrais Teacher – I find myself so committed to a hard martial art as challenging as Goju Ryu karate. I have seen enough people come and go and felt the difficulty of staying with it keenly enough to know that it does really mean something – if only about me!
“Don’t you think it might be time to gently let go of Karate now?” says my own beloved Feldenkrais Practitioner as I lie on his table bruised and exhausted from blacking out and apparently breaking my fall with my chin and mouth. Continue reading “BLACK BELT: cross-motivation”
You may be familiar with best-selling neuroscience writer, Norman Doidge’s recent book ‘The Brain’s Way of Healing’ with 2 chapters on Feldenkrais in it, but if not here he is talking about the man, his genius and his Method.
I have been meaning to write something about my experience of sustainable training and working with injury for some time, as working with this has taught me a great deal about the Feldenkrais Method. I came out of physical theatre aged 40 and since then I have been supplementing my feldenkrais practice with barefoot running and, for the last 8 years, a demanding form of traditional Okinawan karate. At my age especially I have had to pay a lot of attention not to end up injured and out of both activities quite quickly and it is important for many of my clients too. Continue reading “FELDENKRAIS + SUSTAINABLE TRAINING”