Feldenkrais for a Covid World

Please note I will be taking a break from classes and 1-1 from thurs 1st April-weds 14th April inclusive
ATM (Classes): online only for now.
FI (One-to-one, hands-on) As a practitioner who supports health I am  allowed to work in-person 1-1 in all tiers and lockdown, please see below for details.

BELOW YOU WILL FIND:

  • In person  and online one-to-one sessions.
  • Weekly classes – 2 in person (from 17th May) and 3 online
  • online workshops
  • Ways to pay, disclaimer
  • Free recordings

IN-PERSON ONE-TO-ONE (Functional Integration):
I have had my first vaccination and take two rapid tests (lateral flow) a week now. I am currently open Tuesdays to Fridays.

My room has its own street entrance,  is well ventilated and has a Dyson air purifer with HEPA filter as recommended by WHO for filtering out Covid as well as allergens and toxins. Current  information on PPE and Covid protocol here

COST: £60 (£55/50 discounts available if needed) Sessions last about an hour.

ONE-TO-ONE ONLINE:
Obviously this is not Functional Integration, because I can’t touch.
But via Skype or Zoom I can help with some specific issues using tailored Awareness Through Movement.
It does mean we can work with a wider range of presenting needs and interests than I am allowed in-person during Lockdown 2.
COST: £50 for an hour with a discount to £45

WEEKLY CLASSES

IN PERSON (from May 18th)

Tuesdays:
7.45 – 8.45pm at The Haelan Centre (side entrance),
41 The Broadway, Crouch End London N8 8DT
£12, contact victoria to book.
NB: very small class sizes during covid so booking 6 classes is required (sometimes a lesson can be postponed with 24 hours notice)

Fridays: 12.15 – 1.15pm  at the North London YMCA  Fitness Centre,
drop in class, in main gym
entrance on Elmfield Avenue, Crouch End, London, N8 8SG
£10, book/pay for classes at YMCA – online the day before, or if neccessary you can pay at reception on the day.

FOR BOTH VENUES: please bring your own mat (blanket, cushion etc as you wish). Masks should be worn in the building but are not needed in class.

 

ONLINE (ZOOM) (on-going even after 17th May):
Monday 7.30-8.30pm
Wednesday 10-11 am
Thursday 6.45-7.45pm
COST: £9.00 a class, this is usually the bottom end of my sliding scale, but if your income has been savaged  due to COVID19 then get in touch.
TO BOOK: Please contact Victoria
ONE LINK TO RULE THEM ALL: You will get one Zoom link for all the classes NB this is a new link as of January 4th 2021 to last until the END OF COVID.

WORKSHOPS ONLINE (ZOOM):

 Sunday 25th April: “HANDS”
Major feldenkrais lessons to quieten and mobilise the hand and its fingers, and to explore its connection through the wrist to the shoulder, ribs and beyond for reaching, pushing – and gripping.
10.30am- 1.30pm
£30
book with Victoria

ADVICE AND INFO FOR ONLINE  CLASSES & WORKSHOPS HERE

WAYS TO PAY
-via Paypal: feldenkraisworksvw@gmail.com
-via internet banking:  please ask me for details
I am not able to help those who cannot get into the class for any reason,. especially once class has started and I am teaching. It might be best to pay straight after the class rather than before, in case you don’t manage to get in or something goes badly wrong.

DISCLAIMER
PLEASE NOTE THAT I CANNOT SEE YOU AS WELL AS USUAL IN CLASS, SO IT WILL BE IMPORTANT TO LOOK AFTER YOURSELF CAREFULLY, GO GENTLY AND DON’T DO THINGS THAT HURT OR STRAIN.
JOINING A CLASS WILL BE AT YOUR OWN RISK.

FREE SHORT RECORDINGS
I have made a series of short lessons from 30-40 minutes long which are up on my vimeo and are embedded The lessons cover aspects of life that seemed important during the Lockdown, (and continue to be!). They were selected for being  calming as well:

  • eyes, hand, arms, shoulders, neck – for so much phone and computer use being online.
  • breathing – we all need good lung capacity in case we get ill or are recovering

You will need  enough space to lie down on the floor (on a mat or blanket). Have a towel or blanket that you can fold to put under your head if you need it rather than a soft cushion or pillow as these tend to prevent your head from moving.
Please be sure to do these lessons gently, carefully and stop if anything hurts or strains. I am not there to help keep you safe, so it will be up to you to look after yourself.

Lesson 1: Hands and EyesLesson 2: Softer Hands, Easier Shoulders

Lesson 3: Making Space for the Breath

Lesson 4: Corkscrew for the Ribs, Breath and Eyes

Lesson 5: See-Saw Breathing and Twisting