Schedule

Please wear warm, loose clothes for all classes, workshops and individual hands-on sessions. If you would like to receive updates for up-coming workshops or new classes, please contact me at vicmworsley@gmail.com

Please note that if you book a one-to-one session or as series of 6 classes you must give 24 hours notice to cancel or postpone otherwise the full amount is payable.

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ONE-TO-ONE HANDS-ON SESSIONS IN CROUCH END (Functional Integration®)

 Sessions available most week-days between 9.30am and 2.45pm and Monday and Thursday evenings. Thursday afternoon and some weekend times possible by special arrangement. Sessions last about an hour. Please wear loose warm clothes.
£50/£40
Booking:  Victoria 0771 1088765

FI ‘INTENSIVE’ : 4 FIs in one week (£180/150)
For some people this might be an interesting way to work and could create the conditions for a burst of improvement. After all Dr Feldenkrais worked that way often….However, as this is a more intensive way of working it is not suitable for all. Please call to discuss.  

It is subject to availability so best to book at least 2 weeks in advance.

Also please note the price is a little cheaper to make it easier because of the time frame, so it is only this price for 4 FIs all within the one week. It is really about the way of working, not an ‘offer’ as such.

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WEEKLY CLASSES:‘AWARENESS THROUGH MOVEMENT’ IN CROUCH END


Monday 7.30-8.45pm at Mind In Haringey
£12/£10 drop in , £11/£9.00 when you book 6 (£66/£54)
Trial class £10
Mind in Haringey 73C Stapleton Hall Rd, Stroud Green, London N4 3QF
Booking required: Victoria 0771 1088765 places limited

Tuesday 7.45 – 9.00pm at the The Haelan Centre
£66/54 for 6 classes
Trial class £10
The Haelan Centre 41 The Broadway, Crouch End N8 8DT.
Booking required: Victoria 0771 1088765 places limited
See Map for directions

Friday 12.30-1.45pm at the YMCA Fitness Centre – drop-in only.
Prices:  £9.00 members and non-members
YMCA Fitness Centre 184 Tottenham Lane, Crouch End, N8 Tel: 020 8340 2345
(entrance on Elmfield Ave)  See Map for directions
NB for those who come regularly and have been to the temporary venue while works were being carried out, we moved back to the Fitness Centre on 3rd November .

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WORKSHOPS (2018)
(scroll down for Actors and Runners)

FOR EVERYONE:

Saturday April 28th: ‘How Did You Learn to Move?’ Part 3 of 3
Dharma Shala,
92-4 Drummond Street, Euston, London NW1 2HN MAP
(home of Astanga Yoga London)
10.30-4.30pm  £70/£60 (concession)
The third of three workshops during the year 2017/18 using Feldenkrais lessons to explore our first months of movement. The workshops are progressive, but each one can be done simply on its own as well.  Going back through our early years can help us clarify and begin to re-learn the fundamental pieces we have lost along the way, and so improve agility, balance and ease. This 3rd part explores moving on 4 points (hands and knees/hands and feet) and from four points to two points (feet!) which could be standing – or could be squatting! These kind of movements form the basis of our upright everyday movement – but also martial arts, parkour and other sports. You will find an article about this series of workshops here
Book with Victoria: 07711088765 vicmworsley@gmail.com

Saturday June 30th: EYES!
Dharma Shala,
92-4 Drummond Street, Euston, London NW1 2HN MAP
(home of Astanga Yoga London)
10.30-4.30pm  £70/£60 (concession)
It is often said that the pelvis is the engine of movement, while the head directs movement. So why does the head direct? It contains the ‘teleceptors’, the organs which take in information about where we are, what and who is near us and orients us for movement in space. Teleceptors includes ears and nose even, but of course, very importantly: EYES.
Age, computers, smart phones can all begin to fix our eyes and reduce or impair not only our vision but our movement.
Since the chapter in Norman Doidge’s book ‘The Brain’s Way of Healing’ the possibilities of the Feldenkrias Method for restoring sight (via the story of David Webber) is better known, so here is a day to explore at least some of what the Feldenkrais Method has to offer.
Book with Victoria: 07711088765 or vicmworsley@gmail.com

Saturday 26th May: Feldenkrais: ‘Walking with Ease’
The City Lit, 1-10 Keeley Street, Covent Garden, London WC2B 4BA MAP
10.15-5.15pm   see City Lit website for more info and current prices
Walking is one of the most fundamental human functions and yet no robot can replicate its complexity. From getting to the shops to marathon walking, the ability to walk with ease can be transformatory. In one day we can look at some of its components: how to support and balance weight on one leg to free the other to move, how all of you is involved in that continuous flow from one leg to another.
Booking: 020 7831 7831 or  here

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FOR ACTORS:

Sunday 22nd April: Would My Character Walk Like That?
The Actors Centre: 1A Tower St, London WC2H 9NP
10.30-5.30 £30
Finding a character is not just about finding a walk. Clearly. However every person has learnt to move and respond differently from the moment they were born, and those habits are part and parcel of who they are. As just one way into such a massive topic, we will take the mechanics of walking apart and put it together in as many different ways as we can, observing our own habits and those of others in fine detail. We are talking: how does your head move, your chest, what do you do with your wrists even, as well as how your feet, hips and back are involved. How can we make more possibilities available for you that can feed into a role? (Bring a character you haven’t worked on much from a play you know really well.)

Sunday May 27th: ‘Presence and Posture’
The Actors Centre: 1A Tower St, London WC2H 9NP
10.30-5.30 £30
Presence is that elusive quality that every actor wants. It is that vitality and immediacy that makes people want to watch them: ‘What will they do next?’.  Underneath questions about ‘presence’ are questions about ‘posture’. Not just standing up straight, but the realisation that how a person stands, moves, gestures is inseparable from the question of who we think they are and whether we are interested enough to watch them. This is a Feldenkrais workshop to explore those questions

For booking and more info go to Actors Centre (nb you need to be a member, but if you are an actor but not a member contact me and if the workshop is low on numbers I may be able to get you in. Please be aware you will need to pay additional day membership fee of £25.

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FOR RUNNERS:

Sunday May 13th: Running With Ease
This workshop is part of International Feldenkrais Week
Beechwood Hall, Cooksbridge, Lewes, BN7 3QG
£50         12.30-5.30        Booking and more details: EventBright
We don’t need to learn to run because we all did it as kids.

You need to learn to run ‘correctly’.
Only some people can run.
What if none of the above is entirely true?
What if most people can learn to run and runners can all improve at any stage – but not necessarily by following a specific set of rules?
Running is indeed a fundamental part of human functioning: it is not separate to the way we do anything else. But as humans, we are not all the same. We all stand, sit, walk, talk, gesture – and run – in our own unique ways. We began to develop habits and patterns right from birth, and while some contribute usefully to skills of many kinds, some may not be helpful. They are so deeply ingrained that mostly we don’t know what our habits are, or how to even start doing things differently – so just being taught ‘correct rules’ doesn’t always work.
The Feldenkrais Method is not a running technique as such so it doesn’t give you rules. It invites you to slow down and start to feel what you are actually doing. It can enable you to explore some of the patterns involved in running in different ways, to find out what is getting in the way of you improving and make new possibilities available so you can find it easier to start to run, or run further and faster, more economically and with less risk of injury.
In this workshop we will use floor work (‘Awareness Through Movement’) inside and a little bit of running in the outside space for you to try things out, apply what you learn and make comparisons. Running is complex, but we can cover some of the key issues of form such as whether foot strike matters, the contribution of the pelvis and the importance of running with the whole self.
It could be helpful to runners at any stage.
Beechwood Hall is a perfect venue for this workshop with views of the Downs, the large hall opens out onto the rural park.

BRAIN TRAINING FOR RUNNING TECHNIQUE with The Feldenkrais Method
This course is finished now – but doesn’t stop you doing it in 4-8 one-to-ones or sharing sessions with a friend.
Being able to run further or faster involves strength and endurance training. Of course it does. However, being able to run more easily, economically and without injury is not only a matter of strength it is also a matter of how you do it. read more here: http://www.feldenkraisworks.co.uk/workshops-in-running-technique/#more-417

 

 

 

 

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