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 firstname.lastname@example.org
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.
ONE-TO-ONE HANDS-ON SESSIONS IN CROUCH END (Functional Integration®)
Sessions available most week-days between 9.30am and 4.00pm and on Wednesday and Thursday evenings (Monday instead of Thursday from Jan 2019). Thursday afternoon possible sometimes by special arrangement. Sessions last about an hour. Please wear loose warm clothes.
£55 fully waged/£45 unwaged/£40 children 0-16yrs
NB even young children usually have a one hour session so there is time to go slowly and take breaks as needed. However occasionally only half an hour is appropriate (£30).
Booking: Victoria 0771 1088765
FI ‘INTENSIVE’ : 4 FIs in one week (£195/165)
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.
WEEKLY CLASSES:‘AWARENESS THROUGH MOVEMENT’ IN CROUCH END
Thursday 7.30 – 8.30/45pm at One Yoga
£66/54 for 6 classes, £12/£10 drop in if available
One Yoga, Ground Floor studio, 15 Myddelton Rd, London N8 7PY
Booking required: with Victoria places limited
Friday 12.30-1.45pm at the YMCA Fitness Centre – drop-in only.
Prices: £10.00 members and non-members
YMCA Fitness Centre 184 Tottenham Lane, Crouch End, N8
(entrance on Elmfield Ave) See Map
WORKSHOPS (Autumn 2019)
Saturday Nov 9th: Finding MIddle
Dharma Shala, 92-4 Drummond Street, Euston, London NW1 2HN
(home of Astanga Yoga London)
12.30-6.30pm £70/£60 (concession)PLEASE NOTE UNUSUAL TIME! (There are building works for HS2 which create noise, but they don’t work on saturday afternoons!)
Humans aren’t symmetrical. We don’t function the same on both sides. We aren’t built to. Even those who aren’t strictly right or left handed tend to do some things with one hand and other things with the other. One leg is often more ready to support, another to do the fancy work. One eye is usually ‘dominant’. Even anatomically, the heart is not exactly in the middle, one lung is bigger than the other, we have a liver one side and a stomach the other. And so on.
And that’s before we even consider just how idiosynchratic our movement tendencies become as we live and learn. Sometimes we bend or twist considerably more in some ways than others. It could mean we find it hard to find a balance or to do all the things we want to do. It could mean our structure is challenged.
Finding a balanced middle is an on-going story that changes as we move through life, and whatever currently feels like middle is always our systems best shot at it given what we have available at the time. Like a pendulum, middle is only the place between all the directions we can move in, so trying to find a rule book for middle and fix it there rarely works. Instead, this will be a day to go away from middle in many ways and see what new version(s!) of middle becomes available to us as we go.
Book with Victoria
Mon Sept 23rd: Developing Emotional Nuance
The Actors Centre, 1A Tower St, London WC2H 9NP
10.30-1.30 see website for price and membership info
It is well known now that emotion is a physical event, not just something that happens in a disembodied mind: We freeze with fear, shake with anger, cry with sadness, laugh with delight, can feel heavy with dread, light with joy and jittery with excitement.
However, less explored is how this opens up the possibility of developing a subtler and more nuanced palate in performance by finding greater sensitivity and nuance in movement. This is not about doing the splits, but about learning to sense finer differences in the ways we can do things; recognising and working with our restrictions and specific patterns of tension within small ranges of mobility that can enable greater subtlety in performance too.In this workshop we will play a few games and use ‘Awareness through Movement’ lessons from the Feldenkrais Method to explore these ideas.Expect deep and delicate work: the little difference that can make all the difference.
Booking and venue info
Oct (exact date and time to come): Presence and Posture
The Actors Centre, 1A Tower St, London WC2H 9NP
see website for price and membership info
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