Feldenkrais 'Awareness Through movement' Classes schedule

 

 
 
 Somatic Education; a Feldenkrais Awareness through Movement class
 
 
What I’m after isn’t flexible bodies but flexible minds, and to restore each person to their human dignity.
— Dr Moshe Feldenkrais
 

Awareness Through Movement classes are suitable for any level of ability. Class sizes are small which allows for individual attention and an intimate atmosphere.  Please arrive 10 minutes before class starts so as not to miss any  of the lesson or disrupt the rest of the class. Wear comfortable loose fitting warm clothing and bring a mat or blanket to lie on.

Details of how to book a place in a class can be found here.


Weekly Awareness Through Movement Classes

Tuesdays 2.00-3.00pm

Swansea Wellbeing Centre, Walter Rd. Swansea SA1 5PQ

Drop-in class, please contact me before coming for the first time.

Cost; £7

Tuesdays 7.30-8.30pm

142 Terrace Road, Swansea SA1 6HX

Numbers limited to 8 people, please contact me to book a place.

Cost: £7

Wednesdays 2.00-3.00pm

142 Terrace Road, Swansea SA1 6HX

Numbers limited to 8 people, please contact me to book a place.                            

Cost; £7

Thursdays 12.30-1.30pm

Norton Village Hall, Castle Road SA3 5TF

This is a drop-in class, please contact me before coming for the first time.

Cost; £7

 

 
 
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Moving Naturally with the Feldenkrais Method

10.30-11.45am, Sunday 11th November at The Swansea Wellbeing Centre, Walter Rd., Swansea SA1 5PQ

In this month's lesson we'll play with developing an easy fluid transition from lying prone on the floor to sitting, and then coming back down again in a circular pattern! You'll discover how to skillfully co-ordinate your head and eyes, arms and shoulders, pelvis and legs, to create a powerful spiralling action through your whole spine. It's a fun challenge which you can work with to your own level of ability. You will need to be able to comfortably lie on your front to do this lesson.

The Feldenkrais Method is an approach to developing potential that uses very subtle, sometimes imperceptible or even imaginary movements to rewire the brain in profound ways. It is a healing modality and is used by performance artists and athletes to enhance performance. 'Awareness through Movement'® is considered by many to be the ultimate in somatic learning. There are 1000's of movement sequences taught, for every part of you from your eyeballs to your toes, and practitioners train for well over 800 hours in four years.
The Feldenkrais approach is a different way of learning and self-discovery. It is a holistic and integrated approach which includes our muscular, skeletal and nervous systems and as well as our relationship with the environment.

Feldenkrais lessons are a pleasurable way of deepening your capacity to sense accurately, to identify and reduce excessive effort, to discover healthy safe ways of moving while expanding and refining your movement repertoire. They are also a very helpful complement to yoga and meditation practice, using mindfulness of body, breath and sensation as a gateway to a more fully embodied presence.

Cost £8 There’s no need to bring a mat or blanket as the centre is fully equipped.


Here’s a lovely video made by the International Feldenkrais Federation which gives an impression of people’s experience of classes.

This is a montage of a baby doing what babies do during their first year of life. It is these first beginnings that form the initial pieces that someone would learn while doing a Feldenkrais Awareness Through Movement Lesson.


 
 

Venues

 Norton Hall is an accessible and warm venue. Parking is available on nearby streets within a 5 minute walk. Bus numbers 2A and 3A stop within 100m of the hall.

The Swansea Wellbeing Centre is easily accessible and close to bus routes. Parking available on nearby streets. Mats and blankets provided at the centre.

 
 
 

 
 

This exploration of movement and release of tension with no forced stretching or pain is delightfully simple and effective. I am so pleased to have found Feldenkrais with this inspirational teacher
I look forward to having the space and time to quieten the “internal chatter” of the day, as much as to feel my body is learning to move more effectively and have general awareness of movement that I did not have before. At the end of the hour I always feel calmed and physically lighter.