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Saturday Feldenkrais Class

  • The Swansea Wellbeing Centre Walter Road Swansea, SA1 5PQ (map)

This monthly class is for anybody who is interested in gaining a deeper ability to move through life with more with ease.

If you practice or teach yoga, Feldenkrais® Somatic Education is a powerful way to enhance and deepen your practice. With the focus on moving from inside, with gently guided self-sensing, rather than aiming for a posture shown externally, you can develop a more subtle awareness of the connections between breathing, moving, feeling and thinking, quietening the nervous system to allow moments of naturally arising spacious awareness.

By refining and improving awareness of the small movements that are components of a larger movement or asana, you can illuminate some of your body blind spots or areas of 'sensory-motor amnesia', and discover a new ease, fluidity and integration in the larger asana. If you teach yoga this understanding of the very small components and preparations for an action will help you to discover more ways to adapt or add creative variations to postures with more accuracy.

This theme of this month's lesson will be articulating the spine and rib-cage to encourage more mobility and easier breathing, and exploring how we can find the clear skeletal connection through into the feet and hands. For yogis this will connect into preparations for the wheel pose, but you do not have to have a yoga practice to benefit from this class.

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 meditation practice, using mindfulness of body and sensation as a gateway to a more fully embodied presence.

The class is suitable for any level of experience and ability, including visually impaired.

Cost £8, Please contact me to book in advance as the class will be in the smaller studio space at the Wellbeing Centre and numbers are limited.

Earlier Event: May 10
Thursday Feldenkrais Class
Later Event: May 15
Tuesday Morning Feldenkrais