General InformationHello, You are probably here because you are interested in working with me. I am also interested in working with you. My current situation allows for a lot of flexibility; I work mostly at home and I do a great deal of my group teaching online – currently Zoom is ideal for this, and very affordable – this allows me to offer my online group teaching for whatever donation you can afford. I always include a suggested rate, and that rate is based on many elements, including my current financial obligations and the cost of living in London UK*, and I hope it is clear that I am naturally also pricing myself at a rate that acknowledges my 33 years of teaching experience (as of May 2022). All of my rates are negotiable, as what I am most interested in is that those I teach gain enough understanding of Feldenkrais to recognise the enormous potential it has for improving their lives. This is a deep and continual learning process. Most people realise that when it comes to learning guitar, or piano, or Tai Chi for example. However many people treat this method as more akin to learning to drive, which has an end point, or even visiting an osteopath, which may well involve no learning whatsoever. Please do not hesitate to negotiate with me, I will be very honest about what I can offer you. It is very easy to include you in my group classes for a very low amount, and at the moment I can afford to teach my individual sessions for negotiated rates. At some point I may be too busy to be as flexible as I can be right now, so do not wait too long to contact me and discuss your situation. My self-healing focussed Wednesday evening class is timed so that UK attendees can go straight to bed afterwards if that would help them get off to sleep, and it is the class that will be the most useful to you if self-healing is your goal. Also do please note that you can sign up for any class without always being able to attend live on Zoom, and I can usually send you recordings of the lessons you have missed. *I mention this because now that I have students all over the world you may be reading this in a part of the map that has a very different income/cost of living situation from the UK.
Individual Feldenkrais Training SessionsEach individual Feldenkrais lesson with me is a 75 minute long session that will include an exploratory discussion of the issues you are dealing with – see list below – followed by hands-on training via gentle touch, to enable you to release chronic muscular holding patterns and connect to a more fully conscious sense of self. At the end of the session you will be given “homework” individually tailored to enable your continuing improvement. The benefits of this work develop and increase over time – as with any practice that is genuinely effective – and ideally you would support this tailored learning process with regular classes and workshops. With a commitment to Feldenkrais there is a real possibility of continuous improvement in your ability to move with ease, grace and greater self-awareness throughout your life, whilst also enhancing your ability to learn any new skill you desire.
Individual lessons OnlineI am finding that it is possible to give effective and useful one-to-one training online, so do feel free to contact me and we can discuss whether it will work for you. I am now teaching at home again after a long lockdown hiatus, but am enjoying the way working on Zoom enables me to connect with people at a distance, and I really appreciate being able to provide recordings to support ongoing practice.
Venue For Live Individual LessonsMy home studio is in Drakefell Road, SE14 Standard fee: £80 per session (from March 1st 2022) Standard concession rate £65 (no questions asked – this rate is for anyone on a low income–from February 2023). These rates are for one-off sessions – read on for rates for multiple bookings…
Booking multiple sessions
Package Rates & Intensive CoursesAn individual concession rate can be negotiated for any number of individual lessons taken in any time period, however you may like to take advantage of my ongoing offers (see below) – you can also choose to book multiple lessons as an intensive course of study, to be taken in a 7 day period. Dr Moshe Feldenkrais preferred to teach people on a daily basis for the first 40 sessions, and I am sure this is one reason for his high success rate with “pupils” with more complex neurological issues such as Cerebral Palsy, Multiple Sclerosis, Parkinson’s Disease, Stroke, and other forms of brain injury. For an intensive course, extra lessons within the 7 day time period can be added at the same fee per lesson as per the appropriate package rate.
Package Rates for Drakefell Road
Standard Package Rate for 3 lessons in a 30 day period (during normal working hours) – £165 (from March 1st 2022)
Gift – Buy One Get One Free (for yourself!)I also have a gift package available – for £80 you can buy a special one-off de-stressing private session for a friend, and get one free for yourself!
Home VisitsI can do home visits, and my rate is £150, to allow for 2 hours of travel time plus travel costs. I am happy to negotiate a package rate for blocks of lessons within a pre-agreed time period. In order for this to be practical I allow for a longer session, 1.5 – 2 hours, and I also provide extra practice suggestions to maintain the benefits of the lesson over time.
Potent Voice & Singing Tuition£60 per lesson I am happy to discuss special rates for a batch of lessons over a specific period of time. Batches of lessons can include one Sunday Potent Voice workshop (currently online) – e.g. 2 x private lessons, and 1 workshop for £140. All my vocal workshops have shifted online for now, and the special rate applies. Details of these workshops are here. *I also offer hands-on Vocal Functional Integration lessons at the same rates as my standard hands-on tuition, please see above. Please note all packages rates are to be paid fully in advance of the final session, in one or two instalments.
IMPORTANT NOTICE:I am very happy to negotiate special rates on an individual basis with anyone interested in committing to regular sessions, as everything I have to offer you works better with dedicated involvement and regular commitment, so do not let financial difficulties keep you from discussing your situation with me.
Cancellation PolicyI do not choose to penalise last minute cancellations – 24 hours or less – however should such a situation occur I do prefer that you rebook your appointment as soon as possible.
Online Sessions via ZoomEverything I teach is available online. I am currently using Zoom, which means that a recording of your lesson is included in the fee, and will be available to download. I have decided to offer an online discount to anyone who needs it, rather than lower my standard rate for one-to-one sessions online, which is £80 for a 95 minute session (the extra time is necessary for discussion and feedback). This means my standard fee is only a “suggested” rate, and I am happy to accept a donation instead. I can accept payments via BACS, and, if that is inconvenient for any reason, PayPal.
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