All of the processes I teach are available online. I am currently using Zoom, which means that a recording of your lesson will be included in the fee, when it is appropriate to do so (group classes may sometimes be edited before sharing).
I have decided to offer a “Lockdown Discount” to anyone who needs it, rather than lower my standard rate for one-to-one sessions online, which is £60 for a 75 minute session. The extra time is necessary for discussion and feedback and I will not necessarily record that part of the lesson every time. During Lockdown my standard fee is only “suggested”, and I am happy to accept a donation instead. I can accept payments via BACS, and, if that is inconvenient for any reason, PayPal.
(Please note that the regular classes and workshops appear first, and thus this list may not be in a sensible order date-wise!)
Awareness Through Movement Online Classes on Zoom
Tuesdays @ Noon
12 pm – 1 pm
Thursdays @ 6pm
6 pm – 7 pm
£10 for a single class
£32 for 4 classes per month
Classes on Zoom, recordings provided
*Suggested fee, or any donation welcome
These are ongoing classes, so the intention is for you to commit to attending on a regular basis: once a week is good, twice a week is better. Feldenkrais is about learning to learn; these are skills that you will develop over time with practice, and the benefits you will experience are also cumulative.
The Feldenkrais Method is unique in design, and of all the versions of personal training that include a physical element, Feldenkrais is most like Tai Chi, where regular practise is good, and the more time you give to the process the more you get back. At some point you become someone who practises Feldenkrais, and at that point the benefits and the pleasures begin to accrue.
One reason I am so enjoying teaching on Zoom is the facility to share a recording of the class so you can build up an archive of lessons to explore whenever you wish.
Much of what I write about in my blog is intended to make the pleasures and possibilities of learning how to learn more apparent earlier in the process; here is a recent article on the subject.
I am using Zoom, and you will need to book with me in advance by email. Once you have confirmed I will send you a secure link to access the broadcast.
Do use the contact form if you would like more information, PLEASE NOTE MY REPLIES HAVE SOMETIMES GONE ASTRAY RECENTLY, SO I AM ASKING PEOPLE TO INCLUDE A PHONE NUMBER, JUST IN CASE…
You can also contact me on FaceBook via my main work pages:
Your Potent Inner Voice
Sensory Self-Awareness for Self-Healing
Wednesday Evenings 7 – 9 pm
Online + Recording
£20* (suggested fee or any donation welcome)
These extended evening classes* focus on my Feldenkrais-based self-healing strategies, and the recordings are intended to make it very easy for you to develop these skills for yourself. I am exploring the evening format with the intention of supporting better sleep as well as pain relief and self-calming.
*I am aware that two hours is a long class, so do please know that you can choose to join us for the first hour only, particularly if that would make joining the class regularly more manageable for you.
One seldom-discussed aspect of the potency of the voice is the influential presence of an internal voice, constantly commentating on our lives. The voice inside our own heads can be an ally or an enemy; for a while now I have been discovering how to train my inner voice to be a better ally in my on-going project of self-healing. Here is an introduction to the process, from an article on my website:
“Self-Hypnosis – also known as Autogenic Training – has been around for a long time. I first came across it back in the Eighties, in a book called Superlearning. This was at right at the beginning of my interest in meditation, and practising the autogenic sequences from the book were the closest I came to achieving the deeper states of inner calm that are reportedly the most effective brain wave frequencies for healing chronic conditions.
Thus, when a bout of chronic fatigue left me with fibromyalgic pain that did not easily respond to the mindful movements that had helped me free myself of sciatica in the past, my investigations brought me full circle, and this time I made a connection I had somehow failed to make before. I remembered that Moshe Feldenkrais was also interested in self-hypnosis at a similar age, except that – being the over-achiever he was – he translated a significant book on the subject into Hebrew, and boldly added his own thoughts in a 26 page commentary.
The book was The Practice Of Autosuggestion by the Method of Émile Coué (1929), and Moshe’s original contribution has recently been published as Thinking and Doing, A monograph by Moshe Feldenkrais. He retained his enthusiasm for these concepts throughout his life, attempting to republish his translation in 1977, and using the techniques he still valued to speed his recovery after his stroke. Article continues here…
This workshop will be ideal for anyone seeking to improve their own health and wellbeing, and the health and wellbeing of others.
Feldenkrais Summer School
Daily Classes For A More Immersive Experience
Exploring Authentic Self-Expression
Presence & Flow In Performance
Daily Class At Noon – Online + Recording
August 3rd – 13th
12 pm – 1.30 pm BST
£135 / £90 – low income rate*
*Suggested fee, or any donation welcome
From my article…
“When was the last time you found yourself doing something so utterly spontaneous you actually surprised yourself? Making it up as you went along; going with ‘the flow’; playing it ‘by ear’, ‘winging it’? Maybe you burst out laughing when surrounded by strangers; maybe you found yourself dancing to the music in your headphones at the supermarket; maybe you said something unexpected that made everyone laugh… maybe you told your sister what you really think of her behaviour at a family gathering, and now you are in everyone’s ‘bad books’…”
This immersive summer workshop is all about uncovering your ability to flow with whatever is happening in the ‘now’ – experiencing for yourself the state of openness-to-whatever-is-happening-in-the-moment that enables authentic performance – a way of being wherein the thinking self and the physical self respond as one integrated whole.
As always you do not need to be able to make it every class – if you miss a day you will have the opportunity to catch up before the next one, as you will receive the recordings daily as we go along, and of course your are welcome to simply join us whenever you are free. We are starting on Tuesday, as Monday 2nd is a bank holiday in some parts of the UK.
…More from the article Feldenkrais Is Jazz! Improvisation & The Artistry Of Being…
“Can you see that my lessons are…improvised, yet they are improvised with a method. That’s a funny thing. …It’s all the time improvisation but it has a method in it, therefore it’s jazz. …It’s playing music on certain notes, making variations on a theme, and therefore it’s a real learning. It’s a lived thing.“
Moshe Feldenkrais, 1975 San Francisco Training Transcript p.155
…For many of us, acting on impulse – unplanned, unprepared, and perhaps somewhat outside of our normal self-control setting – is our most frequent experience of our own creative nature in action. Improvisation is a natural element of creativity, and you are being creative whether you are making up a song to encourage a toddler to put their socks back on, conjuring up a meal out of random leftovers, fixing a broken device with sellotape and toothpicks, or adapting an Awareness Through Movement lesson because one person in the class cannot comfortably put their weight on their wrists.
Full details about the theme of this Summer School are explored in the rest of this article – continue reading here…
Do get in touch if you would like more information about this workshop – I am preparing this theme for inclusion in the Performance-focussed Online Summit coming up in the Autumn.
You will need to book with me directly to get the Zoom link, and a recorded version of the lesson is included in the fee. Bookings are by email, or via my contact form.
This will be a very practical course and you will receive notes and supporting materials to help you maintain the improvements you experience from this immersive Awareness Through Movement experience.
Sunday August 22nd
2 – 4.30 pm BST
£30 (Suggested fee, or any donation welcome )
More details will follow shortly…
This workshop will be beneficial for:
Singers, presenters, performers, and anyone interested in the voice, and issues around self-expression
Anyone dealing with chronic tension in the face, jaw, and throat.
Anyone interested in meditation and chanting
Use the contact form to ask me any questions or make a booking.
IF YOU USE MY CONTACT FORM, PLEASE NOTE THAT I AM REQUESTING AN ALTERNATIVE CONTACT IN ADDITION TO YOUR EMAIL AS I AM FINDING MY REPLIES ARE DISAPPEARING INTO PEOPLE’S SPAM FOLDERS. A MOBILE NUMBER IS IDEAL, AND I DO NOT SHARE ANY OF YOUR INFORMATION WITH ANYONE.
Functional Self-Integration Lessons
I am still exploring ways to share my self-healing Quintessensual Consciousness practice. While this is still in the development stage I am offering a special rate of £40* for individual online sessions. This is a version of Feldenkrais focussed on pain and stress relief.
There are more details on my Home page, and several articles about it in the Writing area of my website. Do not hesitate to contact me if you would like to discuss with me whether this form of meditative training might be of help to you.
*Suggested-fee-or-donation rate applies.
Many years ago I recorded a short lesson about breathing – here is a link to this lesson in the archive on the Feldenkrais UK Guild website – enjoy!