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Everyone benefits from the Feldenkrais Method® regardless of age, ability and health.
Many healthy people come for pure enjoyment. They benefit from:
Feldenkrais helps people who have:
Feldenkrais benefits those in rehabilitation after:
Feldenkrais is of great value in performance optimisation:
The Feldenkrais Method, developed by Moshe Feldenkrais (physicist, 1904-1984), improves your physical and mental functioning by making you aware of how you move.
The Feldenkrais Method is about learning how to learn effectively without endless repetition. We say that children learn to walk and talk, but hardly ever consider how that learning occurs. Children learn by exploring. They are motivated by curiosity and guided by comfort, and learn to move efficiently. The Feldenkrais Method stimulates this kind of learning whether you are healthy or not, and whether you are 20, 50 or 80 years old.
Numerous methods develop fitness, muscle strength or provide relief from pain - at least temporarily. But a marathon runner with stamina and strong muscles will not be able to run fast if he has a stiff chest that prevents him from breathing effectively. Massage may relieve your back pain temporarily but until you have learnt to sit on your chair in such a way that no muscles are stressed the pain will return.
For lasting benefits you need to learn more efficient ways of moving, and this is what Feldenkrais teaches.
Feldenkrais group lessons are called "Awareness Through Movement" (ATM) and are taught verbally. Students lie down, sit or stand and are guided through a series of non-strenuous, carefully constructed movement sequences which are based around specific themes. Lessons last from 45 minutes to an hour.
1. Posture (What is ‘Straight’? Nothing in the skeleton is straight! ‘Good posture’ is when you are able to move in any direction at any time...whatever your condition)
You can join our classes at any time!
Call 01223 566166 or email us to enroll, or just come along.
Every month CCLF runs workshops on a variety of themes. Workshops usually run over one weekend.
Individual sessions are called "Functional Integration" (FI) and are hands-on lessons. You lie on a low table, sit or stand fully clothed while the Feldenkrais Practitioner guides you through carefully constructed movements. Lessons are usually one hour long.
1.Pain (neck ache & back pain. It is a misconception that strengthening either the back or stomach muscles helps. We have muscles to move us, not to hold us up, for which we have bones. It is when opposing muscles work in balance that posture and movement become optimal and pain can be lessened)
Call 01223 566166 or email us to book a session.
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