Feldenkrais Method lessons in York

After limiting my private Feldenkrais practice for a few years, I am starting to teach again in York. So if you’ve got stiff shoulders, a sore back, or you just want to increase your mobility, balance and ease of movement, please get in touch.

I’ll be running these lessons for charity. In response to the growing cost of living and the fact that around 1 in 4 of the UK’s children live in poverty, donations will go to York Foodbank.

You can find out more information about the Feldenkrais Method here.

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Pilgrimage Short Story

My short story Pilgrimage has been published in New Writing: The International Journal for the Practice and Theory of Creative Writing. You can read it here: https://www.tandfonline.com/doi/full/10.1080/14790726.2021.2004169

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Free ATM #25: The Pelvic Clock

It’s been interesting recording and sharing these lessons while on lockdown, but I think 25 days in a row is a good place to pause for the time being.

I thought I’d finish the series of lessons with the most famous awareness through movement lesson of all: The Pelvic Clock.  This is a lesson that I’m sure many of you have done before, but I hope there’s something new to find for everyone.

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Free ATM #24: Movement of the Jaw

This is a short version of a lesson first taught to me one of my most inspirational Feldenkrais teachers, the late, great Myriam Pfeffer.  Free your jaw and take care of yourself.

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Free ATM #23: Attending to the heartbeat and breathing

A lesson focused on interception. This lesson invites you to become aware of your tidal volume (the volume of air you breathe in and out during a normal breath).  A lesson for connecting with yourself on a deep level.  Good for decreasing anxiety and stress.

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Free ATM#22: Pressing into the Floor

A nice simple lesson for Day 22. An exploration of the first movements we practised as infants. Pressing ourselves against the floor as we lay on our backs.  A good one for balancing the tonus of the muscles. And a nice lesson to do before bed.

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Free ATM #21: Coordinating a Powerful Pelvis

Once you get over the weirdness/comedy of squeezing your buttocks for 20 minutes, I guarantee you will love this lesson.  Get yourself a powerful pelvis!

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Free #ATM 20: Stabilising the Shoulders

20 days, 20 Awareness Through Movement lessons.  I hope you are enjoying them.  This lesson explores and develops the stability of the shoulder joints.  It’s pretty dynamic.  It should be a good one for anyone working on their handstands while on lockdown.

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Free ATM#19: Reaching and Rolling

A lesson that explores more dynamic and global applications of the movement of the shoulders, ribs and hips explored in Lessons 17 and 18.  A lovely, roly-poly Awareness Through Movement lesson to play with.

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Free ATM#18: Lying on the Side Part Two

A follow up to yesterday’s lesson, exploring lying on your side comfortably.  This one looks at rolling from the side to the back.  It’s a good one for softening the chest and ribcage, and increasing the mobility of the hips and shoulders.  (All the good stuff.)

 

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