The Feldenkrais Method® is a system of movement education designed to improve balance, mobility, ease and range of movement through promoting increased kinaesthetic, proprioceptive and interoceptive awareness.
The Feldenkrais Method® is taught individually through Functional Integration® lessons. It is taught to groups through Awareness Through Movement® lessons.
In a Functional Integration® lesson (FI), students are guided through a series of exploratory movements using touch, joint mobilisation and verbal instruction. Most lessons take place lying on a low table. The student remains fully clothed. Lessons last 45 minutes – 1 hour.
To arrange a Functional Integration lesson in York please contact Campbell by email: firstname.lastname@example.org.
Awareness Through Movement®
In an Awareness Through Movement® lesson (ATM) students are guided verbally through a series of exploratory movements. Most lessons address a specific function. For example: moving from lying to sitting, squatting, reaching, rolling, balancing on the head or hands. Classes last 45 minutes.
To find out about online ATM lessons by Zoom please contact Campbell by email: email@example.com.
More about the Feldenkrais Method®:
The Feldenkrais Method® was first developed in the 1940s by Moshé Feldenkais (1904-1984). Feldenkrais was a physicist, engineer, and one of the first European Judo black-belts (under Jigaro Kano and Mikonosuke Kawaishi). Following a serious knee injury, Feldenkrais explored ways of reducing pain and inefficiency in his movement by studying how infants learned to move. He combined his observations of childhood development with the study of anatomy, physiology and neurology. Through this research, he established an experiential approach to teaching movement that drew on his practical knowledge of engineering, mechanics and martial arts. He was one of the 20th Century’s leading theorists and practitioners of somatic education – alongside figures such as Ida Rolf, F. M Alexander and Elsa Gindler.
About Campbell Edinborough
I qualified as a teacher of the Feldenkrais Method in 2007, training at the Feldenkrais International Training Centre with Feldenkrais’ direct students (Garet Newell, Myriam Pfeffer, Carl Ginsburg, Roger Russel, Ned Dwelle and Mara Della Pergola).
My interest in movement emerged alongside my study of physical theatre and dance. As I pursued my study of the performing arts, I began training in a range of movement forms and somatic practices. I have taught movement, dance and performance internationally, at institutions including: the University of Leeds (where I am Lecturer in Writing for Performance), New York University, the Actors Centre, the Northern School of Contemporary Dance, the University of Hull, and the University of Winchester.
Beyond my training in the Feldenkrais Method, I have long term interests in martial arts and meditation. I have a second-degree black belt in Aikido and I have been practising Contact Improvisation (on and off) for over 15 years. I also train/dabble in a bunch of other disciplines, including: rock climbing, Brazilian Jiu Jitsu, Capoeira, parkour and freediving.