Would you like to move as easily as you did as a child? To continue enjoying everyday activities? To reduce stress and tension?
Feldenkrais classes offer the possibility of finding ways to do all these things. They are suitable for anyone who can get up and down from the floor without difficulty. The Feldenkrais Method is uniquely appropriate for online classes as it involves verbal guided instructions, there is no need to crane round to look at what the teacher is doing.
The Feldenkrais Method teaches the body and brain a smarter way of moving. By exploring how you move, how you perform an activity, how you use your body, you will learn how your movement habits are contributing to your problems and learn new ways to move that feel free, easy and comfortable.
Doing a series of easy but unusual movements in the classes will enable you to unlock easier ways of using your body. Classes will focus on different themes from week to week; you will be using your brain and noticing what is happening in every part of your body. You can then utilise every muscle to help, making the movement easier and more efficient.
For each session you will need:
A suitably quiet, warm and private space in which you can lie down, with a mat and blanket to lie on.
Check that it is warm at floor level. Close doors to keep out draughts. Use a folded towel under your head - a soft pillow will inhibit movement. Wear layers of warm comfortable clothes suitable for rolling on the floor. Feldenkrais classes usually comprise small, slow movement.
A laptop positioned so that the camera makes you visible, (if you set up so that you can see your own mat on the screen, that will do it)
If you have to use a tablet, try to position it as if it were a laptop
A sufficiently stable internet connection To arrange to be undisturbed by anyone/anything