Feldenkrais is a subtle yet powerful somatic movement approach that respects the incredible abilities of the nervous systems and the plasticity of the brain. Working with movement, a Feldenkrais approach unites parts of the self to organise for better everyday functionality.
Think about movement as a question; drawing your awareness to the way you already move, asking questions of your natural intelligence.
Going to a workshop or booking an individual, hands-on session is the best way to know what Feldenkrais is and the benefits it can offer you.
My work with adults includes all abilities, ages, access needs and backgrounds. I’m especially interested in how improving physical movement can support positive changes in mental and emotional health. My approach is respectful and sensitive, acknowledging the stories that people carry.
I teach a regular public workshops in London, around the UK and internationally.
This short film highlights how working with Feldenkrais has influenced how Lou moves with her diagnosed left side hemiplegia cerebral palsy. 9 seconds was the goal, set by her doctors, for Lou to balance on her left leg. Over the years of doing Feldenkrais Lou has found more stability through her left side, leading to improved mobility, and she is getting closer to standing on her left for more than 9 seconds.
I’m a qualified Feldenkrais Practitioner and a member of the Feldenkrais Guild UK (FGUK), subscribing to their code of ethics and have full insurance. I have a DBS check (2018). For many years I have worked in the mainstream arts sector as an artist, arts administrator, facilitator and consultant. My specialism is in access, inclusion and diversity. The knowledge and skills I developed in this particular sector enriches my Feldenkrais practice by challenging who can engage with the method and how.
With extensive background of working with children and young people on the autistic spectrum, and with complex disabilities in educational settings and in charity sectors, I am extremely keen in Feldenkrais for these young people. I very much welcome children in my practice and enjoy working with them.
Alongside being a member of FGUK, I sat on the Feldenkrais Guild UK board and held the role of Co-Manager for social media initiatives, 2015-2018, and the International Representative, 2015-2017.
I welcome children and teenagers who require extra support and attention because of disabilities and conditions. Understanding the these extra needs, I work with families members and carers to support the challenges of daily life.
April 2019 | Movement My First Language Workshops | Australia
I’ll be co-delivering workshops for families, carers, medical professionals, educational staff and people working with disabled children to develop their understanding about how functional movement is a crucial element of learning. More info here