Individual hands-on sessions for adults

“Thank you for these last two days – it feels like my body has learnt a lot – it has been pretty revelatory!!”

The Feldenkrais Method draws your awareness to the way you move, inviting your natural intelligence to play and discover new ways of moving, using less effort and tension.

Individual hands-on lessons, known as Functional Integration, are tailor-made to suit a certain need or a specific theme determined by you. It could be a you are interested in your general health and wellbeing, or have more of a specific question relating to an injury or longer term situation.

During a one-to-one lesson we’ll talk about what you would like to improve, then lying on a low padded table, I use gentle touch instead of verbal instructions to invite, suggest and guide new ways of moving.

After a session many people feel lighter and easier in their movements, they notice a improvement in their breathing, posture, coordination and overall physical and emotional wellbeing.

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Who

People come to my Feldenkrais practice through different situations. Some find Feldenkrais after trying many other medical and non-medical approaches and techniques. Some come through word of mouth, others already know about Awareness Through Movement, the group classes and are curious to see if the individual, hands-on approach can help their situation.

“The FIs opened a few doors for me so I am very thankful for that. Your gentle touch and clarity of language when working with me really struck a chord.”

Over the years I have worked with many people. DJs with neck injuries and aching arms, people with a long term shoulder injuries, disabled and non-disabled dancers, wheelchair users with cerebral palsy, and MS. Professional violinists, singers, office workers with RSI, older people. All of these people have had positive experiences from their sessions.

“Why isn’t Feldenkrais mandatory on the NHS? It’s so powerful….my mobility has changed.”

An interest of mine are the connections between improving physical movement and how this influences changes in mental and emotional health. I work with people with mild mental health conditions and who are interested in body orientated approaches. The Feldenkrais Method is not a therapy and Practitioners are not trained therapists. Some people discover through their own Feldenkrais experience the method can support improved overall well being. My approach is respectful and sensitive, acknowledging the stories that people carry. I ask people who work with me to continue looking after their mental health and stay in therapy if required.

My background is working extensively with children and  young people and welcome them in my practice. Read more about my work with children and families.

Where and When

Upstairs at Yoga Point, Brixton, London. Monthly appointments, generally around workshop dates. Sessions are 50-60mins. Mini series are available

To suit access requirements for different needs and schedules I offer travelling Feldenkrais – home visits or I travel to where is suitable.

Prices

Upstairs at Yoga Point | £70 per session

Travelling Feldenkrais | £75-80 per visit dependent on travel distance & time.

A series of session | A flat fee is agreed on booking

If finance is a genuine barrier concession rates are available.

Please contact me for information and prices.

Bookings:  lou@loucoleman.org