Covid-19 arrangements: Classes at Herbert Place are cancelled until further notice.
In the meantime, some free online classes are running (with option to donate to the ISPCA):
Tuesdays: 7.30 – 8.15pm
4 week course starting Tuesday 26th May 2020
Suitable for all levels of experience, including beginners.
No fee for current online classes. Donations are accepted in aid of ISPCA (animal welfare) for any amount… A link to the ISPCA donation page will be sent with Zoom meeting invite.
Classes are limited to 16 people maximum per class.
Please contact Abbe to book
If you have severe movement restriction or pain, or if you are pregnant, please Contact Abbe first, to discuss whether classes will be suitable for you.
Please wear warm, comfortable clothing & socks. Mats/cushions are provided.
How does a Feldenkrais class work?
The Feldenkrais Method is based on the fact that improving quality of action is possible for everyone, whatever their current movement ability or physical condition.
Feldenkrais Awareness through Movement lessons provide an opportunity to develop greater awareness about how you move and how this relates to your body’s structure and functional design. The aim is to explore new ways of co-ordinating yourself that eliminate strain and improve ease and support. A wide variety of lessons are available for all levels of ability and experience.
Each class takes a simple, everyday action as a theme (e.g bending, turning, reaching) and guides you to develop a more complete and refined sense of how you can co-ordinate yourself in these movements. Working at your own pace, level of ability and comfort, you learn to recognise unconscious (habitual), counter-productive patterns of muscular activity, and to develop more effective alternatives.
Attention is directed to reducing effort, listening to feedback from your body, and seeking out new connections and relationships that provide maximum ease and support. This wider practice of ‘mindfulness in action’ provides simple skills that can be applied in daily life to facilitate easier, softer interactions with the world around us.