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Free Introductory class. Bookings are essential.
Feldenkrais® group classes are known as Awareness Through Movement® (ATM®) lessons. Similar to Tai Chi or gentle yoga, Awareness Through Movement classes use slow, mindful movements to achieve powerful effects in terms of strength, flexibility, and holistic integration of body and mind. Unique to the Feldenkrais Method® of somatic education is that these lessons tie directly into functional movements of daily life, such as walking efficiently, safely lifting objects, and improving one’s posture in sitting or standing.
You can expect a class to last somewhere between 30 and 60 minutes. You might walk, stand, or sit in a chair, although usually you will lie on the floor in a variety of comfortable positions: either on your back, front, or side. The teacher guides students through a sequence of movements, encouraging them to move with gentle attention within a comfortable range. You may become aware of unexpected and interesting connections within and between the movements. As you attend to the improving quality of movement, unnecessary muscular tensions throughout the body can reorganise and release. Students are often amazed at the quick and clear changes that occur through the neuromuscular re-patterning that happens in an Awareness Through Movement lesson!
Suitable for age 15+.
Francesca White is a Certified Feldenkrais Practitioner with 25 years of experience with a background in Psychology and Yoga. She has taught at the Victorian College of the Arts and University of Melbourne, as well as internationally. She and her husband have made the joyful move from Melbourne and both are loving the change! Francesca runs a private practice in Woodend for Functional Integration sessions which are private hands-on sessions for specific needs such as improving daily functions like walking, breathing, sports and getting up and down from the floor as well as neurological challenges after brain injuries.
She will begin regular classes next year starting in February.
Anyone of any age and any fitness level are welcome to enjoy this work.
For further information about the work of Dr. Moshe Feldenkrais see www.feldenkrais.org.au