What is the course about?
In this course you will learn how to optimise the function of the eyes, jaw and tongue. By bringing more attention to your habitual patterns of movements you can discover new movement possibilities, which can help ease, migraines, headaches, TMJ pain, jaw clenching and tension in the eyes, neck and tongue. You will have the opportunity to take home some self-care practices to help you find more comfort in your daily life, and to prepare yourself for a better night’s sleep.
What will we cover?
In this workshop you will explore the relationships between your eyes, jaw, and tongue and connection with other parts of yourself. We will also look at some basic anatomy, pre-sleep routines to ease tension and stress, self-care and neuroplasticity.
What will I achieve?
By the end of this course you should be able to...
- Identify ways to reduce unnecessary tension in your eyes, jaw and tongue
- Recognise your own behavioural and movement habits, and discover new ways of moving
- Develop better awareness of how to improve your quality of sleep.
What level is the course and do I need any particular skills?
Everyone is welcome, no previous knowledge or experience is needed. However you should be able to get down on the floor and up again independently. If you have a disability or health concern, please contact the Health and Lifestyle department in advance. You should be able to follow verbal and written instructions.
How will I be taught, and will there be any work outside the class?
This course is practical and involves guided movements and meditations, short presentations and video clips, interactive games, self observation, inquiry, discussions and small group or pair work. Suggestions for home practice will be given but there is no pressure to participate.
• Charlotte is a Feldenkrais Practitioner (student teacher).
• Charlotte is a qualified Feldenkrais: Awareness Through Movement teacher, she is currently a student completing the hands on aspect of the four year Feldenkrais training.
Are there any other costs? Is there anything I need to bring?
The best thing to wear is comfortable and loose clothing. The movements are gentle so you need to make sure you will be warm enough for the duration of the workshop, as your body temperature may drop.
When I've finished, what course can I do next?
More Feldenkrais courses.
The Feldenkrais Method can be used to enhance your performance in activities such as dance, drama, martial arts, music, singing, Pilates, yoga, work and everyday life.