Feldenkrais: posture, balance and strength
Time: 10:30 - 17:00
Location: Keeley Street
Course Code: FKF33
Duration: 1 session
What is the course about?
This course is designed to improve posture and balance though gentle movement sequences safely in different positions. Explore the dynamic relationship between the feet, pelvis, head and eyes as well trunk stability, breathing and coordination. There will also be time to practice how to get up and down from the floor easily, efficiently and safely.
What will we cover?
We will cover postural awareness, dynamic balance, core stability, breathing, anxiety and fear of falling, strategies to get up and down from the floor, the visual, vestibular and proprioceptive systems and functional movements.
What will I achieve?
By the end of this course you should be able to...
- Recognise your own behavioural and movement habits
- Participate in sequences of mindful movements to improve balance and coordination
- Identify 1 strategy to get up from the floor.
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 or with the support of a chair. If you have a disability or health concern, please contact the Health and Wellbeing department in advance (Health@citylit.ac.uk or 020 7492 2622). You should be able to follow verbal and written instructions.
If you have any health concerns, or have been affected by any of the conditions listed below, please consult with your health practitioner whether it is appropriate for you to take part in an exercise or movement workshop, and bring a referral letter from them to your tutor. You may need to get medical clearance (from the college or from your health practitioner) first, and if you have not, or it is not appropriate, then please do not enrol in this movement workshop.
- Vestibular disorders?
- Do you ever have pains in your chest?
- Do you have epilepsy?
- Do you have asthma?
- Are you pregnant?
- Have you had any joint replacement?
- Have you had any operations or injuries in the last year?
- Do you often feel faint or have spells of dizziness?
- Are you receiving medication for any condition?
- Do you have high blood pressure?
- Is there anything else we should know about your health?
- Do you have a bone or joint problem, such as arthritis, osteoporosis, back or knee problems?
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 and Feldenkrais: Awareness Through Movement teacher.
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.
Charlotte is a movement and wellbeing educator with over 14 years' experience. She is passionate about learning and raising awareness of how to develop better behavioural and movement habits. She teaches people from all walks of life and in different settings - the local community, the NHS, adult education and the commercial sector. She offers a variety of classes like the Feldenkrais® Method, Mindful Pilates, Balance & Strength (senior) and workshops. She also offers individual Feldenkrais hands-on Functional Integration sessions in Shoreditch. Qualifications: Feldenkrais® Practitioner, Pilates Foundation teacher, Postural Stability Instructor and Mindfulness for Stress and Health Teacher (Breathworks). BA Social Anthropology and Economics.
Please note: We reserve the right to change our tutors from those advertised. This happens rarely, but if it does, we are unable to refund fees due to this. Our tutors may have different teaching styles; however we guarantee a consistent quality of teaching in all our courses.