Feldenkrais: walking with ease

Course Dates: 23/05/20
Time: 10:15 - 17:15
Location: KS - Keeley Street

Walking is a basic function, yet no robot can replicate its complexity. We will work on fundamental elements: how improving balance on one leg enables the other to swing freely for an easy flowing gait.

Description

What is the course about?

The course explores some of the fundamental movement patterns involved in walking to enable the student to recognise their own habits and begin to find better balance and an easier, more efficient gait.

What will we cover?

We will look at different aspects of how we use our whole selves and the ground to find stability on one leg and make an easy transition to being stable on the other leg.

What will I achieve?
By the end of this course you should be able to...

- Recognise your own movement patterns better
- Identify some new processes which improve stability and reduce unnecessary effort
- Practise a series of small movements leading to increased efficiency and stability in walking.

What level is the course and do I need any particular skills?

Everyone is welcome, although you should be able to get down to lie on the floor and get up again unaided. If you have a disability please contact the office in advance.

How will I be taught, and will there be any work outside the class?

The course is practical, experiential and verbally led. The tutor will guide you through a series of slow, small movements, asking you to pay attention to your sensations. The movements are explored by the student at their own pace. Many of the exercises are done lying on the floor and then taken into upright movement immediately afterwards. There could be some partner observation exercises.

Are there any other costs? Is there anything I need to bring?

Please wear comfortable, loose clothing. The classes are not strenuous so you need to be sure you will be warm enough.

When I've finished, what course can I do next?

There are usually 3 or 4 other Feldenkrais courses at City Lit during the year. The Method can be used to improve comfort in many daily activities and also in dance, drama, sport and martial arts.

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Great opportunity to try out Feldenkrais
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Good location,be better facilities when work finished.
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Tutor Biographies
Victoria Worsley

Victoria discovered the Feldenkrais Method over thirty-five years ago while studying movement and performance with Monika Pagnuex and Phillipe Gaulier in Paris. After twenty years as an actor and movement director she trained as a professional Feldenkrais Practiioner, qualifying in 2007. Victoria now runs a busy general practice for everyone from children to seniors including people living with neurological disorders and chronic pain, recovering from injury, wishing to improve a practice such as yoga or just wanting to live life more easily and with less strain. She also works with actors, musicians, athletes and martial artists.She joined the City Lit in 2008 and has taught as an Experienced Practitioner of UK Professional Feldenkrais trainings over the last five years. Victoria has taught in drama schools and arts organisations including Mountview, Oxford School of Daram, Rose Bruford and the Royal Ballet School. Her book 'Feldenkrais for Actors' was published by Nick Hern Books in 2016. She holds a 2nd dan black belt in Goju Ryu Karate and enjoys barefoot running.

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.

Book your place

Course Code: FJF87

Sat, day, 23 May - 23 May '20

Duration: 1 session

Full fee: £99.00
Senior fee: £99.00
Concession: £99.00

Or call to enrol: 020 7831 7831

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