Feldenkrais: freeing the eyes, jaw and tongue
Time: 10:30 - 17:00
Location: KS - Keeley Street
This course is delivered in-person at City Lit. To take this course online, please use course code FSC32O.
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Course Code: FSC32
Duration: 1 session
What is the course about?
In this course you will learn how to optimise functions of your eyes, jaw and tongue using Feldenkrais movements. You will also learn how to ease TMJ discomfort, migraines, headaches, jaw clenching, eye, neck and tongue tensions. Recognise your own habitual movements patterns and discover new movement possibilities. Take away some self-care practices to help you find more comfort in your daily life including sleep.
What will we cover?
We will look at the connection between tension in the eyes, jaw and tongue and other parts of yourself. We will look at basic anatomy, movements to ease tension and stress and develop pre-sleep routines and self-care.
What will I achieve?
By the end of this course you should be able to...
- Recognise your own behavioural and movement habits
- Identify ways to reduce tension through gentle and slow Feldenkrais movements
- Develop awareness of how to improve sleep quality and self-care
- Select some movements for your learning and self-care.
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 Wellbeing department in advance. 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 health practitioner whether it is appropriate for you to take part in an exercise or movement workshop, and show a referral letter from them to your tutor. If this is not possible, you will be asked to sign the disclaimer accepting responsibility for my own health and do not hold City Lit responsible for any responses as a result of participating in a exercise / movement course.
- 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 experiential and involves verbally guided movement explorations, peer discussion and short presentations..
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.
Charoltte is a movement and mindfulness teacher with over 12 years of experience. She says 'Over 25 years I've explored different movement disciplines and therapies. Throughout the years, one particular method stood out from all the others, the Feldenkrais Method - a way of healing and learning through movement. It resonated with my aspirations for awareness, healing, learning and resilience. The people I teach are from all walks of life. I offer a variety of classes e.g Feldenkrais, Mindful Pilates and Pilates Bones & Balance and workshops in different settings from the NHS, adult education, the local community and corporate wellness. I also offer individual movement lessons and Feldenkrais hands-on Functional Integration. To maintain my own wellbeing, on-going learning and curiosity, I have a regular movement and mindfulness practice. I also swim and walk as well as receiving mentoring in the Feldenkrais method and Mindfulness.' Qualifications: Feldenkrais Practitioner, Pilates Foundation teacher, Postural Stability Instructor and Mindfulness for Stress and Health (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.