Feldenkrais: walking with ease
Time: 10:30 - 13:30
This course will be delivered online. See the ‘What is the course about?’ section in course details for more information.
Course Code: FJF87
Duration: 2 sessions
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.
This is a live online course. You will need:
- Internet connection. The classes work best with Chrome.
- A computer with microphone and camera is best (e.g. a PC/laptop/iMac/MacBook), or a tablet/iPad/smart phone/iPhone if you don't have a computer.
We will contact you with joining instructions before your course starts.
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.
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.