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International Feldenkrais Week 6-13th May 2016

Events in Bath, Bristol& surrounding areas

The Feldenkrais Method® is a remarkable approach to human movement, learning and change originally developed by Dr Moshe Feldenkrais. The method is based on principles of physics, neurology and physiology, and creates the conditions under which the nervous system learns best. Feldenkrais is recognised for the strategies it employs to improve posture, flexibility, coordination, athletic and artistic ability and to help those with restricted movement, chronic pain and tension (including back pain and other common ailments), as well as neurological, developmental and psychological problems.

The Feldenkrais Method explores the biological and cultural aspects of movement, posture and learning, and how our habits can constrain us to a small portion of our potential. Through our personal history, upbringing, culture, injuries, illness, etc. we each adopt patterns of physical and psychological behavior. These patterns are deeply embedded in our nervous system, and often become outmoded or dysfunctional, creating unnecessary physical, and psychological limitations. The Feldenkrais Method uses a process of organic learning, movement, and sensing to free you from habitual patterns and allow for new patterns of thinking, moving and feeling to emerge. (From www.feldenkraisinstitute.com)

For International Feldenkrais Week 2016, five local Feldenkrais practitioners will be offering taster classes and individual lessons at a discounted price. This is a great opportunity to come along and experience how the Feldenkrais Method can help you. We are:

Jackie Adkins www.movetolive.co.uk
Iraina Clarke www.feldenkraisforyou.co.uk
Shelagh O-Neill www.nicefeldenkrais.co.uk
Mary Wisker mary.wisker@toucansurf.com
Rona Wyatt bodymindandmovement@gmail.com

BATH
Individual Feldenkrais Lessons
With Shelagh O’Neill
Shelagh will be offering half hour individual lessons at a discounted price during the week. To book email: shelagh_m_oneill@yahoo.co.uk

Awareness Through Movement Class
Monday 9 May 6-7pm
with Mamie Wisker
Mamie will lead this introductory class. It is part of a short series continuing on the 16th and 23rd May.
Venue: Bath Scout HQ, 7 Grove Street, Bath, BA2 6PJ
To book email Mamie: mary.wisker@toucansurf.com

BRADFORD-ON-AVON
Discounted Classes & One-to-One Sessions
With Rona Wyatt
For Feldenkrais Awareness Week only – 10% discount on regular prices for the following sessions booked and paid in advance: 5 or 10 weekly classes, one-to-one sessions or workshops. Awareness Through Movement Weekly Classes: Mon 6pm & Wed 10.30am. Workshops: usually 2nd Saturday each month. One-to-one sessions by appointment.
Venue: Friends Meeting House, 1 Whiteheads Lane, Bradford-on-Avon BA15 1JU
To book email Rona: bodymindandmovement@gmail.com

BRISTOL
Free Your Shoulders
Tuesday 10 May 5.15-6.15pm
with Jackie Adkins
Many of us experience tension around our shoulders and neck as a result of habitual movement responses that we’re not aware of. In this taster class, led by Jackie Adkins, you will have the opportunity to feel how your shoulders can move in a different way, creating a sense of space and ease. All ages and abilities are welcome – please bring a mat to lie on and a small cushion or towel to put under your head.
Venue: Dancespace Bristol, The Island, Bridewell St, Bristol BS1 2LE
To book email Jackie: info@movetolive.co.uk

FROME
Walk with Ease
Thursday 12 May 6-7pm
with Jackie Adkins
This free taster class with Jackie Adkins is an opportunity to experience how the everyday activity of walking could be easy and effortless, by bringing more parts of yourself into play. All ages abilities are welcome – please bring a mat as you will be lying on the floor for some of the time.
Venue: HUBnub Centre, Whittox Lane, Frome, United Kingdom
To book email Jackie: info@movetolive.co.uk

NAILSWORTH
One-to-one Taster Sessions
Saturday 7 May 11am-5pm
with Iraina Clarke
Iraina will be offering 30 minute one-to-one sessions for £15 at the Knowing Wholeness & Wellbeing event. She will also offer discounted sessions throughout the week in Nailsworth.
Venue: Town Hall, Old Bristol Road, Nailsworth
To book email Iraina: clarkeiraina@hotmail.com