Frequently Asked Questions: The Feldenkrais Method
The Feldenkrais Method is an important part of the Moving Pieces approach, and we offer regular classes and workshops throughout the year. Our classes are popular and we are grateful that we can offer them, especially when we are able to see the improvements class members have made to their physical and mental health.
What is Feldenkrais?
The Feldenkrais Method was developed by Dr Moshe Feldenkrais, an engineer and physicist. A form of somatic education, the Feldenkrais method is where an individual is guided through a series of movements, and invited to see which can be performed with ease.
Following a serious knee injury in the 1940s, Dr Feldenkrais applied his knowledge of physics and engineering to the human body, culminating in a valuable tool that supported ease of movement, both physically and emotionally. Dr Feldenkrais was revolutionary in his understanding that movement and awareness could help encourage and achieve positive changes to the body.
Who teaches Feldenkrais at Moving Pieces?
Teaching Feldenkrais classes at Moving Pieces is our director, Charlie Blowers, an Arts Psychotherapist/Clinical Supervisor (UKCP), Yoga Therapist (Minded Institute) and Feldenkrais Practitioner as a member of the Feldenkrais Guild UK. Charlie is currently a student teacher with the guild and will be completing her training in April 2020. Feldenkrais principles are strongly integrated into the Moving Pieces approach.
What are the benefits?
The benefits of Feldenkrais are extensive, and include:
Easier and improved breathing
Relief from tension and muscular pain
Greater relaxation and well-being
Improved performance in physical activities, dance, music and drama
Greater ease in everyday activities
When are Feldenkrais classes?
There are five classes left for this term of Feldenkrais:
2nd, 9th, 16th and the 30th March
Classes run from 6:15 PM to 7:30 PM, and take place at The Artworks London Bridge in our studio space. Each class is just £10!
If you have any further questions, don't hesitate to reach out to us on social media, or contact us via the website!