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BodyAware – The Feldenkrais Method

BodyAware classes use the Feldenkrais Method® to integrate you into new patterns of moving and being, through sequences of gentle movements, designed to make you more aware and help you find easier, better ways of moving – great for your sport and your everyday life.

BodyAware (Feldenkrais) is about…

–          Moving well, whatever you’re doing and whatever your age and stage
–          Improving your coordination, strength, flexibility, balance
–          Increasing awareness and  sensitivity to your body
–          Gaining ability to move with more ease and flow
–          Involves learning and unlearning,  using your brain’s amazing inbuilt plasticity
–          Discovering that less really can be more
–          Utilises the simple but sophisticated Feldenkrais Method®

Our brains tell our bodies how to move.

BodyAware classes involve movement, but actually, the focus is on your brain and your nervous system. Perfect, since our brains actually tell our bodies how to move!

The more easily we can move, the more likely we are to be pain free, active and healthy, no matter what we’re doing or what stage of life we’re at.

By finding out how you move and how you use your body, you learn how the way you move is contributing to your problems. Learning new, easier, and more comfortable ways to move replaces these old habits with new, healthier and better ones. Our brains have the ability to do this, using the science of neuroplasticity, and BodyAware classes provide the opportunity and support for this.

Do you want to wind back:

–          Stress , over use, burn out
–          Chronic tension
–          Pain & effort
–          Habits that limit you
–          Re-injury

Do you want to create:

–          Easier, more efficient, comfortable movement
–          Better coordination & balance
–          Greater body awareness
–          Improved sports performance
–          Enhanced recovery & rehabilitation

Whether you want to improve your sports performance, reduce the chance of injuries, help rehabilitation, or simply make everyday movements less of an effort, BodyAware classes can help.

Read what some of Irene’s BodyAware students have to say after attending classes:

“I’m more aware of what I do and how I do it”
“There’s less tension in my body”
“I can do more, more easily”
“My balance has improved”
“The knee discomfort I was nursing has disappeared”
“My flexibility has increased”
“I leave class feeling like all my creases have been ironed out”
“I’m feeling more confidence in my body”
“It feels like I’m working smarter, not harder”

Comments on the Feldenkrais Method®:

“I can’t say enough good things about the Feldenkrais Method®. I believe it’s made the difference between continuing my competitive running career and retiring prematurely.”
Chris Boyd – US Track Champion (5,000 metres)

“Feldenkrais is the most sophisticated method I have seen for the prevention and reversal of deterioration of function.”
Margaret Mead – Cultural Anthropologist

“The Feldenkrais Method has allowed me to play pain free golf, without worrying about injury.”
Duffy Waldorf – PGA Tour Golfer

Want to know more about the Feldenkrais Method®:  – (for an excerpt  on the origins of the Feldenkrais Method, from the book  of The Brain’s Way of Healing, by Norman Doidge MD )

About the science of brain neuroplasticity?
Check out the recently released book: The Brain’s Way of Healing by Norman Doidge MD