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'Awareness Through Movement' (ATM)

Classes & Workshops Autumn 2020

Currently postponed. Normally now running ONLINE via Zoom - - pay by sliding scale fee

Either pay per class or pay for a calendar month upfront and attend all classes offered in that time. (so for the price of one class you can get 2)

Connection, and ways of feeling connected, is more important to us humans now than perhaps ever before, as is caring of our bodies in times where physical touch is disallowed. ATM is movement inquiry and naturally brings us closer to ourselves.

In our Online Classes we begin with a short, timed sharing called Inquiry. The aim is to help clarify how the classwork can become a support to you in everyday life.

Inquiry is an investigation of one's own personal experience, focused on usually two questions provided, around relevant topics, which might just be around your last weeks' class experiences or, be based around whatever might be the collective 'flavour of the moment; for example, how you are doing with the feeling of Uncertainty, or ways you find Support in coping with Uncertainty. Essentially a listening practise, it allows us to experience ourselves in the present moment, exploring the polarities of the day's topic with spontaneity yet in a structured way. This process of becoming more present to ourselves can help inspire, take us into deeper connection with ourselves, and support one another as we hear one another's perspectives. We then go on into the ATM lesson. The ATM lessons themselves give us tools for coping with eg uncertain times, their creator Dr Moshe Feldenkrais grew up in such times and his work evolved out of his life experiences. You can learn unique ways to self-regulate your own nervous system. If more of us did that, we would have a calmer more respectful and loving world. Do join us.

 

Tuesday mornings 9.30 - 11.00 am weekly

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Thursday evenings 5.45 - 7.00 pm weekly til 13 August

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All Classes are limited to a maximum of 12 participants

The sliding scale fee facility allows you to choose your level of participation and amount

Cost: option 1) pay per class - sliding scale £12 - £8

Or option 2) pay per 4 week month £60-£40 sliding scale- and do as many classes as you like your month is dated from when you pay.

book & pay/contact> click this link to email me and send your payment, AT LEAST BY 8PM BEFORE A MORNING CLASS and BY NOON ON THE DAY OF AN EVENING CLASS. You will receive the link to the Zoom meeting room - sometime up to 1/2 hour prior to the start of the class/workshop.

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Please note that classes are normally priced at £12 each or £9 when a block is purchased, and the discount prices available by the sliding scale fee is offered on a temporary basis.

 

For Online Classes you will need:
  • A 10-15 mins phone call, if this is your first time, with me, so I know a bit about you, and any issues that you are hoping to improve
  • to make your booking go to the Contact> page and follow the instructions there
  • A suitably quiet and private space in which you can lay down, a mat and blanket to lie on
  • A laptop on a chair positioned so that the camera makes you visible, (if you set up so that you can see your own mat on the screen, that will do it)
  • If you have to use a tablet, try to position it as if it were a laptop
  • A sufficiently stable internet connection - it is possible to connect just by phone if you are a regular student
  • To arrange to be undisturbed by anyone/anything
  • To have sufficient warm clothing on/with you
  • You will be sent a link & instructions - sometime between when your payment has been received and half an hour before your class
  • When you pay or confirm attendance, this will be taken as your agreement that you agree to our Disclaimer, which essentially says that you participate at your own risk and that you are fully responsible for your own wellbeing. Please have a look at our Disclaimer>

 

  • Zoom security: we do not make the link public it is made available upon payment and every student is known to us.

 

Can I book? What do we do there? What is it?

Find out more about Classes and Workshops here >

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What you need to bring/wear: loose, warm, layered clothing, including socks and possibly mittens (definitely in winter). Bring a mat and a blanket/large towel. The mat is to lie on and the blanket is for use in various ways as support. Please bring both. Plus your drinking water.

 

 

Workshops for 2020

None scheduled at present - normally offered monthyly they are now usually in weekly format over 2 to 6 weeks, depending on topic.

 

Set up you will need: as for Classes - detailed above.

book & pay/contact> click this link to email me and send your payment, the link to the Zoom meeting room is sent out sometime between when your payment is received and 1/2 hour before the start of the workshop.

Bookings Close on: 18 July

 

If you have persistent pain or injury, at least one 1-1 'Functional Integration' lessons is recommended prior to attending workshops or classes. It just basically means I can help you more. An 'FI' or two will enhance the benefits of the groupwork. This will accelerate your learning, healing and improvement when you come to a Course, or Workshop.

more info about Functional Integration>

 

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Bookings Terms

Payments

for How to Pay for your Booking please go to Contact> page where you will find our bank details. Online events can only be paid for by bank transfer or the Paypal link

Payments made after your booking has taken place that have to be chased cost and additional £2.

 

For 1-1 Online Private ATM / Somatic Counselling sessions

Payments are due before your appointment. For prices please refer to Individual Sessions page.

 

For Classes bookings

Are normally priced at £12 with discounts for paying per block/half-block.

Payment for Classes/Workshops is due beforehand, and for a block/series, at the start.

Calendar month will start from the date of first payment.

Please book AT LEAST BY 8PM BEFORE A MORNING CLASS and BY NOON ON THE DAY OF AN EVENING CLASS. Workshops bookings will close some days prior to the workshop and this will be shown in it's advertising.. You will receive the link to the Zoom meeting room - sometime up to 1/2 hour prior to the start of the class.

Signing our Disclaimer - applies to all Classes, Workshops & 1-1 sessions

Normally you fill in a form when you come for the first time. In lieu, for Online classes/sessions, your payment and/or your booking acceptance will be taken as your agreement to the following:

"I understand that the Feldenkrais Method is intended as an instruction in the optimal use of the self. I realize that it is not a treatment for medical emergencies, and is not intended as a substitute for normal medical procedure suggested by a physician. I fully understand that nothing that may be told me by a practitioner in this field is a medical diagnosis, nor a substitute for a medical diagnosis, nor is it to be so considered by me. I understand that what I or other participants say during class is Confidential and agree to keep the Confidentiality. I accept that all reasonable care is taken, and that all activities are undertaken entirely at my own risk and no responsibility can be taken by the Practitioner for any loss or injury of any type, physical or otherwise, suffered. By taking part I accept responsibility for myself, my belongings, this includes my safety and well-being."

 

Missed classes once booked are the student's responsibility and are not transferable. Where possible ie providing there is space and/or /they are running missed classes can be made up at other classes during the same block.

 

Discounts and Concessions

Use the sliding scale offered. Or the early bird price where offered.

Sometimes one or two concessionary places are available subject to documented proof of low-income or student status.

 

Workshops bookings

Payment is required to secure your place. Places are given in the order in which payments are received.

Cancellations & Transfers Policy - If you cancel up to 7 days before start date of a workshop you will be refunded less a £2 admin fee. Alternatively the booking may be transferred to the next scheduled workshop by agreement and subject to places being available.

Cancellations made less than 7 days before start date of a workshop will be refunded 50% of fee paid IF more than 24 hours prior to start of workshop, less £2 admin fee.

Last-minute cancellations at 24 hours or less prior to the workshop are not refundable. 

 

Money Back Guarantee!

If you attend a whole workshop and are not satisfied, the amount paid for your place on the workshop will be refunded in full.

 

Privacy Policy

All personal information supplied on enquiring or booking with Lifeworks Somatics is held securely and is never shared with any third party without explicit consent. All personal records are held in a secure format.

By emailing us you can have your personal information corrected or removed from our records.

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Your use of this site indicates acceptance of this privacy policy.

 

 

 

Class visitors

 

TESTIMONIALS


"I have been self-isolating for 3 weeks now, and will be up to three months. I have been so vastly grateful for the online/Zoom Feldenkrais classes Nikhila is offering. They have kept my whole system feeling ‘lithe’ and alive, resilient and … hopeful. They have nourished flexibility and a calmness inside. They resource my relationship to breath – which seems so vital in this pandemic. And every time they have lifted my spirits and a sense of possibility. I consider them a vital resource in this time of disconnect and worry. The method itself combined with Nikhila’s particular way of being and teaching, the very spirit of her work, fill me with deepest appreciation.  I intend to register for all the sessions she offers in this next phase of classes. "
Jill L.


"You have a lovely and hypnotic voice. It's a pleasure to listen to" Wendy

 

"Thank you for today's lesson - I've been drawn to working with you for many months but live too far away and often work in London so it's always been too difficult to attend. Since todays class I have felt much taller and looser in my neck and shoulders - wonderful for me as this is where I hold on tight! I have also felt much calmer just being in the open honest envirnment you hold, albeit online and brief". Tracy

 

"ATM Gave me a feeling of deep physical and mental relaxation which stayed with me for days. It was as if my body had been taken apart and put back together, but in the right order. It was a great day." William

 

Thank you for introducing me to a body work method that makes so much sense!" M.Kaan

 

"I find the work totally amazing- I feel like my whole central nervous system is being re-wired.." Gretchen Faust, yoga teacher

"It's amazing how the body can change so much from lying on a floor making small gentle movements. My body is more relaxed with better posture and has become more interesting; my mind is no longer inclined towards extra effort. At both mental and physical levels Feldenkrais is so very helpful” Stefan Karpik

 

"Another wonderful workshop! I am so happy for all the new found movement in my body! I look forward to more!" Alicia G.


"when we were on holiday recently my husband injured his back. Thanks to all the sessions and classes I've had with you over the years, I was able to help him, and he was better within three days! a big thank you! it meant we could enjoy the rest of our holiday" Amanda C.

 

"I found the experience very relaxing, and I feel it's brought a new and more subtle awareness of my body which is very interesting. I appreciated your gentle manner too." 

 

"Thank you for your kind and powerful teaching" Sally W.


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