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'Awareness Through Movement'

What happens in a class/workshop - see About ATM>

 

Weekly Classes: Spring/Summer 2024 Wednesdays, Thursdays & Fridays - Drop In or Block of 6 -

If you can, take the block - Doing Feldenkrais 'ATM' is no ordinary exercise class - designed to help you improve the way you move, my classes take you into a re-educating, re-organizing process that involves your whole organism. The lessons, while gentle and simple can and should challenge you and the way you think about yourself. My role is to support you through this process. However due to circumstances of my own I'm making Drop-In available too -. Bookings will close the day before - I need time to physically DO each lesson before I teach it, how can I offer an embodied experience if I haven't done that. It also helps my preparation to know who's coming and what their needs are as I have over 1000 lessons to pick from.

Please Get In Touch> to arrange a free 10-15 min phone call if this will be your first class, to discuss your needs

 

To Book a Class - click here> Please note:must be booked by close of business the day before

 

For What to bring & How to Setup - please scroll down

 

Wednesdays 09.00-10.00 am Online

The Eyes & Their Connection to Easier Movement

 

Interested in maintaining healthy vision? This series of Feldenkrais ATMS can help - also, with balance issues, chronic pain, or stress-related disorders like TMJ or RSI.

One of the first things we develop after being born is the capacity to see. Often the kind of imprint we received about our life in general at the time (which most of us don't even remember later on) has an effect the way we learn to use our eyes - setting patterns we use all our lives. And our eyes help us live - sourcing food, danger, shelter, and so are closely related to our movement. As Dr Feldenkrais understood, what was once learned can be unlearned and relearned. Our brain and nervous system have neuroplastic capacities, so, at any point in time we can challenge our habits and learn healther ones. Sounds interesting? Come join us!

 

Thursdays 10.00-11.00 In Person block of 6

at Blacklers, Dartington Hall Estate, Totnes TQ9 6EQ

and also on

Fridays 09.00-10.00 am Online

Core Matters - general ATM class with a special focus

 

Focussing on the use and functioning of your core - that middle part of your body that is home to your spine and your organs, from your shoulders to your hips and pelvic floor, your back to your front. A big topic that we will take a look at from a different perspective each week.

 

All Classes are Drop In £12 or 6 weeks block @ £60 (taken consecutively & not transferable forwards) . Bookings are open up until close of business the day before each class 6pm.

If you need a discount please ask there are usually concessionary places.

How to set up - please see below - for Booking - please see below

 

Recordings can be purchased @ £2 per class, so if you have to miss a class you can catch-up if another class that week isn't suitable. There is an option to buy these in advance when you book in.

 

To book your class click here>

(takes you to the Contact Me page, please follow the instructions given).

  • Your place is only confirmed with payment - see our Bookings Terms> below - and payment also confirms your agreement to our Disclaimer> (please read)

For Online Classes please ensure I have the right email address for you, so that you will receive the Zoom Link for the class.

 

TO SET UP YOUR ONLINE SPACE you will need

  • Capacity to lay on the floor, backlying, being on the side or front. Also the ability to get up and down easily unaided. If you are someone with chronic pain or mobility issues that might make this difficult, I recommend you either come for a 1-1 session first, or at least get in touch, I can offer classes in sitting too, and am collecting participants currently for this.
  • Somewhere quiet and private
  • a mat to lie on PLUS one or two folded blankets/towels for props
  • A laptop/device positioned so that you are as fully visible as possible when facing the camera, as close to it as possible - ideally at one END of your mat
  • Dress more warmly than you think in loose comfy clothing

 

For an In-Person Class: you will need

  • To bring your own floor mat
  • Plus one or two large bath towels/blankets
  • To dress in loose, layered, clothing, warmly, and include socks and maybe mittens in winter/spring - lessons are quiet and you will cool down rather than warm up although the space is well heated
  • Water to drink
  • Capacity to lay on the floor, backlying, being on the side or front. Also the ability to get up and down easily unaided. If you are someone with chronic pain or mobility issues that might make this difficult, I recommend you either come for a 1-1 session first, or at least get in touch, I can offer classes in sitting too, and am collecting participants currently for this.

 

Workshops

This term I'm just offering a choice of weekly classes

 

Consist of a selected combination of

'Awareness Through Movement' (ATM) lessons (more info about ATM here >)

to offer a more in-depth experience on a given topic.

 

How to book click here>

- and follow instructions there. When you pay which confirms attendance - see our Bookings Terms> below - this is taken as your agreement to our Disclaimer>

 

 

If you have persistent pain or injury it is recommended you have at least one 1-1 'Functional Integration' lesson before coming to a class/workshop

So I can help you more - and will enhance the benefits of the groupwork, accelerating your learning, healing and improvement process

more info about Functional Integration and 1-1 ATM Online>

 

Get in Touch or To Book>

 

Bookings Terms

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

When you pay for any Class, Workshop or 1-1 Session it is taken that you have read and agree 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 Iagree 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."

 

Payments

Please click here> for prices

Please click here> page for our bank details. We take cash or bacs transfers only

 

For all 1-1 lessons

are due prior to your appointment.

 

For Classes/Workshops bookings

confirm your place.

 

Late Payments made after your booking has taken place that have to be chased: add £2.

 

Zoom Links

for 1-1 lessons up to 10 mins prior and

for classes/workshops up to 1/2 hour prior to the start of the class.

Missed classes

are not transferable, can either be made up at other classes during the same block dates if offered and if space is available, or via recordings which are usually available (not guaranteed) and purchaseable for £2 each.

Recordings when shared remain available for 7 days

 

Discounts and Concessions

please ask if you need this

 

Workshop Cancellations

If made up to 7 days beforehand you will be refunded or alternatively the booking may be transferred to another workshop we offer, subject to our agreement and to places being available. Cancellations made less than 7 days before a workshop will be refunded 50% of fee paid IF more than 48 hours prior to start of workshop. Last minute cancellations 48 hours or less from the start of a 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.

 

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TESTIMONIALS

 

"What I got from your classes was relief from neck pain which used to disturb my sleep. The relief goes on!" Joyce M, counsellor


" I have been so vastly grateful for the online 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 (I have been sheilding for 3 months now). The method itself combined with Nikhila’s particular way of being and teaching, the very spirit of her work, fill me with deepest appreciation".
Jill L.


"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

 

"I find the work totally amazing- I feel like my whole central nervous system is being re-wired.." G F 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

 

"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."  SW

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