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'Awareness Through Movement'

Classes & Workshops Schedule

Classes are generally structured in 6/8 week blocks - you are encouraged to sign up for the block which is at a discounted price. Drop in is welcome on a try-one-class basis for newcomers, or for regular students who sometimes need a more flexible arrangement. Drop in is available by arrangement (in case the class is already full). Classes are priced according to committment as it is your committment which creates the rich group field necessary for the work we do together.

 

Winter/Spring 2020: 4 February - Easter

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Tuesday mornings 9.30-10.45 am

Dartington Village Hall, Cott Road, Dartington, Totnes TQ9 6JD

New Block Starts 4 February - 9 week block (no class 18 Feb) til Easter

Newcomers Try a class anytime £12 no strings attached then option to continue and join a block.

Cost: £80or £55/5 classes taken any time during the 9 week block

Drop in only by arrangement £15 or £12 prepaid

book & pay/contact> first check there is space, then pay in advance.

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Tuesday evenings 5.30-6.45 pm

Jellyfish Arts Hub, 34 Bossell Rd, Buckfastleigh TQ11 0DD

(adjacent Town Hall)

New Block Starts 4 February - 9 week block (no class 18 Feb) til Easter

This class is limited to 6 participants

Newcomers Try a class anytime £12 no strings attached then option to continue and join a block.

Cost: £80 or £55/5 classes taken during the block - dates need to be agreed upfront

Drop in only by arrangement £15 or £12 prepaid

book & pay/contact> first check there is space, then pay in advance.

see bookings terms>

 

Thursday evenings 5.45 - 6.15 pm

ONLINE via Zoom -

9 week Block starts 6 February til Easter (no class 20 February)

A new venture - hopefully enabling those further afield or unable to travel, for this term class will be 30 mins only and are priced accordingly.

To participate you will need a suitably quiet space in which you can lay down, you will need to be able to lay comfortably on your back. You may be asked to lay on your side and possibly front (tell us if you cannot). You will need a laptop on a chair positioned so that the camera makes you visible, a stable internet connection (we do not take responsibility for lost internet connection) and you will need to arrange not to be interupted, to have sufficient warm clothing and a mat and blanket to lie on. The class will be very simple and gentle.

 

How to book: by email (not text) - then once you have made payment you will be sent a link to the Zoom virtual meeting room:

Try-a-class Anytime £5

9 week block : £45/9 or drop in £7 -

Drop in only by arrangement

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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.

 

 

Our Venues

Because ATM work is gentle and quiet, we use venues which are warm. This means that they may not necessarily be the most aesthetic, because warmth is so much more important. All our venues are reliably warm, and Dartington Village Hall offers free parking and easy access.

 

If the classes on offer don't suit your schedule - Check out our 'Workshops'>

or - register your interest & join our mailing list> - or ask me about running a course or a workshop in your area. I welcome opportunities to teach groups of 6 people or more.

 

 

Workshops for Winter 2020

Monday 23 - Sunday 29 December 8.00-9.15 am

'Talking to Your Body/Mind'

Yes it's early! This is a special event for those who find this time of year, christmas and the weather and all that - challenging. A meditation that takes you in to a deeper connection with your body, and helps you discover your capacities for self-healing, it has to be done first thing in the day - and every day for 7 days. Read on...click

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Friday 10th January 2.30-5.30pm

'Finding Deep Rest - Improving Vagal Tone'

In our Awareness Through Movement lessons we take frequent rests - and you may have often heard me say that these rests are perhaps the most important part of our lessons. Modern life places particular demands on our organism and the more advanced technology becomes, the faster the pace of our lives gets. Many of us are suffering the effects of losing the capacity for proper, deep rest. Many of us no longer sleep well. Health suffers as a result. Yet it is an innate capacity of our nervous system, something that we are born with and that is entirely natural to us. We just mis-remember, or should I say, forget - how to fully come to rest. Fortunately, there are movements that we can use to regulate our nervous system from the fight-or-flight mode of the Sympathetic nervous system to the deep, rejuvenating, refreshing restfulness of the Autonomic nervous system and this is what we will explore in this afternoon workshop.

You should be able to lie comfortably on the floor, and be able to get up and down unaided.  If you have persistent chronic pain please consider a 1-1 session prior. 

 

You will need to bring a mat and blanket, and wear warm loose clothing.

 

Cost  £40, or £35 early bird if booked & paid by 3 January

Pay on the day bookings are £45

 

at Dartington Village Hall, Cott Road Dartington Totnes TQ9 6JD

 

Sunday 15 March 2020 2.00 - 5.30 pm

'Your Power Centre - Mobilize with Less Effort"

details to follow soon... but SAVE THE DATE!

 

as always...

You should be able to lie comfortably on the floor, and be able to get up and down unaided.  If you have persistent chronic pain please consider a 1-1 session prior. 

 

You will need to bring a mat and blanket, and wear warm loose clothing.

 

Cost  £45, or £40 early bird if booked & paid by 2 March

Pay on the day bookings are £50

 

at Dartington Village Hall, Cott Road Dartington Totnes TQ9 6JD

 

 

Are you interested in Holiday Workshop Retreats?

Would you like to do one with me in a gorgeous location? Maybe Cornwall? Greece? Spain? and of course, in Devon. Watch this space/Join our mailing list...

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if you are not on the mailing list please get in touch if you would like to be updated as new events are added to this schedule.

 

If you have persistent pain or injury, at least one one-to-one 'Functional Integration' lessons is required prior to attending workshops or classes. 'FI' will enhance the benefits of the groupwork and will allow us to support you better. This will accelerate your learning, healing and improvement during a Course, or between Workshops.

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Bookings Terms

Payments

for How to Pay for your Booking please go to Contact> page where you will find the necessary information.Payment for Classes is now due at time of booking. For Workshops also, due at time of booking, and for 1-1 FI's is due either on the day or beforehand.For 1-1 FI's late payments incur a £2 admin fee.

Discounts and Concessions

Discount generally is available via utilising the earlybird booking offered. For Workshops, one or two concessionary places are usually available, please ask - you will have to have proof of low-income or student status.

 

Classes

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

Call or email to book, payment is due on booking, and confirms your place. If this is awkward for you, by arrangement you can pay on the day at the prepay price but in the instance of you not showing up you will be deemed to be owing. Normally payments made on the day do cost more.

 

To join for the very first time as a complete newcomer, you can try one class any time - by arrangement. If you want to continue, it is best if you join the block, the price is discounted for this. Drop in is for those who have done 12 recent hours either in class, at workshops, or in 1-1 FI's, with me.

 

Missed classes please note these are the student's responsibility and the discounted block price reflects this. Where possible ie providing there is space and/or /they are running any missed classes can be made up at other classes during the same block. They can not be transferred forward.

 

Workshops

Please call to book, advance 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. 

 

Disclaimer

Participants will be required to sign a disclaimer. Feldenkrais is intended as an instruction in the optimal use of the self, and is not a treatment for medical emergencies, nor is it intended as a substitute for normal medical procedure suggested by a medical physician. Therefore nothing in a class, workshop or one-to-one FI session is a medical diagnosis, or a substitute for a medical diagnosis.

Whilst all reasonable care is taken, all activities are undertaken entirely at the participant's risk and no responsibility can be taken by the practitioner or organiser (where different) for any loss or injury of any type, physical or otherwise, suffered by any participant. By taking part each participant accepts responsibility for his or her own belongings, safety and well-being. If in doubt please seek medical advice before participating.

 

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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Class visitors

 

TESTIMONIALS

 

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

 

"ATM Gave me a feeling of deep physical and mental relaxation which stayed with one 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. Am left a bit shaky and emotional, and feeling totally out of my depth- in that it is an approach that is wholly unfamiliar- but I sense that it is invaluable and the timing, for me, on all levels, is perfect." Gretchen Faust, yoga teacher

"It's amazing how one's body can change 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

 

"Many thanks for a great day yesterday, it really reminded us what we have been missing!" P&P Hughes, aikido teacher

 

I’d like to thank you for a wonderful day – I found the work really heartening and would really like to do more!! Gill Bates

 

"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.

 

"Excellent - just what the doctor ordered - as I was suffering bad postures specially with the computer!"


"Now after your class I can feel my whole back!! and how it's moving! It feels so good! I have never felt it like that before!"

Miriam

 

"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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