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“I came to Nikhila to see if she could help me with some long-standing chronic pain problems resulting from injury. Over the course of about ten years I had tried many types of physical therapy, and nothing seemed to help. I had gone past the point of despair many times when I finally discovered Feldenkrais, and suddenly it seemed like there was
a way forward. I started with some one-to-one sessions with Nikhila, and straight away I found that my body had the potential to feel very different, to feel like it belonged to me again. I won't say it has been easy, but I have made steady progress through one-to-one sessions
and group classes, and have reached a place that I couldn't have thought possible 2 or 3 years ago. Feldenkrais has added a new dimension to my life and my way of thinking. I am really grateful to Nikhila for her sensitivity, and for her skill in working on complex
problems and treating the whole person, not just the injury. From my overall experience - (of a mixture of classes, FI's and workshops) Feldenkrais has helped me move from chronic pain and discomfort, to feeling comfortable and natural again in my body. I can't overstate how much difference that's made to my life. It's also really helped me psychologically, by offering a pathway to change that's not based on force or judgement." Becky


"I carry a lot of tension in my lower back and often the area gets so tight that it feels as though the muscles have been knitted together, after one afternoon workshop on exercises to free the chest, I woke the next morning with no muscular tension in my back, when the tension started to return after three weeks, I simply repeated the exercises you taught me. You also helped me to be more aware of when I do tense up those muscles, so I can relax them. A fantastic result, thank you!". Jane S


"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 really helpful in unravelling the effects of Chronic Fatigue Syndrome". Stefan


" I've been amazed that making such small movements can have such a dramatic effect. I have lost feelings of tension or imbalance and have increased my awareness of good posture. I am also questioning myself in everyday life, to see if I can carry out movements in a less effortful way. Sue K


"The best thing is that ATM helps me be pain-free and better able to do my singing and playing. I love the deep relaxation I feel in the classes which is like a warm bath, a massage and a holiday all put into one - but I also learned to e nice to myself and sort out any problems in a gentle way rather than through pushing harder against things. This makes me feel so good. I always feel that I'd love to stay on the foor longer at the end, just enjoying that nice relaxation for longer, rather than having to get up and walk around. But I guess that's just not very practical?! Janna


"I valued and appreciated your quiet professional approach and your healing hands - hope you know what a gifted teacher you are..." Fiona, psycotherapist


"I can feel my WHOLE back now, and how it moves! its' such a joy!" Miriam


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've really valued what the method has taught me so far and even more so the gentle wisdom and insights that you bring both directly related to what we are practicing.and that synchronous type of insight that meets some other current question or concern", A.

"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." C.

"I want to thank you for yesterday's lesson.  It has made a vast difference in that my shoulders feel really solid over both sittting bones and feet.   I can walk tall and the book hasn't slipped off my head yet!  I haven't progressed to carrying bricks and running yet, but who knows....I meant to tell you that several people in my class, some with professional dance experience when young, have been very complimentary about the fluidity of my movements, so once again, thank you for all your work with me - it is so thrilling to release the old and discover the new!" Ruth, dance teacher

"Fortune brought me to your session...something profound was released which I had carried for as long as I can remember. The time must have been right for me to let it go. Since then. my walking and balance have improved out of recognition. I feel like the 'me' I should be and I am so excited! More work to do yet, but one step at a time... As I see it Feldenkrais gives you the tools to initiate and establish new paths which for me is enormously useful" R.


"Just wanted to say a big thank you for your classes, they have been most enjoyable and pain freeing" MD.


"Many thanks extraordinary exquisite thank you for your presence connection and skill" C


"Just enjoying the new feel of my spine!!  Now when I start the tension in the base of my pelvis, there is no need to consciously push back my lower dorsal spine.  I can feel the sensation travelling up to the base of the skull in a mini-wave.  My neck's free too.  What a great session! R.


""Feldenkrais is the only therapy that's left a permanent imprint on me - whenever I wiggle my toes I think about you!" MF

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