Feldenkrais Guild UK — member profile

 


 
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Jackie Adkins

MA Dance Studies, Associate Fellow of Higher Education Academy
Feldenkrais Training: Amsterdam 2002
 
7 Beechwood Close, Frome, Somerset BA11 2AZ
• 07527 805 138

www.movetolive.uk

Classes: Tuesdays 6-7.15pm, Frome
Workshops: Saturday or Sunday afternoon, more or less monthly, Frome; Weekends twice per year, Edinburgh
Individual lessons: Monday, Tuesday, Thursday in Frome
 
Practice:
I work with all kinds of people. Very often people come for individual sessions or to classes who who have persistent aches or pain. Teachers of pilates or yoga often come to workshops to learn more about other approaches to movement.
 
Biography:
My background is in dance. Having learned ballet from a young age, I trained in contemporary dance, going on to do BA (hons) Related Arts. Having completed an MA in Dance Studies at Surrey University I went on to study with many pioneering teachers of improvisational and release dance – specialising in Contact Improvisation, which I taught extensively in London in the 1990s. My interest in different movement approaches also led me to study Pilates, Body- Mind Centering and Gabrielle Roth's 5 Rhythms.
 
Following debilitating back pain in my 30s I had to stop dancing and discovered the Feldenkrais Method, enrolling on a professional training. Half way through my 4 year training my back pain disappeared and in time I found a way back to dancing. Since graduating as a Feldenkrais practitioner in 2002 I have taught in London, mainly in Adult Education and also in Higher Education – teaching dance students.
 
In 2004 I moved to North East Scotland where I continued my Feldenkrais practice until I came to Frome, Somerset in 2014. I teach a weekly Feldenkrais class and monthly workshops in Frome, as well as offering workshops in Edinburgh twice a year and occasionally in Bristol. I have been an Associate Lecturer at Bath Spa University since 2015, where I teach movement skills for BA Acting students.