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Sabine Schmid Blackaby

Teaching diploma Kindergartens, Switzerland
Mentoring course: Amsterdam 2006, Child'Space Chava Shelhav Method: Amsterdam 2013

Feldenkrais Training: Florence 1997
 
Unit 4, 20-26 Round Hill Street
BRIGHTON BN2 3RG
• 01273 239 299
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• www.feldenkraisbrighton.co.uk

Classes: Tuesday lunch times, evenings & Wednesday mornings, evenings Brighton
Workshops: Weekends as advertised
Individual lessons: Unit 4, Brighton
 
Practice:
In my classes and private practise I work with a variety of people with different backgrounds. Some people are looking to move more comfortably in daily life, others have a special interest in yoga, dance, sports, drama or music.
 
A lot of people I see have movement restrictions and/or are in pain. But I also work with babies/children and their parents and with people with various neurological conditions.
 
Biography:
Working as a kindergarten teacher in Switzerland and through my own personal process, I became aware of how important movement is in human development and learning. After various experiences in Dance, Medau Rhythmic, Eutonie and Yoga, I came into contact with the Feldenkrais Method and was fascinated by its unique combination of movement, psychology and learning. I decided to enrol in a professional Feldenkrais training and completed my training with Ruthy Alon in Florence in 1997.
 
Moving to England in 1996, I began to build my Feldenkrais practice alongside starting a family.
 
To deepen my understanding of the Method, but also because I believe in supervision for teaching professions, I participated in a three-year Mentoring course with Larry Goldfarb in Amsterdam, graduating in 2006. Between 2011 and 2013, I took part in Chava Shelhav's Child'Space training in Amsterdam which enabled me to gain a much better understanding of how to apply the principles of the Feldenkrais Method to working with babies, infants and their parents. I now run parent and baby courses and work individually with typically developed babies or with babies with special needs or neurological challenges. I further co-assist in the new Child'Space training in Amsterdam.