Feldenkrais Guild UK — member profile


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Maggy Burrowes

Feldenkrais Training: London 1990
126-B Drakefell Road SE14 5SQ
• 07976 640 737 or 020 7642 1457
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• www.vocaldynamix.com/blog

Classes: Thursday evening in New Cross, SE14
Workshops: Fridays and Sundays, more or less monthly, in South East London and E1
Individual lessons: At home in Telegraph Hill, SE14, and I am also happy to make home visits
My clients are very varied in age and experience, and they come to me with a wide variety of issues. As I also specialise in Embodied Voice, a Feldenkrais-based vocal work of my own devising, so I often find myself working with actors, singers, musicians and other performers. I have a dedicated studio at home, and I am very easy to reach by public transport in London. For full information do have a look at my website: www.vocaldynamix.com/blog – if you scroll down to the Pages section on the right of the screen you will find all the details you need about my private practice, classes, and workshops.
I became interested in the work of Dr. Moshe Feldenkrais after many years studying movement, particularly Tai Chi, and Martha Graham-based dance. I graduated from the first British Feldenkrais Professional Training Programme in 1990, and am still involved in the U.K. training programmes as an experienced practitioner, giving individual lessons to trainee practitioners up to the present day. I have many years experience teaching Feldenkrais, VocalDynamix, and Embodied Voice, both privately, and in Colleges, Universities and Adult Education Centres in the U.K. and abroad.
Since qualifying as a Feldenkrais teacher, my ongoing project has been to develop a comprehensive awareness- based voice and singing teaching system, using the Feldenkrais approach. To this end I have explored many modern voice teaching methods, focusing particularly on the work of Jo Estill, a highly-respected pioneer in the field of voice training, and Alison Bagnall, an Australian Feldenkrais practitioner, speech therapist, and early collaborator of Estill's. The Embodied Voice Workshop series is the culmination of my years of study, and my personal vocal exploration and development.
I am now developing a process I am calling Embodying Ease - steadily honing a Feldenkrais-focussed bodymindfulness process with the intention of helping those – like myself – who recognise the benefits of meditation but struggle to achieve a stable state of inner quiet and calm – my intention is to produce a process that is easy to learn, and beneficial for anyone with issues with chronic anxiety and/or chronic pain.