Feldenkrais Guild UK — member profile


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Maggy Burrowes

Feldenkrais Training: London 1990
126B Drakefell Road SE14 5SQ
• 07976 640 737 or 020 7642 1457


Classes: Monday & Thursday Evenings, Telegraph Hill, New Cross Gate, SE14
Workshops: Sundays in Brockley SE4
Individual lessons: Telegraph Hill SE14, and I am also happy to make home visits
I have been teaching classes and workshops in the Method since 1990; my clients are very varied in age and experience, and they come to me with a wide variety of issues. I am a singer and I also specialise in Embodied Voice training, a Feldenkrais-based vocal method of my own devising. For this reason I often find myself working with actors, singers, musicians and other performers. As my understanding of the centrality of the voice for human health and functioning grows my focus has expanded into working with chronic pain and anxiety issues, and there is much more information about this on my website, including details of my newest course Quintessensual Consciousness Training.
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.maggyburrowes.com – click on the 'Working With Maggy' drop-down menu and you will find all the details you need about my private practice, classes, and workshops, and how to train with me online.
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 UK Feldenkrais Professional Training Programme in 1990, and am still involved in the UK 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 both here 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 Course is the culmination of my years of study, and my personal vocal exploration and development.
I am now developing a process I am currently calling Quintessensual Consciousness, 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 develop a process that is easy to learn, and beneficial for anyone with issues with chronic anxiety, chronic fatigue and/or chronic pain.