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Alan Caig Wilson

MA(St Andrews-Psychology), MFA(Birkbeck University of London-Theatre Directing), Adv Dip Drama(RWCMD-Acting). Cert.d'Etudes (Ecole Jacques Lecoq)
Feldenkrais Training: Berlin 2001
7/2 Bonnington Terrace, Newhaven Road, Edinburgh EH6 4BP
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Classes: Edinburgh (tbc) - call/email for details
Workshops: Sundays, more or less monthly, ( both Edinburgh and Ipswich)
Individual lessons: On demand. Edinburgh area. Monthly in Ipswich and surrounding areas
My practice is based in Edinburgh and, on a monthly basis in Ipswich. I have recently re-located my base to Edinburgh, but travel regularly.
I have worked with actors, dancers, musicians as well as people living with stroke, spinal and head injury, Parkinsons and cerebral. I have also worked with children, horse- riders, nurses, expectant mothers short of breath, grandmothers who have put their backs out playing with their grandchildren, martial artists, sportspeople – in short anyone for whom freedom of movement is central to the fulfillment of the things they really want to do.
I have a long experience of using movement as a creative resource. I first encountered Feldenkrais as part of my training at Mime/Theatre School in Paris and ever since it has guided the creative explorations I have made.
In recent years I have worked with school students in using movement-based creativity and somatic learning as a source of support for learning in such diverse areas as literacy, science and technology, and communication in children with severe learning difficulties. The lens of Feldenkrais allows the development of creative and specific learning environments that are non-judgemental and based on inquiry and discovery.
Alan Caig Wilson
ATM teacher since 1999, and full practitioner since 2001. Completed my training under the late Dr Mark Reese in Berlin in 2001. Faculty included Arlyn Zones, Garet Newell, Paul Newton, Ted Presland, Livia Calice, Mara della Pergola, Allison Rapp, Donna Ray, Francois Combeau, Jeremy Krauss, Ingrid Wilzcek, Rick Amadio.
Pedagogy: Visiting Tutor in Feldenkrais at London Contemporary Dance School between 2001 and 2012. Oxford School of Drama Movt Dept 2001 – 2003. Guildhall School of Music and Drama Movt Dept 2003. Visiting tutor in Feldenkrais, Polish Institute for Choreotherapy Poznan 2006 – 2015. Developed The BodyThink Process certification training 2013 – 2015 Workshops in England, Scotland, Austria, Finland.
The focus of my work is in the development of resilience and creativity in movement and thinking.