Feldenkrais Guild UK — member profile

 


 
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Ellen O'Farrell

yoga teacher with a specialised qualification in working with dancers, qualified life coach and person centred and existential counsellor
Feldenkrais Training: Sussex 2014
 
Cydonia, 19 Marsh Lane, Dorney Reach, MAIDENHEAD SL6 0DN
• 07736 101 610
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• www.patternsofmovement.co.uk

Classes: Windsor, Dorney, Iver and Maidenhead
Individual lessons: Lessons in Eton, Iver and Dorney Reach
 
Practice:
I have particular expertise in working with dancers, yogis and other movement professionals. However I also have experience of using the method to work with the elderly and people with chronic health conditions and I am particularly interested in the impact of the method in improving quality of life.
 
Biography:
I started dancing ballet and tap at the age of 4 and have danced ever since although the forms have shifted over the years. My current dance passions are Argentine Tango and Egyptian Belly dance.
 
I have always been fascinated by movement in all its forms. I was a competitive gymnast for many years and took up yoga after retiring from gymnastics. I have also ridden horses for years with a particular interest in classical dressage.
 
I originally stumbled across the Feldenkrais method after a serious back injury in a riding accident. Once my back had recovered I put it on the back burner for many years and then starting working with the method again as a way of improving my ease and quality of movement for dancing. This time I really got fascinated with the potential this method offers and decided to undertake a professional training in 2010.