Feldenkrais Guild UK — member profile


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Ed Bartram

Feldenkrais Training: London 2015
2-8 Scrutton St, London, EC2A 4RT
• 07969 748 974
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• www.movinglessons.co.uk

Classes: St Peter's Church, De Beauvoir, N1 4DA; 2-8 Scrutton St., EC2A 4RT
Individual lessons: 2-8 Scrutton St, London, EC2A 4RT; or 59A Digby Cres, London, N4 2HS
In my individual work, I mainly work with clients – often aged from their mid-40’s to 60's – who have realised they’re no longer able to sit, walk or stand in a way they’d previously taken for granted.  Often, these issues are making work difficult or significantly impeding them at home.   In many cases, the years have suddenly caught up with them, and they don’t want to put up with it!
However, I do work with others too – from grandmothers to acrobats, from ages 80+ to children over age of 5, from those who have suffered strokes to athletes.   The variety of Feldenkrais work is one of its great joys for me!  My group classes, in particular, attract a wide range of ages, backgrounds and interests.
All my group lessons are available in audio digital format, if you have attended the lesson or not.  I'm an Associate of Feldenkrais London, and mainly teach in Hackney and Shoreditch.  I also sit on the board of the UK Feldenkrais Guild.
Following a short foray into political journalism in Ecuador after university, I moved into the challenging – if fascinating – world of NHS management. Too challenging, in fact! My anxieties and stress often manifested themselves in a physical way – I began to suffer from chronic head and backaches. I needed to change.
I began an MA Applied Theatre at Central School of Speech and Drama, and then worked for a few years making theatre for my own company and using drama to help teach subjects like maths, history and English. During this time I attended a Complicite workshop (ran by Annabel Arden) which used some Feldenkrais, and I was hooked!
I then enrolled on the Feldenkrais training in London led by Elizabeth Beringer and Scott Clark, an exhilarating and life-changing experience.   I feel very grateful that my journey has led me here, and am very pleased to be working as an Associate with Feldenkrais London.  I particularly enjoy being able to combine teaching in groups with individual work, and the opportunity to bring – what is often – a very different approach to the issues and challenges facing my clients.
Apart from family life which, takes up much of my time outside work, I also love running, cricket and other sports.
Do get in touch, if you'd like further information on my classes, lessons and workshops.  Give me a ring on 07969 748974, or email ed@movinglessons.co.uk