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Josephine Horder

I have been teaching Awareness Through Movement classes since August 2013. Apart from that, I am an Associate of the Royal College of Music (Teacher), I studied for three years at that Conservatoire, and then continued my studies in Salzburg and Dusseldorf.
Feldenkrais Training: London 2015
1 Pendley Bridge Cottages, Tring Station, TRING HP23 5QU
• 01442 822 732 or 07740 422 807


Classes: Monday afternoons in The Iron Room, Tring Station
Individual lessons: I give Functional Integration lessons at home by appointment at mutually agreeable times.
My ATM classes are suitable for anyone and no previous experience is necessary. The atmosphere is welcoming, calm, and totally non competitive, giving you the opportunity to experience yourself through slowly paced gentle movements. I am especially interested in teaching musicians as I have always been fascinated by the mind/body relationship in my own playing, and also in that of my cello students; I am keen to collaborate with musicians in workshop and study course situations. Please get in touch if you would like to find out more.
Until 2013 my career has been as a performing cellist and cello teacher. I first encountered the Feldenkrais Method when I gave cello lessons to a practitioner, and she in turn gave me Functional Integration lessons. I was bowled over by the effect on my playing: just a few F.I. lessons liberated my potential for expressing myself as a musician, and also for developing and improving my technique on the instrument. Now that I am a practitioner myself, that process is ongoing, so that I am able and keen to tackle challenges that I had previously assumed were beyond me. I am constantly adjusting and expanding the image I hold of myself, my talents and my capacities. Although just turned sixty, in some respects I feel I am getting younger. Moshe Feldenkrais said: Make the impossible possible, the possible easy and the easy – elegant. Day after day this aspiration is becoming my experience, and it is an aspiration available to all.