Dianne Hancock

MA, B.Ed(Hons), PG Dip (Research) FHEA, Level 3 Diploma in Teaching Yoga, Teaching Yo
Feldenkrais Training: Sussex 2010

Sheffield

0114 242 5977
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www.themindfulbody.org.uk
Classes: Monday mornings & evenings, Tuesday mornings online.
Workshops: Regular 4 week mini-courses in The Feldenkrais Method, live in Sheffield. These focus on a specific theme e.g., relief for stiff shoulders, better balance, etc.
Individual lessons: I work at the Practice Rooms on Mondays, seeing clients in person. Other days are by individual application. I also do online 1:1 sessions: these are all individually planned and agreed. Contact me for more details.

Practice:

I am particularly interested in helping people to deal with movement problems that can arise from the type of work they do or the type of exercise they take that may be causing ongoing pain or difficulty. My background in performing arts means that I have specialist knowledge of the demands of that type of work. I have also developed work with people living with Parkinson's, Dystonia, MS. MND and recovering from stroke. As a qualified yoga teacher, I am very interested in encouraging an integrated and mindful approach to personal movement.

Biography:

For 25 years, I worked in professional theatre as an actor, director, writer and teacher. In 1995, I suffered a back injury that left me immobile for 6 weeks. I recovered but was left feeling very stiff and nervous of moving. As an active person, this was disastrous! Luckily, I was introduced to the Feldenkrais Method by another theatre director and I was amazed at how quickly I not only recovered but improved my range of movement as well as my confidence and self esteem. After several years of incorporating the Feldenkrais Method into my rehearsal work with actors, I undertook the four year Teacher training and graduated from the Sussex V training in March 2010.

Based in Sheffield, I have an individual client list, as well as teaching several Feldenkrais classes each week.

I am an active member of the Feldenkrais Guild UK and for the last 10 years have edited the Members' Journal and online Bulletins. I have written & presented extensively on aspects of The Feldenkrais Method in academic journals and at conferences, including a TEDx lecture.

I have also been a yoga practitioner for 20 years and in 2018 finally decided to train as a yoga teacher. My weekly yoga classes are a form of yoga that contains many elements of the Feldenkrais Method.