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. I am also a qualified yoga teacher and in this practice, I am very interested in encouraging an integrated and mindful approach to personal movement, my yoga classes and 1:1 sessions contain a strong element of The Feldenkrais Method.
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 11 years 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 also write for a local community newspaper of health and self care.
I am a fully qualified yoga and mindfulness teacher. My weekly yoga classes are a form of yoga that contains many elements of the Feldenkrais Method.