Jackie Adkins

MA Dance Studies
Feldenkrais Training: Amsterdam 2002

7 Beechwood Close, Frome, Somerset BA11 2AZ

07527 805 138
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www.movetolive.uk
Classes: Online: Tuesdays 5pm & Wednesdays 9.30am. In-person in Frome: Tuesdays 10am, Wednesdays 6pm.
Workshops: Roughly 3 times per year in Bristol through Folk House Bristol
Individual lessons: Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday in Frome

Practice:

I work with all kinds of people. Very often people come for individual sessions or to classes who have persistent aches or pain - sometimes recovering from injury. Some regular class participants want to maintain vitality as they age, others are living with chronic health conditions and appreciate the gentleness of the Method and the convenience of working online. Teachers of pilates or yoga often come to workshops to learn more about other approaches to movement.

Biography:

My background is in dance. Having learned ballet from a young age, I trained in contemporary dance, going on to do BA (hons) Related Arts. Having completed an MA in Dance Studies at Surrey University I went on to study with many pioneering New Dance teachers in the '80s and '90s, specialising in Contact Improvisation, which I taught extensively in London in the 1990s. My interest in learning about various movement approaches also led me to study Body-Mind Centering and to practice Pilates and Gabrielle Roth's 5 Rhythms.

Following debilitating back pain in my 30s I had to stop dancing and discovered the Feldenkrais Method, enrolling on a professional training. Half way through my 4 year training my back pain disappeared and in time I found a way back to dancing. Since graduating as a Feldenkrais practitioner in 2002 I have taught in London, mainly in Adult Education and also in Higher Education, teaching dance students.

In 2004 I moved to North East Scotland where I continued my Feldenkrais practice until I came to Frome, Somerset in 2014. I teach weekly online Feldenkrais classes as well as in-person classes in Frome. I was an Associate Lecturer at Bath Spa University since 2015-2022, where I taught movement skills for BA Acting students.

Listings

Tuesday

10:00 - 11:15

Move with Ease

Info:

  • Cheese & Grain, Market Yd, Justice Ln, Frome BA11 1BE
  • 07527805138
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  • Booking through Frome Community Education

17:00 - 18:15

Awareness Through Movement

Info:

  • 07527 805 138
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  • The class runs on different themes in 5 or 6 week blocks. Drop-in option available.

Wednesday

09:30 - 10:45

Awareness Through Movement

Info:

  • 07527 805 138
  • Email | Website
  • The class runs on different themes in 5 or 6 week blocks. Drop-in option available.

Thursday

19:00 - 20:15

Move With Ease

Info:

  • Avanti Park School, Park Road, Frome BA11 1EU
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  • Booking through Frome Community Education

Workshop

03 March
11:00 - 13:30

Mobilise Your Spine

Info:

  • Bristol Folk House, 40a Park Street, Bristol, BS1 5JG
  • 0117 926 2987
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03 March
14:00 - 16:30

Free Your Shoulders

Info:

  • Bristol Folk House 40a Park Street, Bristol, BS1 5JG
  • 0117 926 2987
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25 May
10:00 - 12:30

Breathe With Ease

Info:

  • Bristol Folk House 40a Park Street, Bristol, BS1 5JG
  • 0117 926 2987
  • Website

25 May
13:30 - 16:00

Easier Turning & Reaching

Info:

  • Bristol Folk House 40a Park Street, Bristol, BS1 5JG
  • 0117 926 2987
  • Website

15 June
10:00 - 12:30

Articulate Arms

Info:

  • Bristol Folk House 40a Park Street, Bristol, BS1 5JG
  • 0117 926 2987
  • Website

15 June
13:30 - 16:00

Flexible Legs

Info:

  • Bristol Folk House 40a Park Street, Bristol, BS1 5JG
  • 0117 926 2987
  • Email | Website