20:00 - 21:00
- Online Zoom Class
I have been training in martial arts since my early teens, starting with Kung Fu; Lau Gar and then Wing Chun. Looking for some more “internal”, softer aspects to my training I then started Tai Chi (Yang style) in my twenties. I moved to Systema in my thirties, a fascinating martial art with a very different model of teaching, in which I went on to become a qualified teacher. This sparked further curiosity in how we learn and skill acquisition.
I was working as a dog walker and starting to get little niggles and aches and at one point a herniated (slipped) disc in my thoracic spine. It was while researching skill acquisition and ways to treat or prevent the physical issues I was having that I heard about the Feldenkrais Method. Something that addressed both of those areas at the same time?! I attended a weekend workshop to try it and was hooked.
I found Feldenkrais a great complement to the Systema martial arts training that I was doing and it went on to have a big influence on my approach to teaching. After more Feldenkrais lessons and reading around the subject, I decided to embark on the four year training, qualifying to teach group classes (ATM) in 2018 and one-to-one, hands on classes (FI) in 2020.