Juliana Brustik

BA, Dance and Art, Middlesex University
Feldenkrais Training: London 2015
Classes: Tuesday lunchtime online, Wednesday lunchtime in E8 studio, Thursday evening online
Workshops: Several times a year in Central London
Individual lessons: E5 8LQ and home visits

Practice:

I run two weekly ATM classes as well as small private classes. I also hold several workshops a year in and outside London. I enjoy collaborating with practitioners of other movement or mindfulness methods: I regularly run residentials and workshops together with the Alexander teacher Judy Hammond and last year I collaborated several times with Sound Bath practitioner Mona Mock. The students in my classes and private practice (Functional Integration) come from all walks of life and cover a wide age range. Clients bring with them a variety of conditions and interests, including Osteoarthritis, Scoliosis, Autism, Fibromyalgia, looking for rehabilitation support after knee and hip operations, dancers, sports enthusiasts and musicians keen on improving their performance skills.

Biography:

I have been working as a dance tutor, performer and creator for over 30 years in community dance in the UK and abroad. I am also a fully qualified Feldenkrais as well as Bones for Life practitioner. I have always been interested in exploring various body awareness and somatic methods to deepen my understanding of the body/mind connection, to enhance my own creative work and teaching and my own overall well being. Many years ago I came across the Feldenkrais Method and took part in workshops and residentials with Barbara McCrea and Scott Clark amongst others. The Feldenkrais Method was a revelation to me! Having the permission during group lessons to listen to myself and follow my own pace whilst exploring some unusual movement connections felt like coming home to me. I experienced a deep release emotionally as well as physcially. This experience was most empowering. I knew I wanted to study this method and gain a deeper understanding of it. Once I heard that the second Feldenkrais Training in London had been arranged under the direction of Elizabeth Beringer I immediately applied to be a trainee. I find the Feldenkrais Method to be most useful as an ongoing tool to explore and widen my knowledge of how humans function and learn. I regard this as one of the best 'pension' investments: the Feldenkrais Method is a very practical and accessible way to keep body and mind flexible, curious and full of vitality.