I work with people from all walks of life and of all ages. Adults with a range of complaints; people with conditions such as fibromyalgia, migraine, bad backs/hips/knees, RSI, accident-induced paralysis and also many yoga, Pilates and other modality teachers wanting to deepen their practice. Some people have a specific area they want to address, such as chronic pain or repetitive strain, and some simply have an interest in life-long learning. Children, particularly autistic, ADHD and other neurodivergent young people. For three years I participated in a research project with the universities of Kent and Surrey working with autistic children and teenagers through creative arts and Feldenkrais.
My background is in performance so I am especially interested in working with people from the performing arts; actors, dancers and musicians. I have taught Feldenkrais for performance at Rose Bruford College and Royal Central School of Speech and Drama, and at the universities of Cambridge, Kent, Essex and Queen Mary, London. I teach an MA course entitled 'The Ecological Body in Movement and Performance' at The Margate School.
As well as being a Feldenkrais practitioner, I am a performer, theatre-maker, improvisor, researcher and mother.
In the 90s, I did a degree in Philosophy and History of Art, and trained as a performer at the Lecoq School in Paris. I worked in theatre, performing and directing in France and Portugal until 2008. I founded my theatre company, Beady Eye, in the UK in 2009 and toured nationally and internationally until becoming a mother in 2013. After gaining my PhD from Royal Holloway, University of London in 2018, I have returned to making shows, but at a slower rhythm. I also teach in Higher Education and improvise with the Free Range Orchestra and Free Women.
I came to Feldenkrais through my performance work. It was transformational for me in terms of avoiding injury and opening up creative pathways. I continue to expand my awareness of and through this Method.