Named after its founder, Dr Moshe Feldenkrais, it is a unique movement based learning method. It is an exploratory learning approach, not an exercise program or therapy, however it has considerable therapeutic outcomes and long term benefits, regardless of age or fitness status.
Awareness Through Movement (ATM) Classes are small group classes where you discover your habits and patterns of movement. Gentle, verbally-guided movements help you to release habitual patterns of holding that may be preventing you from moving freely and may be contributing to overuse and pain. The classes focus you on your body – you become your own authority.
Georgi is a certified Feldenkrais Practitioner and member of the Australian Feldenkrais Guild. She is also a Speech Pathologist with extensive experience working with people with acquired neurological damage or disease. She has also been enthusiastic amateur musician since childhood.
Awareness Through Movement (ATM) classes are gentle, practical and enjoyable. See the 'Timetable' page for class days and times. Click on a class to join and pay in advance. For class bundles (6 or 10) please go to the 'Shop' page.Class prices for 2018 - click here
Known as Functional Integration (FI) lessons, these are specifically tailored to your needs. Call 0402 835 289 to make our appointment.Individual Appointment prices for 2018 - click here
We host special workshop events involving national and international practitioners/trainers. Similarly, Georgi is sometimes invited to run workshops in Newcastle and beyond.
Workshops focussing on general and specific topics (such as managing back pain, relieving neck and jaw tension) are available.
Online coming soon.
Class & workshop packages are available, tailored to the specific needs of the organisation. Call to discuss your organisation's needs further.
“You can, at any time in your life, rewire yourself…..Nothing is permanent about our behaviour patterns except our belief that they are so.”
Regardless of age, Feldenkrais can assist people to remember what it was like to feel energetic, confident and to enjoy their lives, making healthy ageing a reality.
“The aim (of the Feldenkrais Method) is a person that is organised to move with minimum effort and maximum efficiency, not through muscular straight, but through increased consciousness of how movement works.”
A Feldenkrais Practitioner is trained to see an overall picture of the body, how it works, and how it can best serve you to find your optimal way of moving – whether its running, high jumping, playing a saxophone or singing.
Feldenkrais teaches self-care tools and new ways of moving to enable more options for living a fuller, more comfortable life while re-finding confidence in the body.
“Nothing is permanent about our behaviour patterns except our belief that they are so.”
Neuroplasticity is the brain’s ability to reorganise itself, both in structure and how it functions. Feldenkrais uses neuroplasticity to both affirm and facilitate new connections in the brain.
‘I believe it is more important to learn the way to learn new skills than the feat of the skills themselves: the new skill is only a useful reward for your attention. …when your attention & awareness are improved….your judgement will be better, as your sensitivity will increase with the reduction of your efforts.’
Feldenkrais teaches clients to enhance awareness in many ways. Movement is used as a vehicle for developing awareness, hence the name Awareness Through Movement classes. Learning in Feldenkrais may be used to enhance other mindful practices.
“The child does not exercise in the sense a grown-up does, by repeating an action in order to improve. The child’s attention is directed by curiosity.”
The Feldenkrais Method is founded in part on the principles of childhood developmental milestones. It can assist in enabling children to expand their abilities and improve movement.
I know what to do to stand and walk more easily and gracefully. My balance has improved.
I appreciate the relaxed atmosphere where I don't feel under pressure to perform. I feel both energised and relaxed at the end of sessions.
The exercises are so powerful in relieving tension in my neck, head and eyes, and they are quick and easy to do anywhere - truly amazing!
It has helped my to understand my body and how I move - really raising the level of body self-awareness.
Assisted me to develop management strategies to relieve the discomfort of my symptoms and gave me a feeling of having some control.
Intriguing because its hard to believe such simple, small movements can have such a major effect.
Improved my mental acuity, my vitality and my outlook on life.
After my appointment I had the best night's sleep in years.
You just feel great after a class - I'd recommend it to anyone.