I used to be a lawyer specialising in criminal law but after an accident which impacted my own movement in my 30s I began to get more and more interested in how movement can be used therapeutically.
I originally re-trained as a Pilates and Iyengar yoga teacher (and I continue to teach a small number of these classes) but the real change came for me when I discovered the Feldenkrais Method.
I am continually awed by the power of this Method to help adults and children to improve their potential to live in this world.
If I was to describe it in a nutshell the Feldenkrais Method helps a person to discover new ways of doing. With a good teacher you will learn how your own movement habits might be restricting your potential and how to make new choices. I am now in my 50s and I can honestly say that my movement is better today than it has ever been thanks largely to what I have learnt from this Method.
The Feldenkrais Method is taught in two ways. The first is in group classes called 'Awareness Through Movement Lessons' and the second in individual one to one lessons known as 'Functional Integration Lessons' or 'FIs' for short.
I teach a number of the group classes in Rutland, UK, and also work on a one to one basis with adults of all ages. The Feldenkrais Method has also become well known as a method that can help children with special needs to achieve their potential. In addition to my Feldenkrais training I am fortunate to have undertaken further training with two of the best teachers in the world who work with children with special needs.
The first in time was with Jeremy Krauss who is based in Germany and I am a certified practitioner of the Jeremy Krauss Approach (JKA) for children with special needs.
The second is Michelle Turner of MovementLesson.com. I completed her first training in Phoenix, Arizona and I am the first person in the UK to have become a Movement Lesson Practitioner. I am now closely collaborating with Michelle to help train other practitioners and parents in her own unique approach.