I used to be a lawyer specializing in criminal law but after an accident that 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 yoga teacher (and I continue to teach a small number of these Pilates and yoga-based 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 learned 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 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 to work with children with special needs: JKA and the first UK based Movement Lesson practitioner.
I am also the author of 'The Fit Sit Revolution: Functional Fitness for the Over 50s'.