The Feldenkrais Method with Sophie Arditti
Classes, Individual Lessons and Workshops
North Kensington and Notting Hill Gate, West London and online
A movement journey, or a kind of physical riddle, engaging your whole self and emphasising ease and quality of movement
Online Group Classes
Mondays 6.30 - 7.30 pm
Meeting ID: 338 016 759
Tuesday 5.15 - 6.15 pm
Meeting ID: 917 043 394
£84 for 6 consecutive lessons
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any injuries, chronic pain or questions.
Wednesdays 6.30 - 7.30 pm £15
West London Buddhist Centre 45a Porchester Road London W2 5DP
last class of term 13th December
class resumes 10th January 2024
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Functional Integration lessons (FI)
Tailored to your specific needs to help you find a more comfortable and wider range of movement promoting strength and suppleness
Each lesson revolves around a question: How do your habits of movement help you, but at the same time stand in the way of doing better?
In a typical lesson, we discuss this, then you lie fully-clothed on a low table as the teacher's hands gently support you, suggesting, encouraging and guiding you towards new ways of moving and organising yourself.
Each lesson is unique and designed for you to address your particular habits of moving and holding yourself. Your increasing self-awareness enables you to let go of these habits, to find and choose new patterns of movement; you may find similar development in the flexibility of your thinking and feeling.
The lesson will often lead to suggestions for ways of working on your own, in order to help the new choices become a lasting part of your life. Lessons are particularly useful for specific or long-standing problems, to deepen your experience of Awareness Through Movement classes, or to provide ongoing support for your everyday life.
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Like the weekly classes but longer giving us time to explore the theme in more depth
First workshop of 2024 Saturday January 20th
Ease and strength in arms, hands, shoulder joints
Martial arts, gardening, painting, running, walking, carrying, lifting, typing – is there anything you do that doesn’t involve your arms?
This workshop will explore the shoulder joints to ease pain, increase mobility and improve functioning generally of your arms and hands.
The bony connection of the arm with the trunk is so minimal that you could think of the shoulder girdle (collar bones, shoulder blades and shoulder joint) as being draped over the torso – with the only bony attachment being where the collarbone meets the breastbone.
This gives our arms a large range of movement and, also, vulnerability to injury.
All other connections are muscular. This means as we go through the workshop clarifying the action of the hands, arms and shoulder joints, you’ll feel radical differences in your neck, chest and back.
The workshop details
Saturday, 20 January, 2024
10 - 1 pm
Essex Unitarian Church
112 Palace Gardens Terrace
Mats are provided. If you'd like to bring a blanket for extra comfort, please do
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call 07951 905 902
About the Method
The Feldenkrais Method® is an educational approach combining movement, breathing and body alignment in a context of mindfulness. It offers a unique and practical way to realise physical and mental potential more fully. Established for over 50 years, the Feldenkrais Method® is validated by new discoveries in neuroplasticity.
What are the benefits?
• Relief from tension and muscular pain
• Easier and fuller breathing
• Greater relaxation and well-being
• Improved performance in sport, dance, music and drama
• Greater ease in everyday activities
• Increased vitality
• More creative and flexible thinking
‘I've been taking weekly Feldenkrais classes with Sophie for about 2 years now, and from my first class I was hooked. The classes themselves are fun, enjoyable, and interesting. Sophie's style brings lightness and humour to our learning, a very powerful combination.
I find the weekly class leaves me feeling positive, and mindful in a way that nothing else does. I call it my meditation class, as I leave feeling peaceful, and fully present in the moment. It’s gold!’
‘I've had more movement in my neck after four lessons of Feldenkrais than I've had for twenty years.’
‘Since starting Feldenkrais classes with Sophie I have noticed a real change in myself. After the class I often feel re-energized so I can go home and get loads more done than I normally can, I also frequently feel more content after a Feldenkrais class with Sophie. It feels as if anything that has been troubling me just washes off me. I don’t know how this works but it is amazing! When I first started doing Feldenkrais I would never have believed that doing small movements lying on the floor for an hour or so could make such a big difference to me, but it certainly has. I think no matter who you are doing Feldenkrais classes can benefit you. It has also helped me to become more aware of my body and to be more self-aware generally.’