Classes for children
The class is a mixture of games, creative movement and individual work with the teacher.
Children will learn :
How to be more in touch and aware of their own physicality
How to release tension
How to move with less effort
How to open their awareness of themselves in space and in relation to others
The difference between letting go (slumping), tensing and the preferred state in-between
The power to choose how to react to outside stimuli
The technique helps the children be more centred and anchored. As they progress in the work their self confidence will grow alongside their self awareness and natural poise. Ultimately by regaining their natural alignment their attention span and learning skills also improve.
"The child is always attracted by machinary; indeed, to find out 'how it works' is the natural desire of every child... "
F.M. Alexander with his pupils
Moving with Ease & Freedom
Workshops for Adults
This is the first module consisting of five workshops that leads to a deeper understanding of how to move easily and effortlessly in daily or professional activity. The workshops are practical and experiential so that you can explore ideas and adapt them to your particular issue with the teachers guidance. There is an order of learning within the course structure though this can vary according to your needs and requests. The premise of the work is how we operate as a whole system. How our thoughts and ideas intertwine with our physicality. It begins by considering how we are supported on the ground and how much effort is required to remain upright.
Within this theme we will explore:
simple movements such as standing, sitting and walking
the importance of awareness and spotting potential harmful habits
how the balance mechanism works and how to be centred
how to begin adapting this knowledge in everyday life
As we go through this material, we will also take time to look at common misconceptions about posture, sitting up straight, ‘getting it right’ amongst others.
To benefit the most from the work, you are encouraged to explore and reflect on your newly acquired knowledge in-between workshops. Each time we will begin with your comments, feedback and questions. They serve to guide the ongoing sessions, ensure understanding and keep the content relevant to your concerns.
What to bring
Wear clothing easy to move in and barefeet or socks.