This course is an introduction to the Feldenkrais method, which seeks to improve health and wellbeing by raising awareness of your movements, breathing and posture. Feldenkrais taks a somatic approach, meaning that it sees the mind and body as one whole. It seeks to retrain the body to move in more efficient ways, breaking out of habitual movement patterns and learning new ones. Suitable for anyone, Feldenkrais is also particularly suitable for older people or those in chronic pain.
On this course you will learn to pay more attention to the way your body moves and holds itself. You will carry out sequences of movements slowly and gently, exploring and developing your awareness of how these moves feel and in so doing, allow your body and mind to retrain themselves to allow you to move with greater ease.
Teaching and Learning Methods
Your instructor will talk you through sets of slow and careful movements and whilst you are doing these, will direct your mental awareness on how you are carrying out these movements. The emphasis is on doing movements extremely slowly and gently, which is essential for breaking out of habitual movement patterns and learning new ones.
Practise these techniques for yourself at home or anywhere you feel comfortable between classes. Giving time to absorb and understand the essential principles of chair yoga will enable you to enjoy your practice and steadily gain health benefits.
You will receive ongoing, regular feedback from your tutor, in a constructive and supportive way.
Qualification you will achieve
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Next Steps and Progression
Each learner will spend time talking through their next steps and options with the course teacher. You will be able to develop your skills further on another of our well-being courses and your teacher may also help you to explore other suitable college courses.
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Additional Learning Support
Teachers are supported to ensure their materials are inclusive to meet all learners needs. Provision of assistive equipment is available and access support can be provided through reasonable adjustments, subject to an assessment by the ALS team and/or the Disability Officer. Digital Learning support is available in the Learning Centre at our Camden site. Careers advice and guidance is also available to all learners.
WM College provides financial support for some course fees, which is based on eligibility criteria. More information on how you may meet the criteria and what evidence you will be asked to provide can be found here [LINK] Our Learner Services team at firstname.lastname@example.org or our Camden or Kentish Town sites, can provide further advice based on your personal circumstances.