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Welcome to the Home Page of The Mindful Body, Feldenkrais and Yoga in Sheffield.

I am a qualified teacher of The Feldenkrais Method and I teach classes, workshops and individual sessions in and around the Sheffield area. I also travel to colleges and universities to teach specialist modules for dancers, actors and musicians.  If you are interested in learning more about The Feldenkrais Method,  please follow the different pages on this website. If you would like to book a class for yourself or for a group of people, then you can go straight to my Classes page to book or leave a message.

I am also a qualified teacher of Hatha Yoga and again, I teach classes for individuals and groups in and around Sheffield. I am passionate about people finding physical and mental wellness through movement and my style of teaching yoga encourages you to find ease, comfort and confidence in the physical postures as well as discovering the benefits of relaxation and mindfulness. You can find out more on my Classes page and on my Yoga and Feldenkrais page.

I hope you enjoy looking through this website, if you’ve questions or comments, please go to the Contact page and leave me a message.

More Workshop Reviews!

In my last post, I mentioned some of the comments following my January workshops. Here’s another: “I loved the way we stretched in the class which had a significant impact later but was almost unobtrusive in that I don’t realise the extent to which I’m stretching whilst I’m doing it. Most certainly felt two inches tall at the end and “active” once I arrived home. There were a number of stretches I can do in bed too which is a great way of starting the day.”

Happy New Year!

2020 has got off to a great start for the Mindful Body with two fully booked workshops. The first – “Moving with Your Whole Spine” – was on 4 January 2020 and I got some lovely feedback from participants. “I feel like I’ve got a whole new body!” one woman said at the end of the session. It is so rewarding to give people the experience of better movement. Workshop No.2 was in the lovely Equaminity Studio at Penistone on Saturday 11 January and that theme was “Functional Feet”. Here’s one review: “Thank you for a great workshop, Dianne. As a Reflexologist, I don’t often get a chance to ‘twiddle with my own toes’! This gentle and subtle Feldenkrais movement therapy really makes your brain work – strangely! I felt relaxed and sleepy afterwards – and yet more aware of my body and more alert at the same time. Looking forward to the next workshop.”  Upcoming classes and workshops can be found here  

 

The Mindful Body comes to Penistone

I’m very pleased to announce that I will be starting a new Feldenkrais class at Equaminity Studios in Penistone this week. The new class will be from 10 – 11am every Thursday and is suitable for those new to the Method and for people who have already enjoyed the benefits of The Feldenkrais Method and how it can help you to improve your movement range with ease and comfort. Email info@equaminitypenistone.uk to book.

Back to School!

I’m back after a long break from posting here. My apologies, but sometimes life gets too busy communicating to communicate! I hope you’ve had a great summer and I’ve enjoyed meeting a lot of new clients over the last few months, as well as planning new classes and collaborations for the autumn. A full and up to date version of the new classes and events is in the calendar and you can also go to the Classes page to see what’s on offer.

Preventative action

In the news this week there has been a lot of discussion about NHS funding, where and how the money should be spent. I feel very strongly that we need to invest in preventative care – particularly as in the UK we have a large proportion of our population that is over 65 years. Small changes to lifestyle and habits around exercise, diet and personal care can make a real difference in avoiding larger problems later on. It is not down to the medical practitioners to make these changes: every individual would benefit from greater knowledge and ownership of their personal health. In general matters we go through life amazingly ignorant of many things that directly affect us and it’s only when things go wrong or break down that we get involved in the mechanisms and processes that help us function. This might be the workings of the combustion engine or…more importantly, our own mental and physical health. We need a good health service that is safe and reliable but we also need to challenge our own passivity: returning again and again to a chiropractitioner to solve the same problem always reminds me of Albert Einstein’s well known definition of insanity “doing the same thing over and over again and expecting different results”. Again Einstein…”We cannot solve our problems with the same thinking we used when we created them.”