The Feldenkrais Method is named after its creator Dr Moshe Feldenkrais who developed an approach to mind/body integration that improves co-ordination and physical confidence, reduces stress, and helps you move more efficiently. Using simple repetitive and gentle movements, this Method can eliminate chronic pain and improve physical wellbeing. The Feldenkrais Method can be helpful to people in all walks of life and I believe The Feldenkrais Method is a valuable tool for everyday living. I trained for four years to become a teacher of the Feldenkrais Method and my practice – The Mindful Body – is dedicated to raising awareness of The Feldenkrais Method as a means of promoting wellbeing and an independent approach to better health – in work and play!

Who can benefit? Anyone interested in moving better! Those recovering from injury, feeling stiffness in back, knees or ankles or just wanting to avoid future problems in sitting, walking or running.

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.

New workshops and new newsletter on its way!

Well, I’m sure I’m not the only one looking forward to the deluge of emails about GDPR going away soon! If you’ve been lucky enough to avoid all the fuss, the new legislation on Data Protection has put a lot of people in a spin. Here at The Mindful Body, it gave us a chance to review all our policies and finally get around to the long-promised newsletter which will be out at the end of this week! For those who have signed up, this fortnightly newsletter will give all the information on forthcoming classes and workshops as well as regular tips and suggestions on how you can look after yourself better and maintain a healthy, flexible body and mind. Classes and events will still appear on the Classes page of this website.

Happy New Year!

Here we are, at the start of a new year and I’m really excited about the possibilities that could be waiting! January got a great start last weekend with the first First Saturday workshop “Improve Your Stride” at Breathe Pilates. We had a full class, full of a really interesting range of people all keen to explore better ways of moving. If you want to see the dates and themes of the next workshops, head over to  http://diannehancock.co.uk/classes/

First Saturday workshops for 2017

Summer seems to be flying by and there are only five more First Saturdays until the end of the year! Here are the dates for the monthly workshops until December – £20 each or if you pay in advance for four, then the fourth one is free! (£60)

2 September 2017      Supple Hips and Smooth Walking

7 October 2017           Releasing Tension in Neck and Shoulders

4 November 2017       Better Balance and Coordination

2 December 2017       Breathe, Unwind and Mindful Meditation

Training with Ruthy Elon

I had a fantastic time this weekend, learning from one of our very respected practitioners Ruthy Alon. Ruthy first attended classes with Moshe Feldenkrais in 1957 and in 1967 was part of the first group of teachers trained by him. At the age of 87 years, she is still teaching, travelling and developing her own “Movement Intelligence” based on The Feldenkrais Method. If you’re interested in seeing Ruthy in action, here she is: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=igpJeOkgfzw