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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.

Committing to Yourself

Busy people often have so many commitments, to their families, friends, children, work, clients…the list can seem endless but sometimes what’s missing from that list is self-care. This is the most important item on anyone’s list because – as the Buddhist saying goes:

You, yourself, as much as anybody in the entire universe, deserve your love and affection

As a Feldenkrais teacher, I encourage people to take care of themselves but all too often, I see that self-care becomes a low priority when others need care and attention. We understand unconditional love allows the vulnerable to flourish, so why not love yourself unconditionally? If you know that time set aside for exercise, quiet reflection or pleasurable activity makes a real difference to your physical and mental health, then make a commitment to that personal time – but don’t punish yourself if you can’t always do this!

It’s often easier to make a commitment to self-care if you’ve signed up for a block of sessions – it takes more than one session to change your habits and attitude towards yourself! That’s why I created the Class Pass to make life easier for my clients. A drop-in class is £8 but a Class Pass gets you five online sessions that you can take at any time over 90 days – a no-brainer really! Make the commitment today and click on this link

Workshops for June and July

Very happy to announce a new series of online workshops!

IMPROVE YOUR FLEXIBILITY IN FEET AND ANKLES
Saturday 27th June 10-11.15am (£15)

Stiffness and a lack of flexibility in your feet and ankles can lead to pain and discomfort in your knees and hips as well as restrict your walking and running. This workshop will help you to discover stability and strength as well as a better range of movement. Here is your direct booking link: https://MIndfulBodyclasses.as.me/?appointmentType=13787304
Your zoom link is in the confirmation email.

MOVING THROUGH YOUR WHOLE BODY
Thursday 9th July 6 – 7.15pm  (£15)

Release body tension and find how connecting through your whole body improves your strength and flexibility as well as giving you a sense of “grounded-ness” and calm. Book here:
https://MIndfulBodyclasses.as.me/?appointmentType=14139781 Your zoom link is in the confirmation email.

HAPPIER HIPS
Saturday 18th July 10 – 11.15am (£15)

Stiffness in your hips affects sitting, walking and running as well as adding to knee strain. If you’re spending too much time on your sofa or office chair, then this workshop will give you a greater sense of flexibility and connection in your pelvis. Book here: https://MIndfulBodyclasses.as.me/?appointmentType=14139762
Your zoom link is in the confirmation email.

Workshops this month

I had a great time teaching “Releasing Tension in the Neck and Shoulders” last Saturday. This is part of my monthly First Saturday workshops that are now online. The Feldenkrais Method is well suited to online teaching as this system of movement learning is all about learning to listen to your own body and not craning your neck to copy your teacher! For me, the added bonus is that people can now attend my workshops and classes even if they aren’t near me geographically so I have had people dialling in from Sweden, Berlin and all over the UK. 🙂

The next two workshops scheduled for this month are: Thursday 18th June at 6.15-7.00pm “Creating a More Flexible Spine” and on Saturday 27th June 10-11am “Flexible Feet and Ankles”. Make a note in your diary!

Extra Classes during International Feldenkrais Week

Each year, Feldenkrais teachers and practitioners use the anniversary of Moshe Feldenkrais’s birthday (6th May) to put on special events in order to raise awareness of The Feldenkrais Method across the world. I’m joining in with this by adding a series of mini workshops every day from 4-8 May 2020. Here are the details:

Daily:  4th – 7th May from 12 -12.30pm.  Home Office.
Working from home can be a pain in the neck – literally! This short lunch-time session will bring relief as I guide you through some short sequences to release your neck and shoulders.

Mini workshops:
Monday 4th May 6-6.30pm  Ease Your Lower Back
Too much time sitting down? Overdone the gardening? This mini workshop will relax your lower back and help you move more easily.
Tuesday 5th May 6-6.30pm  Release Your Neck and Shoulders.
Tension in the neck and shoulders can restrict all your movement and lead to headaches and a general sense of discomfort. This mini workshop will help you release tense muscles and improve your range of movement.
Wednesday 6th May 6-6.45pm Fully Functional Knees, Feet & Ankles
A short form of this ever popular workshop! Here you will discover how to reduce stress and pain in your knees by improving your flexibility in feet and ankles.
Thursday 7th May 6-6.45pm Happier Hips
Stiffness in your hips affects walking, running and your yoga practice as well as adding to knee strain. This mini workshop will give you a greater sense of flexibility and connection in your pelvis
Friday 8th May 6-6.45pm Moving with your Whole Body
Reconnect with the joy of flexible, integrated movement and lose the creakiness! A lovely way to end your week.

You can book for one or all of these sessions by following my scheduling link here