Classes

Workshops and Classes in South Yorkshire

As we all know, the current Covid-19 crisis has changed the way we can all access movement classes at the moment. However, you can join me on the mat for a live online class at regular times during the week. Just download the Zoom app onto your laptop, computer or phone and then email me

After I have your payment, I will send you a link to the class. Simple! Alternatively, you can go to my Acuity booking page here

MONDAYS:

12 – 12.30pm “Home Office – Take a Break From Work” ONLINE

Is all this extra time in front of the screen becoming a pain in the neck? This short lunchtime Feldenkrais class will unlock stiffness in your neck, shoulders and back and help you tackle the day ahead with ease and energy. Please book here

6-7.30pm “Yoga for Health and Happiness” ONLINE

A friendly weekly class that is suitable for beginners, improvers and anyone who would like to bring a mindful approach to their yoga practice. The first 60 minutes is a general yoga class and the final 30 minutes focuses on breathing, relaxation and mindfulness. Please book here

Wednesdays: 

5.30-6.30 pm “Move Better, Feel Better!” ONLINE

An early evening Feldenkrais Class to help you unwind and unlock stiffness and tension in the whole body. You will move better and improve well-being in your body and mind. Please book here

Thursdays:  

6-7pm “Move Better With The Feldenkrais Method” ONLINE

A weekly class for anyone interested in discovering easier movement and greater flexibility. A relaxed, friendly Feldenkrais class where we explore easing necks and shoulders, releasing stiff hips and finding better movement in everyday life. Please book here

SATURDAYS

First Saturdays Workshops.

These workshops allow you to go a little deeper into the Feldenkrais Method and find out more about integrated, functional movement. On the First Saturday of every month, I hold a 90 minute online workshop on a special theme.

Saturday 6 February 10-11.30am: “Relief for Stiff Ankles, Feet & Knees”

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.

Saturday 6 March 10-11.30am: “Better Balance and Coordination”

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.

Saturday 3 April 10-11.30am: “Happier Hips”

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.

Please book here

INDIVIDUAL SESSIONS. At present, I am seeing 1:1 clients online for either 30 or 60 minute sessions. If you are struggling with your range of movement or are recovering from an injury, I can help you. Please email me on dianne_hancock@hotmail.com for more information.

Why don’t I just go to YouTube for a recorded class?

Yes, there are lots of recorded classes in Feldenkrais and in yoga, many of them led by great teachers, but the advantage of a live class is that the teacher can still see you and can adjust the class to suit who’s there.

I hate seeing myself on film!

Yes, seeing yourself on video can be a shock but remember, everyone is focussing on their own experience on the mat and can’t really see you. The teacher will be watching only to ensure your safety and to make sure you have a good experience.

WEEKLY ONLINE CLASSES IN FUNCTIONAL YOGA

Have a look at my weekly schedule of classes in The Feldenkrais Method and in Yoga. You can book for any of these through this link here

MONDAYS:

9.30 10.30am Yoga with Dianne ONLINE

A great way to start the week! This class is available to Hands on Health members and you can sign up by contacting Hands on Health here

6-7.30pm “Yoga for Health and Happiness” ONLINE

A friendly weekly class that is suitable for beginners, improvers and anyone who would like to bring a mindful approach to their yoga practice. There is 60 minutes of general class, followed by 30 minutes focussing on breathing, relaxation and mindfulness. Please book and pay here

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Not sure?

Contact me for a  taster session and then if you want to go further we can sort out the best type of class for you. People who pay in advance for classes or workshops will have priority as I can’t guarantee room for drop-ins.

Extra Discounts

If you are a member of British Actors Equity, Musicians Union or a full-time student studying in the  UK, all classes and sessions are 20% off the full price (including block bookings).

What do you do next?

Leave your name and contact details on the Bookings page and tell me the date you want to come along and I will email you as soon as I can. If you would find it easier to talk on the phone, please leave a number as well.

INDIVIDUAL SESSIONS

Helping to ease shoulders

Helping to ease shoulders

 

What happens in an individual Feldenkrais session?

You might arrive with a specific issue such as lower back pain, stiff shoulders, balance or dizziness issues or perhaps you simply want to feel better aligned and less “creaky”. I’ll do a general assessment and then will gently encourage your body to release muscle tension so that you can move with more freedom and confidence. This is a hands-on treatment where you may spend most of the time lying on my treatment table; if appropriate, you might be sitting or standing for some of the time – it depends on what will work best for you. A one-to-one session (also called “Functional Integration”) is an ideal way to learn how your body moves and to undo unhelpful movement habits. Sometimes a single session can make a huge difference, a recent client said: “I feel like I have a whole new body!

Individual Taster sessions. If you are new to The Feldenkrais Method you can contact me for an Individual taster session. This is a half hour one to one session where we discuss what would be useful for you, I’ll give you some feedback and a short individual Feldenkrais class. Following this, you can book more one to one sessions or join a group class (group class timetables are different throughout the year).

Home Visits and Special Group sessions. 

Unfortunately, during the present Covid-19 crisis, all home visits are suspended.

From time to time I do work with people who have difficulty travelling so, if appropriate, I can visit you in your home but I will have to charge extra for this. To arrange this, please give me a call on 07708 055309 as every home visit is individually designed for your best needs.

If you have a group of friends or colleagues who would like a taster session then I can travel to you. All you need is a clean floor space with enough room for everyone to lie down on a yoga mat or blanket.

Prices:

Individual sessions are usually £45 for an hour. Most people benefit from 2-3 sessions and so if you book 3 sessions in advance the total cost is £120. Of course, you might want to come regularly over a long period of time! If so, we can sort out a price that suits you best (its always cheaper to pay in advance).

F.I. room July

Individual sessions take place either at The Practice Rooms in the centre of Sheffield or at my home studio – where you can have a view of the garden (cat is not necessarily included!)

 

SPECIAL EVENTS

As well as regular weekly classes and individual sessions, I also do workshop sessions where people have the chance to explore The Method more deeply. These sessions can be from 2 hours to a full day – with plenty of breaks for tea, biscuits and chat! Themes explored can be:

  • Flexible backs
  • Releasing neck and shoulders
  • Improving Balance in walking and running
  • Reaching, lifting and carrying
  • Refreshing the mind and body
  • Happy Feet
  • Feldenkrais for Dancers and Performers
  • Mindfulness and Feldenkrais

I advertise these sessions for the public or you can book me to come and work with a specific group of people at your own venue. Prices can be agreed according to the needs of the group and location. Please contact me through my bookings page.