In Feldenkrais jargon, group classes are called ‘Attention Through Movement’ classes, abbreviated into ‘ATM’, the same acronym as bank Automatic Teller Machines!
Feldenkrais Group Classes offer the participants a unique opportunity to regain and increase their range of movement, with more ease and comfort.
Feldenkrais lessons are structured around movements from early childhood that have been excluded or lost from people’s lives over the years. Other movement themes are taken from domains of professional sports, dance, music, martial arts and more. Often, the biggest surprises are of finding new feelings of ease where one wasn’t even aware of being restricted.
Group classes are typically done on floor mats. Other lessons are done sitting or standing.
Lena runs several weekly classes from her studio in St Kilda and from South Pacific Health Club located in the beautiful St Kilda Sea Baths.
Lena runs workshops for the wide public and for specific audiences e.g. health professionals, school staff, kindergarten teachers, etc.
Each workshop delivers the key principles of the Feldenkrais Method through movement explorations and theoretical discussions.
Participants experience reduction of physical and emotional tension. With gentle, novel, movement variations, new possibilities open-up as tensions fall away.
Our instructor, Lena, was very articulate and informative. Didn’t rush us at all and had a very personable approach.”
“The workshop gave me a greater understanding of the potential I have to build strength and achieve whole body balance. It has also given me the confidence to extend myself in a comfortable productive manner. I look forward to every workshop.”
“I liked the enthusiasm and clear instructions from the teacher”
“I liked the very good explanations of benefits of Feldenkrais in relationship of muscle to skeleton and it’s releasing of body tension explanations. I felt freer and more upright.”
Lena offers hands-on movement lessons, tailored specifically to your personal needs and requirements.
The touch is gentle and reassuring, to enable you to let go of habits as expressed through your movement so that you can more easily be taught other choices of action.
People, as young as new born babies or toddlers, enjoy this gentle and stimulating interaction and acquire new abilities with a broader range of communication with the environment.
These individual lessons are usually performed with the person lying on a treatment table or in other comfortable positions that enable he or she to create a new and more effective way of moving, sensing, thinking and feeling.
A Feldenkrais Individual lesson is called a ‘Functional Integration’ lesson, abbreviated into ‘FI’.
Lena provides a range of corporate wellness initiatives to suit your organisation’s needs. Programs can run before, during or after work and deliverh Feldenkrais movement lessons tailored to your requirements. Feldenkrais lessons can be done in the office setting, even near the work desk and do not require to changing work clothes, thus making Feldenkrais gentle movement lessons a time efficient and optimal solution to revive your staff and enhance clarity and focus for the rest of the day.
Feldenkrais is ideal as a special treat for your organisation, to energise your staff or guests during events, professional development days and conferences.
Lena also runs programs for specific audiences, including workshops for health professionals such as Osteopaths, Physiotherapists and Masseurs which form part of their professional development.
Lena has experience with Feldenkrais educational programs for schools and kindergartens. In 2015 Lena ran a one year Government funded pilot program in a Victorian Primary school with a research study about how the Feldenkrais Method can enhance academic learning
Contact Lena to receive a program tailored to your organisation’s needs.
Lena works with a wide variety of people with special needs: learning disorders, ADD, ADHD, Autism, Brain injuries, muscular-skeletal injuries, etc.
During a series of hands-on lessons, the person finds new variability and richer choices in the way they move, think and feel about their current and future abilities.
The rhythm is slow and self-pacing, allowing the person to sense the quality of their movement and broaden their awareness of more body parts to make movement more effortless.