At Barguse we run regular monthly clinics with a qualified Feldenkrais practitioner. These sessions are dismounted and run on an individual basis. We have found that riders gain a huge amount of benefit from these sessions which helps to improve their riding and helps in their horse’s way of going. We have only limited availability and booking is essential. Please contact the office for further details.
What is Feldenkrais?
The Feldenkrais Method® offers a unique and practical way to realise our potential more fully. It is an educational method focusing on learning and movement, which can bring about improved movement and enhanced functioning. It is named after its originator, Moshe Feldenkrais (1904-1984), an engineer and physicist as well as a Judo teacher.
What are the benefits?
- Relief from tension and muscular pain
- Easier and fuller breathing
- Greater relaxation and well-being
- Improved performance in sport, dance, music and drama
- Greater ease in everyday activities
- Increased vitality
How is it taught?
Each session revolves around a question: how do your habits of movement help you, but at the same time stand in the way of doing better? In a typical session, you and your teacher discuss this, then you lie fully-clothed on a low table as the teacher’s hands gently support you, suggesting, encouraging and guiding you towards new ways of moving and organising yourself.
Each session is unique and designed by your practitioner to address your particular habits of moving and holding yourself. Your increasing self-awareness enables you to let go of these habits, to find and choose new patterns of movement; you may find similar development in the flexibility of your thinking and feeling.
The session will often lead to suggestions by the practitioner for ways of working on your own, in order to help the new choices become a lasting part of your life. Lessons are particularly useful for specific or long-standing problems, or to provide ongoing support for your everyday life.
These sessions are appropriate for a wide range of people, for all ages and for all abilities.