with Ed Woodall
Saturday 21st September 1:45pm-4:45pm
yogahaven Clapham, 63 Wingate square, SW4 0AF
He will present the method through two sessions of Awareness Through Movement; each of them lasting around an hour. There will be time for some questions and discussion.
Moshe Feldenkrais was a scientist by training, a martial artist by vocation and a master of integrative healing by practice. He discovered his method partly as a result of examining his own responses to pain in his injured knee and following his own vast curiosity into how the mind and the body can be brought together to improve a person’s lot.
Feldenkrais Method is especially interesting for yoga. In Awareness Through Movement we become more interested in the how, than the what. Classes are dedicated to increasing our awareness of movement in order to give us a deeper understanding of what it is to be a human being. It starts with awareness. As Moshe himself said, “If you know what you are doing, you can do more of what you want”.
The 3 hr workshop will give you a grounding in the tactics we use to create awareness through movement. Please wear comfortable clothes, bring layers and as well as your yoga mat, you may like to bring a blanket or a throw.
You are likely experience the pleasure of discovery and start a journey which will improve your yoga and much else besides.
Ed Woodall has been an actor, director and teacher for 30 years. Ed’s interest in the analysis of movement began at the international Lecoq school in Paris. From there Ed pursued an acting career which spanned the Royal Shakespeare Company, Hollywood movies and fringe theatre. Ed studied Feldenkrais Method under the guidance of Garet Newall in Lewes, and is now a full time practitioner.
Ed teaches classes and individual sessions in Feldenkrais, and is a founder member of Embodied Poetics, an ongoing research centre for the learning of somatic practices including his own Integrated Acting.