Awareness Through Movement

Course information sheet

Fees: Standard £ 35 Conc £18 Full £0

Day Time Weeks Centre Start End Code Enroll
Monday 14:10 - 15:40 11 MAC 17/09/2018 03/12/2018 AW1900
Monday 14:10 - 15:40 11 MAC 07/01/2019 25/03/2019 AW2900
Monday 14:10 - 15:40 11 MAC 29/04/2019 22/07/2019 AW3910

What will the course cover?

Each week we will explore different movement relationships focusing on different parts of the body in order to improve fundctioning, agility, and free easier movement.

Who is the course for?

This course is for anyone who would like to improve how they feel in their body and how they move. If you would like to find relief from tension and muscular pain, discover easier and fuller breathing, and expoerience greater relaxation and well-being, then this is the course for you.

What skills, knowledge or experience do I need to start this course?

Just a willingness to learn and discover things about your body, yourself and how you move.

What should I be able to do by the end of the course?

You will have learnt how to help yourself when needing some relief from physical discomfort or how to feel more relaxed, free and comfortable in your body and movement. You will achieve this by practising a sequence of simple movements done with patience and awareness. Even practsisng just a few movements will be very beneficial. On another level, you will gain a heightened awareness of movement, breathing and posture.

How is the course organised?

Lessons take place lying on the floor, or sometimes sitting. The teacher talks you through a sequence of movements that works like a physical riddle. Each new movement is repeated and explored, enabling you to become familiar with it, and to begin to play with unaccustomed movement relationships. By engaging your curiosity, gently and at your own rate, you learn to explore the world of your internal sensation. You learn to use this awareness to release chronic patterns of tension and create new movement possibilities.

What extra study or practice is expected outside of the class?

Whilst you are not expected to study or practise what you have learnt, it is beneficial if you do as it helps build awareness. Remembering not to practise a movement mechanically but as a fresh, new movement with something new to discover ,will help.

How will my progress be assessed?

No formal assessmen is required. Part of thethinking behind the method is that trying hard betrays the inner conviction of being unable (to do it) or of not being good enough. Striving to improve or do well can impede learning of the method. If you are trying to do something nicely or well your attention is misdirected and this introduces self-consciousness instead of awareness.

What can I expect to go on to after this course?

Tutor will advise.

Are there any other costs and what do I need to bring?

Please wear loose, comfortable clothing and make sure you have a spare top to put on in case you get cold during the cold weather as you will be laying on the floor moving very slowly and your body temperature drops.

What support is available?

Ask at reception if you have any additional needs.