Wednesday, 4 January 2017

Awareness Through Movement 2017 WYLAM (Tyne&Wear) Saturday 22nd April

near Newcastle upon Tyne, UK
2017
Awareness Through Movement

Feldenkrais Method
Dynamic Stability in Movement
for somatic learning

the next Wylam day: 
Saturday 22nd APRIL 
11.00am-4.00pm

Wylam Institute, Wylam, Church Road, NE41 8AP, Tyne & Wear, UK

11.00am - 4.00pm
Fee only: £45 standard / £35 concession.*Booking recommended 3 weeks in advance*
CONTACT :  fionawright.05@btinternet.com

 
With a focus Awareness Through Movement we will work in gentle guided lessons with the emphasis on independent process, always finding our own pace.         
The workshops aim to offer an accessible opportunity to take some time and space to explore easier movement and somatic awareness. No particular training is necessary, just an interest in discovering through your own experience.


Bring a mat and/or blanket for floor work and warmth.
[There are regular trains, two stops from Newcastle Central to Wylam. The village is West along the River Tyne, a short walk across the bridge and up the hill. On street parking available.]


pause:reflect:awareness 2017 Workshop LONDON Saturday 11th March

pause: reflect : awareness
Spring 2017
   
with
Fiona Wright
Awareness Through Movement
 Feldenkrais Method

SATURDAY 11th March  1pm-4pm
Venue: Siobhan Davies Dance Studios, 85 St Georges Rd, SE1 6ER
(SOUTH LONDON - near Elephant & Castle / Waterloo)
**there are mats already available at this venue**

Cost: £30
ALL CONTACT, BOOKING & ENQUIRIES DIRECT TO FIONA:  fionawright.05@btinternet.com
**Good transport links and access**


pause: reflect : awareness
A short yet 'gentle intensive' 3 hour Saturday afternoon workshop, to allow space and time to go deeper than a single class might allow.

In Awareness Through Movement (Feldenkrais Method) we work slowly in guided lessons with the emphasis on independent process, always finding our own pace. Any level of experience is welcome and no particular training is necessary, simply an interest in discovering through your own movement experience - this can support other practices and generally offer more enjoyment, ease and spontaneity in everyday actions. http://www.feldenkrais.co.uk/what.html

Saturday, 10 September 2016

from The Living Mountain by Nan Shepherd



"Having disciplined mind and body to quiescence, I must discipline them also to activity. The senses must be used. For the ear, the most vital thing that can be listened to here is silence. To bend the ear to silence is to discover how seldom it is there. Always something moves. When the air is quite still, there is always running water; and up here that is a sound that one can hardly lose, though on many stony parts of the plateau one is above the watercourses. But now and then comes an hour when the silence is all but absolute, and listening to it one slips out of time. Such a silence is not a mere negation of sound. It is like a new element, and if water is still sounding with a low far-off murmur, it is no more than the last edge of an element we are leaving, as the last edge of land hangs on the mariner’s horizon."



from  The Living Mountain by Nan Shepherd
written in the 1940s, first published 1977 
2011  Edinburgh & London, Canongate. [page 96]


Monday, 5 September 2016

London pause;reflect;awareness Saturday 29th October

pause: reflect : awareness
Autumn 2016
   
with
Fiona Wright
Awareness Through Movement
 Feldenkrais Method

SATURDAY 29th October  1pm-4pm
Venue: Siobhan Davies Dance Studios, 85 St Georges Rd, SE1 6ER
(SOUTH LONDON - near Elephant & Castle / Waterloo)
**there are mats already available at this venue**

Cost: £30
ALL CONTACT, BOOKING & ENQUIRIES DIRECT TO FIONA:  fionawright.05@btinternet.com
**Good transport links and access**


pause: reflect : awareness
A short yet 'gentle intensive' 3 hour Saturday afternoon workshop, to allow space and time to go deeper than a single class might allow.

In Awareness Through Movement (Feldenkrais Method) we work slowly in guided lessons with the emphasis on independent process, always finding our own pace. Any level of experience is welcome and no particular training is necessary, simply an interest in discovering through your own movement experience - this can support other practices and generally offer more enjoyment, ease and spontaneity in everyday actions. http://www.feldenkrais.co.uk/what.html

 

Individual Feldenkrais Method Lessons in East London with Fiona Wright

AUTUMN 2016    FUNCTIONAL INTEGRATION

Feldenkrais Method  - for easier movement
Individual Lessons in East London with Fiona Wright

These
Functional Integration one-to-one sessions are hands on and appointments are 50 minutes.
If you want to arrange something or have any questions please email as soon as possible. 

  
LOW COST SESSIONS IN EAST LONDON  ONLY  **£25**

Some examples of afternoon sessions currently available:
Thursday 22nd September
Thursday 20th October
Thursday 10th November

Other days and times sometimes possible too.   Book directly with Fiona.
CONTACT and ENQUIRIES:fionawright.05@btinternet.com
07751 816390

Venue:  Yoganest - East london Community Wellbeing 
next to St Margaret's House
in Bethnal Green
27 Old Ford Road, E2 9PG

http://www.stmargaretshouse.org.uk/eastlondoncommunitywellbeing/theyoganest/
**Good transport links**


Each lesson revolves around a question about your habits of movement. 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. 

http://www.feldenkrais.co.uk/w-lessons.html

photo credit; Jonathan Thrift

Tuesday, 26 July 2016

How the sun lights the earth 26/7/16

How the sun lights the earth
notes / occasional reflections -    26/7/16

1.
The last time I spoke into a microphone was nearly a year ago, and  I said something like this:
After my father's funeral, I would sometimes find myself saying 'we weren't close'. But I soon stopped saying this as it made no sense in language. It didn't explain experience or history, and it didn't tell anyone anything meaningful.
I started to think it was like saying, 'I'm not close to the sun'.
The sun is never not there, even when it's below the horizon, behind clouds - or out of sight, yet shining a light on the moon. In July the earth is around 94.5 million miles from the sun. This is called aphelion, about the farthest away we can get from the nearest star. I read this somewhere. The sun is 400 times as far away as the moon. For some reason this is a measure which I remember, which seems to give some sense of the scale of these kinds of distances.

2.
And now it is five years. Five times around the sun since Dad's death day.
Perhaps you don't 'get over' anything. I would agree. You might dismiss or shrug, and carry on into time as best you can. And yet, unless you allow process, you will miss it's truth.
Stand in the sense of the feeling as experience.
Find the ground.
Some fragments of words drift in, only partly remembered.

generous heart
subtly delightful
innate radiance
a profound silence

This is what bodies are for.

3.
Less than a year ago, during a performance called How the sun lights the earth, I practice remembering the distance of the earth from the sun. I don't use a microphone. And I remember saying something like this:

And the dew drops.
Look closely.
Each holds a colour in the morning sunshine.
Each one a jewel, resting in the grass. 
If it catches the light at a particular angle, at the right moment, as you walk by, 
slowly, the colour changes 
- a green, a golden yellow, a red and a blue. 
Because, of course, they are prisms.





Sunday, 17 July 2016

near Newcastle upon Tyne, UK

Awareness Through Movement

Feldenkrais Method
Dynamic Stability in Movement
for somatic learning

the next Wylam day: 
Saturday 8th October 
[10.30am-4.30pm]

Wylam Institute, Wylam, Church Road, NE41 8AP, Tyne & Wear, UK

10.30am - 4.30pm
Fee only: £45 standard / £35 concession.
Early booking: £5 discount if booked and fully paid three weeks in advance.

CONTACT  fionawright.05@btinternet.com
With a focus Awareness Through Movement we will work in gentle guided lessons with the emphasis on independent process, always finding our own pace.           
The workshops aim to offer an accessible opportunity to take some time and space to explore easier movement and somatic awareness. No particular training is necessary, just an interest in discovering through your own experience.


Bring a mat and/or blanket for floor work and warmth.
[There are regular trains, two stops from Newcastle Central to Wylam. The village is West along the River Tyne, a short walk across the bridge and up the hill. On street parking available.]