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CHARLOTTE SEIRBERG

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I'm a Movement & Wellbeing educator.  My passion is to raise awareness and optimise your physical, emotional and mental health with movements, hands-on functional integration and mindfulness. 

 

I'm a certified Feldenkrais Practitioner, Pilates teacher, Postural Stability Instructor (PSI) and Mindfulness teacher, with over 14 years of experience in teaching movement.

 

What I offer:

  • Feldenkrais: Awareness Through Movement classes

  • Balance and Strength classes (Feldenkrais inspired) for older adults

  • Mindful Pilates classes (Feldenkrais inspired)

  • Feldenkrais workshops & Wellbeing workshops in the workplace

  • Individual hands-on functional integration, wellbeing and movement sessions in London and online. 

 

People come to me from diverse backgrounds, with different health concerns and varying in age.

NEWS FLASH

Individual Feldenkrais hands-on functional integration lessons are available on Zoom and face-to-face. 

Mondays & some Fridays/weekends

 

ZOOM & IN CLASSES

Mindful Pilates:

 Mondays: 7.00pm - 8.00pm 

(Starts 10 Jan)

 Wednedays: 09.30am - 10.30am 

(Starts 12 Jan)

Feldenkrais

awareness through movement:

Tuesdays: 1.00pm - 2.00pm 

(Starts 11 Jan booking via City Lit)

Tuesdays: 7.30pm - 8.30pm

(Starts 11 Jan)

Thursdays: 1.30pm - 2.30pm

(Starts 20 Jan)

Golden Lane Community Centre, EC1Y 0SA - in class only

Balance and Strength inspired by the Feldenkrais method:

(for older adults)

Fridays: 10.00am -11.00am

(Starts 14 Jan)

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MINDFUL PILATES

 

 

What is it?  Pilates is an exercise system developed to improve body strength, flexibility and posture.  This slower-paced class weaves together elements from both Pilates and the Feldenkrais methods, combining the soft with the strong to create a more fluid body.    

Who is it for?  This class is for anyone wishing to unwind and rejuvenate after a busy day. Improve your posture, awareness, core mobility, breathing, flexibility, strength and ease yourself back into the work week with more comfort and energy.

                                                 

   All ages are welcome.  

No previous experience is needed.

Embody Movement: ONLINE

Fee: £60 for the term (concession available) £12.00 per drop-in class

Mondays: 19.00 - 20.00

Term:  10 Jan - 14 Feb 2022

Wednesdays: 09.30 - 10.30

Term:  20 Jan - 18 Feb

Recordings
 

- Harriet Spenser - Nurse -

Pilates with Charlotte has been a real treat, as I have not previously coped well with classes, always choosing to avoid instruction and pressure. Her teaching and enabling manner have been perfect for me.  Her approach is cathartic and patient. It has had far-reaching benefits for me that I was not expecting. It has improved my sleep pattern. I have learned to find calmness through breathing techniques and posture in varied work and play environments.  


 

                   
Elderly Woman at Gym

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BALANCE & STRENGTH CLASSES - Online

What is it?  The classes focus on building and maintaining strength and balance to prevent you from having a fall. We work on developing more mobility in your joints, creating a flexible back, improving posture, breathing and balance and strengthening your arms and legs.

 

You will also have to opportunity to learn how to get down and up from the floor efficiently, independently and safely. This class draws on the Feldenkrais Method and my PSI training.

 

Who is it for?  This class is suitable for those over 55 years of age wishing to ease muscular tension and anxiety, boost confidence and vitality, and improve balance and strength. Those affected by osteoporosis, osteoarthritis and a stroke have also found these classes useful.

What do I need?   Wear comfortable shoes and loose clothing. Have a sturdy and comfortable chair ready.  Access to a desktop, laptop or tablet. Small equipment like resistance bands, hand weights and ankle weights are optional. Prior to the class fill in an online health and disclaimer form.

       Age 55+  

No previous experience is needed.

Embody Movement: ONLINE

Day: Fridays

Time:   10.00 -11.00am

Fee: £10 (Concession available)

 

 

“Nothing is permanent about our behaviour patterns except our belief that they are so."

- Moshe Feldenkrais -

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FELDENKRAIS: AWARENESS THROUGH MOVEMENT

What is it?  The Feldenkrais method is an educational system, and it was created by Moshe Feldenkrais (1904 - 1984).  When taught in a group it is called ‘Awareness Through Movement’ (ATM).  ATMs consist of verbally guided slow movement sequences based on learning through movement, sensing, thinking and imagining.

Who is it for?  Anyone wishing to undo unnecessary habits of stress and tension, and notice improvements in your flexibility, posture, breathing, balance, coordination, daily functions, quality of movement and sleep and emotional, mental and physical wellbeing.

​Learning about your movement and behavioural habits can lead to better choices, which in turn can bring more ease, comfort and awareness into your everyday life.

What do I need?  Loose comfortable layered clothing is the best thing to wear. Please bring your own mat unless you are attending a class at City Lit.  You will need to be able to transfer to the floor independently.

Where is it?  City Lit & Golden Lane Community Centre EC1Y 0RN.

 

 

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Awareness Through Movement - Zoom 

Tuesdays online only

19.30- 20.30, 11 Jan -15 Feb 2022

Learn about your movement and behavioural habits and find more ease in everyday life. Recordings provided.

£60

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Awareness Through Movement - Zoom & in class - City Lit

Tuesdays online & in-class

13.00 - 14.00, 18 Jan - 05 April 2022

Learn about your movement and behavioural habits and find more ease in everyday life. Recordings provided.

£88 CONC

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Awareness Through Movement Golden Lane Community Centre

Thursdays in-class only

13.30- 14.30, 20 Jan - 17 Feb 2022

Learn about your movement and behavioural habits and find more ease in everyday life. Recordings provided.

£60

'' I got a great deal from the Feldenkrais course.  I enjoyed the mindfulness nature of the work and gained a much better awareness of how I hold and use my body.  I can see that some might find difficulty in the simplicity of the practice, but it gelled well with my previous meditation work.  I would recommend the course for the mindfulness benefits alone but I have also noticed,  in physical terms a major improvement in the way I walk and, to my surprise, have been able to move an ankle which has been problematic for years after an accident. ''

-  Michael Coyle  -

 
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WORKSHOPS

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Feldenkrais: freeing the hips & lower back

Sat 15 Jan 2022 10.30 - 17.00.

In class & online

Learn how to ease tension in your hips and lower back through the Feldenkrais method.

City Lit course code: FJF54

£79

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Feldenkrais: freeing the neck and shoulders

Sat 12 March 2022 10.30 - 17.00.

In class & online

Learn how to ease tension in the neck and shoulders by re-educating the nervous system.

City Lit course code: FJF67

£79

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Feldenkrais: happy health feet

Sat 5 Feb 2022 10.30 - 12.30.

In class & online

Learn how to integrate the function of your feet into daily activities, performance or work. 

City Lit course code: FSC12

£79

Walk in Nature

Feldenkrais: walking with ease

May 2022 10.30 - 17.00.

In class

Learn how to walk efficiently and with more ease.

City Lit course code: TBC

£79

Planning

Tips how for healthy sitting

Sat 27 Feb  2022 10.30 - 17.00.

Online only

Enjoy some practical and effortless ways to improve your sitting and workstation.

City Lit course code: FSC41

£39

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Feldenkrais: freeing the ribs, neck and upper back

June 2022 10.30 - 17.00.

In class

Learn how to ease tension in your eyes, jaw and tonue.

City Lit course code: TBC

£79

TBC
I was apprehensive about my first 'hands on' session with Charlotte, but I needn't have worried. All I had to do was relax my whole body while she moved me slightly and gently. Afterwards, I felt as if all my tension had drained away. That night, I woke up with my entire body thrumming with energy and wakefulness, as if Charlotte had roused up my entire system with those tiny movements. The session definitely made me more aware of how I move my body.
                                                                                               
                                                   

- Anne Writer/teacher -

 

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INDIVIDUAL SESSION

   

Functional Integration: touch is used to facilitate postural re-education, pain relief, improved mobility/performance.

 

I can work with you in a personalised way to address your specific needs.  For example, to help you recover from injury, manage back pain, reduce stress and anxiety, and improve posture.

 

The individual session involves hands-on touch while you are fully clothed lying on a large Feldenkrais table, but it's a learning process rather than a treatment. Together, we explore different movement pathways to make you aware of your habitual movement or behaviour patterns and to allow for new ones to develop.  Building better habits can improve breathing, balance, flexibility, coordination, quality of movement and make you feel more connected with yourself.

 

As children, we learn to crawl, walk and run and take pleasure in each new skill. 

The Feldenkrais Method re-awakens this child-like pleasure by noticing the separate steps of familiar movements and creating the possibility of change. You will take away movement practices that you can use to take greater control of your health and wellbeing as you go about your daily life. I facilitate a supportive, safe and mindful space, where you can develop your own kinaesthetic awareness, take charge of your learning process and work towards self-improvement.

 

Individual lessons are for anyone wishing to recover physical abilities, ease stress, tension and anxiety, find relief from chronic pain and fatigue, restore mobility, refine movement skills, improve confidence, posture and wellness. People come to me for a variety of reasons, but what they have in common is a desire to learn new ways of moving to improve their quality of life.

 

Fee: £75.00 for 60min. Concession available.

Monday some Friday & weekends

 

Location: Scrutton Clinic 

Studio 3, second floor, bell 23

38-32 Scrutton Street, London EC2A 4RQ

Mobile: 07970431548

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ABOUT ME

 

 

Movement has been a huge part of my life.

Growing up in Denmark, I loved school and learning from an early age.  I ran, swam, played the piano, but I really enjoyed gymnastics.

  

Homelife was complicated by my mother's anxiety which she had inherited from her mother.  I was unlikely to escape it myself. 

 

I left Denmark as a teenager and began exploring new places and cultures.  I made a parallel journey through different movement approaches, therapies and methods and eventually one stood out from all the rest - the Feldenkrais Method, a way of healing and learning through movement. 

  

My first encounter with the Feldenkrais Method was while training to be a Pilates teacher and it resonated with me, not only personally but also as a movement educator.  I discovered the physical and emotional benefits of moving slowly, and sensing your body's sensory responses including breathing and taking rests.

 

It was not until my Feldenkrais training that I realised that anxiety is not only a behavioural pattern or an emotional state, but is stored as patterns of muscular tension.

 

I found that the method helped me reduce anxiety and tiredness and improve breathing and posture. Familiar aches vanished and I am now more flexible than ever.  Swimming and running - which were previously difficult - became more effortless and enjoyable.  Sitting and staying focused became easier. As I felt more connected to myself, I also felt a deeper connection to the ground and the world around me.

 

During my 4 year Feldenkrais training I started to incorporate many of the Method’s principles and strategies into my Pilates teaching, developing my own Mindful Pilates classes.

I also integrate the gentle waking of neurology that happens in awareness through movement to my Balance and Strength classes, helping older people stay independent and reduce the risk of falling.

 

As the Lead Postural Stability Instructor for the charity MRS Independent Living, I’m also teaching Balance & Strength classes in community centres as well as home-based exercises to older people in their homes.

 

It is rewarding and enriching to watch people improve their posture, breathing, balance and coordination, empowering them to take control of their health and wellbeing and be less anxious about falling.

  

I design Workshops and I offer Individual Sessions to meet specific needs.  My clients feedback a broad range of positive responses, from improvements in breathing, posture and balance to better sleep and mental wellbeing.

 

As a certified Feldenkrais Practitioner, I want to share the method's organic healing and learning potential to help everyone live a richer, fuller life.

 
 
 

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