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Hi, I'm Charlotte a dedicated movement and well-being educator and an advocate for the profound power of compassion in nurturing mental well-being. I want to share with you that the Feldenkrais Method® transcends the boundaries of physical improvement; it serves as a transformative journey towards self-compassion and healing.
I've spent over 15 years in the game. I've blended the magic of Feldenkrais into Pilates, Balance & Strength classes, and one-on-one sessions. My mission? To help you live a fuller life, with better physical abilities, less stress, and more resilience.
What I offer:
Let's dive into the juicy stuff that can jazz up your well-being:
1. Feldenkrais: Awareness Through Movement - in-person and online
Unlock your body's wisdom through easy-breezy guided movement sequences.
Get more flexible, stand taller, breathe better and move with more ease.
Feel better day-to-day and find your zen, both mentally and physically.
2. Mindful Pilates - online
Think Pilates, but infused with Feldenkrais.
Improve your posture, get your core in check, and boost flexibility and strength.
It's like a soothing balm, leaving you comfy and energized for the day ahead.
3. Balance & Strength Classes - online
If you're 55 and up, these classes are your ticket to feeling more confident and lively.
We're talking improved balance, coordination, flexibility and strength with a dash of Feldenkrais.
Perfect for folks dealing with stuff like osteoporosis, osteoarthritis, or post-stroke vibes.
4. Workshops - in-person
Dive into immersive workshops that'll level up your well-being game.
Explore freeing your hips and lower back, saying goodbye to neck and shoulder tension, and more.
Get ready for some nifty insights and techniques to make your daily life better.
5. Individual Sessions - in-person and online
Fancy some one-on-one attention? I've got you covered.
Dive deep into gentle hands-on Functional Integration to tackle your specific needs.
Whether it's injury recovery, stress-busting, or just wanting to move better, I've got your back.
Get in Touch:
Ready to kickstart your journey to a healthier, happier you? Drop me a line for bookings or just to chat:
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 improve their posture, awareness, core mobility, breathing, flexibility, strength and ease themselves back into the work week with more comfort and energy.
All ages are welcome.
No previous experience is needed.
Embody Movement: ONLINE
Fee: £70 for the term (£15.00 per drop-in class)
Wednesdays: 09.30 - 10.30
Term: 1 Nov - 13 Dec 2023
- Harriet Spenser - NHS 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.
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®, my PSI and OTAGO 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.
No previous experience is needed.
Embody Movement: ONLINE
Fee: £50 for the term £15 drop-in (Concession available)
Fridays: 10.00 -11.00am
Term: 3 Nov - 8 Dec 2023 (no class Fri 17 Nov)
“Nothing is permanent about our behaviour patterns except our belief that they are so."
- Moshe Feldenkrais -
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 well-being.
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. Have a mat or blanket available to lie on. You will need to be able to transfer to the floor independently.
Where is it? City Lit in Holborn, London and online via Zoom
'' 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 -
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 -
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 and the world around you.
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.
In these sessions, you will also have the opportunity to take away movement practices that you can use to take greater control of your health and well-being as you go about your work and daily life.
I facilitate a supportive, safe and compassionate 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)
Days: Mondays some Fridays & weekends
Location: The Scrutton Street Clinic (buzzer 23)
Studio 3, 2nd floor
Days: Wed & Thur some weekends
Location: Homerton or Haggerston
Movement has been a big part of my life.
My journey through various movement disciplines and therapies ultimately led me to my true home in the Feldenkrais Method®, a way of healing and learning through movement. It was here that I uncovered the profound power of moving slowly, cherishing intentional pauses, and nurturing a deep awareness of each and every moment.
But there's an important twist to this story. It wasn't until my Feldenkrais training that a powerful realization struck me: anxiety isn't merely a behavioral pattern or an emotional state. It manifests physically as muscular tension, creating profound effects within our bodies.
I found that this method helped me reduce anxiety and tiredness as well as improve my breathing and posture. Familiar aches vanished and I am now more flexible. 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 Feldenkrais 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 into my Balance and Strength classes, helping older adults stay independent and reduce the risk of falling.
As the Lead Postural Stability Instructor for the charity MRS Independent Living and referral pathways via the NHS, I’m also teaching Balance and strength classes in community centres as well as home-based exercises to older adults in their homes.
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.
As of now, I'm actively engaged in a Developmental Trauma Foundation course and honing my skills in Compassionate Inquiry, a trauma-informed psychotherapeutic approach developed by the esteemed Gabor Mate. This journey is about creating a safer, more nurturing space for all, and I'm excited to share it with you.