The Moving Brain:

TheMovingBrain offers solutions to people of all ages who want less pain, more agility, balance, and energy.

Do you want to perform better? Improve your golf swing, improve your musical or artistic performance? Or do you have a bad back, RSI, headaches or other musculo-skeletal pain?

We will help you to become an expert in yourself, cultivating a deep awareness of your postural and movement habits, so you can move and live with greater intention and vitality.  

We help both the world class performer find greater artistic freedom, and enable anyone to find greater freedom from pain and stress, and re-discover their agility and energy.

Emma Alter 

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Emma Alter is a Feldenkrais teacher, and comes from a background as a professional classical musician. In 1999 she became involved with the Feldenkrais Method, leading to her training as a certified teacher in 2011-15.

She especially enjoys working with performers, athletes, children, and people of all ages and abilities to recapture pain free balance, movement, grace, and power. To find out more go here.

The Feldenkrais Method – what is it?

Feldenkrais is a cutting-edge technique for pain reduction, and life enhancement.  It  takes a different approach to medical-based models, opening very real possibilities for people who feel they have exhausted all their options in treating chronic pain and discomfort.

In individual lessons we can quickly pinpoint specific issues, and offer a way for improvement.  These lessons are hands-on, and the teacher moves the client with their hands – using gentle but profound movements, which can be astonishingly effective.

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In group lessons, a lesson takes and deconstructs the individual parts of movements we do in everyday life.  The teacher gives verbal instructions, creating a framework for movement which the student can explore at their own pace.  Unlike many movement classes, the teacher does not give a visual demonstration, which allows students to discover their own possibilities without needing to worry whether they look good enough or are doing it right. The classes can be deeply relaxing and restorative.

The Feldenkrais Method – who is it for?

Feldenkrais is for everybody, of any age; and well suited to people suffering from on-going musculo-skeletal pain.  It also can work effectively for people with neurological conditions; those who have had strokes; or children with developmental challenges.

Whether you want to on the one hand be more comfortable working at your desk, bending down, playing with your children; or on the other, improve professional level performance of sports and Arts, Feldenkrais is an extraordinary tool.

The Feldenkrais Method – how does it work?

Scientists like Norman Doidge have shown that the brain is able to re-wire and constantly keep learning throughout life. (contrary to old ideas that we stop learning when we are adult). You can change how you are, and how you move at any age, if you understand how to ‘re-wire’ your nervous system. 

Feldenkrais harnesses the brain’s ability to constantly evolve; using subtle movements to optimise brain connections with our skeleton, muscles and soft tissues. By this unique combining of explorative movement with learning a physical self-awareness you are able to develop an ability to enabling you to be and move ‘smart’, improving both posture, strength and flexibility in the way you move and live.  Feldenkrais is a educative method for self directed neuroplasticity.

Its a “mindfulness for the body in motion.”

Feldenkrais is named after its inventor, Moshe Feldenkrais.