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Change begins with small things.

The other day I bought some nail varnish, (in a sparkly purple, for those interested in the details). Obviously not such a notable event, except I don’t wear nail varnish. Well very rarely. In my childhood, nail varnish wasn’t something … Continue reading

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‘Vera’  – a musician re-discovers herself

Vera’  – a musician re-discovers herself by Emma Alter  (as written for the FGUK newsletter) Musicians (with some exceptions) spend their life moving their fingers very precisely, whilst often contorting themselves in very unnatural ways. We often start when we … Continue reading

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ELLSO- Feldenkrais for Amateur Musicians

I feel lucky that often, going to work is a real treat. I was invited to give a Feldenkrais Workshop for Amateur String-players at their Summer Camp in Tonbridge in August. It is a course run by ELLSO- the East … Continue reading

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Change and Comfort

I was asked by client recently about how one can be comfortable in a state of change. For her, one facet of this was about being more aware of people looking at her as she walked around, now that she … Continue reading

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Cyclops and sight…

A few weeks ago I had a minor eye procedure. Unpleasant, as such things usually are, but what I hadn’t counted on was how much my world would shift as I was wheeled out with a white pirate patch shutting … Continue reading

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Walking and December dates

For most of us, walking is a daily way of geting from A to B, yet how often do we think about how we do it? What’s your idea of how you walk? How are your different moods reflected in … Continue reading

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From the Feet Up

How often do you think about your toes? Are you someone who takes care of their feet, or do you shove them in shoes and ignore them? Are they a part of yourself that’s a bit too far away to think … Continue reading

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Free the Neck, lose the millstone

For most of us, when we think of the neck, it’s only from the top of the shoulders upwards to the base of the head. But actually, the neck is just the top part of your spine. If it didn’t … Continue reading

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Feldenkrais & musicians: Sarah and cello

Sarah came to me through curiosity. She’s a world class cellist: a member of the Callino Quartet,and principal cellist of Academy of Ancient Music. Her playing involves playing both modern and baroque cello, which require slightly different set-ups and techniques. … Continue reading

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Musician’s Union Feldenkrais Workshops 22nd and 23rd August 2016

I’m giving two workshops on the 22nd and 23rd August, open for the general public, hosted by the Musician’s Union! In London on the 22nd August, 2-4.30 pm https://www.helpmusicians.org.uk/news/events/london-introduction-to-feldenkrais-for-musicians-with-emma-a and Birmingham on Tuesday 23rd August, again, 2-4.30 https://www.helpmusicians.org.uk/news/events/birmingham-introduction-to-feldenkrais-for-musicians-with-em £5 for … Continue reading

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