Monthly Archives: May 2015

Improve Your Stride

Now that the fine weather is finally here, it’s a good time to head for the hills and enjoy a long walk or a run. This Saturday, there will be a morning workshop where the theme is “Improve Your Stride” – finding better hip and ankle movement so you can walk (or run) with less effort and more efficiency. Of course, you don’t have to be a runner to benefit from this, you may just want to put a little sashey in your stride! There are a couple of places left so email me to

Latest classes and workshops

Saturday 16th May is the last class of the month! This one hour class is all about improving your balance in standing and walking and if you would like to join us, please email me or text to 07708 055 309. Class times: 10.30-11.30 at Breathe Pilates, 85 Clarkehouse Road, Sheffield S10 2LG.
Coming up…
Saturday 30 May 10.30- 1pm.  Improve Your Stride (Ease and Elegance in Walking) £18.00 (concessions available)
This workshop is all about finding better hip and ankle movement so you can walk with less effort and more style.
Saturday 4 July 10.30 – 1pm. Improve Your Practice £18.00 (concessions available)
By using an integrated approach to physical movement and training you can discover how to improve your performance in yoga, pilates, running and other sports, as well as avoid future injury.
If you are interested in the continuing weekly classes that are happening in June and July, please email me.

Feldenkrais Awareness Week

From 6-13 May each year, the Feldenkrais community celebrate the anniversary of Moshe Feldenkrais’ birthday – 6th May – with activities and events to raise awareness of The Feldenkrais Method. The Feldenkrais Guild UK are posting free, downloadable lessons every day this week and my recording is there today. You can hear it here too!

Understanding Pain

This Bank Holiday weekend a friend came round to see me because she had injured her knee and didn’t know what to do. In the course of our consultation, several things became very clear. Firstly, although the pain had subsided, the pain memory was very strong; as a consequence some of her movement was restricted not through pain but through the anticipation of pain. Secondly, she was very upset that the injury was caused by cycling and now she would have to give up her favourite activity. After a little discussion, we agreed what had caused the pain (not cycling) and found a strategy where she could continue to exercise and feel fitter without physical damage. Although we had only spent an hour together, her relief at understanding her pain and having a series of positive possibilities to explore was as important as her improved movement from the session. Scott Clark, Feldenkrais teacher and leader of the Feldenkrais Teacher Training in London has written an excellent article The Meaning of Pain which you can find here: Scott gives some clear and wonderful images about how we approach pain and the warning signs of injury.