Workshops and Classes
As we all know, the current Covid-19 crisis has changed the way we can all access movement classes. As the UK gradually moves out of lockdown, I am beginning to offer more live classes. However, some people have discovered that online classes suit them, so my schedule will continue to offer a mixture of online and live events. You can view and book all available classes and workshops by clicking this link here
6.00-7.00pm “Yoga for Health and Happiness” LIVE CLASS in Sheffield.
A friendly weekly class that is suitable for beginners, improvers and anyone who would like to bring a mindful approach to their yoga practice. Please book here
10.00 – 11.00am “Move Better, Feel Better with The Feldenkrais Method!” LIVE CLASS in Sheffield
This is a weekly class where we explore ways to reduce stress and strain on the body and create better movement patterns. Suitable for anyone who wants to improve their everyday movement, recover from injury or increase their sports potential. For more information and booking, please click here
10.30 – 11.30 am “Nurture Class for Recovery and Resilience: LIVE CLASS in Sheffield.
This class is designed to help you restore a sense of balance between your body and mind. A blend of gentle yoga, Feldenkrais, breathing technique and meditation, these sessions are especially beneficial for anyone experiencing cancer or a long-term challenging physical condition. No previous experience of yoga or Feldenkrais needed. Please bring a yoga mat. Booking link is here
6.00 – 7.00pm “Move Better, Feel Better!” FELDENKRAIS ONLINE
An early evening Feldenkrais Class to help you unwind and unlock stiffness and tension in the whole body. You will move better and improve well-being in your body and mind. Please book here
First Saturdays Workshops.
These workshops allow you to go a little deeper into the Feldenkrais Method and find out more about integrated, functional movement. On the First Saturday of every month, I hold a 90 minute workshop on a special theme. At present, these workshops will continue to be online.
Saturday 6 November 2021 10-11.30am: “Happier Hips”
Stiffness in your hips affects sitting, walking and running as well as adding to knee strain. If you’re spending too much time on your sofa or office chair, then this workshop will give you a greater sense of flexibility and connection in your pelvis. Book here
Saturday 4 December 10-11.30am: “Take A Breath”
A lovely workshop for the winter month! This workshop will guide you through a series of explorations in improving the quality of breathing control, mindfulness and deep relaxation. Please book here:
INDIVIDUAL SESSIONS. At present, I am seeing 1:1 clients in person and online for either 30 or 60 minute sessions. If you are struggling with your range of movement or are recovering from an injury, I can help you. Please email me on email@example.com for more information.
Why don’t I just go to YouTube for a recorded class?
Yes, there are lots of recorded classes in Feldenkrais and in yoga, many of them led by great teachers, but the advantage of a live class is that the teacher can still see you and can adjust the class to suit who’s there.
I hate seeing myself on film!
Yes, seeing yourself on video can be a shock but remember, everyone is focussing on their own experience on the mat and can’t really see you. The teacher will be watching only to ensure your safety and to make sure you have a good experience.
WEEKLY ONLINE CLASSES IN FUNCTIONAL YOGA
Have a look at my weekly schedule of classes in The Feldenkrais Method and in Yoga. You can book for any of these through this link here
9.30 10.30am Yoga with Dianne ONLINE
A great way to start the week! This class is available to Hands on Health members and you can sign up by contacting Hands on Health here
6-7.00pm “Yoga for Health and Happiness” Live Class in Sheffield
A friendly weekly class that is suitable for beginners, improvers and anyone who would like to bring a mindful approach to their yoga practice. There is 60 minutes of general class, followed by 30 minutes focussing on breathing, relaxation and mindfulness. Please book and pay here
Wednesdays 10.30-11.30 “Nurture Class for Recovery and Resilience” (Live Class in Sheffield)
“Nurture” is an hour of gentle yoga, mindful meditation and Feldenkrais. It is especially designed for anyone who may be experiencing a challenging health condition or long term injury. The class will be online until 12th May and then from 19th May, “live” classes will be in the new community room at Abbeyfield House, Sheffield. Book here:
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Contact me for a taster session and then if you want to go further we can sort out the best type of class for you. People who pay in advance for classes or workshops will have priority as I can’t guarantee room for drop-ins.
If you are a member of British Actors Equity, Musicians Union or a full-time student studying in the UK, all classes and sessions are 20% off the full price (including block bookings).
What do I do next?
Leave your name and contact details on the Bookings page and tell me the date you want to come along and I will email you as soon as I can. If you would find it easier to talk on the phone, please leave a number as well.
What happens in an individual Feldenkrais session?
You might arrive with a specific issue such as lower back pain, stiff shoulders, balance or dizziness issues or perhaps you simply want to feel better aligned and less “creaky”. I’ll do a general assessment and then will gently encourage your body to release muscle tension so that you can move with more freedom and confidence. This is a hands-on treatment where you may spend most of the time lying on my treatment table; if appropriate, you might be sitting or standing for some of the time – it depends on what will work best for you. A one-to-one session (also called “Functional Integration”) is an ideal way to learn how your body moves and to undo unhelpful movement habits. Sometimes a single session can make a huge difference, a recent client said: “I feel like I have a whole new body!
Individual Taster sessions. If you are new to The Feldenkrais Method you can contact me for an Individual taster session. This is a half hour one to one session where we discuss what would be useful for you, I’ll give you some feedback and a short individual Feldenkrais class. Following this, you can book more one to one sessions or join a group class (group class timetables are different throughout the year).
Home Visits and Special Group sessions.
Unfortunately, during the present Covid-19 crisis, all home visits are suspended.
From time to time I do work with people who have difficulty travelling so, if appropriate, I can visit you in your home but I will have to charge extra for this. To arrange this, please give me a call on 07708 055309 as every home visit is individually designed for your best needs.
If you have a group of friends or colleagues who would like a taster session then I can travel to you. All you need is a clean floor space with enough room for everyone to lie down on a yoga mat or blanket.
Individual sessions are usually £45 for an hour. Most people benefit from 2-3 sessions and so if you book 3 sessions in advance the total cost is £120. Of course, you might want to come regularly over a long period of time! If so, we can sort out a price that suits you best (its always cheaper to pay in advance).
Individual sessions take place either at The Practice Rooms in the centre of Sheffield or at my home studio – where you can have a view of the garden (cat is not necessarily included!)
As well as regular weekly classes and individual sessions, I also do workshop sessions where people have the chance to explore The Method more deeply. These sessions can be from 2 hours to a full day – with plenty of breaks for tea, biscuits and chat! Themes explored can be:
- Flexible backs
- Releasing neck and shoulders
- Improving Balance in walking and running
- Reaching, lifting and carrying
- Refreshing the mind and body
- Happy Feet
- Feldenkrais for Dancers and Performers
- Mindfulness and Feldenkrais
I advertise these sessions for the public or you can book me to come and work with a specific group of people at your own venue. Prices can be agreed according to the needs of the group and location. Please contact me through my bookings page.