What people are saying about Vanessa's classes
I’ve been dipping in and out of Vanessa’s classes for a few years. On the side, I practise my favourite eye movement and jaw class. Recently I suffered a T1 left root nerve compression with compromised movement in my hand. I went back to revisit previous classes. Vanessa’s precise knowledge of human biology, Feldenkrais and her clear instructions directed me to move in a safe way. Within a weekend I had reduced my pain, increased my hand movement and started my repair. I am no longer taking pain relief and am resuming my activities. She is an exceptional teacher. I highly recommend Vanessa and Feldenkrais.
Therese Foster July 2019
Regarding the 6 week Breathing Series of classes attended – “As a “newbie” to Feldenkrais I didn’t know what to expect. I was amazed to find that I could control my breath and breathe into new spaces in my diaphragm and chest. This allowed me to manipulate my breath and release some residual stiffness. A relaxing class…Vanessa is great.”
Rosey McCallum March 2019
I have thoroughly enjoyed the experience of Vanessa’s Feldenkrais classes. I have come out of these classes feeling like I am floating, with a new awareness of my body and re-energised yet relaxed. So amazing considering how gentle and easy the movements are along with Vanessa’s calm and hypnotic voice. The ‘Me Time’ is also invaluable in our hectic lives. I’ll be signing up for the next term. Loved it!
Orla Flecker November 2017
I enjoy exploring different physical activities so I thought I would go along to Vanessa’s Feldenkrais ATM classes out of curiosity. At the time I had no particular pain or limiting movement problems, though being in my 50s I have had a few sporting injuries through the years. Having done dance, tennis, yoga, Pilates, running and rowing through my life I felt that I had good body awareness, but these classes engaged my mind and body on a completely different level. I gradually realised that some of my distinct movement patterns possibly contributed to past injuries and also how interrelated these patterns are from head to toe. It gave me a new perspective to take into everyday life as well as exercise.
Vanessa’s manner and guidance through the classes was so calming and relaxing that I always slept well after classes, an unexpected positive outcome for me!
Cathy Kennedy September 2017
An hour a week spent focusing on movement and making simple adjustments has made me aware of the benefits of paying attention to the way I move. Being conscious of the way I stand and turn makes me feel more comfortable when I spend long days on my feet.