Workshops and classes


Awareness Through Movement (ATM) Classes

Updated 15th January 2021

Due to the new lock-down and returning to Covid-19 restrictions I’m afraid that I can’t teach Feldenkrais (Functional Integration lessons) and singing face to face at the moment. Classes will remain online for the time being, at least for the rest of this term.

Lent Term 2021

Please note that the time of my weekly Wednesday online class is now 1.30-2.30

Classes will run every week this term until (an including March 31st) other than a break for half term on 17th February when there will be no class.

Look forward to seeing you.


For the Zoom ID/Link please email me at anita@anitamorrison.co.uk

These classes are on general movement themes.

Please wear something comfortable that you can move in and lie on a mat or blanket.

These classes are on a donation basis. My normal classes cost £10 but please only pay what you can afford. This can be done here


 Workshops

Introduction to Feldenkrais for Organists

I’ve been meaning to organise a Feldenkrais Workshop for Organists for quite a while now (and even wrote a workshop for organists as an assignment when I was on my Feldenkrais training…). I know many of you sometimes struggle with your self-use and can get into pain when playing as it’s such an awkward instrument to physically organise yourself around.


Because of this lock-down a couple of days at the end of January have freed up and I thought I would seize the moment and see if any of you would like to spend a few hours exploring some movement relevant to your playing.


The workshop will take place on
 
Friday 29th January 2021
9.00-12.30


Online on Zoom



I normally charge £30 for a workshop but am currently working on a donation basis as know that things are difficult financially for many musicians at the moment so it would be on a pay what you can basis (or nothing). 

If you would like to come please use the form below to book your place here

If you can’t come but would be interested in a future workshop please join my mailing list here and tick the ‘Workshops for Organists’ box.

Please pass this on to anyone you think might benefit and be interested in taking part.

If you have any questions please email me at anita@anitamorrison.co.uk


 


Head, Neck and Voice
Feldenkrais Workshop for Singers

Tuesday 16th February
2.00pm-5.30pm

9.00am-12.30pm EST

The larynx, lying within the neck, has multiple dynamic muscular connections to the head, spine and shoulders. The skull, which sits on the spine, has the potential to balance with minimum muscular effort, allowing the intrinsic muscles to do their job and control the movements within the larynx. If detrimental patterns of movement develop they can cause an imbalance in the way in which these muscles function and cause restrictions in the movement of the larynx which can lead to constricted, effortful voice use.

In the workshop some of the relationships between the neck, larynx, jaw and shoulders will be explored using Awareness Through Movement (ATM) lessons.

This workshop is limited to 12 participants

Please email me to book your place at anita@anitamorrison.co.uk


I normally charge £30 for a workshop of this length but am currently working on a donation basis as know that things are difficult financially for many musicians at the moment so it would be on a pay what you can basis (or nothing). 


International Awareness Week ran from May 6th-13th

Feldenkrais Resources for Musicians gave free classes every day on themes relevant to musicians. You can find all the recordings here on the frfm.co.uk website.


My Lewes, East Sussex, workshop has been postponed. I will put details here when I have them.

For information on future workshops and classes sign up here on my mailing list

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Medical Disclaimers

The Feldenkrais Method is an educational method, not a medical system or therapy. We do not attempt to diagnose, treat or cure any disease or injury.

Learning in a practical way about the relationship between your movement, efficiency and comfort, you may become more able to understand the effects of your movement habits & find strategies for changing them. With practice, more able to direct yourself away from patterns of movement that cause pain, strain or discomfort.

We assist you in learning through verbal direction and you moving yourself in response. When we direct your movement verbally we make every effort to help and remind you to stay within a range of movement that is safe and comfortable for you

It is your responsibility to move and direct yourself in a safe way that does not create discomfort, and stay in a easy and comfortable range of movement, in order to remain in a learning environment.

Anita Morrison recommends that you consult with your doctor or physician before beginning any online programme. You should be in good physical condition. Anita Morrison is not a licensed medical care provider and represents that it has no expertise in diagnosing, examining, or treating medical conditions of any kind, or in determining the effect of any specific exercise on a medical condition.

You should understand that when participating in any online class, there is the possibility of physical injury. If you engage in this class, you agree that you do so at your own risk, are voluntarily participating in these activities, assume all risk of injury to yourself, and agree to release and discharge Anita Morrison from any and all claims or causes of action, known or unknown, arising out of classes and workshops with Anita Morrison

Anita Morrison is not responsible or liable for any advice, course of treatment, diagnosis or any other information, services or products that you obtain through this site.