Shirley is a Restorative Health Educator© of Functional Movement, FG(UK), a Guild Certified Feldenkrais Practitioner, and a Pilates Teacher in Southampton, Hampshire. She has trained with Alan Herdman and Polestar Pilates and specializes in quality movement-based classes and private sessions to help people to re-learn how to improve their functional movement, posture, strength, flexibility, and balance. To help reduce pain and work-life stress, and much more. She can guide you to move better and feel at ease in your body through interesting lessons to improve the way you feel and move.

Shirley came to this approach after a car accident that left her with a whiplash injury. She brings an exploratory and caring approach to the classes which are small and allow for individual attention. And rather than teaching the right way to move you are provided with different possibilities to explore what feels right for you. There is no competitive element or judgment in this method; it is an integrated learning practice that carries over into everyday life and can create lasting change. 

This approach is suitable for anyone with Musco-skeletal problems, pain, and injury, rehabilitation after an injury, work-life stress, general well-being, and those who want to learn more about themselves. Her interest in this field first led me to train in Pilates and later in The Feldenkrais Method which has become a lifelong learning process.

 Many people treat the body and mind as separate parts in the belief they do not communicate with each other which has led to a disconnect between the mind and body. However, recent research has shown that the brain and nervous system do work together to change our physical and mental health – they act as one system that can create long-term change. The ethos of ‘no pain, no gain’ is outdated and a more holistic approach is the best way of working with the intelligence of the body. This is a learning system of the now and beyond. For more information or to book a class please call her on 07743484847 or email me here.