Hello, I am Shirley Jeffers, a Somatic Pilates Teacher. I am a Student Teacher in the Feldenkrais Method and live in Southampton, Hampshire. I specialise in optimal movement-based classes that help to improve  posture, strength, flexibility, balance, pain relief issues and work-life stress.
I can teach you to ‘move better’ to feel at ease in your body and to improve musco- skeletal and pain issues.
I bring an exploratory and caring approach to the classes. The classes are small (max 6) which allows for individual attention. Rather than teaching‘ the right way to move’ you are provided with ‘more choices’ that feel right for your body. There is no competitive element or judgement in this method. It is an integrated therapeutic practice that creates lasting change.
This approach is suitable for musco-skeletal problems, rehabilitation after an injury, and general wellbeing. My interest led me to train in Pilates and later Somatic Movement which has become a lifelong learning process.
Many people treat the body and mind as separate parts that do not communicate with each other, which is wrong. This has led to a disconnection between the mind and body. But recent research has shown that the brain and nervous system work together to change our mental and physical health. They act as one system with this method bringing long term changes. The ethos of ‘no pain, no gain’ is old and outdated and a more holistic approach is the best way of working with the body This is the exercise system of the future and beyond.
For more information or to book a class please call me on 02380 778 978 or email me here.