Hello, I am Shirley Jeffers, a Somatic Pilates Teacher and student Teacher in the Feldenkrais Method who lives 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. And rather than teaching‘ the right way to move’ you are provided with ‘more options’ 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, injury , 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 not true and has led to a disconnect between the mind and body. But recent research has shown that the brain and nervous system work together to change our physical and health- they act as one system can bring 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 The ethos of ‘no pain, no gain’ is old and outdated and a more holistic approach is the best way of working with the intelligence of the body. This is the fitness 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.