Hello, I am Shirley Jeffers, a certified Feldenkrais and Pilates practitioner in Southampton, Hampshire. I specialise in quality movement-based classes and private sessions to improve better movement, posture, strength, flexibility, balance, reduce pain and work-life stress and more.
I can guide you to ‘move better and feel at ease ‘in your body through neuromuscular repatterning lessons that improve the musco- skeletal structure of the body.
I bring an exploratory and caring approach to the classes and the classes are small (max 6) which allows 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 judgement in this method. It is an integrated therapeutic practice that carries over into everyday life and can create lasting change.
This approach is suitable for musco-skeletal problems, pain and injury , rehabilitation after an injury, work-life stress and general wellbeing. My 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 that do not communicate with each other, which is not true and this has led to a disconnection between the mind and body. However, recent research has shown that it is the brain and nervous system that 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 The ethos of ‘no pain, no gain’ is old and outdated and a more holistic approach is the best way of working with the intelligence of the body.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.