Awareness through Movement master class


Awareness through Movement Masterclass with Andrew Dawson

Andy Portait

Sunday 18 September – 9:30am to 4pm

Premier Fitness, London N4 3JP

Feldenkrais is about learning, or rather learning about learning. In this masterclass we facilitate the breakdown of unconscious muscle patterns. By making new and unusual movement in new and unfamiliar positions, the nervous system must generate alternative solutions, which combine familiar movements with unusual sensations. Awareness of what the body is doing is enhanced and the individual begins to choose how he or she moves.

Andrew Dawson is an accomplished Feldenkrais practitioner who has experienced hundreds of lessons that Feldenkrais developed, gradually tuning his understanding of not just what is happening in his own system, but seeing what is happening in others.

This masterclass will deepen your understanding of body awareness and body sensing and enhance your practice of Chi Running and Chi Walking.



Barbican Arts School Lab



Andrew will be one of the tutors on this years Arts Lab at the Barbican

Arts School Lab 2013 is a two-week summer school focused on collaboration, creativity and a real engagement with contemporary life. It is an intensive learning programme intended to bring together creative people with an active curiosity about ideas and action through the arts.

Core Tutors include film-maker and director Penny Woolcock, artist and co-founder of muf architecture/art, Katherine Clark.

Arts School Lab requires an open mind because it explores the idea of ‘unlearning’ conventions and education through conversation and practical experiences. This year’s project follows on from the success of Arts School Lab 2012, which explored art and social change informed by educational ideas from the Bauhaus (1919–33). In 2013, the project is influenced by ideas from Black Mountain College (1933–54), the American avant-garde arts school centred on freedom and experiential education. The principle of this arts education was to reconnect art with life, educating the whole person to become fully awake to life.