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Frequently asked questions
How many lessons do I need, and how often?
After a couple of courses, the next best step is to attend a summer workshop, where you can experience multiple lessons with multiple teachers over a few days - a truly super-charged learning boost. And after that, there's the teacher training course, which isn't just for people who want to become teachers, but also for anyone who wants to study more deeply. The next one is due to begin September 2020. Find further details here:
What happens in a lesson?
We always work 'in activity', as you're always 'in activity' in life. We start with the simplest activities like sitting, getting up out of a chair and sitting back down again, and then on to walking and a variety of things you may do every day, e.g. driving, sitting at a desktop, writing, washing up, gardening, cycling, playing tennis or an instrument - you name it, we'll make a lesson experience for it!
Which are better, one-to-one or group classes?
having many kinds of interactions accelerates your learning;
seeing how others move and change accelerates your learning;
you have a lot of laughs in group class which also accelerates your learning!
But whether you choose group or one-to-one classes, the Interactive Teaching Method involves helping you to think things out for yourself.
Do I need to wear anything special or bring anything?
No special clothes are needed. After the first few lessons, if you wish to choose an activity that involves bringing something, for example a musical instrument or sports racket, you are very welcome to bring it along.
Please do contact me if you have any further questions, or wish to have a free initial consultation