Certified Feldenkrais Practitioner
A NEUROLOGICAL approach to LEARNING & HEALTH
Organic learning = Embodied learning
Picture a baby learning to coordinate how they move their eyes, roll or sit up. This is embodied or organic learning.
Throughout our lives, we also learn habits that can get in our way - holding the breath, straining muscles, thinking too hard. In private sessions, we give you the opportunity to re-engage in organic learning and reorganise your patterns of moving, thinking, sensing and feeling.
My practice is based on the Feldenkrais Method, a pioneering form of neuroscience that takes its name from Moshe Feldenkrais. The engineer and Judo black belt spent much of the 20th century developing this method, in which he applied philosophy and scientific theory to the functioning of the human nervous system. Ultimately, it's about being more yourself, and accessing more of your potential.
In a session:
you will be guided to slow down into a state where the parasympathetic system (slows the heart rate etc) can be activated and the sympathetic (fight or flight), de-escalated;
you will be fully clothed;
we will have a conversation that may involve verbal guidance, as well as touch and movement. Often we work with you lying on a therapy bed so your muscles can let go of excessive contraction during the learning;
we go with your individual movement patterns, not against, and stay within your range of movement, rather than pushing beyond;
we suspend expectations and remain open to discoveries.
Justine Reilly is a Certified Feldenkrais Practitioner. She has a private practice in Mitchelton, where she works with people to help them move through places where they get stuck, whether physical or mental. Justine also teaches series of group classes and workshops.
In 2012, following major burnout from the corporate world, Justine stumbled upon the Feldenkrais Method, and signed up to the first year of a practitioner training. Justine completed the four-year course in July 2016, and opened her Brisbane-based practice soon after. She is interested in other modalities as well, including Hakomi psychotherapy, art therapy, Kohki, acupuncture, kinesiology, psychological methods, Reiki and more.
She enjoys meeting people 'where they are' to provide a space for their ongoing learning.
Justine specialises in working with chronic conditions such as:
PTSD, CPTSD, anxiety, chronic pain, fibromyalgia, and osteoarthritis.
Justine aims to create a safe space for all, including gender-diverse folx and people with differing abilities. She has an extensive background in community disability support.
PLUS benefits are felt by:
Computer desk workers
Dancers, singers, musicians
People with depression, anxiety and mood disorders
People experiencing back pain, hypermobility, frozen shoulder
People losing the ability to exercise as they age
Offering the effects:
Ease of breath, balance, grounding, finding 'dynamic stability' on your feet or sitting, and moving out of habits that cause pain and tension.
By its non-invasive nature, the method complements other treatments and interventions.
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Justine Reilly offers individual or duet lessons at her home studio in Mitchelton. Mobile service $20.
Individual sessions also available at
Northey Street City Farm Organic Market
every second Sunday morning.
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For bookings and to contact Justine:
Tel: 0410 759 984