Hannah WheelerMy background is in contemporary dance. I trained at Trinity Laban, a leading European conservatoire of music and dance obtaining a BA(Hons) in Dance Theatre (1st class) and have performed and taught widely. A dance injury led me to the Feldenkrais Method. I found Feldenkrais invaluable in my recovery but more profoundly it changed the way I experienced myself and shifted my passion for movement into working more therapeutically.

I enrolled on the Amsterdam International Feldenkrais Teacher Training programme in Holland in 2005. While training, I also found myself being asked to teach creative dance in a special needs school. I grew very interested in how Feldenkrais could help these children develop physically, mentally and emotionally. Since completing my training in 2008 I have been working with children with a wide variety of needs, both privately and in schools, play schemes and specialist centres. I’ve recently graduated from a year-long advanced training- the Feldenkrais Method based ‘Jeremy Krauss Approach to working with children with special needs’. It is special work. The sense of joy and pride children experience as they form new abilities is beautiful to watch and a privilege to be part of. I believe all children have the potential to learn and move beyond their limitations, whatever their condition.

I enjoy working with a wide range of people from those recovering from injury and neurological impairments to those wishing to retain mobility in their later years. I currently teach at Trinity Laban and London College of Music and guest lecture at universities around the UK. I work with dancers, musicians and circus performers looking to elevate their performance skills to higher levels. I am known for my clear, gentle and intuitive approach. I am continuously intrigued by the Feldenkrais Method’s combination of movement and learning, how it awakens our potential for growth and well-being and the impact this has beyond individuals on families and communities.