Catherine James

Catherine James
 Catherine James
Catherine James
Townsville, Qld 4810 & Online

Your place; AEST , QLD
  • Functional Integration & Awareness Through Movement
Online Floor-based Awareness Through Movement; AEST Monday 6pm - 7pm
Online Floor-based Awareness Through Movement; AEST Tuesday 9.30am - 10.30am
Online Chair-based Awareness Through Movement; AEST Tuesday 1.30pm - 2.30pm

Townsville, QLD, 4810
  • Functional Integration & Awareness Through Movement
“Move more easily & enjoyably” Floor classes 6pm Mondays AEST Monday 6pm - 7pm

About Me

The Feldenkrais Method® is a unique approach to learning new and better ways of functioning to enable individuals to more closely match their actions to their intentions. It is not about curing people, and it is not a medical treatment. The Method is firmly grounded within an exploratory framework congruent with humans' earliest developmental processes.

“Rather than “fixing” the body, Moshe Feldenkrais taught how to expand its capacities and ranges of choice.”
– Dennis Leri “Learning how to learn”

In Catherine’s Awareness Through Movement® classes, an environment is created whereby awareness of habitual neuromuscular patterns and rigidities is increased and the ability to correlate certain sensations with improved functioning is expanded, over time leading to more options for efficient, comfortable ways of moving. Each class is different and is centred on a particular theme that relates to a certain human function such as walking, bending, rolling, reaching, turning, twisting, running, swimming, sitting, dancing, getting up from and down to the floor, etc.

“My back right side pain is almost gone! I don't think it's a placebo effect as the ache was keeping me restless when sleeping. It was a great session.”
– Betsy, Townsville

Although the emphasis is always placed on staying within one’s limits of comfortable movement, the process is not without frustration and laughter as participants come up against apparent hurdles and then discover unexpected ways around/ over/ under them! Participants often find that unfamiliar, challenging activities become more possible and even pleasurable as they apply this new approach to a variety of situations.

“I've thoroughly enjoyed your classes – an unexpected surprise! After class, I feel relaxed and more mobile. I’m becoming aware of how much I push myself instead of letting my body and gravity do most of the work. I’m learning how to slow down and be mindful of myself and my movements.
I’d recommend these classes to anyone who is ready to appreciate themselves a little more, anyone who might benefit from moving more freely and comfortably.”
– Linda, Townsville

Online floor-based classes are for those who can:
~ get down to and up from the floor without assistance (or by using a chair); and
~ comfortably lie on the floor (on a rug/mat) on the back, side and/or tummy for 45 minutes.

Online chair-based classes are for those who can comfortably sit in an armless kitchen/dining chair or stool for 45 minutes, and stand beside it (hand on it or the wall, if needed, for balance) for 10 minutes.

Classes are suitable for people who are curious about exploring their potential, and who are either new to Feldenkrais® or who are more familiar with it.

6-7pm Mondays Australian Eastern Standard Time (AEST) – Onine floor-based class

9.30-10.30am Tuesdays AEST – Online floor-based class

1.30-2.30pm Tuesdays AEST – Online chair-based class

Based in Townsville Qld Australia 4810
For more information please email Catherine: movebetternow (at) yahoo (dot) com


Certified Feldenkrais Practitioner®; Member of Australian Feldenkrais Guild Inc since 1992; Certified Bones For Life Teacher®; Authorised Sounder Sleep System™ Teacher


English Full professional proficiency