Feldenkrais: Soft Eyes with Ralph (Online)

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Our eyes are integral organs throughout our lives, and across different levels of vision. Through all our waking hours, our eyes are active and working, absorbing information and colours, patterns, intensities. 

But more and more our modern life is spent indoors, focussing on work and screens (and play) for long periods, and gazing at devices in our downtime. This can cause tension and overuse of our eyes, and fatigue of our attention. 

This class will allow you to join in on practical movements and sequences to support your eyes, using Feldenkrais techniques for relaxation, recovery and maintenance. 

Give your eyes a break and some TLC. This class requires no previous experience. All welcome.

What will we cover?

In this class we will:

  • Utilise Feldenkrais methods for body relaxation, recovery and maintenance. 
  • Look at the anatomy and physiology of the eyes and the visual system, and the strains and hazards for our eyes in modern life.
  • Learn strategic self-care to relax and to maintain healthy eyes
  • Shift our ways of thinking around mental focus and eye focus (and their connections)

What you’ll need:

  • A chair
  • Yourself!


    • Closed Captions
    • Discounted Early Bird Tickets
    • Free Tickets for First Nation Attendees
    • Auslan Interpreted Upon Request

    Who will be teaching? 

    Ralph Hadden (he/him) as founder and director of the Melbourne School of Tactile Therapies, pioneered massage therapist education in Australia from the 1970s to the 1990s. Ralph is a certified Feldenkrais practitioner, practising in Melbourne. He is one of Australia’s most experienced Feldenkraisers, having been teaching since 1988.

    He offers his own workshops, weekly classes and individual sessions, helping his clients recover from injury, build health and relaxation and improve performance at work and play. He has presented for many organisations including CAE, Arthritis Foundation, Royal Australian College of General Practitioners, the Gawler Foundation and RMIT. He teaches with clarity, respect and good humour, combining fun with serious learning. You can visit his website or Facebook page.

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    Any other questions or ways we can assist with accessibility? Just email Maddy (she/her) at