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Ralph Hadden
Ralph Hadden is a certified Feldenkrais practitioner and member of the Australian Feldenkrais Guild. He has over 30 years experience in movement and body therapies- as a practitioner, teacher and trainer of teachers. He was, for 20 years, the founder and co-director of the Melbourne School of Tactile Therapies, a school that pioneered massage practitioner education in Australia. He was among the first to undergo training in Australia as a Feldenkrais practitioner and has been teaching this method since 1988.

Ralph has taught and presented workshops for many organisations including the Royal Australian College of General Practitioners, Australian Physiotherapy Association, Gawler Foundation, Arthritis Foundation, CAE, RMIT, Breacan, radio 3AK, Boite Singers Festival, Suzuki Music and Hepburn Spa. He writes for journals such as Wellbeing and the Australian Association of Massage Therapists and currently edits the newsletter of AFG (Vic).

In his leisure hours he sings with the choir “Men In Suits”, plays cricket in the summer and enjoys reading, music, films, cooking and family time.
Accordion Roll
12:00
Fun, pleasant, relaxing. Simple lesson, hold knees, roll side to side.
Essential Back #1
Actor
42:40
Improve extension, reach up easily, spread ribcage, free the breath, connect feet to body and hand, counteract "desk slouching".Turning pelvis, reach hand up, look at hand. Inspired by Alan Questel.
Ankle Clarity
40:20
Arm Circles
47:40
Arm(s) behind back Agstn 17aug11.mp3
Arm(s) behind back Agstn 17aug11.mp3
Baby-Bend Knees, Elbows
48:20
Big Pinch
45:00
Improve manual dexterity, mobilise and clarify hands, fingers and thumb. Imagine taking a huge pinch of salt for a recipe. Explores moving fingers, thumb towards each other in various combinations
Candlesticks
44:20
Taught at Continuing Adult Education
Candlesticks
39:00
Taught at Augustine
Chair Bend
36:40
Chair Cross Leg Stand
37:00
Chair Twist and Bend
41:00
Coordinate Feet and Toes
36:00
Daily 5-Minute Back Care
7:40
At completion of a Back workshop I taught this series of moves which can make a nice 5-minute daily loosen-up. (Takes about 9 minutes to learn, but becomes a 5-minute routine.)
Essential Back #2
Feet and Whole Body
12:00
Flex
32:00
Fold forwards, head, elbow and knee towards each other. Release lower back, mobilise chest.
Essential Back #3
Hand sup pronate Agstn 10aug11.mp3
Hand sup pronate Agstn 10aug11.mp3
LFT_DRP FT_HIP CAE eve 30jul09.mp3
LFT_DRP FT_HIP CAE eve 30jul09.mp3
Self Foot Massage
18:00
Side Bend
Sweep Arms
50:40


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