Barbara McCrea

For the past 15 years I have been based in Cape Town,  pioneering Feldenkrais in South Africa. I completed my Feldenkrais training in  London 1990, on the first British training,  and  ran a successful practice in one of London’s best known personal development centres for seven years. I work  out of the multi-disciplinary Wynberg Pilates Studio, Cape Town, and also several times a year in Johannesburg, Parktown North, as well as teaching in other parts of the country.

I have become well-known as a lecturer in South Africa, and have taught to date 27 CPD accredited courses for Physiotherapists, Occupational therapists, Pilates, Yoga and Massage practitioners, as well as presenting at various somatic-based conferences in South Africa.


  • Equestrians : to maximize performance, by developing “feel” and improved body awareness and balance. Rider clinics given in Noordhoek, Springbok and Elgin.
  • Singers and Instrumentalists : Singing Body courses taught for opera singers at University of Cape Town’s College of Music for three years, and currently part-time lecturer in Vocal Arts Department at Tshwane University of Technology.
  • Duo workshops with practitioners from other disciplines, including Physiotherapy, Alexander Technique, Pilates, Chi Kung, Women’s Health, Physical Theatre, Voice Coaching.

En route to Feldenkrais and somatic explorations in London, I grew up in Zimbabwe, studied English at Rhodes University, lectured for two years in the English Department at University of Durban, and have authored several editions of Penguin UK’s Rough Guide to Zimbabwe and Botswana, Rough Guide to South Africa, Rough Guide to Cape Town and the Garden Route.

About Barbara

“Movement is life. Life is a process. Improve the quality of the process and you improve the quality of life itself.”  Moshe Feldenkrais


“One of the best aspects of my work is that results are tangible, and that physical improvement is life-long. It is so rewarding making a difference in peoples’ lives and empowering people to do things better and differently. Teaching is what I love.”  Barbara McCrea