Please see the Homepage for more details on lessons and courses offered. Below are just a few of the courses offered:


Group SKYPE lesson course: min 3 participants – please send me your contact details to register your interest. Start date flexible once min participant reached.

Notes on techniques learned will be sent to you after each lesson – some simple props for use in lessons will be sent to you inclusive of course cost.

A personalised practice recommendation will be sent to each participant, tailored to their specific needs and level of knowledge.

Course content: Basic Bates techniques to get you started on improving your vision, whatever visual problem you face.

Course length: four sixty minute lessons, with an additional fifteen minutes at the end of each lesson for extra questions and answers.

Course cost: £150 per person.


Feedback from participants of past courses:

“Introduced to the Bates Method by Charlotte Schuman [on a workshop] a few months ago, I have been thrilled with the results. As an octogenarian science graduate, my initial attitude was one of profound skepticism – I was wrong! Having worn increasingly strong spectacles for reading since the age of 50, now without glasses I can read the Times from cover to cover. This includes the small print of the share prices, unfortunately!”

“I would definitely recommend this course to anyone who would like to be free of glasses.”

“Thank you Charlotte, I’d never heard of this method of eyesight improvement before. The course exceeded my expectations.


Introductory correspondence course by EMAIL and SKYPE:

This short, two week part-time course offers complete flexibility, as you can follow it at your own pace. It consists of simple daily exercises, easy to read background texts, one twenty minute phone Q&A session, two 40 minute private Skype lessons, and a relaxation track read by Charlotte in downloadable or CD format.

Providing an introduction to the Bates Method, the course will also help you to develop a useful understanding of your own vision. It offers an easy way to get into the swing of future vision work, enabling you to gain essential understanding and insight in order to encourage and accelerate improvement during subsequent vision lessons or self-study.

The course is a general introduction to Bates work, designed as a “warm-up” before beginning Bates lessons. The course is encouraging, educative, fun and inspiring, and will help prepare and motivate you for future work on your vision.

Cost: £95

Feedback from participants on the correspondence course:

“I really think the correspondence course is good, because it gives you time to try the activities out and reflect on the new ideas and questions you raise, which one would not be able to do so easily on a weekend or more intensive course where you attend in person.”

“It’s great. Thank you so much!”

“So far we’re really enjoying your course.  I think my eyes feel a bit better” 

“I’m loving the course, it’s absolutely wonderful”

“It’s filling a real gap in my life, in a gentle way, and came at exactly the right time for me”

“It’s amazing, and so much fun! Every day we looked forward to what was in store”

“It’s a fantastic course, with so much in it!”

“It’s inspired Mum to take up Tai Chi again and she’s now motivated to work on her vision and health” 

1 hour Guided Vision Walks: Practise incorporating the Bates techniques of good visual habits into your day, learning how to see more clearly and comfortably, while enjoying the beautiful surroundings. Weather permitting!


Click here to listen to an extract from a relaxation soundtrack:

A selection of calming meditations read by Charlotte for children, teenagers and adults to palm and relax to. Available for clients to purchase for £3 each, in either MP3 or CD format.

For more information or to book a lesson, workshop or class place, please contact Charlotte at


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