This is a practical and theoretical introduction to the Alexander Technique in a small group setting. There will be ample opportunity to have your questions answered and taking this class will help you to make an informed decision whether you would like to take lessons. You will be introduced to some of the basic principles of the Technique. We will also cover a couple of practical procedures which you can start to explore yourself immediately.
Everyone is welcome and no previous knowledge or special clothing is needed. Please book in advance if you would like to come.
This class is an excellent introduction to taking private lessons, but you are very welcome to book lessons without having attended an introductory workshop.
Held in Fulham at the Alexander Technique Imperial Wharf Centre.
Fees and booking: The fee per person is £10, please pay on the day (cash or cheque). Booking in advance – please send me an email or give me a call – is essential!
Please check for dates here.
Other workshops 2018
I am one of the teachers pioneering an ‘Alexander Technique for Parkinson’s’ initiative in the UK which is supported by the Walter Carrington Educational Trust. Two special workshops are planned for 11th and 25th February, please find more information here and directly with the Trust here.
Other workshops 2017
Aikido and the Alexander Technique
Sunday September 17th 2017 10:30 to 16:00
At The Constructive Teaching Centre
Fee: £70, or £50 for Alexander teacher trainees and those in full time education.
Min. 8 max. 12 participants.
The workshop is open to Alexander teachers, teacher trainees, and experienced students of the Alexander Technique.
Aikido is a modern martial art in the classical tradition. The practice of the traditional arts of Japan is understood as an opportunity to balance the body and to focus the mind. Many of these traditional disciplines are also significant visual art forms, and Aikido, with its flowing movements and calligraphic gestures, can be very beautiful to watch, almost like a vigorous partnered dance.
The primary focus of the Alexander Technique, and that of Aikido, are essentially the same: how to meet an increasingly stressful stimulus with poise, equanimity and clear decision. Aikido is practised as a movement discipline with a partner, which works towards our being able to meet another person’s intentions and energy – even hostile intentions – without shrinking, and in a way that promotes the best outcome.
In this workshop we will explore some of the ideas of Aikido, and learn some of its forms and movements, both singly and in pairs. We will explore how we meet and make contact with a partner, and how we can blend with a partner’s movement without losing our own direction.
To join in all the activities in the workshop you will need to be able to move comfortably and easily between lying or sitting on the floor and up to standing. If you have any concern about participating in the workshop please do contact Tim or Regina.
Tim Soar and Regina Stratil are both Alexander Teachers with over 20 years’ experience of Aikido, and have trained with many of the most senior Japanese and Western instructors. About a year ago, they began to discover similarities in their Alexander-influenced approach to Aikido, and they offer this workshop as a synthesis of their ideas.
Living with Parkinson’s – Exploring Possibilities with the Alexander Technique
A free workshop in London for people living with Parkinson’s and their carers – Sponsored by the Walter Carrington Educational Trust
Maximum 12 participants
Location: The Constructive Teaching Centre/Alexander Technique Imperial Wharf centre
13 The Boulevard
London SW6 2UB
Date: Sunday 8th October (fully booked) || New additional date: Sunday 26th November (fully booked)
Time: 1.30 – 5.00 P.M., with breaks provided
How to book: Please email firstname.lastname@example.org or use the form here
The workshop is free, but booking is essential as there are only limited places.
The Alexander Technique offers people living with Parkinson’s self-management strategies that can help them gain more control of movement patterns, with potential improvements in balance, posture and walking. It can enable them to participate in everyday activities with greater confidence and minimal interference from symptoms. Non-motor symptoms such as anxiety, pain and fatigue can also be addressed using Alexander principles. This will be a participatory workshop and everyone will leave with some new skills to help them meet the challenges of Parkinson’s.
This opportunity is open to people with Parkinson’s and their care partners/helpers. Unfortunately, we are not able to make the workshop available to wheelchair users. If you are a wheelchair user and interested in the Alexander Technique, please do contact us as we might be able to refer you to a teacher or contact you at a later point with an offer suitable for you.
More information on the teachers you will be working with can be found by clicking on the names below. All teachers involved are members of the Society of Teachers of the Alexander Technique and have undertaken special training in working with people living with Parkinson’s.
A compilation of information on the Alexander Technique for Parkinson’s may be found here: http://www.thepoiseproject.org/alexander-technique-for-parkinsons/. We are grateful to Monika Gross, Executive Director of independent nonprofit organisation The Poise Project, for her generous support, advice and expertise.
I will be sharing this workshop with:
Please find more information about the Alexander Technique for Parkinson’s initiative and information about the Walter Carrington Educational Trust here:
Other workshops 2016
Posture and Writing
An Alexander Technique workshop for the Rhetoric and Composition class at Florida State University, London.
28th January 2016
Week-end Corpore 2016
Atelier Alexander Technique
17th-19th June 2016
See details and how to book