Date(s) - Sun, 11th Nov 2018
10:30 AM till 4:30 PM
Alexander Technique Centre
For many years now my working description of the Alexander Technique has been that it’s the conscious integration of postural support, breathing, and movement – the three main functions of our neuro-muscular system. You can see this in FM’s description of his observations in The Use of the Self, where the emphasis is on the changes in his overall “stature” in the processes of breathing and speaking. Of these three functions, breathing doesn’t always get as much attention as the other two in some approaches to Alexander teaching, perhaps because of a tendency to say “Well, it will take care of itself”. However, it often doesn’t!Awareness of breathing provides a link to traditional meditation methods and modern mindfulness practices, it is the only way to fully appreciate widening, and it is also the royal road to kinaesthetic refinement, gradually enhancing your sensitivity to your own use, in particular your head, neck, back relationship. We’ll spend the day exploring how this happens, aiming to heighten your sense of how your own breathing habits influence your use, and how with your hands, your eyes and your words you can educate this sensitivity in your students.Sunday November 11, 10.30am to 4.30pm. Class size limited to 10. This workshop is also open to third year students on teacher training courses.
Price: 90 pounds, payable in advance.
To book, contact John by email at [email protected].