John Nicholls Workshop: Back to Breathing

Date(s) - Sun, 11th Nov 2018
10:30 AM till 4:30 PM

Alexander Technique Centre

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John Nicholls

John Nicholls

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.
If you find you don’t get a place on the workshop (though we will have a waiting list), organising a mini workshop by booking a single lesson on Private Lesson days for two or double lesson for more is a good option. In this case ONE person needs to organise the group, make the booking and also the payment.  Private lessons are being held on:

Price: 90 pounds, payable in advance.

To book, contact John by email at

For payment you can transfer to the account below:
Barclays Bank
Sort Code 20−02−43
Account no. 70243558
Account name: John Edward Nicholls
IBAN GB24 BARC 2002 4370 2435 58