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November 2019

CPD AT Retreat in Canberra Nov2019

November 17 - November 18
Canberra
$280

2 x CPD retreats in Canberra with Michael Stenning and Léonie John Shortform and longform Alexander Technique - deepening the basics low cost, some free basic accommodation, strictly limited numbers $280 for both days $150pp for one day Let us know if you want to do all 4 days 22 and 23 September 17 and 18 November

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January 2020

Ease on Skis

05/01/2020 - 12/01/2020
Schladming Austria + Google Map

Dear friends, If you are interested in alpine skiing, we have found a much easier way to learn it, to do it, and to keep improving at it. Our approach is called Ease on Skis. Developed by Erik Bendix over the last 20 years, it has achieved outstanding results with skiers at all levels from beginner to racer. It teaches you to find dynamic stability, lightness and grace coming down the ski slope. Students report having much less fear and much…

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Bruce Fertman in Australia – Teachers and Trainees Workshop

17/01/2020 - 19/01/2020
$580

“Alexander work is not about how we do what we do. Alexander’s work is about how we are being when we do what we do.” Bruce Fertman A unique opportunity to gain insights into: How to teach an engaging Alexander Technique Introductory workshop New ways of using your hands sensitively and effectively Applying Alexander principles, even in challenging or threatening situations Integrating being and doing in activity   About Bruce Fertman Bruce Fertman is a renowned international Alexander teacher. For…

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February 2020

John Nicholls – Mindful non-thinking workshop – Sydney

01/02/2020 - 03/02/2020
Cammeray Golf Club, Park Ave
Cremorne, NSW 2090 Australia
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Mindful non-thinking - going deeper into the grey zone (for experienced teachers) Vocal musculature, breathing musculature, and postural support musculature are all in a grey area between what we might call "doing" and "non-doing". They are not amenable to direct control but they can be indirectly activated and guided. FM himself is reported as saying the word " thinking" is not the ideal word for this process, and many modern psychological and spiritual teachers speak of how thinking can become…

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John Nicholls – Primary Control: what, why and how?

07/02/2020 @ 6:30 pm - 8:30 pm
School of FM Alexander Studies, 330 St Georges Road
Fitzroy North, Victoria 3068 Australia
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PUBLIC TALK In his 1973 book The Alexander Principle Dr. Wilfred Barlow, husband of FM's niece Marjory Barlow, wrote that: "Alexander and some of his supporters at one time seemed to impute an almost magical significance to the "Primary Control" and some of his medical friends gave him information about "controlling centres" in the mid-brain in terms which seemed to imply a subjective awareness of such a centre, which should exert a Primary Control over the rest of the body.…

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John Nicholls – Foundation Principles of the Alexander Technique – Melbourne

08/02/2020 - 09/02/2020
St Marks Church Community Centre, 250 George St
Fitzroy, Australia
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This workshop is open to anyone from complete beginners to experienced teachers. This combination allows for more experienced participants to learn from observing an organised way of introducing elements of the Technique to beginners that John Nicholls has developed over four decades of teaching in many different countries. Depending on the proportion of novices to experienced people there will be opportunities for any teachers attending to practice on other participants under supervision.  

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John Nicholls – A Firm Foundation for Teaching – Melbourne

22/02/2020 - 24/02/2020
St Marks Church Community Centre, 250 George St
Fitzroy, Australia
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From his long experience of training teachers and running postgraduate programs for teachers on four continents John Nicholls has developed an innovative step by step way of communicating the essence of what he learned from working with first generation teachers in London, particularly Walter Carrington. This workshop introduces these steps to give any teacher a firmer and clearer foundation for their teaching process, and is a pre-requisite for participation in the more advanced workshops.  

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John Nicholls – Mindful non thinking – Melbourne

28/02/2020 - 01/03/2020
St Marks Church Community Centre, 250 George St
Fitzroy, Australia
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FULLY BOOKED! Vocal musculature, breathing musculature, and postural support musculature are all in a grey area between what we might call "doing" and "non-doing". They are not amenable to direct control but they can be indirectly activated and guided. FM himself is reported as saying the word " thinking" is not the ideal word for this process, and many modern psychological and spiritual teachers speak of how thinking can become a "disease". How do we figure our way through this?…

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March 2020

SOFMAS Residential Course – Australia

21/03/2020 - 25/03/2020
Maitripa Centre, 528 Myers Creek Road
Healesville, Victoria 3777 Australia
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March 21 - 25, 2020 Teachers and trainees are invited to this five-day course which  will be held at the Maitripa Retreat Centre which is located in the forest an hour from Melbourne Airport. This year there will be an extra focus on the application of the Alexander technique to yoga practice, as students training a two-year Smart Yoga training will also be attending the course. This training is based on David Moore’s book “Smart Yoga: Apply the Alexander Technique…

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July 2020

3rd International Alexander Teachers Convention, Ireland

25/07/2020 - 01/08/2020
University of Limerick Ireland + Google Map
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September 2020

Yoga and Alexander Technique

12/09/2020 - 17/09/2020
Sanctuary Retreat, 72 Holt Road
Garners Beach, Queensland 4852 Australia
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Yoga and Alexander Technique Sanctuary Retreat, Mission Beach, North Queensland 12 - 17 September 2020 Join Jenny Thirtle – Assistant Director at the School of FM Alexander Studies, and Caroline Blackshaw, yoga and Alexander Technique Teacher from Yoga Hut, Brighton –  for 5 wonderful days and nights in the North Queensland rainforest at Sanctuary Retreat, near Mission Beach. Each day will begin with a morning yoga practice, followed by a group Alexander Technique class.  Over the 5 days you will receive…

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October 2020

Caren Bayer in Melbourne 2020

31/10/2020 - 03/11/2020
School of FM Alexander Studies, 330 St Georges Road
Fitzroy North, Victoria 3068 Australia
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$850

Caren will be in Melbourne in October and November 2020 and she will be running two workshops for teachers at the School for F.M. Alexander Studies We are taking bookings now. All bookings must be accompanied with a non-refundable deposit of $100 to secure your place. Workshop One: Melbourne Cup Weekend – October 31- November 3 - For teachers who have attended previous workshops with Caren. This is fully booked but if you wish you can add your name to…

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