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Continuous Learning

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Continuous Learning

Continuous Learning

Continuous Learning (CL) sessions are given by very experienced Alexander Technique teachers. Choose two different classes running over two days each.

Loved and cherished Continuous Learning sessions are back, of course!

Check out our presenters' bios and class descriptions to find your favourites.

Information about the ratio of practical/doing/active time to lecture style time is also included to allow you to understand not only what you are going to learn but also how.

Continuous Learning
Timetables

Timetable Session 1

Continuous Learning

Session 1
Day 1
Tue 23/08/21
9:00h-11:00h
(9am-11am)
Session 1
Day 2
Wed 24/08/21
15:00h-17:00h
(3pm-5pm)

Timetable Session 2

Continuous Learning

Session 2
Day 1
Fri 26/08/21
9:00h-11:00h
(9am-11am)
Session 2
Day 2
Sat 27/08/21
15:00h-17:00h
(3pm-5pm)

Continuous Learning List

This is the list of all Continuous Learning sessions.
The list is sorted by start date and time.

21st Century Integrative Practice Skills

Portrait Catherine Madden

Cathy Madden
WA, United States

21st Century Integrative Practice Skills

As a University Professor responding to the needs of performing artists over several generations of students, the need for integrated practice of our work has…

Continuous Learning
Tue 23 & Wed 24 (Session 1)
       Fri 26 & Sat 27 (Session 2)

9-11h & 15-17h (Session 1)
       15-17h & 9-11h (Session 2)

Room not yet assigned

Alexander Technique 101 – Debunking the Myths

Portrait-Collage Michael Frederick and Carol Prentice

Michael Frederick and Carol Prentice
Ojai & California, USA

Alexander Technique 101 – Debunking the Myths

A practical opportunity to explore the essence of what the Alexander Technique actually is based on our experience studying with first-generation teachers. Exploring the living…

Continuous Learning
Tue 23 & Wed 24 (Session 1)
       Fri 26 & Sat 27 (Session 2)

9-11h & 15-17h (Session 1)
       15-17h & 9-11h (Session 2)

Room not yet assigned

Applied Alexander Technique in companies and institutions – "the Yes to the Unknown"

Applied Alexander Technique in companies and institutions – "the Yes to the Unknown"

Health promotion in companies and institutions – from shop-floor to management – is becoming more and more trendy and necessary. It is demanded and promoted…

Continuous Learning
Tue 23 & Wed 24 (Session 1)
       Fri 26 & Sat 27 (Session 2)

9-11h & 15-17h (Session 1)
       15-17h & 9-11h (Session 2)

Room not yet assigned

Attention, agency and tone

Attention, agency and tone

Practising self noticing without judgement, direction and choice with an open mind, and variations of tone for ease and creativity. The sessions will include quiet,…

Continuous Learning
Tue 23 & Wed 24 (Session 1)
       Fri 26 & Sat 27 (Session 2)

9-11h & 15-17h (Session 1)
       15-17h & 9-11h (Session 2)

Room not yet assigned

Back to basics – Giving it all you´ve got

Back to basics – Giving it all you´ve got

This workshop will look at foundational principles of Alexander’s teaching as taught by Walter Carrington.

Continuous Learning
Tue 23 & Wed 24 (Session 1)
       Fri 26 & Sat 27 (Session 2)

9-11h & 15-17h (Session 1)
       15-17h & 9-11h (Session 2)

Room not yet assigned

Balancing your space

Balancing your space

Balancing has a central space in this CL session. The CL session will provide you with new ideas and experience about coordination, communication and cooperation.…

Continuous Learning
Tue 23 & Wed 24 (Session 1)
       Fri 26 & Sat 27 (Session 2)

9-11h & 15-17h (Session 1)
       15-17h & 9-11h (Session 2)

Room not yet assigned

Circularity in Motion

Portrait Caren Bayer

Caren Bayer
NY, USA

Circularity in Motion

In this Continuous Learning session we will explore how to add volume to our movements with an emphasis on the dynamic circularity shared by the…

Continuous Learning
Tue 23 & Wed 24 (Session 1)
       Fri 26 & Sat 27 (Session 2)

9-11h & 15-17h (Session 1)
       15-17h & 9-11h (Session 2)

Room not yet assigned

Crafting the Container: The Art of Group Teaching & Crafting Alexander Experiences

Portrait Robyn Avalon

Robyn Avalon
New Mexico, USA

Crafting the Container: The Art of Group Teaching & Crafting Alexander Experiences

Crafting the Container: The Art of Group Teaching & Crafting Alexander Experiences “Teaching is the intentional act of creating a container where learning can happen.”…

Continuous Learning
Tue 23 & Wed 24 (Session 1)
9-11h & 15-17h
Room not yet assigned

Dart Procedures For You And Your Teaching

Portrait Robin Simmons

Robin John Simmons
Wallis, Switzerland

Dart Procedures For You And Your Teaching

The Dart Procedures offer a continuing inspiration and insight into the value and the workings of the Alexander Technique. Because you begin and spend much…

Continuous Learning
Tue 23 & Wed 24 (Session 1)
       Fri 26 & Sat 27 (Session 2)

9-11h & 15-17h (Session 1)
       15-17h & 9-11h (Session 2)

Room not yet assigned

Hands-on Communication

Paolo Frigoli Portrait

Paolo Frigoli
Italy, Italy

Hands-on Communication

I like to consider the teaching of the Alexander Technique as a form of dialogue between two people in which various aspects are intertwined: what…

Continuous Learning
Tue 23 & Wed 24 (Session 1)
       Fri 26 & Sat 27 (Session 2)

9-11h & 15-17h (Session 1)
       15-17h & 9-11h (Session 2)

Room not yet assigned

Identifying and letting go of 'Alexander Habits'

Identifying and letting go of 'Alexander Habits'

When learning the Alexander Technique it is easy to fall into the trap of adopting a set of new habits which can lead to lack…

Continuous Learning
Tue 23 & Wed 24 (Session 1)
       Fri 26 & Sat 27 (Session 2)

9-11h & 15-17h (Session 1)
       15-17h & 9-11h (Session 2)

Room not yet assigned

Identifying what a Teacher needs to be able to do

Portrait Jamie McDowell

Jamie McDowell
Cumbria, United Kingdom

Identifying what a Teacher needs to be able to do

I will describe a systematic and coherent approach to teaching our students and pupils. This involves clarifying what a lesson in Alexander Technique is for…

Continuous Learning
Tue 23 & Wed 24 (Session 1)
       Fri 26 & Sat 27 (Session 2)

9-11h & 15-17h (Session 1)
       15-17h & 9-11h (Session 2)

Room not yet assigned

Jessica Wolf's The Art of Breathing

Portrait Jessica Wolf

Jessica Wolf
NY, USA

Jessica Wolf's The Art of Breathing

We will utilize principles and procedures of Jessica Wolf’s Art of Breathing to: Clarify how to utilize the breath as support for the musculoskeletal framework…

Continuous Learning
Tue 23 & Wed 24 (Session 1)
       Fri 26 & Sat 27 (Session 2)

9-11h & 15-17h (Session 1)
       15-17h & 9-11h (Session 2)

Room not yet assigned

Keeping it simple

Portrait Gal Ben-Or

Gal Ben-Or
Mate-Ehuda, Israel

Keeping it simple

Alexander found a few fundamental principles governing the whole range of human psycho-physical activity. He then developed a technique in order to teach other people…

Continuous Learning
Tue 23 & Wed 24 (Session 1)
       Fri 26 & Sat 27 (Session 2)

9-11h & 15-17h (Session 1)
       15-17h & 9-11h (Session 2)

Room not yet assigned

Lying down, Sitting down, moving forward and up…

Portrait Ulli Pawlas

Ulli Pawlas
Germany

Lying down, Sitting down, moving forward and up…

Continuous Learning with Ulli Pawlas, Alexander-Technik-Schule Hamburg Lying down, Sitting down, moving forward and up… F.M. said:…..’it is what you have been doing in preparation…

Continuous Learning
Tue 23 & Wed 24 (Session 1)
       Fri 26 & Sat 27 (Session 2)

9-11h & 15-17h (Session 1)
       15-17h & 9-11h (Session 2)

Room not yet assigned

Poise, intention and stillness in movement

Poise, intention and stillness in movement

A practical workshop using hands-on, playful procedures and movement games which we, Paul & Tessa, have developed from out of our own research inspired by…

Continuous Learning
Tue 23 & Wed 24 (Session 1)
       Fri 26 & Sat 27 (Session 2)

9-11h & 15-17h (Session 1)
       15-17h & 9-11h (Session 2)

Room not yet assigned

Sensing, Supporting, Connecting and Expressing

Portrait Nadia Kevan

Nadia Alexandra Kevan
NRW, Germany

Sensing, Supporting, Connecting and Expressing

In these 4 Continuous Learning Sessions I will introduce my teaching of the ‘Psycho-Physical Support System and Dynamic Breathing’ which I have been developing since…

Continuous Learning
Tue 23 & Wed 24 (Session 1)
       Fri 26 & Sat 27 (Session 2)

9-11h & 15-17h (Session 1)
       15-17h & 9-11h (Session 2)

Room not yet assigned

Teaching the Alexander technique through yoga

Portraint David Moore

David Moore
Victoria, Australia

Teaching the Alexander technique through yoga

As Alexander teachers we have refined observation skills.. We can use our hands to guide our students out of habitual harmful movement patterns and towards…

Continuous Learning
Tue 23 & Wed 24 (Session 1)
       Fri 26 & Sat 27 (Session 2)

9-11h & 15-17h (Session 1)
       15-17h & 9-11h (Session 2)

Room not yet assigned

The Alexander Technique – bodywork or 'consciousness work'?

The Alexander Technique – bodywork or 'consciousness work'?

For me the Alexander Technique is consciousness work. My current favourite sentence from FM’s writing is “We must always remember that the vast majority of…

Continuous Learning
Tue 23 & Wed 24 (Session 1)
       Fri 26 & Sat 27 (Session 2)

9-11h & 15-17h (Session 1)
       15-17h & 9-11h (Session 2)

Room not yet assigned

The Art of Running

Portrait Malcolm Balk

Malcolm Balk
Québec, Canada

The Art of Running

The Art of Running CLS will help participants develop a practical understanding of walking and running using themselves as both scientist and experimentee. Although walking…

Continuous Learning
Tue 23 & Wed 24 (Session 1)
       Fri 26 & Sat 27 (Session 2)

9-11h & 15-17h (Session 1)
       15-17h & 9-11h (Session 2)

Room not yet assigned

The Challenge of Maintaining Direction while teaching.

Portrait Avi Granit

Avi Granit
Israel

The Challenge of Maintaining Direction while teaching.

Developing and maintaining clear direction is an essential skill of the teacher. We need clear direction in ourselves in order to maintain it in our…

Continuous Learning
Tue 23 & Wed 24 (Session 1)
       Fri 26 & Sat 27 (Session 2)

9-11h & 15-17h (Session 1)
       15-17h & 9-11h (Session 2)

Room not yet assigned

The Grey Zone

Portrait John Nicholls

John Nicholls
Isle of Man (UK), UK

The Grey Zone

We talk glibly about ‘doing’ and ‘non-doing’ or ‘thinking’ and ‘doing’ in Alexander work as if there could be no doubt about the distinction between…

Continuous Learning
Tue 23 & Wed 24 (Session 1)
       Fri 26 & Sat 27 (Session 2)

9-11h & 15-17h (Session 1)
       15-17h & 9-11h (Session 2)

Room not yet assigned

The use of Inhibition to create spontaneity: From stillness to moving

The use of Inhibition to create spontaneity: From stillness to moving

In these CL working sessions I invite you to experiment with the question “What does happen before action?” We work first on our own use…

Continuous Learning
Tue 23 & Wed 24 (Session 1)
       Fri 26 & Sat 27 (Session 2)

9-11h & 15-17h (Session 1)
       15-17h & 9-11h (Session 2)

Room not yet assigned

Touch: Learning and Teaching

Portrait Sarah Barker

Sarah Barker
South Carolina, United States

Touch: Learning and Teaching

The teacher who is indeed wise does not bid you to enter the house of his wisdom but rather leads you to the threshold of…

Continuous Learning
Tue 23 & Wed 24 (Session 1)
       Fri 26 & Sat 27 (Session 2)

9-11h & 15-17h (Session 1)
       15-17h & 9-11h (Session 2)

Room not yet assigned

Touching Presence

Portrait of Tommy Thompson

Tommy Thompson
Massachusetts, USA

Touching Presence

People are always asking us about some version of the following: “When I leave your studio, I feel great! I want to keep this feeling.…

Continuous Learning
Tue 23 & Wed 24 (Session 1)
       Fri 26 & Sat 27 (Session 2)

9-11h & 15-17h (Session 1)
       15-17h & 9-11h (Session 2)

Room not yet assigned

Wholeness and Hands On Teaching Skills

Portrait Bob Britton

Robert Britton
CA, USA

Wholeness and Hands On Teaching Skills

In this workshop we will be exploring how the teacher demonstrates the quality of use they wish the student to learn. Because vertebrates work as…

Continuous Learning
Tue 23 & Wed 24 (Session 1)
       Fri 26 & Sat 27 (Session 2)

9-11h & 15-17h (Session 1)
       15-17h & 9-11h (Session 2)

Room not yet assigned

Alexander Technique Principles

Portrait Theodore Dimon

Ted Dimon
NY, United States

Alexander Technique Principles

Among the various approaches to Alexander’s work, there are few, if any, detailed curricula for learning F.M. Alexander’s work, outlining the various steps involved in…

Continuous Learning
Fri 26 & Sat 27 (Session 2)
15-17h & 9-11h
Room not yet assigned

Touching Everywhere from Anywhere: Hand Skills for Teaching Activities, LifeWork & Groups

Portrait Robyn Avalon

Robyn Avalon
New Mexico, USA

Touching Everywhere from Anywhere: Hand Skills for Teaching Activities, LifeWork & Groups

Touching Everywhere from Anywhere: Hand Skills for Teaching Activities, Life, Work & Groups Applying the Principles directly to the moments and activities of a student’s…

Continuous Learning
Fri 26 & Sat 27 (Session 2)
15-17h & 9-11h
Room not yet assigned