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Portrait Robyn Avalon

Robyn Avalon
New Mexico, USA

AT for the Queer, LGBTIA+, & Non-binary populations

How does AT serve the queer and non-binary population?

This is an era of deeply questioning our societal labels and roles. People are actively exploring the use of masculine/feminine/neutral pronouns and appearance, and re-thinking where they might fit on a scale of gender and sexual orientation, rather than the traditional binary categories. In this experiential workshop, we will explore specific tools for using AT to support people who identify as queer, LGBTIA+, and non-binary.

This workshop is for anyone who is interested in exploring these themes personally and/or professionally.  Perhaps you would like tools for exploring your own assumed gender expressions and definitions? Or perhaps you are interested in offering AT for the Queer community or for those who are actively exploring non-binary options, and you’d like some tools and a place to share experiences? Or maybe you’ve been serving this community and you have insight and experience to offer the group? Everyone is welcome. Let’s explore together.

We will build our content based on the curiosity of this who attend. Topics we may consider include:

  • How to embody a range of gender expressions with ease and integrity
  • What ‘roles’ have you subliminally embodied, and how do you recognize and release patterns that are not in resonance with who you choose to be right now
  • AT for Drag Queens – sustaining both worlds in one body
  • Embodying the TRANS experience
  • ‘Dykes’ and ‘Faeries’  – Wearing the Stereotypes
  •  How to ‘pass’, if and when necessary, without compromising your wholeness
  • Embodied ‘social location’ tools – how to be comfortable in mixed company!
  • Epigenitics of Gender

Bring your questions – every topic is open for exploration!


About Robyn Avalon

Robyn has been studying Alexander’s Work since 1975, being first introduced to it as a young professional performing artist. She is the Founding Director of the Contemporary Alexander School, offering self-paced, non-residential teacher training programs in Santa Fe, NM, Portland, OR, & NYC, and in satellite cities throughout North America; as well as Co-Director of the Alexander Alliance International, offering workshops, teacher training, and post-graduate studies throughout Europe and Asia. Robyn is also the Creator of Living in a BodyTM, a Professional Body Mapping Certification Course translated into 6 languages and taught worldwide.
Robyn’s primary studies were with Marjorie Barstow, Bruce Fertman, and the Alexander Alliance, and she now continues Marj’s lineage in her own training programs. In addition, Robyn has also had the pleasure of being mentored by numerous first and second generation teachers over the past 45 years, and enjoys exploring ways to bridge all styles.
At this point in her teaching career, Robyn’s main interests include training Alexander Teachers in Group Teaching/Crafting of Alexander Games; teaching in real life Situations and Activities; incorporating Body Mapping (LIABTM), Bridging Classical and Contemporary styles of the Work; and helping bring more awareness to Equity and Diversity issues within our profession.
Robyn lives in New Mexico & New York City, USA, shares her life with her wife of 30+ years, 2 adult sons, and 4 cats, and loves to tap dance.


See also: Robyn Avalon – Presenter Detail Page

Wednesday, 24 August 2022
10:30 h - 11:45 h (10.30am-11.45am)
Main Building
Floor: 3.OG (3rd floor)
Room: H 3002

Practical Teaching Skills||AT Games||DEI – Diversity/Equity/Inclusion



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