AT Congress® Berlin 2022

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Portrait Robyn Avalon

Robyn Avalon
New Mexico, USA

Designing Successful AT Games

How do you offer a clear and profound experience of AT Principles to a group of people, in a short time, without using your hands?

Play a game.  But not just any game. A game that has been carefully crafted to create such a deep experience that people will be telling you what AT is all about –  even if it is their first intro or exposure to the Work.

Learn the basics about designing and crafting games that will work for groups of 2 – 200 or even 2000.  What are the essential ingredients of a successful game? What are the common pitfalls when crafting group games?  What is important about delivery and pacing? How do you elicit useful feedback?  How do you create themes?

We will also play several ‘tried and true’ games that I have crafted and polished over 40 years of teaching, with thousands of students.  We will ‘play’ them, and then deconstruct them, so that you understand why they work.

This skill of crafting AT Games for groups, is one of the most practical and useful business tools for anyone wanting to build or boost their AT practice.  Come add to your Teaching Toolbox!

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

Saturday, 27 August 2022
14:30 h - 17:00 h (2.30pm-5.00pm)
Main Building
Floor: 3.OG (3rd floor)
Room: H 3007

AT Principles and Procedures||Practical Teaching Skills||AT Games||Business / Marketing



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