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 more overall coordination. We can explain the principles of primary control to allow our students to work with their whole body rather than parts. We can teach direction and inhibition. And we can make our students aware of their tendency to end-gaining.
In this session we will develop and refine these skills in the context of teaching yoga – or in helping our students who may come with exercises which they are already doing. We will cover very basic movements and yoga poses, by firstly doing some of them ourselves and secondly by observing, assessing and using our hands to guide each other through some poses.
The session is primarily practical with space to explore any questions which participants may come with.
About David Moore
David Moore is the director of the School for F.M. Alexander Studies in Melbourne which he established in 1998. He is the author of “Smart Yoga: Apply the Alexander Technique to enhance your practice, prevent injury and increase body awareness.”
Besides training teachers in the technique and running a private practice in Melbourne, he has been running regular workshops and trainings in Europe, the UK, China and Taiwan, both for Alexander and yoga teachers.
See also: David Moore – Presenter Detail Page
Tue 23 & Wed 24 (Session 1)
Fri 26 & Sat 27 (Session 2)
9-11h & 15-17h (Session 1)
15-17h & 9-11h (Session 2)
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Practical Teaching Skills||Connections to other Modalities/Techniques