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50 Shades of Training – Trainees in Conversation
Training to become an Alexander Technique teacher is such an incredible and unique time in the life of an individual. No matter if you are 25 or 75 years old, and with all the maturity and certainty of adulthood, it’s still back to school for everyone. To learn, to change, to confront yourself with others, and most of all, yourself(!) is no walk in the park.
If you’re still in training and this is your first Congress, you may not know many people, or just wish to meet more – in the same position as you. This teatime conversation is a space to share your experience, and listen to others, learn about their approaches, their story, their individual approaches to the work. Make new international connections, and above all: have fun and laugh together!
Like Walter Carrington (I believe) used to say: “This work is too serious to be taken seriously”
Andreas will start the conversation by sharing his personal journey, his successes and obstacles, and will then invite everyone to do the same. It’s a safe and respectful space to share, discuss, or just listen.
About Andreas Dirscherl
Andreas has been teaching the Alexander Technique continuously in his own studio in Munich since 2005. In 2009, he became Assistant Teacher with a training course in Munich, where he taught until 2015. In this time, Andreas repeatedly substituted for the Head of Training – at one point, he has been running the training course for a period of seven months.
For over 20 years, Andreas has also been a well-known radio presenter and newscaster with the Bayerischer Rundfunk (Bavarian public radio) where he regularly presents the news and can be heard in various radio features and radio plays.
He offers regular introductory AT workshops, is a visiting teacher in several German-speaking AT schools and gives Alexander Technique Workshops throughout Europe.
Combining his practical experiences in front of the microphone with AT principles, he developed a series of voice-oriented workshops. Other specialised workshop formats include “Practical Everyday Anatomy”, “The Power of Doing it Wrong”, and “AT in the Digital Age”.
Andreas is very interested in connecting teachers and exchanging experiences and ideas. He was a founding member of the Munich Alexander Cooperation and has been participating in the AT work exchange in the Munich Area whenever possible.
With a like-minded AT teacher, he co-created an easy-to-follow toolset for AT beginners called the “Alexander Basisplan” – for which he created a website and a free smartphone app that features audio narration, a diary and a reminder function (an English version “Alexander Technique Basic Steps is in the works).
Andreas was part of the Congress team for the 2011 AT Congress in Lugano, where he was in charge of designing and maintaining the website. He is also very involved with the German AT society (ATVD) where he, among other things, co-conducted the first extensive member survey form in 2018/19.
Wednesday, 24 August 2022
17:15 h - 18:45 h (5.15pm-6.45pm)
Floor: 3.OG (3rd floor)
Room: H 3003A