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Alexander Technique: A Weekend Workshop

Sat, 18 Apr 10:30AM - Sun, 19 Apr 2:30PM
Rs 5000
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The experience put to shame all that I had heard of the technique. For it wasn't only about posture. It was a lot about how we value and 'see' ourselves. - a past participant of the workshop at Shoonya

We're happy to bring back the much-wanted weekend Alexander Technique workshop!

|| About the Alexander Technique

Developed by F. Matthias Alexander in 1894 this technique is essentially a re-educative self-help system that promotes better health by improving posture, coordination, and breathing. It is used by people from all backgrounds and all ages both in the arts, in offices and businesses, at home and in all sporting activities. Doctors frequently recommend a course of lessons to their patients to assist with poor posture, whiplash injury, all kinds of back problems (including slipped discs) or respiratory troubles. Many well known celebrities and performers take lessons to manage stress and improve their performance in whatever they do.

Alexander Technique gives you a totally new experience of yourself - a harmonious integration of body and mind. Unconscious tension is released, you feel lighter, gain more life energy, move with greater freedom and breathe more deeply. The self-help method teaches you greater consciousness of your posture, breathing, thinking and movement patterns. This has a therapeutic effect as you come in touch again with your kinaesthetic sense.

|| Benefits

It is widely used by people to:
1. Help relieve pain
2. Improve performance and coordination in any activity
3. Prevent injury and fatigue
4. Release unnecessary tension
5. Find a balanced, flowing, and powerful expression of self
6. Improve and enhance the practice of artists like actors, musicians, dancers, and performers

People who have prior experience with the Alexander Technique are welcome to participate. The nature of the work is not linear, and it is of great benefit to revisiting the work for those wishing to continue and strengthen their practice.

|| Details

What: An experiential introduction to the Alexander Technique, a somatic practice used to improve the efficiency of movement, overall functioning and use of the body.
Date: Sat, Sun | 18 and 19 April 2020
Time: 10:30am - 2:30pm

Fee: Rs 5000
For: Anyone above the age of 18 is welcome to participate
No. of participants: Max. 10

The facilitator has limited the course to an intimate 10 people so he can give each student proper attention and care. Please reserve your spot in advance.

|| About the Facilitator

ROBIN JOHN SIMMONS (SBAT, MSTAT) has been teaching the Alexander Technique since 1971 and training teachers since 1982. At present, he resides in Switzerland and is the Co-Director of his training school, ATLAZ, in Zürich along with his wife Béatrice. He also teaches T'ai Chi, Nordic Walking, Dart Evolution Procedures, and is the author of the pathbreaking work 'The Evolution of Movement'.

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Shoonya - Centre for Art and Somatic Practices 4th Floor, Rear Wing, Brahmananda Court, #37 Lal Bagh Road (On the left side, before Lal Bagh Passport Office) Bangalore 560027 Bangalore India 560027
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