Workshops & Events 2016

Denver, CO October 20-23, 2016
Post-Grad Workshop:

Symmetrical Arm Support
October 21–23
These workshops intersect Alexander’s door/wall and chair exercises with specific stages in the baby’s development toward upright.
Ten hours of classes over 3 days.
Cost: $250. 20% discount for first and second year teachers.
Private Lessons ($80/lesson) October 20–22
Sponsored by Alexander Technique Denver,
Contact Heidi Leathwood: or 720-839-2549.        

Bloomington-Normal, IL June 27, 2016 9:30 a.m.–3:30 p.m.
Teacher Workshop: Symmetrical Arm Support
This workshop will explore what Alexander may have meant when he wrote,
…in such a way that the pupil will be supporting the torso with his arms."
We have chosen movement from a baby's repertoire to explore symmetrical support of
the torso with the arms while incorporating Alexander's
Door Exercise. This type of
work is fun and informs our understanding of moving students.

Minneapolis, MN June 9–12, 2016

Symmetrical Support June 9
In this workshop, we have chosen the baby's symmetrical support of the torso with the arms.
Observing this type of early, necessary support with the arms and applying it to supporting
ourselves with our hands on surfaces informs our understanding of Alexander's support
of the torso with the arms. We've chosen two surfaces to explore this idea––hands on the back
of a chair with the additional support of the wall and hands on another person's shoulders and
back while they are seated.
Small Groups June 9 and 12

Ann Arbor, MI March 20–22, 2016; 9:30 a.m.–4:00 p.m.
Teacher Workshop:
Symmetrical and Asymmetrical Arm Support March 20
This workshop will continue our previous explorations in our Ann Arbor workshops. We
have chosen two movements from a baby's repertoire–sliding backward when intending to go
forward and standing supported with one hand while reaching with the other. Observing
this type of early, necessary support wit the arms and applying it to supporting ourselves while
our hands are on a chair, a physio-ball, or a friend informs our understanding of Alexander's
support of the torso with the arms.
Private Lessons March 21 and 22

Toledo, OH March 18–19, 2016
Student Workshop
Dart Procedures as Sequenced by Joan and Alex Murray
March 19
Host AT teacher Nancy Crego,
If you have not had the opportunity to work with Rose and Rick, this is
a great time to do so. As you know, much of the work we do in lessons is influenced by the Dart work,
and in my case, the sequence established by my trainers Joan and Alex Murray. As people who have
attended earlier workshops will tell you, Rose and Rick are fabulous and very easy-going. All levels of
experience and range of motion are taken into consideration in the workshop. No frets, just fun!
Private Lessons March 18

Annual Invitation

University of Illinois Medicine and Society

Fourth Year Medical Students elect to attend workshops on the Alexander Technique during afternoon sessions of the University of Illinois Complimentary, Alternative and Integrative Medicine Day. These presentations have been offered annually, in February or March, since 2009. They draw high attendance.Participants receive chair, table and/or walking turns from teachers and trainees following a brief verbal presentation.

An online packet for the med students can be found under the CAIM heading at the top of this page. Once on the CAIM page, click on the various headers to reveal further information and links.

Ongoing Refreshers

Alexander Technique Private and Semi-Private Teacher Refreshers
Attending teachers determine the dates and number of days that fit their schedule. An afternoon private lesson is included with a morning workshop. 
Click here:
A Guide to Rose's Refresher If private, $125/day includes 1.5 hour workshop and a 40 minute lesson.  If shared, daily fee per person decreases and workshop time increases.  Maximum: four participants. 
Teachers and Trainees are also welcome to visit ATU's teacher training program.

Recent Years Workshops/Lessons

St. Paul, MN November 15–17, 2015
Up with Arms November 15; 9:30 a.m.–4:00 p.m.
Private Lessons
November 16–17

Boston, MA; AmSAT AGM June 11–14, 2015
Private Lessons

Toledo, OH March 20–21, 2015
Hands On! March 21; 9:30 a.m.–4:00 p.m.
Private Lessons March 20

Ann Arbor, MI March 22–24, 2015
Supporting with the Arms March 22; 9:30 a.m.–4:00 p.m.
Private Lessons March 23–24

Long Beach, CA; AmSAT AGM June 11–15, 2014
Small groups
June 14–15
Private Lessons June 12

Toledo, OH March 21–22, 2014
Dart and Development March 22;10:00 a.m.–3:00 p.m. Private Lessons March 21
Ann Arbor, MI March 23–25, 2014
From Sitting to Standing March 23; 10:00 a.m. - 3:00 p.m. Private Lessons March 24–25
St. Paul, MN November 24–26, 2013
Understanding Arms November 24; 10:00 a.m.–3:00 p.m.
Private Lessons
November 25–26

Chicago, IL; AmSAT AGM June 26–30, 2013
Sit down, Stand up! June 27; 9:00 a.m.–Noon
Private Lessons June 29–30

Toledo, OH March 22–23, 2013
The Dart Procedures Everyday March 23; 10:00 a.m.–3:30 p.m.

Past Workshops & Refreshers

American Society for the Alexander Technique (AmSAT)
Annual General Meeting Workshops

Walking on Your Hands June 2010; Ann Arbor, MI

Early Work of F.M.: Trainee Workshop June 2010; Ann Arbor, MI

Insights on F.M.’s Early Exercises and Dart’s Fetal as Applied to Table Work
June 2009; San Francisco, CA

Play of the Back
June 2008; Bristol, RI

Supporting with the Arms
June 2007; St. Paul, MN

Door Exercise and Chair Exercise
June 2001; Cincinnati, OH

Early Work of F.M.
June 1999; Amherst, MA

Teacher Workshops–St. Paul/Minneapolis, MN

Sit down, Stand up! – March 2010

Play of the Back – November 2008

Alexander Technique Insights Using Dart Procedures – November 2007

Alexander Technique Workshops – November 2004, 2005, 2006

Teacher Refresher Courses – Urbana, IL

Play of the Back – June 2008

Prone to Fetal: Floor, Ball and Chair – June 2007

Co-ordinating Dart & Alexander – June 2006

Assist/Co-ordinate Refreshers w/Joan & Alex Murray – June 1996 - 2006

Mindfulness in Motion

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