afternoon, on-line workshop, the second of two, will run between 1:30pm to 4:30pm UK time with John Nicholls and your hosts, the directors from HITE. Based in the UK John will be sharing the benefit of his more than 40 years of international teaching experience.
This can be regarded as a standalone workshop even though it will be building on the first workshop.
You can participate from anywhere in the world.
second workshop will focus on how to use the Whispered Ah to explore the relationship between use, breathing, and kinaesthesia or sensory appreciation.
Within the worldwide Alexander community there has often been a reluctance to place any reliance on our own sensory feelings as an aid to monitoring and improving our use of ourselves, and whilst this is a necessary precaution in the early stages of learning the Alexander Technique, it can become a handicap as we go on.
Practical guidance will be given as to how observation of your own breathing within the framework of Alexander directions is an invaluable aid to monitoring and improving your use and becoming more self-reliant, vital in these times of lockdown.
Along with this we will be “unpacking” the different elements of the Whispered Ah directions, with particular reference to what FM Alexander called “false internal pressures” which impinge not only on the musculoskeletal system, but crucially also on the internal organs.
For more background see the 'Videos, Podcasts, Articles and blog posts'
on John's web site.
There will,of course, be time for questions.
About John Nicholls
trained with Walter and Dilys Carrington, graduating in 1976, and at their invitation, stayed on as an assistant teacher, teaching daily alongside the Carringtons for eleven years. He then went to Australia and directed a training course in Melbourne and, on returning to England, directed a course in Brighton and travelled to teach lessons and workshops in many different European countries and the USA. In 2002 John moved to New York and directed a teacher training programme there from 2004 to 2016. In all three places he also established large private practices and, as a teacher trainer, has graduated over 100 teachers in the UK, Australia and the USA.
John was Chairman of STAT in 1985 and 1986 and in 1986 he gave the annual STAT Alexander Memorial Lecture, published under the title The Alexander Technique in a Larger Context
; in 2005 he gave the annual Alexander Memorial Lecture for AmSAT in the USA, published as Where Are We Going?
and then the AmSAT Keynote address in 2014 titled A New View of the Alexander Technique
. John has been a featured guest teacher at many national society conferences and international congresses and his book, In Conversation with Sean Carey
, was published in 1991. He is currently working on two more books.
John is now based on the Isle of Man (his birthplace) from where, in the past several years, he has travelled to teach in the UK and many other parts of Europe, Australia and New Zealand, the USA and South American countries - until travel was, for the moment, shut down for all of us!
All participants will receive a record of attendance after the event.
Note: It is HITE’s policy not to record workshops as this helps to provide a ‘safe space’ for workshop attendees. Attendees are also asked not to record sessions.
Please book early to avoid disappointment as places are limited and note that no refunds will be possible after 29th May 2021.
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