afternoon, on-line workshop, the first of two, will run from 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.
You can participate from anywhere in the world.
many years I’ve been describing the Alexander Technique as a method of consciously facilitating the synergy of postural support, breathing and movement, three of the key functions of our muscles.
In this first workshop we will focus on the relationship between postural support and breathing which could be summarised by saying:
'When your head and thorax are supported by a lengthening spine, you no longer need to grip your head and thorax in order to support your spine.'
How then, do we disentangle the common unconscious confusion between breathing musculature and support musculature?
There will be plenty of experiential exercises to sharpen your kinaesthetic awareness of habitual patterns in this area so that you can become more confident about monitoring your own use.
For more background see the 'Videos, Podcasts, Articles and blog posts'
on my web site.
There will also be time for questions and then, in the second workshop, we will build on what has been learned here."
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 12th June 2021.
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