Here is information about our winter workshop, December 27-29, 2020.

We're still limited by the pandemic, so we won't be able to have a face-to-face workshop this year. We're disappointed, but of course we need to be responsible and keep everyone safe.
Our summer online workshop was a great success, so once again we're offering a 3-day online Alexander Technique workshop that we hope you'll want to come to. We'll be working on the Zoom platform, so all you need is a computer, tablet, or smart phone and a place where you can be relatively comfortable and undisturbed for a few hours Sunday, Monday, and Tuesday.
We earnestly hope that things will have returned to something like normal so that we can return to our usual face-to-face workshop in Columbus in 2021!

About the workshop

The Three-Day Workshop


This three-day intensive course is for teachers and teacher trainees in the Alexander Technique, as well as those who have attended at least 5 previous workshops. It provides the opportunity to study with teachers trained in a variety of schools. The workshop is limited to a maximum of 24 students, so make sure to apply soon!

• 4 to 1 maximum student/faculty ratio
• Individual lessons and classes
• Small groups applying the Technique to particular areas of interest: daily activities, voice, music, theater, dance, sports

A Faculty on the Cutting Edge of the Developing Alexander Technique


• Body Mapping taught by its originator and a faculty deeply versed in its use in the Alexander Technique
• Application of the technique to performance: we have long experience in music, theater, and dance
• Exploring the interaction of Alexander with breathing, yoga, and energy work

Location and schedule

Location

Online with Zoom

Schedule


(Details subject to change)

The course will be offered on the Zoom platform. We'll meet Sunday, Monday, and Tuesday between 9 am and 1 pm PST; you can figure out the time adjustment for where you'll be. One of the advantages of the current situation is that wherever you are you'll be able to attend without the expense of transportation and lodging. Even people living in Europe and Japan may be able to join us, time zones permitting, (though the only course language will be English).

The schedule will include classes and private lessons. We will be working with activities such as music, voice, theater, yoga, etc.; body-mapping; Dart procedures; various energy-focused practices such as chi-gong and the Medicine Wheel. We will meet both as a whole group and in smaller break-out rooms.

The schedule is arranged so that every participant will have plenty of opportunities to work with each of the teachers.

Faculty

Bill Conable
Bill Conable, DMA is the senior Alexander teaching student of Marjorie Barstow, with whom he began working in 1962. He also studied with Frank Jones and Walter Carrington and studies energy healing with James Kepner and Carol De Santo. He is certified at the Advanced Practitioner Level in Nervous System Energy Work. He developed the first university course in the Alexander Technique at the Ohio State University, where he is Professor Emeritus of Music. He is the inventor of the concept of Body Mapping and co-author with Barbara Conable of the influential book How to Learn the Alexander Technique.
Bill teaches classes at Eastern Washington University and Holy Names Music Center in Spokane, WA, and maintains a vigorous private teaching practice as well. He is a teaching member, sponsor, and board member of ATI and a former teaching member of AmSAT. He has taught Alexander throughout the US and in Japan, Taiwan, Switzerland, Chile, Italy, and Hungary. He is President of Alexander Workshops, LLC, and Workshop Coordinator. He is a co-director of the teacher training program IMAT.
Dale Beaver
Dale Beaver, RMT, has a BMus from the University of Mt. Unon and graduate work at OSU. After a 10-year period of study with Bill Conable and others who trained in Lincoln Nebraska, he became a certified teaching member of ATI. For more than 20 years, he has taught residential Alexander Technique workshops in Ohio, Virginia, Vermont, Indiana, Michigan, Wisconsin, North & South Carolina and Washington as well as state music conventions throughout the Great Lakes region.  For eleven years he taught Alexander Technique courses at Ohio State University in the School of Music, Dance Department and Theater Department and was Director of Health and Wellness for the School of Music at OSU. Along with continued regular Alexander studies with colleagues, he studies energy work with James Kepner and Carol DeSanto, and has been certified at the Advanced Practitioner Level in Nervous System Energy work. Dale has been an organist and choir director for over 45 years, and runs a private vocal studio.
Donna Doellinger
Donna Doellinger, RN, RMT, has been a Registered Nurse since 1973. She specializes in Newborn Intensive Care. She pioneered the use of Alexander's principles with premature infants beginning with the trauma of birth and resuscitation through various stages of healing and growth including respiratory and feeding issues, calming and coping issues for drug addicted babies, as well as working with parents to improve the quality of bonding and care-taking. She has also given classes for nurses to work on improving their use while performing their duties.
Donna has studied the Alexander Technique since 1977 with the Conables and Marjorie Barstow. She graduated from The Alexander Foundation in 1990 and maintains an active private practice in Columbus, OH. She teaches an ongoing Alexander class for persons with Parkinson's Disease, and is on the faculty of the Alexander Workshops Summer Workshop in Spokane.
Since 1990 she has studied energy healing with James Kepner, Carol DeSanto, and Rosalyn Bruyere and is certified at the Advanced Practitioner Level in Nervous System Energy Work. She teaches classes on anatomy for energy healers, and beginning techniques and skills for people interested in energy work. Her focus now is on exploring the complementary use of energy skills with the Alexander Technique to lead students to an expanded experience of the whole self. She is a teaching member of ATI.
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Shawn Copeland, DMA began studying the Alexander Technique in 1997 while a student at the Brevard Music Center and qualified as a teacher in 2006 after a five year apprenticeship with Marsha Paludan. Those who have guided his learning and continue to influence his teaching include Sarah Barker, Glenna Batson, Dale Beaver, Bill Conable, Donna Doellinger, and Robin Gilmore. He maintains a vigorous schedule of teaching, presenting and performing. Shawn is Associate Professor of Clarinet and the Alexander Technique in the Lionel Hampton School of Music at the University of Idaho. He also teaches Alexander Technique at the Eastern Music Festival and at the Summer Clarinet Clinic at Stetson University and is co-director of Inter-Mountain Alexander Training, a teacher-training course in Spokane, Washington. He travels extensively, presenting at universities and international conferences throughout the US and abroad. Shawn has been studying Nervous System Energy Healing since 2010 and explores the many intersections of energy work and Alexander Technique in his teaching and research.  He is a former teaching member of Alexander Technique International and a licensed Andover Educator.
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Robin Gilmore, MFA, began studying the Alexander Technique and other somatic disciplines in 1980. She studied with Marjorie Barstow, Barbara Conable, Bill Conable, Martha Hansen, and others. Qualifying to teach the Alexander Technique in 1986, she is a Teaching Member and Sponsoring Member of ATI. Robin directs an Alexander teacher training program in Greensboro, NC, and from 1993-1999 was the director of the Kyoto Alexander Program in Japan. She has taught at the Curtis Institute of Music, American University, Temple University, and other institutions, and has presented at the International Congress of the Alexander Technique, the Early Childhood Music and Movement Association, Maryland Consortium of Special Schools, Japan Association of Graphic Designers, and numerous dance and somatic conferences. In addition to writing What Every Dancer Needs to Know About the Body, she has written numerous articles for publications including Contact Quarterly and Direction Journal.
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Beaker Prince (MA, e-RYT 500) has studied the body-mind connection in various forms for over twenty years. She is a certified teacher of the Alexander Technique, and a yoga teacher trained in the Integrative Yoga Therapy (IYT) and other yoga traditions. Beaker holds the M.A. degree from The Ohio State University College of Education, with a focus on Somatic (Body-mind) Studies. She works as an associated faculty member in the OSU Department of Human Sciences. She draws on practices from a variety of movement modalities and wisdom traditions in her teaching. Her most recent interest is working with movement practices that help connect to the vagus and related cranial nerves. In our workshop she has been teaching classes in Yoga and the Alexander Technique for many years.

Fees

Fees



TUITION: $300. If you have special circumstances, you may discuss a reduction with Bill; bear in mind that we, too, are experiencing the same sort of special circumstances....

DEPOSIT of $150 will guarantee a place in the course until December 5, when the balance is due.

REFUND POLICY: Full refunds are made up to one month before the course. In case of cancellations received after December 5, the deposit is non-refundable. There will be no refunds after the workshop begins.

You may pay from this website by going to our PayPal/Credit Card page, by sending a check to Alexander Workshops, LLC, 815 Villard St., Cheney, WA 99004, or by going to PayPal.me/AlexanderWorkshops on your browser. If you have Square Cash, you can make a payment to $AWLLC there.

Application

You may submit this filled-out form directly from this web site. All fields are required. You may also print the form and mail it to us at 815 Villard St., Cheney, WA 99004. You may pay by check sent to the same address, or by credit card.
This workshop is intended for Alexander Teachers, Trainees, and experienced students. To be included in the experienced category, you should have attended at least five workshops, most of which should have been with us.
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For Teachers and Trainees

For Teachers and Trainees



• Attendance at the course will count towards your continuing education requirements.

• Our course is organized into "home groups" and "rotating groups." The home groups are formed of people of like experience and meet together every day. We will explore advanced topics in the Alexander Technique with particular attention to teaching both live and online.

• Bill, Donna, Dale, and Shawn have spent a lot of time in recent years exploring energy work and its relationship with the Alexander Technique, and all but Shawn are Advanced Practitioners of Nervous System Energy Work. Donna is also trained in Reiki. We offer special workshops for teachers in this field, and this is a great opportunity to find out what our discoveries have to offer you. This perspective has led us to a radical new understanding of Alexander's discoveries, clarifying many areas of the Technique that have previously been problematic, confusing, and mystifying.

We hope to see you in December!