Here is information about our winter workshop, January 5-7, 2024.
We're still limited by difficulties finding a venue, so we won't be able to have a face-to-face workshop this year. In some ways this is disappointing, but there are advantages, too. For one thing, it makes the workshop available to people for whom travel at this time of the year is difficult. It also allows you to experience how working online can take on an immediacy that we never anticipated. This new understanding enriches not only online teaching but also the face-to-face teaching to which many of us have begun to return. Our recent online workshops have been a great success, so once again we're offering a 3-day online Alexander Technique workshop that 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 Friday, Saturday, and Sunday.
We hope to be back face-to-face in a brand new location next year.
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!
A new approach: Online But Not Remote
Instead of repeating the traditional workshop we offered for more than thirty years, we’ll be focusing in new ways on the energetic aspects of our understanding of Alexander’s work.
Many of us have been spending hours and hours on Zoom and suffering from the isolation and over-focusing, visual and mental, it can create. We’ve learned, however, that the Zoom platform can be a basis for creating a wonderful cohesive energy environment that transcends the limits of space and even time and fosters freedom and growth for those participating in it.
This is what we plan to explore in this workshop. It will be rooted in our Alexander practice and include the enhanced relationship with our bodies that is such an important feature of that practice. But recently we have been experiencing wonderful opening in the energetic approach that has become such an important feature of our work in the past few years. This is what we want to share with you. We’ll be learning new means for accessing potential and possibilities for meeting the challenges of our life, bringing new levels of hope in what are sometimes dark times.
Location and schedule
LocationOnline with Zoom
The course will be offered on the Zoom platform. We'll meet Friday, Saturday, and Sunday 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).
Our schedule is being revised to fit the new material we're offering. Check back here to learn more about it as it takes shape, but more to the point, trust us and join us as we find a way to do something quite new!
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.
Donna has studied the Alexander Technique since 1977 with the Conables and Marjorie Barstow. Donna has studied the Alexander Technique since 1977 with the Conables and Marjorie Barstow. She graduated from the Alexander Foundation in 1990 and maintained an active private practice in Columbus, OH until September of 2022. She taught an ongoing Alexander class for persons with Parkinson’s Disease for 15 years, and is on the faculty of the Alexander Workshops Summer Workshop in Spokane. She will open her private practice in Morganton, NC in the Fall of 2023.
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.
TUITION: $300. If you have special circumstances, you may discuss a reduction with Bill; but please bear in mind that we, too, are experiencing the same sorts of special circumstances....
DEPOSIT of $150 will guarantee a place in the course until December 10, 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 10, the deposit is non-refundable. There will be no refunds after the workshop begins.
You may pay 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.
For Teachers and Trainees
For Teachers and Trainees
• Attendance at the course will count towards your continuing education requirements.
• 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 January!