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.

To register for the workshop, please click the brown Application tab below:

About the workshop

The Three-Day Workshop

This three-day intensive course is primarily for teachers and teacher trainees in the Alexander Technique, as well as those who have attended at least 5 previous workshops. However, there is also room for those with less experience. 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


Online 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 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 has a BMus from the University of Mt. Union 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. 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.
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Shawn Copeland, DMA is the Co-Director of Inter-Mountain Alexander Training and the founder of mBODYed, a new hybrid Body Mapping and Alexander Technique Training program for musicians, actors, and dancers. He 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. 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. 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 Sponsoring Teacher of Alexander Technique International and a licensed Training Mentor of the Association of Body Mapping Education.



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 on your browser. If you have Square Cash, you can make a payment to $AWLLC there.


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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. We have room for a few less experienced students, so don't let that keep you away!
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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!