Alexander Technique in Activity

Thursday October 10th, 6 to 9pm.  Email for more information or to book.

A workshop applying the principles of the Alexander Technique to activity.
Maybe you've done Alexander before and wondered how 'chairwork' and 'semi-supine' apply to your life. If so, bring your activities and questions to this workshop.

  • Bring your laptop or backpack, or anything you want to learn to use in a lighter, easier, more comfortable way.

  • Performers: bring your instrument, or voice, or monologue, or dance routine.

  • Teachers and trainees: bring your teaching issues and an open mind!

"Mindfulness in 3D."   A workshop for teachers and trainees.

At  HITE, 10 Harley Street, London W1
Saturday September 21st.

More information here.

Why did I call my book on the Alexander Technique ‘Mindfulness in 3D’? We all believe in mind/body unity, but if you search for ‘Alexander Technique’ online you’ll mainly see references to bodies: ‘posture’, ‘movement’ and ‘back pain’. Where has the ‘mind’ bit gone? Erika Whittaker said that FM, late in his life, was ‘severely disappointed’ that his work was being turned into bodywork when for him it had been about thinking.

The Alexander Technique in activity, with Peter Nobes and Rosa Luisa Rossi.

A workshop for performers; Alexander teachers and trainees; long-term students; 'enthusiastic amateurs'; complete beginners.

If your experience of the Alexander Technique has  mainly involved standing, sitting and lying down, you will be intrigued by this workshop. Rosa Luisa and I don't do 'chairwork' or 'semi-supine'. We work with performance and everyday activities.
 

  • Bring your instrument or your voice, your script or monologue, or your dance routine.

  • Or bring your laptop, or your backpack, or your camera, or whatever you would like to learn to use in an effortless, elegant, comfortable way.

  • Or bring your problems: your back pain; your RSI; your stress or existential angst; or even your "poor posture."

  • Or just bring your curiosity, your open mind and your sense of humour.

Thursday September 5th, 6 to 9pm.

South Bank Alexander Technique Centre, Blackfriars Rd

Our fourth annual residential Alexander workshop in France, August 2019.

In 2016 my trainees and I got together with Gilles Estran and his trainees for five days of Alexander work in the French countryside. We have repeated it every year since, opening it up to everyone from complete beginners to qualified teachers.
 

It’s the perfect combination: a great holiday with good company, home-cooked food and local wine; and just the right amount of transformative Alexander work.

We will be in Abzac, close to Bordeaux.
 

We start at 9am on August 26th and finish at 7pm on 30th. Email me for more information.

Star Quality and Stage Presence - a workshop for performers.

Thursday, May 9th. 6pm to 9pm, at the South Bank Alexander Technique Centre.
Cost: £10.  Email me for payment details.

 

  • Bring your instrument or your voice, your script or monologue, or your dance routine.

  • Or bring your problems: your back pain; your RSI; your stress or existential angst; or even your "poor posture."

  • Or just bring your curiosity, your open mind and your sense of humour.

‘I have found the Alexander Technique and Peter Nobes in particular, amazingly helpful to my acting. Peter’s way of teaching the Alexander Technique brings me into a state of presence and “in the moment-ness” that is more deep and palpable than I had ever fully experienced before. He challenges one to stay present in a positive and energising way. Peter can also help actors learn how to fill a space without straining.’

Alice Anne E. – actor, New York.

'I can immediately tell the difference between actors who have studied the Alexander Technique, and those who haven’t'

Sam Mendes

 
Alexander Technique; Three-Dimensional Mindfulness. 
A workshop for Alexander Teachers and Trainees.

Saturday, April 6th. 2pm to 5:30pm, at the South Bank Alexander Technique Centre.
Cost: £50.  Email me for payment details.

Why did I call my book on the Alexander Technique “Mindfulness in 3d”?
 

We all believe in mind/body unity, but if you search for “Alexander Technique” online you’ll mainly see references to bodies: “posture”, “movement” and “back pain”. Where has the “mind” bit gone? Erika Whittaker said that FM, late in his life, was “severely disappointed” that his work was being turned into bodywork when for him it had been about thinking.

 

In the introduction to "FM Alexander: the Man and his Work", Troup Matthews says of Lulie Westfeldt “…one realised that her poise came from a constant, sharpened awareness of the world around her.” Is that what FM meant when he said “the conscious mind must be quickened”?

 

In my teaching over the last quarter-century I have found that one of the best ways to get a pupil's Primary Control activated is to ask them to leave their body alone and, as Matthews said, to sharpen their awareness of the world around them: to invite them to be three-dimensionally mindful.

 

In this workshop we’ll find out how changing our conscious mind affects our bodies. We’ll experiment with switching on the Primary Control without using “Directions”, and we’ll look at ways to get the principles of the Alexander Technique across to our pupils without “chairwork,” semi-supine or classical “procedures.”

Alexander Technique with Peter Nobes and Jeremy Chance.

A class/workshop with two teachers who don't do chairwork or semi-supine! 

Saturday March 9th. 3:00 to 6:30.

This is primarily for teachers and trainees but is also open to  long term students and "enthusiastic amateurs".
 

  • Alexander teachers and trainees - bring your teaching questions or your learning issues.

  • Or bring your problems: your back pain; your RSI; your stress or existential angst; or even your "poor posture."

  • Or bring your instrument or your voice, your monologue or dance routine.

  • Or just bring your curiosity, your open mind and your sense of humour.
     

Cost: £45. £35 for trainees.

 

I teach the Alexander Technique at the
South Bank Alexander Technique Centre, Blackfriars Rd, London SE1

and at Linear House, Peyton Place, London SE10 8RS.

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