16 Jul 2018
Alexander-Technique Berlin Retreat in Maine, USA, July 16 – July 22, 2018
Alexander Technique Retreat for Beginning and Advanced Students
“Every man, woman and child holds the possibility of physical perfection; it rests with each of us to attain it by personal understanding and effort.” (F.M. Alexander)
In addition to offering practical knowledge about coordination, body position, and movement, the Alexander Technique helps students recognize and eliminate counterproductive habits, positively influencing natural physical position and supporting natural potential. The Alexander Technique allows you to free yourself from pain and tension and provides a path to increased lightness and mobility. It helps manage symptoms such as back pain, neck pain, headaches, tightness, and stress. During the Alexander Retreat at Medomak, you’ll get to know the Alexander Technique and learn the basic principles of movement, coordination, and suspension, as well as realignment.
Included in the retreat:
- Private or shared lodging and all meals (vegetarian, mainly local and organic)
- At least three individual lessons spaced throughout the week
- Four hours of group work each day
- A midweek excursion including a nature walk (with a focus on healthier movement, carrying a backpack, etc.)
The retreat program consists of:
- A theoretical and practical introduction to the basics of the Alexander Technique
- Individual lessons
- Work on specific topics as desired by individual participants, for example: best practices for working at a computer, using a smartphone, playing an instrument, public speaking, carrying heavy objects
- Discussion of questions such as: How can I avoid tension and pain when engaging in specific activities? How can I bring lightness and effortlessness to my posture and movement? How can I become aware of and correct negative physical habits?
If more than 12 participants attend the retreat, a second licensed Alexander Technique teacher will join us at the retreat.
Retreat Website: http://www.medomakretreatcenter.com
Director, Alexander-Technique Berlin