MARCH 25th a workshop on WIDENING  & LIFTING & CARRYING in Zürich

APRIL 21-22 Dart Procedures Course in Denmark.

JUNE 1-3: Our annual Course in the Alexander Technique at Hawkwood College, Stroud, Glos.  

FURTHER COURSES in TURKEY (12-19 AUGUST) for the Evolutionary Procedures of Professor Dart and also in INDIA (to be announced) . for all information

Courses: Some for Alexander Teachers and some for EVERYONE who may be interested.


WIDENING plus LIFTING & CARRYING:    Sunday March 25th 14.00 - 17.00  (100 CHF)

- discover the practical understanding of these basic actions which are rarely correctly either understood or performed in practice.

widen the backWIDENING:  Although lengthening is fairly easy to understand widening can be less clear to many people including AT teachers. What does widening the back actually mean? How can we get our pupils to activate this important aspect of our work and what are the benefits?

In this part of the workshop we will explore several practical ways I have been using for many years to help pupils understand widening and its importance. You will learn procedures that you will almost certainly not have seen before and go away with ways of working you can immediately apply in your teaching.

wrong lifting methodLIFTING & CARRYING: I am always surprised when I read recommendations of how to lift and carry in books on the Alexander Technique that the basics of such activities are not mentioned. This seems to mean that these vital activities that we all carry out each day are poorly understood even by teachers of the Alexander Technique who write books! There are certain fundamental "rules" that need to be learnt in order to ensure that lifting and carrying are done with the minimum of effort and with maximum skill. Once you have mastered these simple basic "rules" they can then be applied to any situation where lifting is required, from carrying the shopping to lifting weights in the gym. For example, rule #1 is "I never lift anything" ! Come and find out what that might mean when you lift (the image above is supposed to be the "correct" way to lift but it is not at all correct!).

You will go away from this workshop with new understandings and new practical ways of applying the Alexander Technique to these important aspects of living.

The workshop will last for 3 hours with a break in the middle.  It is open to all Teachers of the Alexander Technique and also to all trainees training to become teachers and anyone interested to master these skills.  


All workshops are held at ATLAZ, DUFOURSTRASSE 131, 8008 Zürich and cost 100 CHF.

A receipt and certificate of attendance will be issued for all workshops to satisfy the relevant authorities.


The courses that follow are for EVERYONE  interested in the ALEXANDER TECHNIQUE or the EVOLUTION of MOVEMENT (Dart Procedures) programmes.

The Dart Procedures: a weekend course, Amsterdam, Jan. 20 & 21

This course was organised by the Dutch Alexander Technique Society  

Some comments from the participants:

"Good creative atmosphere - taught with great experience and care" ; "I like your enthusiasm, your enormous knowledge and experience" ; "clear connection with Alexander work" 


 Dart in Denmark

The Dart Procedures: a weekend course in Odense, Denmark                       April 21-22

This course will take place at the AOF Centre in Odense, Denmark. Everyone welcome.  All enquiries to me at                    

The procedures created by Professor Dart in the 1940's are relevant on several levels. They are fascinating to perform, they relate to the progression of all vertebrates through the evolution of movement, they can be used to explore and develop the inhibitory & directive elements of the Alexander Technique and they can be used to assist people with injuries, and even with disabilities to restore functioning. They are relevant for the somatic artist, the physician and anyone interested in evolution and anyone interested in the Alexander Technique.

COURSE HELD AT: AOF Odense: Course number 90067

FEE: 1,500 Danish Krone payable to AOF (Tel: +45 65317277


Location: AOF-Odense, Dk   Hunderupvej 103, Odense M, Denmark

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The Alexander Technique : Hawkwood College, Stroud, Glos.

1st - 3rd June 2018

"Psychophysical Sensibility"


I am very much looking forward to the annual weekend at Hawkwood College.

It will run from Friday afternoon 3.15 pm until Sunday afternoon 4pm. We will continue with the tradition of starting each day with an optional quiet period preceded by a little T’ai Chi.

Béatrice and I will be probably joined by a third teacher at Hawkwood. Some AT teachers working with musicians have been exploring new ways of understanding the use of the arms. This can apply to everyone so we will include these insights. Also I have recently been working with the resolution of Primitive Reflexes and this work will also be touched on in the weekend - these aspects will be part of the "different again" elements.

The programme will include both group work and individual sessions and it will be reflecting the continuing development and depth of understanding and experience of the Alexander Technique that each year brings. We have new ways of helping you to release, to lengthen and to widen. So it will be different again, as ever.

The weekend will once again be suitable both for those with experience of the Technique and those with little or no experience of it.

We are confident that everyone will benefit and enjoy the workshop.

COST: Single £300  Shared £260  Non-res £220

The Hawkwood College website is



Courses in Turkey on the Mediterranean coast


The Alexander Technique - The Evolution of Movement Dart Procedures

 The Lighthouse, Turkey - August 12-19, 2018

booking & information:

Accommodation: stay, breakfast & supper 7 nights 265 euros (sharing) 420 euros (single)

Tuition: 300 euros



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