Post Graduate Class William Conable Body Mapping and Alexander Technique: New Discoveries Sat. & Sun. April 6 & 7, 2013 10 - 4 each day

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Saturday, April 6, 2013 - Sunday, April 7, 2013
ACAT, The American Center for the Alexander Technique, Inc.
39 West 14th Street, Room #507
New York, NY 10011
Contact Phone #: 
1 (212) 633-3339 x1
Only For Teachers

William Conable

Body Mapping and Alexander Technique: New Discoveries

Saturday and Sunday, April 6 & 7, 2013, 10:00 am  – 4:00 pm both days

This workshop will focus on body-mapping in its original context as a powerful pedagogical tool for Alexander teachers.

No teacher should be without the resources it provides in working to develop both the first-person and second-person psycho-physical expertise which are the goal of our work.

William will present new discoveries made in recent years which have taken body-mapping to a new level and have helped to clarify a number of persistent and vexing problems in understanding Alexander’s ideas.

The workshop will include ample hands-on work exploration by all participants and the presenter.


Course Details

Dates: Saturday and Sunday, April 6  & 7, 2013

Times: Saturday and Sunday, 10 am – 4:00 pm each day

Location: ACAT, 39 West 14th Street, Room #507, NYC 10011

Course Fee: $300 members/$385 non-members  (includes a $25 non-refundable registration fee).

Registration: To reserve your space, email the office manager and send a deposit of $175 (includes a $25 registration fee) by Friday, February 1, 2013. The balance of $125 members/$210 non-members is due on or before Friday, March 1, 2013.  All fees are payable to “ACAT”.

This course satisfies 10 hours in Category 1 of AmSAT’s Continuing Education requirement.
Course is limited to 14 participants.

William Conable enjoys worldwide renown as a teacher of the Alexander Technique. He studied with Marjorie L. Barstow, the first graduate of F. M. Alexander’s first teacher training course, beginning in the summer of 1962. During graduate school he studied with Frank Pierce Jones, who undertook the first scientific research into Alexander’s discoveries at Tufts University. In 1965 Professor Conable also studied at Walter Carrington’s Alexander teacher training school in London. Beginning in 1971, he continued his study with Marjorie Barstow, which continued steadily for the next fifteen years. He is her senior teaching student.

In 1973 with Ms. Barstow’s support he initiated the first class in the Alexander Technique offered at an American university at the Ohio State University.  In the mid-1970′s, he began developing the concept of Body-mapping, which is widely recognized as a major contribution to the theory and pedagogy of the Alexander Technique. He has presented papers and workshops on this development at Alexander teacher training courses in the US and Japan and at conventions of Alexander teachers and music teachers. Body mapping is at the core of How to Learn the Alexander Technique, which he co-authored with Barbara Conable as well as a number of other books sponsored by Andover Educators, an organization devoted to the promotion of the body-mapping ideas.

William Conable offers classes and private instruction in the Alexander Technique in Spokane, Washington, at annual workshops in Spokane and Columbus, Ohio sponsored by Alexander Workshops, LLC, and in workshops sponsored by organizations all over the world. He teaches a series of classes at Holy Names Music Center in Spokane and at Eastern Washington University. In recent years he has taught at KAPPA, ATA, and Aru Quality Pro, three Alexander teacher training programs in Japan, at Tunghai University, Taipei Municipal Teachers College, Taipei National Teachers College, and Taitung Teachers College in Taiwan, at the Federal University of the State of Goias in Goiania, Brazil, and at the National Youth Orchestra Foundation in Santiago, Chile, among others. He presented the keynote address at the ATI AGM in 2011.

In addition to his work as an Alexander teacher, Conable is an active professional cellist and conductor. He was Principal Cellist of the Columbus Symphony for 10 years, and professor of cello at the Ohio State University for 36. In recent years, he has studied energy healing with James Kepner, Carol DeSanto, Rosalyn Bruyere, and Shelby Hammitt. He is a certified Advanced Practitioner of Nervous System Energy Work, a new discipline being developed by Kepner and DeSanto. He is particularly interested in the relationship between this work and the Alexander Technique.

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