Robin Schiff: Alexander as Group Activity: Teaching the Alexander Technique to Large Groups, 10 am - 4:00 pm

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Saturday, October 13, 2012
ACAT, The American Center for the Alexander Technique, Inc.
39 West 14th Street, Room #507 Between 5th and 6th Avenue
New York, NY 10011
Contact Phone #: 
1 (212) 633-2229 x1
Only For Teachers

Robin Schiff Post Graduate Workshop
Alexander as Group Activity: Teaching the Alexander Technique to Large Groups
Saturday October 13, 2012, 10:00 am to 4:00 pm

We’ll focus on practical skills to enhance your ability to teach an effective group class series. Through verbal presentation, group discussion, group activities and opportunities for practice, we will look at the various parts of what makes an effective class:

•    Organization: the series, topics, class, space and students.
•    Group Dynamics: how they affect learning and how we can change them.
•    Activities: ideas for what to do with the class, how to come up with new activities and how to elaborate on an activity.
•    Sticking to principle: teaching the principles of inhibition, direction, etc. in a group setting.
•    Hands-on: building individual hands-on in to a large group class.

Presenter Bio: Robin Schiff has been teaching groups and individuals since graduating from ACAT in 1990. She developed the Alexander Technique and Pilates classes in the Physical Education and Exercise Science Department at Brooklyn College (BC); and has taught large group Alexander Technique classes at the college to both faculty and students for the last eight years. She supervised Physical Education student teachers at BC and was the Alexander Technique teacher for two years at Mannes College New School for Music, both the regular and extension divisions. She has taught introductory and series group classes for a number of other institutions including Kingsborough Community College, Brooklyn Parkinson Group and Brooklyn Methodist Hospital. Robin holds a BA in Music Therapy and worked many years ago facilitating music therapy groups of psychiatric adult, adolescent and geriatric patients.

Fee: Teaching Members: $160; Non-members: $245
To secure your space, please send payment in full by Friday, September 29, 2012.  There are no refunds after September 28, 2012.  Send payment to: ACAT, 39 West 14th Street, Rm. #507
New York, NY 10011
Continuing Education Hours: This course satisfies 5 hours in Category 1 of AmSAT Continuing Education requirements.

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