Barstow Institute Summer Alexander Technique Workshop

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Saturday, June 14, 2014 - Friday, June 20, 2014
University of Nebraska Lincoln
1400 R Street
Lincoln , NE 68508
Contact Phone #: 
1 (402) 432-9181

The Barstow Institute, headquartered at Doane College in Crete, Nebraska, continues the long tradition of summer Alexander Technique workshops established by master Alexander teacher, Marjorie Barstow, who was the first graduate of F.M. Alexander's training course in 1934. Since the early 1970's students have gathered together from around the U.S. and abroad to experience the unique approach that Ms. Barstow brought to the teaching of the Alexander Technique, which included pioneering group teaching. Her teachings are now carried on by her students, the faculty for the summer workshops. Due to the unique nature of the Barstow Institute, and to ensure that each participant receives quality experiences, the enrollment is limited to ensure a low student-to-teacher ratio. A student-teacher ratio of 7:1 is not exceeded.

This workshop is designed both for those who are new to the Alexander Technique and for anyone interested in refining their understanding and practical applications of the Technique. The emphasis of this workshop is on facilitating each student's ability to confidently apply the Alexander Technique in all their activities. Each student will gain a greater awareness of how to move efficiently while learning to free themselves of unnecessary tension. The Technique is taught through verbal exchange, delicate hands-on guidance, and observation.

The sessions will meet from 9 a.m. to 12 noon for discussions, presentations and practice, and for small and large group work. During the afternoons and evenings, special seminars are presented on such topics as: performance process, speech work, lessons in Feldenkrais Awareness Through Movement®, group performance work, Tai Chi, and more. Participants are also invited to present and share topics of interest to the group in the evening sessions. Each student will receive one private lesson per week. Daily schedule.

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