Alexander Technique Workshop Kunstuni Graz

                            

On Saturday 11 January 2019 we are offering an introductory workshop to the Alexander Technique for the Career Service Centre of the Kunstuni Graz, followed by the possibility for all participants to sign up for one individual half-hour Alexander lesson.

The Alexander Technique is ideal for performers and well-known for bringing about greater ease and more freedom in all movements, both in everyday movements such as sitting, standing and walking, and when performing more complex or demanding activities such as playing a musical instrument and performing in front of an audience. Many people applying the Alexander Technique also report psychological benefits over time, among them a reduction in stress. To stand or sit or move well while conserving energy and maintaining coordination is an essential skill for any performer. We will look at some basic movements, and teach participants about a different way of sitting which is better for their backs.

The Alexander Technique is usually taught in a series of individual lessons as they allow to give due attention to the individual situation, needs and habitual patterns of a student. All participants of the introductory workshop will have the possibility to sign up for one half hour introductory lesson with either Jean or Regina at the Alexander-Technik Studio Graz (Harrachgasse) which will allow them to have an experience of individual work.

This workshop will be held in English. For more information and booking please see the website of the Career Service Centre of the Kunstuni Graz.

Alexander Technique Introductory Workshops

Thursday, 12th March 2020, 7.00-8.30 pm or
Saturday, 6th June 2020, 10.30-12.00 noon

The Alexander Technique is about moving, sitting, standing more easily and freely in everyday life. Frequently we are using much more tension and effort than necessary in many day-to-day activities, and many people end up with aches and pain, for example back pain. The Alexander Technique is a very different approach, yet ultimately very simple. It is not a treatment, there are no exercises nor do you need any special equipment. We are retraining how we are using ourselves – our body and mind – in everyday activities. In this short workshop we will introduce some fundamental principles of the Technique via some practical demonstrations; we will look at some basic movements, and you will learn about a different way of sitting which is better for your back.

 

Who
Jean Fischer, assisted by Regina Stratil
Language: predominantly English

Fees and booking
Fee: €20 (per person and date)
Booking: jean@atstudio.at (Tel.: 0316/319468)
Max. 5 participants

 

When
Thursday, 12th March 2020, 7.00-8.30 pm or
Saturday, 6th June 2020, 10.30-12.00 noon
(same workshop on two different dates)

Where
Alexander-Technik Studio Graz
Harrachgasse 4/2 (1. OG rechts)
8010 Graz
Styria
Austria

Alexander Technique Introductory Workshop

Thursday, 3rd October 2019, 7.00-8.30 pm or
Saturday, 16th November 2019, 10.30-12.00 noon

The Alexander Technique is about moving, sitting, standing more easily and freely in everyday life. Frequently we are using much more tension and effort than necessary in many day-to-day activities, and many people end up with aches and pain, for example back pain. The Alexander Technique is a very different approach, yet ultimately very simple. It is not a treatment, there are no exercises nor do you need any special equipment. We are retraining how we are using ourselves – our body and mind – in everyday activities. In this short workshop we will introduce some fundamental principles of the Technique via some practical demonstrations; we will look at some basic movements, and you will learn about a different way of sitting which is better for your back.

 

Who
Jean Fischer, assisted by Regina Stratil
Language: predominantly English

Fees and booking
Fee: €20 (per person and date)
Booking: jean@atstudio.at (Tel.: 0316/319468)
Max. 5 participants

 

When
Thursday, 3rd October 2019, 7.00-8.30 pm or
Saturday, 16th November 2019, 10.30-12.00 noon
(same workshop on two different dates)

Where
Alexander-Technik Studio Graz
Harrachgasse 4/2 (1. OG rechts)
8010 Graz
Styria
Austria

VHS course “Alexander-Technik Einführungskurs”

This Autumn (from 9th October) Regina is again offering an introduction to the Alexander Technique at VHS Graz. This is a ten week introductory group course, which will run (if there are enough enrolments) on Wednesdays from 6:00-6:50pm in the new VHS building in Köflacher Gasse 7, 8020 Graz. Everybody welcome!
More information and how to book at the VHS website.

In Spring 2020 the course is scheduled to be repeated, starting 12th February 2020.

 

Mezzo soprano J’Nai Bridges uses the Alexander Technique

 

 

In the San Francisco Classical Voice Mezzo J’Nai Bridges talks about the varied demands on an Opera singer for a role like Carmen. “I knew that this role was a vocal marathon, but I did not quite anticipate how much of a physical marathon it is as well.” She says in this production “I am bending down, rolling on the floor, being pushed, and dancing — all to be very conscious of, because the voice is affected by these movements.” Bridges credits the Alexander Technique for “improved posture and movement, which is believed to have helped reduce and prevent problems caused by bad habits. This also tremendously helps me sing with less tension.”

Read the full article here.

Article in ‘Lust aufs Leben’

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

The March issue of the magazine Lust aufs Leben has published a lovely, three-page illustrated article which gives a short introduction to the Alexander Technique. The article can also be accessed in the online version of the magazine.

If you are interested in a practical introduction to the Alexander Technique, then you are welcome to book for one of our introductory workshops in Graz, our next dates are 6th or 27th April. Of course you can start anytime with individual lessons.

If you are in Vienna on 27th April you could attend the free open day of the Gesellschaft für F. M. Alexander-Technik Österreich (G.A.T.OE.).

 

Alexander Technique Introductory Workshop

Thursday, 7th March 2019, 7.00-8.30 pm or
Saturday, 27th April 2019, 10.30-12.00 noon

The Alexander Technique is about moving, sitting, standing more easily and freely in everyday life. Frequently we are using much more tension and effort than necessary in many day-to-day activities, and many people end up with aches and pain, for example backpain. The Alexander Technique is a very different approach, yet ultimately very simple. It is not a treatment, there are no exercises nor do you need any special equipment. We are retraining how we are using ourselves – our body and mind – in everyday activities. In this short workshop we will introduce some fundamental principles of the Technique via some practical demonstrations; we will look at some basic movements, and you will learn about a different way of sitting which is better for your back.

Who
Jean Fischer, assisted by Regina Stratil
Language: predominantly English

Fees and booking
Fee: €20 (per person and date)
Booking: jean@atstudio.at (Tel.: 0316/319468)
Max. 5 participants

 

When
Thursday, 7th March 2019, 7.00-8.30 pm or
Saturday, 27th April 2019, 10.30-12.00 noon
(same workshop on two different dates)

Where
Alexander-Technik Studio Graz
Harrachgasse 4/2 (1. OG rechts)
8010 Graz
Styria
Austria

Workshop ‘Current Science and Alexander Technique’ in Vienna

Our colleagues at the Wiener Ausbildungzentrum für Alexandertechnik are organising a workshop ‘Current Science and Alexander Technique’ with Dr Patrick Johnson and Dr Tim Cacciatore in May in Vienna, which we would like to recommend to all Alexander Technique teachers and trainees.

May 4th and 5th, 2019 – 10 am – 5:00 pm Saturday, 10 am – 4:00 pm Sunday
€ 170 ( € 150 if paid before March 30)

For questions and booking please contact Andreas Sandri: alexandertechnik@sandri.at
A PDF poster can be downloaded from G.A.T.OE. (Gesellschaft für Alexander-Technik Österreich).

 

Details
The goal of these workshops is to confront our current relationship with science and to get our scientific explanations and concepts up-to-date. We combine lectures, group activities, and discussion to identify and debunk misconceptions and to build new, current models that support what we do and how we communicate.

We emphasize rigor, jargon-free communication, and reference to current experiments.

Specific topics will include postural control, sensory appreciation, body schema, stress, biomechanics of procedures, emotions, inhibition, and direction. Activities will include body illusions, experiencing body schema in action, inhibition tests, and plenty of break out discussion groups. We will also be debunking outdated concepts such as tonic neck reflexes, righting reflexes, ingrained startle pattern, tensegrity, and natural movement.

About us
We have been giving these workshops for three years now, live and via webinars, in Ireland, Spain, England, Israel, The Netherlands, Brazil, Argentina, Mexico, and the USA for both AT teachers and teachers in training. Our initial goal was to communicate rigorous science of Alexander Technique in ways that are accessible and fun. The workshops have since grown in both content and scope. They are now part of a broader dialogue about how to think objectively, scientifically, and professionally about what we do. We are excited about the enthusiasm and content they have generated.
 
Dr. Johnson is a PhD. physicist and a practicing STAT/NeVLAT certified teacher of the Alexander technique with over 15 years of research experience and 8 years of AT teaching experience. Dr. Cacciatore is a PhD. Neuroscientist and STAT certified teacher, author of many peer reviewed scientific articles on Alexander technique, with 20 years of research experience.

For whom?
This workshop is for Alexander teachers, teachers in training, and students who want to understand Alexander technique from a scientific perspective. No background in science is needed. For participants who have taken workshops with us before, this workshop will serve both as a review and reinforcement of concepts and will include new material – we are constantly updating our material

Location:

Wiener Ausbildungszentrum für Alexandertechnik.
Lustgasse 3, 1030 Vienna
Austria

Time:
May 4th and 5th, 2019 – 10 am – 5:00 pm Saturday, 10 am – 4:00 pm Sunday

Price:
€ 170 ( € 150 if paid before March 30)

Contact:
alexandertechnik@sandri.at