An event for Alexander Technique teachers 'Total Integration' with Anne Battye on Saturday afternoon of 28th April 2018 from 1:30-4:30pm at 10 Harley Street, London W1G 9PF.
Anne Battye will continue to look at ways of working with 'Total Integration' on ourselves (and how we teach our pupils), following sequences such as moving from sitting to 'monkey' to 'hands over the back of a chair' into standing, walking and going up on the toes. She will employ Alexander's principles of using the Primary Control, Inhibition (stopping) and Direction to incorporate such activities consciously into our everyday work and behaviour patterns.
Because a Principle is a fundamental proposition that serves as the foundation for a system of behaviour, it is complete in itself. The Alexander Principle is the basis on which to build our lives. It is extremely powerful if we take on all aspects of it but will not work so well if we ignore some parts. As we embody this principle, we need to work systematically, doing “what Alexander did”.
The essence of Alexander's Technique is an extremely simple one – but it is very difficult to keep practising it with proper attention. Embodying its practice in many different ways, for instance, by integrating the use of the arms and legs with the trunk, enlivens and enriches our daily lives, whether we're playing an instrument or sitting at a workbench, walking the hills, washing up, gardening or slicing vegetables.
And when we come to teach it to others, it is so important to link our own practice as we use our hands to impart the 'Alexander' experience to our pupils – what does 'hands-on' really mean? Are we giving and receiving information about the state of another being? Do both activities happen at the same time?
These are 'big' questions that we need to ask ourselves as we teach, to avoid unconsciously picking up misuse from the people we're working with, or even worse, putting our own unconscious misuse into our pupils!
Anne Battye trained with Marjory Barlow and was her assistant on her training courses 1969-76. Anne teaches privately and is also a STAT moderator.
All participants will receive an invoice and record of attendance after the event.
Please book early to avoid disappointment as places are limited and note that no refunds will be possible after 14th April 2018.
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