afternoon on-line workshop will run from 1:30pm UK time to 4:30pm with Michael Hardwicke and your hosts, the directors from Hite.
Alexander Anatomy’ is about connecting to our own structure in a clear way. This is a real, hands on, find and feel - on ourselves - to increase our ability to connect into our structure. In my experience our internal structural models (often unconscious) affect the way we use ourselves and how we set up the background tone and tension in our muscular system. Often these models create separation and fixing of the structure which is actually more all joined up and dynamic than we allow.
This knowledge can also be helpful for our pupils with respect to their own ability to practice, and how we are then able to convey the technique with our hands. For more background to Living Alexander Anatomy visit my website here.
In this second LAA workshop we will illuminate the Pelvis and explore not just the Psoas but also the role of the Pyriformis, both of which often feature in lower back pain. We will clarify what the Sacrum bone is and show how we can find a good anchor for the way we release up. It’s also important to know the hip joint, not just in theory, but to gain a real sense of its axis. Then with an understanding of the femur this leads on to a real understanding of Alexander’s ‘knee direction’.
‘Knee direction’ is often misunderstood and I will show an anatomical way to practice and successfully teach ‘knees forward and away’.
I will be sharing practices developed in 35 years of the teacher training courses at Fellside and much that I have learned from my primary teacher Don Burton.
About Michael Hardwicke
began working with Don Burton in 1982 and started AT training with him in 1985. Since then he has continued uninterrupted on the Lake District training course until Covid brought this to a stop in March 2020. After Don died in 1996 Michael has been directing the training with Jamie McDowell.
This 36 years of teacher training has given him an environment which, whilst sometimes challenging, has allowed him to consolidate his understanding and to deeply embody and integrate his teachings.
Whilst Michael has taught mostly at the Fellside centre he has also taught public courses in many venues as well as being blessed with teaching the Alexander Technique in Crete for 25 years. He has continued to use the ideas of Don Burton in his approach, in particular using Embryology and Anatomy, both with the public and on the teacher training course.
Participants will receive a record of attendance after the event.
It is HITE’s policy not to record workshops as this helps to provide a ‘safe space’ for workshop attendees. Attendees are also asked not to record sessions.
Please book early to avoid disappointment as places are limited and note that no refunds will be possible after4th September 2021.
HITE Ltd, 10 Harley Street, London W1G 9PF.
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