Welcome to the Alexander Technique Beginner's Course by Claire Nichols. The programme consists of a participatory introduction to the Alexander Technique delivered as a series of four live online group classes.
Four Zoom calls are scheduled for Tuesdays at 6-7.30pm GMT (10-11.30am PST), from 4 - 25 January 2022. The classes will include participatory exercises, as well as an opportunity to workshop ideas live, and receive feedback from Claire. The participatory exercises will be recorded and made available for course members to review online.*
This Beginner's Course offers an insight into the Alexander Technique concepts of awareness, inhibition and non-doing, and how these can create the conditions for an organic, effortless and responsive relationship with the world. The course curriculum is as follows:
Week 1. An introduction into how our visual and auditory awareness can facilitate an effortless coordination of mind and body.
Week 2. How can we invite our bodies to self-organise, to carry out day to day activities in a more seamless way? This class will explore the role of curiosity and the tactile intelligence of our bodies.
Week 3. How can the Alexander Technique help us to think constructively? This week we will experiment with Alexander’s idea of inhibition as a way of developing a new relationship with our environment and various stimuli.
Week 4. This week we will explore how our sense organs can bring us into a deeper communication with our environment, and how movement can emerge from being 'in relationship'.
Claire Nichols graduated from the South Bank Alexander Technique Teacher Training Centre in 2018 and is a teaching member of Alexander Technique International. In addition to teaching the Alexander Technique online, she is also an artist and a Lecturer in Fine Art at Central Saint Martins, University of the Arts London.
* All Beginner's Course participants will receive access to the recorded participatory exercises. The participatory exercises (40-45 mins per session) will also be made available as a standalone Vimeo course, available for £40. Please email me at [email protected] if you are interested in the Vimeo course.