Alexander Technique & Yoga in Munich
Saturday July 20, 2019 10am to 5pm - Workshop
Monday July 22 Private lessons with David Moore
Venue: Studio 148, Therensienstr. 148r 80333 Munich
Join David Moore, author of "Smart yoga" in Munich, Germany.
David Moore will be running a 1 day workshop on yoga and the Alexander Technique. It will be of particular interest to yoga teachers, Alexander Technique teachers and experienced practitioners in those disciplines but complete beginners are very welcome too.
David is the director of the School for F.M Alexander Studies in Melbourne which has been running a three year full time training course for Alexander teachers since 1998. He has been developing and teaching the application of the Alexander Technique to yoga practice for over 30 years. Besides his Melbourne practice he teaches workshops and retreats throughout Australia and internationally.
David undertook extensive yoga and meditation practice and training prior to becoming a teacher of the Alexander Technique. This included over two years of insight meditation in Thai meditation monasteries, two years of training at the Krishnamacharya Yoga Mandaram with TKV Desikatchar and his teachers and a teacher training course in Iyengar Yoga.
What will be covered in this workshop
We'll explore the basics of posture movement and breathing and give participants the skills to develop a personalised approach to their yoga practice based on their own unique characteristics and needs.
Alexander yoga encompasses a whole way of mindful living.
The practice does not end on the yoga mat, but involves the development of our awareness of how we are living and moving in all aspects of our lives. Besides examining and refining yoga poses we will be looking at everyday activities as simple as walking, standing and sitting.
Program - Saturday 20th July
10-1 intro AT principles
The Alexander Technique is an approach to the study of movement. It helps you to eliminate unnecessary tension while learning to move in an easier, more effective way through daily activities.
We will look at how participants use their bodies in sitting, standing and walking. We will also look at activities with which people may have particular difficulties such as working at a keyboard, writing, playing an instrument or a whole range of everyday activities. By the end of the morning, you will have an understanding of the basics of the Alexander Technique and how you can use it to improve your performance and prevent discomfort and injury in everyday activities.
Coordination and posture from an Alexander Technique perspective
Modifying yoga poses
Breathing and pranayama
Deepening observation skills
Identifying and overcoming habits
Doing and non-doing
Developing an individualized practice
Cost for workshop €90
Cost for private lesson €40 for 30 minutes or €75 for one hour
Recommended prior reading for the course.
Smart Yoga by David Moore. This is available in Kindle as well as in the printed edition.
Alexander F.M - Use of the Self
Body Learning by Michael Gelb
Alexander Technique: A Skill for Life by Pedro De Alcantara
Private lessons with David Moore
David is offering a limited number of private lessons on Sunday 21 and the morning of Monday 22 July.
And he is also offering to run small groups of two or three Alexander teachers to work on hands-on skills.
Cost for private lesson €35 for 30 minutes, €65 for an hour