Post Graduate Workshops with Tommy
Learning While You Teach, Teaching While You Learn… The Simple Basics of the Alexander Principles Brought to Depth
Where: The Alexander Technique Center at Cambridge
1692 Massachusetts Avenue
Cambridge, MA 02138
Cell: 617-413-1638 Office: 617-497-2242
We will be exploring ways of working with ever greater degrees of awareness of what it means to withhold definition about what we teach, given who we teach so the person might learn what they need to learn and not what we need to teach. There will be a distinct emphasis on the clarity and simplicity of both explanation and practice when using your hands to convey the principles and concepts embodied in Alexander’s teaching. We will look at the value of bringing the work to the person as compared to bringing the person to the work. Bringing the person to the work does certainly have obvious rewards; it provides the student with an integrated experience not otherwise available to them given their commitment to their habitual ways of involving themselves in a given life activity. However, when we emphasize the person, we have the chance to illuminate their potential, rather than correcting their habits. We will use our habitual nature as a point of reference to look more closely into possibility. For you personally, the course will offer authentic ways of experiencing yourself that better clarify your life’s purpose.
These courses are being offered because a substantial number of teachers have asked me for more in-depth work on a more consistent basis, closely aligned with the content of workshops I’ve given over the past years in Europe, Asia, Canada and the USA.
This year I will offer two courses, the second of which will expand the content and practice of the first. For this reason, should you elect to take both courses there will be a $100 reduction in the fee for the second course. The last day of the workshop will primarily consist of the attendees working together in pairs or trios, with me mentoring. This is at the request of previous years’ participants, to meet their desire to have more supervised time to put into practice and fully experience the material that was covered in the first part of the workshop.
New: Online Mentoring
This past year I have been exploring online mentoring with a number of teachers who have previously taken workshops with me to see whether or not it was an effective means of teaching. From our experience we believe online study is effective and valuable, especially for teachers/trainees who take one workshop a year and who wish to continue their practice with further guidance. This can be done individually or in small groups. I mention this just for your information should you take the course(s) and wish to explore between courses or after your one course.
Where to Stay
Below are links for lodging options in the Cambridge, MA area. I suggest you book well in advance.
I welcome all of you who have expressed an interest in these workshops.