3rd Annual Post Graduate Workshop with Tommy Thompson
The Simple Basics of the Alexander Principles Brought to Depth
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.
This course is 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.
Last year, nearly all of the workshop participants expressed the desire to extend the workshop into a six day course in order to have more time to practice and experiment with the concepts introduced. This summer we will offer a six day course, as requested, while also offering the option to attend only the first 4 or 5 days for those who are unable to take the full course. The last three days of the workshop will primarily consist of the attendees working together in pairs or trios, with Tommy mentoring. Again, this is at the request of last 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.
Friday, August 8, 7-10 pm
Saturday – Tuesday, August 9 – 12, 10 am – 1 pm & 3 – 6 pm
Wednesday, August 13, 9 am – 12 pm
You may also elect to take only the first 4 or 5 days of the workshop.
The Alexander Technique Center at Cambridge
1692 Massachusetts Avenue
Cambridge, MA 02138
Below are links for lodging options in the Cambridge, MA area. I suggest you book well in advance.
- $750 ($675 early registration) for the entire workshop
- $675 ($600 early registration) for the 5 day option, Friday – Tuesday
- $525 ($450 early registration) for the 4 day option, Friday – Monday
Early registration deadline: please pay in full by July 18.
If you are not taking advantage of the early registration, you may pay in two installments, due July 15 and October 1.
Checks may made out to the Alexander Technique Center at Cambridge, and mailed to 1692 Massachusetts Ave, 3rd floor, Cambridge, MA 02138
For More Information or to Register
Contact Rachel Prabhakar