New Mind-Body Study Group
A new Study Group with John Hunter begins on Tuesday 8 January in Covent Garden
F M Alexander described his discoveries in the language and understanding of his era, but in essence his insights are timeless and have much in common with deeply influential ideas and practices found throughout human history: the "non-doing" of Lao Tse and the early Taoists; the mindfulness of Zen Buddhism, the energy flow of Qigong and Tai Chi Chuan, the capacity of the mind to suspend action (John Locke), the power of attention (William James). More recently neuroscientists are discovering more about embodied cognition, neuroplasticity and intentional inhibition - all related to the mind-body connection.
In this ten week course we will study both theoretically and practically the key elements of the mind-body connection in - but not limited to - the Alexander Technique.
What we will study
- Awakening the somatic self
- Parallels with Eastern energy work
- Parallels with Western psychological ideas
- Practical ways of bringing mind-body awareness into your life
- How to cultivate presence
- Confidence in public speaking
- Authenticity in performance
- How to deal with the things that get in one's way
- Freeing oneself from tension and stress
- Ten week course
- Maximum of 8 students
- Classes are from 7-9pm
- Suitable for all levels
- Expert tuition
- Reading lists and home study suggestions
Dates: Classes will take place on:
- January 8, 15, 22, 29
- February 12, 19 & 26
- March 5, 12 & 19
- NB: No class on 5 February
- For the whole ten week course: £200
- Drop-in per class (if available): £25
- Email John to register. £20 deposit secures a place.
Alexander Technique Centre: Covent Garden
8 Hop Gardens
We are a five-minutes walk from Leicester Square and Charing Cross tube/ train stations (Northern line, Piccadilly line, Bakerloo line), and Waterloo train station is just across the river.
There are many bus routes to Trafalgar Square.
Use the Transport for London journey planner below to find out how to get to our Meeting House.
Alternatively, park your bike around the corner, at the long row of stands at May’s Court (on the other side of St. Martin’s Hotel).
There is limited on-street car parking around Covent Garden. An NCP car park is within 100m of us on Bedfordbury, prices can be seen here. There are also two disabled car parking bays on St. Martin’s Lane.