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WORKSHOPS 2015
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 DATES FOR THE DIARY
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INTERNATIONAL
ALEXANDER AWARENESS WEEK
12th - 18th Oct 2015
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BEGINNERS WORKSHOP


GET AT IT!


CONSCIOUS AWARENESS - FREEDOM OF MOVEMENT


Sat 17th Oct


11.00 - 1.00


Durham


Alington House Community Centre


Prior Booking Required £10

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6th -12th October 2014


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Manage Stress Effectively

Stop Think Restore & Energise in Semi Supine

Lying down in semi-supine for 10 minutes a day

is an effective way to de-stress

Come for a lesson and Experience the Difference

Learning is for life

Reduced price individual lessons: 

£15 for half an hour, book for 4 lessons in advance for £55

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BACK CARE AWARENESS WEEK

6th - 12th October 2014

Our key messages include: –

Stand, Sit and Move at your desk

Set your workstation just right

Ergonomic furniture, a hype or a necessity?

Use headsets and stop straining those neck muscles!

Take regular breaks especially if you work long hours

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These workshops are open to those with previous experience and those who are new to the Alexander Technique.

Prior application for all workshops please.<

MARCH 15th 2014 - Freedom to change - creativity explored - music, art, poetry
Venue: Alington House, 4, North Bailey, Durham DH1 3ET
Time: 10.30 for 11.00 start - 4.00pm
Cost: £30

MAY 3rd 2014 - Principles and procedures in practice
Alington House, 4, North Bailey, Durham DH1 3ET
Time: 10.30 for 11.00 start - 4.00pm 

Cost: £30

JULY 19th 2014 - Hill walking workshop
Venue to be announced
Time: 10.00 - 4.00pm
Cost: £30

Applications to:

40 Hartburn Village, Stockton-on-Tees TS18 5EB

Cheques payable to Mrs Mary Rawson
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WORKSHOPS 2013
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BACK CARE AWARENESS WEEK
7th Oct - 14th Oct
"Caring for Carers"
4.2 million UK carers already suffer back pain
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INTERNATIONAL ALEXANDER AWARENESS WEEK (IAAW)

14th Oct - 20th Oct 2013
"Look, Feel and Grow Younger with Alexander Technique"

SPECIAL OFFERS 
Single one-off lesson £15
Option 1: 1 lesson per week for 30 mins for 4 weeks £22.50 per week
Option 2: 2 lessons per week for 30 mins for 3 weeks £30.00 per week
Option 3: Every other week for 45 mins for 4 weeks £28.00 per week
(Normal price for 30 mins is £26 and for 45 mins £30)

Lessons should be taken before Dec 16th 2013

GIFT VOUCHER
What about a Christmas gift?
Buy a single lesson Gift Voucher for £15

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Title: The Practice of Pausing: Relaxation, Posture and Poise
Date: 13th July 2013
Time: 2.00 - 5.00pm
Place: Alington House Community Centre, Durham

Price: £20 to be paid by the 8th July.

If you would like to pay by cheque please send by 8th July to:
40 Hartburn Village
Stockton-on-Tees
TS18 5EB

Please could you have a look at Maria Shriver's remarks, The Power of the Pause, to Graduates from Annenburg University, on YouTube  www.youtube.com/watch?v=A5xLcLIlXqU. It is very entertaining and will be useful for the workshop.

Feel free to bring sandwiches for 1pm and have a cuppa with other workshop participants. Otherwise arrive by 1.50pm for a prompt 2.00pm start.

There will be a small charge for refreshments.
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6th Feb Winter Well Being, Middlesbrough Reference Library, 10-3pm Free
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7th Feb Posture Poise and Performance Women's Group at Alington House Community Centre, 11am-12 noon. Free
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26th March. Posture, Mind-Body Unity and Health, 6.30-8.00. Woodham Village Community Centre, Nr Newton Aycliff, DL5 4UE. Free
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Bookings are now being taken for the following workshops:

DATE: 23rd March THEME: STAY POISED AND BUILD STRENGTH THROUGH RESISTANCE

TIME:  2.00 - 5.00pm 
PLACE: Alington House Community Centre, 4 North Bailey DH1 3ET
PRICE: £20 Prior booking required.

DATE:18th May HILL WALKING - EVENT CANCELLED


Workshops in 2012

Alexander Technique and Hill Walking Workshop
Sat 14th July 2012 11am - 4pm approx
4 miles from Osmotherly
Fee £20
For those with previous experience of Alex.Tech.
Prior application required

ALEXANDER TECHNIQUE WORKSHOP
D Y N A M I C  P O I S E
Saturday 19 May 2012
Alington House, Durham 2-5pm
FEE £20 PRIOR BOOKING REQUIRED
01642 644067
All welcome – for those with or without previous experience

Having ambitions, aims and targets are part of everyday living and so are making adjustments and adapting to change. The Alexander Technique has a unique and practical way of considering the best means for our chosen ends.

Every moment is a transition and movement towards the next end to be achieved. Good postural poise and control are important in adopting a healthy lifestyle for achieving those ends.

Mental frustration, stress and physical discomfort can be familiar features in achieving anything, sometimes we don’t achieve the best results we’d like, sometimes we do but may end up being in pain.

In Alexander Technique, part of what we call the “Use of the self” is learning to be aware of ourselves in the dynamic flow of thought and movement from one set of actions to the next. Improved awareness of our poise enables us to synchronise thought and action in the best possible way.

Learning the Alexander Technique can enhance health, freedom of movement and a sense of vitality.

This workshop will explore:

What is good poise

Movement and transitions both calm and gentle and vigorous and lively

Awareness, observation and listening
Discussion and practical work


Date: March 10th Time: 2 -5pm
Theme: Emergent Creativity
Place: Alington House, Durham
Price £26
Pre booking necessary see Contact Details
Future dates for the diary: 19th May, 14th July
Themes to be announced.


Workshops in 2011

International Alexander Awareness Week

10th-16th Oct
"Going up in the world"

BackCare Awareness Week
17th-23rd Oct
"Back to School"
STOCKTON-ON-TEES
Mon 10th Oct 10am - 3.00pm
DROP-IN
TALK/DEMO
FILM
VENUE:George Hardwick Foundation
Wellington Square

DURHAM
WED 12th, WED 19th AND FRI 21st OCT
DROP-IN
TALK/DEMO: 1.00 & 2.00pm
FILM: 1.30 & 2.30pm
VENUE: Alington House Community Centre
4 North Bailey

FRI 14th OCT
LEAFLETS AND CHAT: 11.30-1.00pm
TALK/DEMO: 1.00 until 2.30pm
FILM: between 11.30 and 2.30pm
VENUE: Clayport Library

MIDDLESBROUGH
MON 7th NOV 10.00am - 12.00pm
TALK/DEMO FILM
VENUE: Acklam Library

SPECIAL OFFER
During Alexander Awareness Week only
Single one-off lesson £15
Option 1: 1 lesson per week for 30 mins for 4 weeks £22.50 per week
Option 2: 2 lessons per week for 30 mins for 3 weeks £30.00 per week
Option 3: Every other week for 45 mins for 4 weeks £28.00 per week
(Normal price for 30 mins is £26 and for 45 mins £30)
Lessons must be taken before Dec 16th 2011

GIFT VOUCHER
You can also buy a single lesson Voucher

Please call or email to book:
Tel: 01642 644067
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"Walking with walking poles"
Place: outside Alington House Time: 2 -3.30pm

Date: 5th Aug 2011

Redcar Community Collage Dance, Drama and Music dept
"Better Posture and Poise for Better Health and Well- Being"

Date: 17th March 2011

 

Workshops in 2010

1.Workshop V
"Alexander Technique and Finding the Rhythm in Movement of Everyday Activity"
Place: Alington House Community Association, Durham
Date:13.03.10
Time: 2pm - 5pm

2. Workshop VI
"Alexander Technique and Hill Walking"
Place: Stockton
Date: 15.05.10
Time: 10.45 am - 5.00pm

3. Workshop VII
"The Importance of Poise in Vocal Health"
Place: Alington House Community Association, Durham
Date: 03.07.10
Time: 2pm -5pm

4. Workshop VIII CANCELLED
Place: Alington House Community Association, Durham
Date:09.10.10
Time: 2pm - 5pm


 Back Care Awareness Week 11th - 16th October 2010
 "Beyond the Box"

International Alexander Awareness Week 11th -17th Oct "Tune yourself up"

Display boards and leaflets in Stockton, Durham and Middlesbrough libraries.

Free workshop - Bending, Lifting and Carrying
Place: Durham Library
Date: Fri 22nd Oct
Time: 12.30 - 2.30pm

Free workshop - Bending, Lifting and Carrying
Place: Middlesbrough Library
Date: Tues 2nd Nov
Time: 2.00 - 3.00pm

Workshops in 2008

1. Introductory Workshop (for those with no previous experience)
'Why is poor posture bad for you?'
Place: Stockton-on-Tees Library
Date: Sat 8th June 2008
Time: 2pm - 4.30pm

2. Talk/Demo for Mother's Union
Place: The Forge, St Mary's church hall, Norton
Date: 16th Sep 2008
Time: 8 - 9pm

3. Workshop I (for past and present pupils)
'Life with Direction'
Place: Alington House Community Association, Durham
Date: Sat 25th Oct 2008
Time: 2pm - 5pm

Workshops in 2009

4.Talk/Demo Thornaby
Place: Thornaby Methodist Church
Date: 21 Feb 2009
Time: 7.45 - 8.45pm

5. Workshop II (for past and present pupils)
'Observation'
Place: Alington House Community Association, Durham
Date: Sat 28th March 2009
Time: 2pm - 5pm

6. Introductory Workshop (for those with no previous experience)
'Why is poor posture bad for you?'
Place: Alington House Community Association, Durham
Date: 14th March 2009
Time: 2pm - 4.30pm

9. Introductory Workshop (for those with no previous experience)
'Why is poor posture bad for you?'
Place: Alington House Community Association, Durham
Date: Sat 6th June 2009
Time: 2pm - 4.30pm

10. Alexander Technique as Preparation for Prayer
Place: St Joseph's Roman Catholic Church
Date: 7th and 8th June 2009
Time: 7.30pm - 9pm

11. Workshop III (for past and present pupils)
"Attentiveness and Observation, Balance and Co-ordination"
Place: Alington House Community Association, Durham
Date: Sat 27th June 2009
Time: 2pm - 5pm

12. International Alexander Awareness Week
Free lunch time drop in
Place: Alington House Community Association
Date: Fri 9th Oct 2009
Time: 1.00 - 2.15pm

13. Workshop for Stage Struck Musical Theatre
Place: Ian Ramsey School
Date: 30th Sept 2009
Time: 6.45 - 8pm

14. Workshop for Stage Struck Musical Theatre
Place: Elmwood Community Centre
Date: 10 Oct 2009
Time: 12.45 - 1.45

15. Workshop IV (for past and present pupils and invited guests)
"Adaptability"
Place: Alington House Community Association, Durham
Date: Sat 24th Oct 2009
Time: 2pm - 5pm*

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