A Student rediscovers perfect coordination of the head and body with the hands-on guidance of the Balance Of Being Method  

A Student rediscovers perfect coordination of the head and body with the hands-on guidance of the Balance Of Being Method

 

Open Door Studio Center
White River Junction, Vt

Special Event: Workshops and Private Sessions


DATES: Workshops and Private Sessions May 10 and May 24
 

WORKSHOP DETAILS: INTRODUCTION to THE ALEXANDER TECHNIQUE

Wednesday, May 10  Part 1 Fundamentals of Movement: Begin the practice of learning to move using the principles of the Alexander Technique by exploring simple daily activities of sitting, standing and walking and discover your potential to move with more freedom and ease. Some basic anatomy of the head, neck and spine will be discussed to broaden our understanding of our own muscular-skeletal design. (Open to all students).,

Wednesday May 24 Part 2 From the Ground UP! Continue to deepen your understanding of the Alexander Technique and how our thinking effects our functioning- the use of ourselves, by exploring further the first rule of movement: The head leads and the body follows. Come prepared to move your body in gentle and new ways from the ground-- Up! Open to all students new and continuing. (If you have any body issues that may need special attention please contact Katie)

                                    

TIME:   Workshops: 12-2pm(Please arrive 10-15 min early to find parking, use bathroom and settle in)                        
              Private sessions: 3-6pm Please contact Katie to schedule.
COST:  Workshops $50/each or $90/both     
             Private Sessions:

             New Students:  60-75m Introductory session @ $110 (movement/posture assessment, movement work, table lesson (ie bodywork)
             Continuing Students:   45 min session movement and table lesson @ $90      30 minute table lesson@ $65                

LOCATION: OPEN DOOR CENTER, White River Junction. website: www.opendoorworkshop.com
PREREGISTRATION with Payment required to hold guarantee your space. Last minute "Drop-ins" for workshops welcome provided there is space.
Register online (below) or send check to Katie Back: 174 Elm St Montpelier Vt. 05602
Due to the limited size of these sessions, all payments are non-refundable, but credit may be applied to future workshops by permission of the instructor. In case of a cancellation due to the unpredictable Spring weather, a refund will be offered if a future workshop date does not work for you.

Workshops and Private Sessions

Contact Katie to schedule your private session time. She will do her best to accommodate your preferred time. Private Sessions are scheduled on a first come first serve basis.

In these sessions you will:
*Learn to identify and prevent common movement habits that are often at the root of one's body issues
*Experience a greater sense of balance, lightness and efficiency of movement
*Explore developmental movement and its applications
*Rediscover the natural coordination with which you were born
*Experience the gentle, hands-on and verbal guidance of
The Alexander Technique, that makes it unique in its approach to helping people change for the good.
*LEVEL 1 will include some fundamentals covered in the Intro, while continuing with more in-depth movement awareness explorations
*Private sessions include restorative body work and personalized hands-on instruction to target specific body challenges


The Alexander Technique is based on the idea that our thinking effects our functioning.  In becoming more aware of what we are telling our bodies to do, we can learn to undo the movement habits of a lifetime that our adversely impacting our lives. By improving the use of ourselves, we regain the power to navigate through life with more ease and to consciously choose how we do what we do. In time, we discover our own ability to live our lives from a place of poise and conscious presence which has a positive impact on our relationships and the world in which we live.


Women's Wisdom Body Group

 BY PERMISSION Please contact Katie

 THURSDAYS 6 Session series and Single workshops

1:30-3:30pm

Next 2017 Series begins April 13, 20, May 4, 11, 25, June 1 (no session April 27)

Receive the therapeutic touch and verbal guidance unique to Alexander Technique in a safe container with other women as we journey into the wisdom of our own bodies. The Wisdom Body practice includes Alexander Technique fundamentals, developmental movement explorations, guided body-centered meditations, self-care awareness practices, basic anatomy, reading material and group discussion to deepen our understanding of our beautifully similar, yet unique female bodies. The Alexander Technique reawakens our psycho-physical awareness and helps us to free ourselves from the deep seeded habits and beliefs held in our bodies, so that we can begin to move through our lives gracefully with a natural poise,  and an open and willing heart.

Receive the therapeutic touch and verbal guidance unique to Alexander Technique in a safe container with other women as we journey into the wisdom of our own bodies. The Wisdom Body practice includes Alexander Technique fundamentals, developmental movement explorations, guided body-centered meditations, self-care awareness practices, basic anatomy, reading material and group discussion to deepen our understanding of our beautifully similar, yet unique female bodies. The Alexander Technique reawakens our psycho-physical awareness and helps us to free ourselves from the deep seeded habits and beliefs held in our bodies, so that we can begin to move through our lives gracefully with a natural poise,  and an open and willing heart.

COST: $55 per single drop-in workshop $250 for all 6 workshops (Series)

6 Workshop Series Payment plan is available for motivated individuals with financial challenges) Supplementary Private lessons will be available at a discounted student rate.
Preregistration: To hold your spot: Send deposit of $100 to:
Katie Back 174 Elms St Montpelier Vt, 05602

 

LOCATION:  We meet at a beautiful space perfectly suited for movement in downtown Montpelier, Vermont
DETAILS: EXPLORE the PRINCIPLES of THE ALEXANDER TECHNIQUE and DEVELOPMENTAL MOVEMENT so that you can create a PERSONAL MOVEMENT PRACTICE of you own that will help you to integrate the ALEXANDER TECHNIQUE into you daily life.
*Class size limited to 6. Minimum 4.
LEARN by observing yourself and each other as we share and discuss our experiences in class and in our lives in a warm, non-judgemental, and supportive environment of like-minded woman, who wish to enhance there lives by developing a greater level of self awareness.
READING material will be included and is optional.
This group is open to women of any age, and is particularly beneficial to those individuals who lead active lives, but have experienced some injury or physical trauma that has compromised their ability to move with confidence and freedom.  Together we will reconnect with the wisdom of our own bodies and minds and regain a sense of poise, grace, inner calm, self-knowing that supports our work and service in the world.

Students should have a basic understanding of the Alexander Technique and have received at least 10 individuals with me or another certified teacher to qualify. I do however take students new to the work provided that they are a good fit, and show a commitment to work on themselves with additional private lessons if needed (at my recommendation). Due to the Kinesthetic and sensorial re-awakening process of this work, it is common for deeply buried psycho-physical experiences to rise to the surface. While the practice itself provides the space to attend to oneself within the group these experiences often provide opportunity to move beyond self imposed beliefs. Private sessions are the safest container to work with personal issues. (If you are uncomfortable with group work please consider a series of Private Lessons (see * below).

 

*Due to the focused nature of this class, you must be committed to attending at least 4 out of 6 of the groups. There are no refunds or make-ups for missed lessons unless arrangements are made with Katie. Private lessons are available to support a deeper understanding of one's own body issues and address personal challenges that can no be addressed in class. Supplemental Private lessons are offered at a special discounted rate.


 

8 Week Beginner's Group for Aging Bodies

at THE MONTPELIER SENIOR ACTIVITY CENTER
MEETING TIME:
TUESDAYS @ 1:15-2:45 pm

   Next Series begins April 11-May 30, 2017

To register and for more information visit their website: HERE

 

  Aging gracefully: Katie helps a student rediscover        the natural poise of the head in sitting

  Aging gracefully: Katie helps a student rediscover        the natural poise of the head in sitting

4 Week Beginner's Group Series

MEETING TIME: TUESDAYS @ 5:30-7:00 pm

  Next Series April TBA

Cost: $100 4 class series. $35/Single sessions
 


In each series you will experience the gentle, hands-on guidance of The Alexander Technique, that makes it unique in its approach to helping people prevent recover from and injury, improve performance and feel more confident in themselves

  • Learn the fundamentals of the Alexander Technique in a supportive group environment

  • Identify and learn how to change one or more of your movement habits

  • Learn to sit, stand, walk and perform daily activities with greater skill and ease

  • Learn simple self-help movement explorations to deepen and support your personal practice

  • Engage with others in group dynamics; learn by observing yourself and observing others

  • Reawaken your kinesthetic awareness and rediscover the natural coordination with which you were born *Explore fun group dynamics and how to relax in your own body while engaging with others

    LOCATION : TBA Montpelier, VT


 


Group work is a wonderful way to learn this practice of self awareness, but is not for everyone. Some of you will be more comfortable working 1: 1 in the private setting in my studio.

These groups are for you if:

  • You are looking for a more cost effective way to work with me and you enjoy learning with others

  • You have been wanting to study Alexander Technique, but are not yet ready or able to make the commitment to one of the 10 Lesson programs

  • You feel inspired when you think about how the Alexander Technique can impact you and you are looking for an ongoing way to learn and integrate what you learn into your life.

  • You learn well with others and feel excited about being in a group dynamic.

  • You are new to the Alexander Technique and want to discover how it can serve you.

  • You are motivated to work on yourself and are ready to commit

 

Logistics:

  • Small group. Average class size 4-8 students.

  • 1.5 to 2 hour long classes depending on Series

  • Add-on Bonus:  1:1 Private lessons ( your choice of 30, 45, or 60 minutes @ the discounted lesson rate for lessons in Montpelier Studio

 

Send check made out to Katie Back to:

The Balance of Being Studio

174 Elm St Montpelier, Vt 05602.