The Alexander Technique is a simple and practical method of physical self-improvement and self-help. Poise, vitality and coordination improve. Breathing and speaking become easier. Movement becomes freer, lighter and more enjoyable.
It is taught at many performing arts schools and colleges and can aid performers in improving stamina, increasing clarity of perception, freeing up spontaneity and managing stage fright.
Heather Coates graduated as an Alexander Teacher in July 1994 from Fellside Alexander School, Kendal, and subsequently worked at Walter Carrington's Alexander Technique School in London. She is a member of STAT.
Learning the Alexander Technique involves changing long-standing habits, relying on active participation of the pupil. This musician-focussed workshop provides an introduction to the essential elements, after which participants may wish to pursue further one-to-one lessons with Heather to provide a good foundation for ongoing self-discovery.
Participants should wear comfortable, loose clothing. Please bring 2 or 3 standard-sized paperback books and a yoga mat, towel or blanket to lie on.
Tickets are £10 or free for Music Centre members. Book online via the University online shop.