The Alexander Technique

Studio One Season 2019 - 2020

“The Alexander Technique is the art of falling upward into a state of relaxation which is there, waiting to receive you.”
 – Patrick Macdonald

Welcome to our new season of events. As always they are centred around exploring our core principles and enjoying working together.

Workshops for this Season 2019 – 2020

AT THE BARRE
Learning the art of falling up

Sunday 27th October 2019 | 13.00 – 16.30

Limit 8 participants

Presenter: Selma Gokcen

Selma Gokcen

Cost: £50 teacher / £30 teacher-trainee (refreshments included)

Location: Studio One, 1 Wolseley Road, London N88RR

Contact: soworkshops@gmail.com for further details

When Studio One was built, I installed a ballet barre, not to learn pirouettes but to explore the principle of opposition and to develop awareness of the power of the back and spine to facilitate movement. It has turned into one of the best teaching tools ever, particularly for beginner students.

The barre provides an ideal support for learning to work with inhibition and direction; in addition, one can address preparation for a variety of procedures such as bending the knees, going up on the toes, rotation, freeing the legs and more. Learning to trust ‘falling up’ allows the spine to lengthen and the back to widen.

Depending upon the interest in this workshop, there may be others offered throughout the year. Places are limited to 8 participants.

CPD 3 hours.

SELMA GOKCEN is on the Junior and Senior faculties at the Guildhall School of Music in London, where she works with young cellists, senior instrumentalists and singers. A graduate of the Geneva Conservatoire of Music and The Juilliard School in New York City, she trained with Eleanor and Peter Ribeaux at the Centre for the Alexander Technique in London, and with Ted McNamara. Committed to both performing and teaching music and the Alexander Technique, she established Studio One to bring the two communities together. Selma is also Chair of the London Cello Society, a registered UK charity which has produced films and presents an annual series of concerts and lectures for the general public. www.londoncellos.org.

A VIEW OF MISS GOLDIE

Sunday 15th March 2020 | 11.00 – 16.00

Limit 14 participants

Presenter: Dalia Findling, Israel

Daria Findling

Cost: £75 teacher / £45 teacher-trainee. All refreshments included except lunch.

Location: Studio One, 1 Wolseley Road, London N88RR

In addition to the workshop, Dalia will be available for private lessons from Monday 16th March to Wednesday 18th, 2020. If interested, please contact Studio One at soworkshops@gmail.com.

We welcome Dalia Findling to Studio One where she is a visiting teacher for the first time. Dalia was a longtime pupil of Miss Goldie as well as member of a teacher training course in Israel. Her discovery of Miss Goldie’s work was a life-changing event and determined her future path as a teacher of the Alexander Technique. She has profound insights into the wisdom of Miss Goldie and is delighted to share them by working with other teachers.

In addition to the workshop, Dalia will be available for private lessons from Monday 16th March to Wednesday 18th, 2020. If interested, please contact Studio One at the email below.

CPD 5 hours.

In 1953, Dalia Findling studied Body Culture at the Seminar Kibutzim in Israel, based in part upon the Alexander Technique, and started teaching in schools and for the army in Israel and the United States. In 1971, she opened a studio that dealt with how the brain influences movement, and at the same time started to study the Alexander Technique with private lessons and in a training school. In addition, she trained in Metamorphics, and was a member of the Metamorphics Association.

Following brain surgery at age 35, Dalia used the Alexander Technique to recover. However, she felt her training was not sufficient and this led her on a quest for a deeper understanding of the Alexander Technique. After a long search, she finally met Miss Goldie and from her first lesson knew that this was how she wanted to train as a teacher. In 1985, Dalia studied a full year with Miss Goldie in London, and continued to work with her every year until she passed away.

Today, Dalia lives in Tel Aviv and has her own private studio, specialising in working with musicians.

TRANSFORMING THREAT TO WELCOME
The Alexander Technique for performers through the lens of the Polyvagal theory

Sunday 14th June 2020 | 10.00 – 16.00

Limit 18 participants

Presenters: Judith Kleinman and Peter Buckoke

Judith Kleinman and Peter Buckoke

Cost: £75 teacher / £45 teacher-trainee. All refreshments included except lunch.

Location: Studio One, 1 Wolseley Road, London N88RR

Contact: soworkshops@gmail.com for further details

Judith and Peter will look at why performers often don’t reach their full potential. They will discuss the effects of the autonomic nervous system on everyday life, practice and performance. They will share useful strategies for transforming negative into positive responses. The workshop will be useful for teachers of musicians, actors and dancers. There will be time in the workshop for you to perform if you would like to work with Judith or Peter in the safe environment of this class.

CPD 5 hours.

Judith Kleinman, is one of the team of teachers at the Royal College of Music and teaches Alexander at the Junior Royal Academy of Music. She is assistant head of Training at Lcatt Alexander school and helps run the Developing Self “Alexander in Education” trainings with Sue Merry. Judith also teaches Tai Chi and Yoga to musicians.

Peter Buckoke, runs the Alexander Technique department at the Royal College of Music. He has performed as a double bass player in almost every facet of the London music scene over the last 45 years. He is a busy beekeeper.