NSW - Biomechanics, Neuromuscular Impulses and the Alexander Technique - Saturday 19 August 2017
Alexander Technique: Human coordination is organised holistically. We can address questions of coordination in multiple ways. Drawing on the range of experiences and knowledge we have, creatively responding in the moment to the needs and potential of the client. The integration of multiple levels of training can include consideration of skeletal structure, muscular organization and use in service of biomechanically safe and efficient action, and the reconditioning of the neuromuscular impulses that coordinate general balance, grace, power… the timing, sequencing and rhythm of actions, as well as driving specific actions. Often our thinking is focused muscular skeletally, the inclusion of neurological thinking, and behavioural characteristics in our training brings us to a complete method for the re-education of health and wellbeing based on conscious cooperation with scientific principles of action and behaviour.
This workshop will outline some of the significant neurological aspects of coordination and behavioural techniques based on the Alexander technique that can lead to a transformation of personal functioning. The power of inhibition, neurologically, the central role of the head spine relationship in vertebrate coordination and how these can be combined with constructive intention to bring each person to cooperation with themselves in service of their potential in each action. Practise creates change… well-coordinated practice creates progressively constructive improvement over time.
The workshop will be as practical as participants would like it to be, as principles of good coordination and action are best experienced before being discussed and understood. We will build on your knowledge and experience to grow your understanding and your capability as a Pilates method teacher. Alexander Technique enables change and reconditioning of coordination in activity.
Presenter: Greg Holdaway has over 30 wonderful years of clinical practice as an Alexander Technique teacher, teaching professional musicians, many people in pain and those recovering from injury etc. Greg has many stories of working with people where they thought there was no hope for improvement! Consistently they rediscover hope and find new approaches to healthy movement and thinking habits using Alexander Technique principles.
Recently Greg went back to university to complete a Masters in Sports Science, undertaking research into anti-gravity reflexes. Greg has a special ability to make complex technical and theoretical ideas into practical and applied ideas – ideas that can be used to help you and your students! The bonus of Greg’s study and skill is that you gain the benefits of his postgraduate study without the need to do all the reading and assessment yourself!
Greg is currently the Director of Sydney Alexander Technique, the only AUSTAT accredited teacher training program in NSW. Greg is also a Director of Body Chance, Japan, the largest Alexander Technique teacher training school in the world; where he is a regular teacher.
Venue: Surry Hills Pilates Studio, Studio 2, Level 1, 35 Buckingham Street, Surry Hills NSW
Time: 1pm - 5pm