ATTGP is now offering monthly online Alexander Technique workshops for the public on a variety of topics.

The workshops will be conducted on Zoom and cost only $10 to attend.

Our new line up of online workshops for 2022 has been released. They take place the first Saturday of the month. 

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Less Stress, More Ease

with Imogen Ragone

Saturday, January 8, 2022
11:00 AM – 12:00 PM US Eastern Time

Now, more than perhaps ever before, it’s important to take care of our health and well-being. Having ways to reduce our stress is hugely important. In this interactive class, learn how to shift your awareness in a way that reduces stress and tension, and calms your nervous system.  Imogen will teach and guide you through a mindful stress-relief practice that takes only a couple of minutes to do. In just two minutes you can feel more present, connected and at ease in yourself, AND have a tool you can return to any time. This class is great for beginners, and open to all.

Imogen Ragone has been teaching the Alexander Technique since 2006. She has developed her own unique approach called BodyIntelligence, which integrates mindfulness, posture and self-care, to give her clients practical strategies to relieve and prevent stress and tension. In recent years her work has become more trauma-informed, and her gentle approach has been particularly beneficial to clients suffering from emotional stress and even trauma. Learn more about Imogen and her work at imogenragone.com.

Cost: $10

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Contact Imogen at imogen@imogenragone.com if you have questions.


Winter Awareness: Quiet Moving Within

with Anne Johnson

Saturday, February 5, 2022
11:00 AM – 12:15 PM US Eastern Time

Winter, for many, is a season of dealing with less light, colder days, decreased activity, post-holiday blues and wishes for the new year. Do you notice your physical reactions and your thoughts and attitudes during the winter months? Would you like to have some options moving away from feeling restricted towards a more expansive way of being?

This workshop will tap into the inner flow of your mind-body relationship and connect with a deeper knowing of your freedom and support. Our guided explorations will help redirect and rejuvenate your energy and perspectives, offering a new direction into the year ahead.

Anne Johnson has been teaching the Alexander Technique for over 25 years. She teaches individuals and groups in her Philadelphia (zoom) studio and the Mt Airy Learning Tree, a community education organization in Philadelphia. She has taught at the Boyer College of Music at Temple University for 15 years. Anne finds pleasure in sharing this rich body of work with people of all ages, skill levels and diverse backgrounds. She views our current world situation as an opportunity to help people across the globe access the benefits of this work via the internet. More information about Anne and her work can be found at alexandertechphiladelphia.com.

Cost: $10

To register, send request to Anne at annebeingwell@gmail.com.


Driving Long Distances

with Jano Cohen

Saturday, March 5, 2022
11:00 AM – 12:00 PM US Eastern Time

You are driving for many hours and get out of the car. Do you feel stiff? Are you in pain? Let’s explore ways of incorporating some Alexander Technique directions and gentle movement etudes with the actions you make sitting and driving. You will be surprised how comfortable you can be driving and maybe even feel more relaxed than you did when you got into the car.

Jano Cohen has had a private practice teaching the Alexander Technique and T’ai Chi Ch’uan for 32 years. She lives in a suburb of Philadelphia. She was certified as a teacher by The Alexander Foundation of Philadelphia in 1990 and is a founding teaching member of Alexander Technique International. She is a senior student of Maggie Newman, who was a senior student of Ch’eng Man Ch’ing, developer of the short yang form. Her approach to teaching is further informed by her prior experiences as a dancer, choreographer, therapeutic masseuse, and musician. She works with students of all ages and occupations, but has a special love of assisting performing artists and athletes. She taught AT for 15 years at People’s Light and Theatre, and 5 years at two massage training programs.

Cost: $10

Contact Jano at janocohen@gmail.com to register.


Breathe Easy with the Alexander Technique

with Amy Ward Brimmer

Saturday, April 2, 2022
11:00 AM – 12:00 PM US Eastern Time

You possess a power that gives you ease, resilience, emotional and mental clarity, postural alignment, and improved health and wellness. You are doing it right now. Or rather, it is “doing” you.

Breathing.

The Alexander Technique is one of the best ways to understand your own breathing patterns. In this workshop, we’ll take a look at the anatomy and mechanics of breathing and discover some ways to direct the breath under different conditions (and when to leave the breath alone). Through these explorations, we’ll begin to reverse some of the negative effects of the breathing habits that are often the underlying cause of unpleasant symptoms, such as fatigue, muscle pain, and foggy brain.

Slow down for an hour and access the power of your body’s awesome breathing system.

Amy Ward Brimmer, M.A. has been investigating mindfulness and self-expression since childhood. She is the owner of Way Opens Wellness in Yardley, PA, where she offers the Alexander Technique, Somatic Release bodywork, Qigong, Mindfulness-Based Stress Reduction (MBSR), and Insight meditation instruction. A certified teaching member of Alexander Technique International, Amy has taught at Yale, Villanova, Brooklyn College, and along the banks of the Delaware Canal, among many other places. Learn more about Amy and her work at wayopenswellness.com/alexander-technique.

Cost: $10

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Contact Amy at amy@wayopenswellness.com if you have any questions.


Time to Refresh: Tips for Working from Home

with Ariel Weiss

Saturday, May 7, 2022
11:00 AM – 12:00 PM US Eastern Time

Have you been feeling Zoomed out? Or do your neck, shoulders and back ache from sitting or standing at your work station?

How you move matters! Mindful movement can help you feel more comfortable and also refresh your focus and energy so you can be more efficient, focused and effective.

Join us for some simple, practical tips for setting up your work space, sitting and standing with support and taking short breaks that actually help you feel less stress and renewed and refreshed focus!

Ariel Weiss is an ATI certified Alexander Technique teacher and has nurtured a lively private practice in Philadelphia since 1988. Trained as a dancer and choreographer, she delights in helping people learn to move freely in service of their design so they can feel and function at their full potential. Ariel teaches 5 classes weekly online and also teaches at The Curtis Institute of Music and Temple University and trains teachers at the Philadelphia School for the Alexander Technique in addition to her private practice. She developed the REFRESH online course and weekly online class to help people work from home more comfortably and effectively. Learn more about lessons, classes and courses at www.atphila.com.

Cost: $10

Register here: https://calendly.com/atphila/refresh-workshop

Email Ariel with questions: ariel@atphila.com


The Magic Pause

with Joseph Arnold

Saturday, June 4,, 2022
11:00 AM – 12:00 PM US Eastern Time

“The Magic Pause: The 5-second technique that is the single most powerful, easy-to-implement, and sure-fire method for instant relief from the tightness and tension that causes back pain and other chronic injuries.”

The “Magic Pause” will allow you to reliably and quickly relieve muscle tension and strain so you can get back to doing the things you love. It’s easy to learn and you can use it to be able to sit more comfortably at the computer, play music more freely, or feel better when you exercise. In this class, you will learn the Magic Pause and how to apply it to many different activities.

Joseph Arnold is an Alexander Technique teacher, violinist, composer, and co-director of the Soulforce Music School. The Soulforce Music School helps musicians play with greater expressive power and make a difference in a world in crisis. Find more information about Joseph and his work at JosephArnold.com.

Cost: $10

Contact Joseph to register at: josepharnoldstudios@gmail.com


 

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