Events, courses and places where I am working in the near future

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Kintaline Farm, Benderloch, near Oban.
7th - 12th December 2017

I am visiting Kintaline Farm, Benderloch, near Oban four times in 2017 (the first visit was in February, the second in May, the third in September). When I am there I am available for individual Alexander Technique lessons, Pose Running sessions, Tellington TTouch Training for Horses sessions, and MBTI feedback. I can also run workshops in the Oban area in TTouch, Alexander Technique for horse riders, and Alexander Technique and Pose Running for runners.

Workshops and individual sessions for Alexander Technique, MBTI, Pose Running and TTEAM can be booked direct with me on 07771 602665 or email goodposture@me.com or via Jill Bowis at Kintaline Farm on 01631 720223 email jill@kintaline.co.uk

Costs:
Alexander Technique lesson (50 minutes) £35
Tellington TTouch Training for horses session (roughly 90 minutes) £50
Pose Running first session including videoing (2 hours) £60
MBTI feedback session (feedback 1hr 15mins, plus time beforehand to fill in and score questionnaire) £50


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Jigsaw at Mawdesley, Nr Ormskirk, Lancashire - The Mawdesley Equine and People’s Trust (MEPT)

Alexander Technique lessons, TTouch sessions and Pose Running. Next visit on Friday 6th October 2017

I regularly visit Jigsaw (Mawdesley Equine and People Trust), Off Hall Lane, Mawdesley, Ormskirk, Lancs. The volunteers and staff have really taken to TTEAM and use it with the horses at the Centre. We also run Therapy days at Jigsaw on a regular basis, which showcase the various equine therapies used there, including Tellington TTouch training for horses.

Costs:
Alexander Technique lesson (55 minutes) £40
TTouch for horses session (roughly 90 minutes) £50
Pose Running first session including videoing (2 hours) £60

Contact me to book a session on
goodposture@me.com or phone 07771 602665
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Workshops for people and horses at the High House Centre, Staveley, Cumbria in 2017

Courses all finished for this year - so watch this space for details of what I am up to in 2018

In 2017 I ran workshops over a full weekend, giving time to immerse yourself in the exploration in a wonderful location. This gave participants an opportunity to learn how to look after themselves whilst being alongside the beautiful Seren Arabians at the High House Centre.

Flexibility, Confidence and Coordination for you and your horse
and
Introduction to Tellington TTouch Training for you and your Horse and the Alexander Technique for you

Cost: £120 for each weekend course

Cost includes all tuition, refreshments (bring your own lunch), working with the wonderful Seren Arabian horses, and, weather permitting, the most fabulous views of the Cumbrian Lake District! Email support after the event to help you apply what you have learned to your own horses is also included.

There is always plenty of time during each day to discuss how to transfer your learning to your daily life and your horses.

Click here for further details of all High House courses.
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Available workshops - contact me to find out more and to set up a workshop and discuss a venue

for example...

Tellington TTouch Training workshops at your yard - half or full day

Alexander Technique for horse riders at your yard - half or full day

other suggestions see below…
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Alexander Technique for ease and poise in horse riding

A full day workshop to introduce you to the benefits that learning the Alexander Technique can bring to your riding and your daily life.

When: To be repeated in 2017
Where: Cote Hill Riding Centre, Witton Gilbert, Durham DH7 6TT
Cost: £85
(includes refreshments but please bring your own lunch)

This workshop will explore how being more aware of how you do what you do can help you function with more ease and poise. Quite often back pain, shoulder or neck pain can be caused by poor posture, resulting in us carrying out our daily activities using the wrong muscles and using more effort than we need to. This means that the body is working too hard and the muscles then complain and we experience pain. This can become chronic over time if not addressed. Riders often find it difficult to sit properly in the saddle, mainly because of tight back muscles and a lack of freedom in the hip joints. We will look at ways of improving your poise on the horse, by releasing tension in your back and finding a new freedom in your hip joints. You will go home with useful procedures to work with to help yourself be more at ease and poised in your riding and in daily life.

A small group of 6 people ensures plenty of individual attention.

• Improve your posture on and off the horse
• Find a deeper seat and softer hands
• Get rid of “mucking out backache”!

The day starts by looking at posture and body awareness, and in the afternoon all participants will have a session on “Apollo” the mechanical horse to put what you have learned into practice. Warm, comfortable clothing is essential, including thick warm socks as I will ask you to remove your shoes at some point during the day.


To book contact Joanne Forster on 07984 601426 or joanne_forster2002@yahoo.co.uk

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The Body in Balance
- A Pilates and Alexander Technique Workshop

This fun and interactive day will allow you to discover more about your body and learn techniques for improving how you move both in exercise and in day-to-day activities. Working with Danielle Hone, a wonderful local Pilates teacher, I am weaving aspects of the Alexander Technique into the day; starting with an Active Anatomy session, then being on hand to advise and help participants during Pilates classes led by Danielle. I finish off the day working with participants lying down in semi-supine. Bring your own yoga mat and lunch. All other refreshments provided.

When: To be confirmed
Where: Arkholme Village Hall, Arkholme, Lancashire

Cost: £50

Contact Danielle direct for booking form - daniellehone18@gmail.com / 07929 204903
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Running sessions for individuals and groups in Kendal


These running sessions are designed to be a series, but please feel free to pick and choose those that interest you to create a bespoke package for your group. Each session is designed to help you to take a closer look at your running, use less effort and enjoy it more.
No more than 6 people per group. Cost £30 for the session (divided between attendees).
Each session lasts about an hour. Dates and times arranged to suit your group.
The techniques taught comprise a blend of Pose Running, Alexander Technique and the Sport England Leadership in Running Fitness qualification.

Video analysis of your running.
You will be videoed running and then receive expert analysis of your running style.

Running cadence and breathing.

Techniques for running up hill and down

Sprinting and changing speed made easy

Contact me on
goodposture@me.com to organise a session or series of sessions
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Comfortable Rider, Comfortable Horse workshop at Jigsaw dates to be confirmed subject to interest

A full day workshop entirely focusing on achieving an improved feel in your riding.
The day addresses the comfort of you as a rider, focusing on finding a secure and comfortable seat without strain, and achieving a softer but more effective connection with your horse
This workshop is for all horse riders who want to work on their body awareness and riding position in a new and integrated way.
Places limited to 6 people, cost £65 per person

Contact me for further information and to book at
goodposture@me.com
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RUNNING IS FUN!

Half-day (3 hour) workshop for women who want to learn to run for basic fitness

Come and discover that running can be fun in an informal, small group workshop

I will show you how to run so that...

• you avoid injuries and exhaustion
• you improve your basic aerobic fitness gradually and safely
• you enjoy the process and have fun along the way!

£35 per person including refreshments and personal dvd

After a previous course, one happy client wrote;
“I’d been running for a couple of years and have never had any training. I'd
done a few half marathons (for fitness for triathlons and ski touring) and
did not find them enjoyable. I found the course just what I needed to turn
this around - my aim was to enjoy and feel more comfortable running - after
3 weeks I have a better running style, pain free knees and much improved
breathing - overall I am enjoying my running much more. Thanks a million”.

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Improve your running with a careful blend of Pose running and the Alexander Technique

The course consists of a series of 3 two hour evening workshops

Cost: £90 per person.  No less than 4 participants but no more than 6 as I would like to keep it a small select group.  

The course will include
  • an assessment of your current running style (including videoing!)
  • an introduction to the Pose Method of running including various exercises and lots of practice time in the studio (in front of mirrors!) and/or outside
  • elements of the Alexander Technique to help with breathing and relaxing
  • ways to get the most from your stretching regime
  • re-assessment at the end of the course to see how you are getting on and address anything you still need help with
  • email/phone support as required during and after the course

All participants are entitled to a reduced price (£25) individual Alexander Technique lesson during the time of the course and up to one month afterwards, where we can look
at any specific aspects of your running on a one-to-one basis.  This will be held at the Kendal Physio Centre on a thursday, friday or saturday.
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MBTI with the Alexander Technique Weekend Workshop

One happened in Kendal in March 2010 ... for future dates or to arrange a tailor-made course email: goodposture@me.com
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Kendal - Evening and Lunchtime Classes - Improve your posture using the Alexander Technique.

Not currently happening, but do get in touch and if there are enough of you, I will set up a class!
Fellside Alexander School, Kendal.
Using the principles of the Alexander Technique to help you improve your posture and find poise.

To find out more contact me on 07771 602665 or email: goodposture@me.com
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Barrow-in-Furness. Alexander Technique evening class planned for the future subject to demand
Pastures New Health Store, Scott Street, Barrow
Cost £10 per session or £45 for a block of 5 sessions paid in advance

This class will be an introduction to the Alexander Technique, looking at a different aspect of the Technique every week over 10 weeks, with a relaxation and posture theme.
To book a place contact me on 07771 602665 or email: goodposture@me.com


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