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Short Courses and Alexander Technique Holidays with Richard Brennan

A summary of forthcoming Introductory and Intermediate short courses led by Richard Brennan are given below. Please note that you are welcome to visit the college for intermediate training.
For courses run by other qualified teachers, see also the ISATT course page.

Spain

10th - 17th August 2019

Cortijo Romero

S.L. Apartado de Correos 31, 18400 Orgiva, Granada
Website: www.cortijo-romero.co.uk
Change Your Posture, Change Your Life
Residential week-long workshop
Starts Sat 7:30 PM, and ends Sat 9:00 AM
Cost: £710
Fully residential week long course with Richard Brennan and Glenna Batson in a beautiful holiday centre in southern Spain.
Full details available here.
About the Venue: A breathtakingly beautiful alternative holiday centre like no other; in a magnificent Andalucian mountain setting; delightful accommodation and delicious healthy food.
To book, please contact venue - Tel: +44 1494 765775   Email: cr@cortijo-romero.co.uk


Greece

1st - 8th September 2019

Skyros Centre

Skyros Centre, Greek Island of Skyros
Website: www.skyros.com
Move through life with greater ease - An introduction to the Alexander Technique.
Residential week-long workshop
Starts Sun 8:00 PM, and ends Sun 1:00 PM
Cost: €775
One week residential course in the beautiful village and island of Skyros, Greece. The Skyros Centre is in the heart of this vibrant village yet 15 minutes’ walk from a variety of beaches. There are many cafes, shops and restaurants in this historic village set high on a hillside with amazing views of the sea. This holiday offers comfortable rooms in the village or by the long, sandy beaches Course Tutor is Richard Brennan The Skyros Centre, home to the renowned Writer’s Lab and Health & Wellbeing programmes, is set in a stunning location in Skyros village which over-looks the beautiful Aegean sea.
To book, please contact venue - Tel: 44 (0)1983 865566   Email: holidays@skyros.com


Greece

8th - 15th September 2019

Atsitsa

Atsitsa, Greek Island of Skyros
Website: www.skyros.com
The power of the Alexander Technique
Residential week-long workshop
Starts Sun 8:00 PM, and ends Sun 1:00 PM
Cost: €745
One week residential course in the beautiful Atsitsa bay on the island of Skyros, Greece. Accomodation is rustic and set in nature and is within a few yards of the sea where you can swim anytime of the day or night. There is a choice of afternoon of morning courses – or both. Course Tutor is Richard Brennan About the Venue: This will be as lively holidays with between - 30 and 80 people living and participating in various courses with one another. The setting is friendly and bursting with life. Courses, facilitators, fabulous food and the beautiful environment are, naturally, all central to the experience. But for many the real value and essence of a stay in Atsitsa is to be found in its rich community life and the opportunity to meet an interesting mix of people from all walks of life. Life in Atsitsa is informal with a dress code to match. Skyros offers the independent traveller the holiday that opens the heart, expands the mind, recharges the body and uplifts the spirit.
To book, please contact venue - Tel: - 44 (0)1983 865566   Email: holidays@skyros.com


UK

28th - 29th September 2019

Revitalise Centre

123 Western Road, Brighton, East Sussex, BN3 1DB
The Alexander Technique - an Introduction
Non-residential weekend
Starts Sat 10:00 AM, and ends Sun 4:30 PM
Cost: €175
Introductory non-residential course. The Alexander Technique is a unique way of improving balance, posture and co-ordination. It can help prevent or dramatically alleviate backache, migraine, arthritis, insomnia, depression as well as the whole range of physical aches and pains that are common today. During the course we will explore everyday activities such as standing, sitting, walking and working at a computer to see if we are causing too much tension in our muscles without realising it. This will be Richard's first workshop in the Uk for over 20 years.
About the Venue: A health centre with relaxed atmosphere in the centre of Brighton.
To book, please contact Cara Brennan - Tel: +447980312010   Email: info@alexander.ie


Dublin

12th - 13th October 2019

Emmaus Centre

Lissenhall, Swords
Website: www.emmauscentre.ie
Back In Balance
Workshop
Starts Sat 10:30 AM, and ends Sun 4:00 PM
Cost: €195
Introductory residential course. Cost is €145 non-residential. The Alexander Technique is a unique way of improving balance, posture and co-ordination. It can help prevent or dramatically alleviate backache, migraine, arthritis, insomnia, depression as well as the whole range of physical aches and pains that are common today. During the course we will explore everyday activities such as standing sitting, walking and working at a computer to see if we are causing too much tension in our muscles without realising it.
About the Venue: A retreat and conference centre in a beautiful setting, with relaxed atmosphere, close to Dublin City.
To book, please contact venue - Tel: 01 8700050   Email: info@emmauscentre.ie


Slovenia

26th - 28th October 2019

Parinama Center

Cesta na Brdo 85, Ljubljana
Website: www.parinama.si
Non-residential weekend
Starts Sat 10:00 AM, and ends Mon 5:00 PM
Cost: €290
Three day course with Richard Brennan at a health centre in Ljubljana.
Workshop content:
You will learn to think in a new way about movement: to mentally prevent the old habits and allow the new coordination. You will get to know how to recognize and prevent habits of misuse and how to coordinate yourself in a healthier way while engaging in simple activities – such as sitting and standing – or complex skills such as working at a computer, practicing walking, running and doing sports or playing the instrument, singing, acting etc.
For whom?
Workshop is intended for people who wish to get to know the Alexander technique, which connects body, mind and soul.
We welcome everyone who wants to learn how to optimise the poise and the movement.
We welcome people with back pain, joint pain and/or chronical pain.
We welcome people working in medicine, such as physiotherapeuts, occupational therapeuts, doctors.
We welcome actors, musicians, singers, sportsmen and women, sports trainers and physical educators, personal trainers, pilates teachers.
About the Venue: A health centre with a relaxed atmosphere in Ljubljana.
To book, please contact Žiga Repanšek - Tel: 00386 31 650 389   Email: zigarepa@gmail.com


Croatia

1st - 3rd November 2019

Zona Boutique Heath Centar

Florijana, Andraseca, 10000 Zagreb
Website: www.zonalife.hr/kontakt
Non-residential weekend
Starts Fri 9:00 AM, and ends Sun 5:00 PM
Cost: €295
Three day course with Richard Brennan at a health centre in Croatia.
About the Venue: A health centre with a relaxed atmosphere in the centre of Zagreb.
To book, please contact Matija Rajnovic - Tel:    Email: matuha.rajnovic@gmail.com


Galway

8th - 10th November 2019

Esker Retreat Centre

Athenry
Website: www.redemptoristsesker.ie
Back In Balance Workshop
Residential weekend
Starts Fri 6:00 PM, and ends Sun 3:00 PM
Cost: €165
Back in Balance workshops are based on the Alexander Technique which is a unique way of improving balance, posture and co-ordination. It can help prevent or dramatically alleviate backache, migraine, arthritis, insomnia, depression and stress as well as the whole range of physical aches and pains that are common today. During the course we will explore everyday activities such as standing sitting, walking and working at a computer to see if we are causing too much tension in our muscles without realising it. This course will help you to improve posture and confidence as well as alleviate aches and pains and help you to move through life with greater ease and put your life back into balance.
(Lower cost of €110 for non-residential)
About the Venue: Esker is a well-known retreat centre in a monastic site run by the Redemptorists. The retreat centre is set in beautiful grounds, giving a feeling of peace and tranquillity. Close to Galway city.
To book, please contact Gearoid Mulrooney - Tel: 091 850361   Email: gmulesker@gmail.com