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How To Learn:
PAAT  Courses

 

PAAT currently offers a range of choices for learning the Alexander Technique in a group class situation.

Here is a summary of the available options.

Current & Forthcoming Courses

On our courses, we focus on how we, as human beings, do things not just what we do. As a course member, you get the chance to think differently about how you go about your activities. We look at how doing something with more effort than needed does not mean you do it better. For every physical action, there is a right amount of effort. Using more muscular activity than is actually needed to do the job both hurts you and wastes your energy.

Mindfulness through The Alexander Technique — A Practical Approach

‘Paying attention in a particular way: on purpose and non-judgementally’ (Jon Kabat-Zinn)

Our Mindfulness through the Alexander Technique Course is aimed at those who want to learn an approach to life where you deal calmly with ups and downs and keep your composure. As you will know from experience, when we are faced by difficulty or uncertainty, we tend to react by ‘tensing up’. This reaction applies to difficulties with balance and movement as well as with habits of thought. Habitual ways of thinking are tied to our ways of balancing and moving. If we have a habit of not paying attention, or letting life’s ups and down disturb us, we can normally find that it is manifested in that ‘tensing up’, where we stiffen and fix our joints. This takes us out of balance and makes focusing and being calm more difficult.

Find out how the Alexander Technique can help you to be mindful:

Level 1 Course

Beginning February 7th 2018

16.30-17.30 for 6 weeks

St Nicholas Hall, Shrewsbury URC

Coleham Head, SY3 7BJ

To book a place on this course, please call

01743 245187 or 07847 812960

or email paatshropshire@gmail.com

Keeping Active with The Alexander Technique

A gentle and sustainable way to achieve fitness.

Our Keeping Active with the Alexander Technique Course is primarily aimed at those of you in your 50s, 60s and older (although you don’t have to be) who want to find out how to stand, walk, run, lift, turn, and build up strength and stamina in the best possible way without stressing your biomechanical system. We explore how it is possible to work with the principles of good body mechanics not against them. Understanding how to do that enables you to apply those principles to a range of activities, and move with more ease, doing less damage and sustaining appropriate levels of activity for you as an individual through time. You can apply what you learn on the course to any skill or sport you like. We provide a non-competitive environment where you can work at your own pace within a supportive group, involving no pressure or repetitive exercises.

Level 1 Course

Beginning February 7th 2018

12.00-13.00 for 6 weeks

St Nicholas Hall, Shrewsbury URC

Coleham Head, SY3 7BJ

To book a place on this course, please call

01743 245187 or 07847 812960

or email paatshropshire@gmail.com

Introductory Courses

Learn about the Alexander Technique in an engaging group environment.

Details are HERE.

Recreational Course

Further study opportunities for people with some prior experience of the Alexander Technique.

Details are HERE.

Wellbeing in Education and for Life Courses

A range of specialist courses for individuals with particular interests.

Details are HERE.

See Also…

If you are interested in individual Alexander Technique lessons, please look HERE.

For details of free taster sessions, talks and presentations, all the information is HERE.