October 23 - 27, 2016
Alexander Technique International is a world-wide professional organization created to promote and advance the work begun by F. Matthias Alexander. Its members include teachers, students, and friends of the Alexander Technique. ATI embraces the diversity of the international Alexander Technique community and is working to promote international dialogue.
To create and sustain open means of global communication for people to discuss, apply, research, and experiment with the discoveries of F. Matthias Alexander.
To encourage the use of the F. M. Alexander Technique in both human and environmental relationships.
To embody the principles of the F. M. Alexander Technique in ATI's structure and means of operation.
To provide a means for recognizing Alexander Technique Teacher competence and providing certification for those teachers who qualify.
Invitation to London in 2016
Alexander Technique International Annual Conference
Sunday October 23rd to Thursday October 27th 2016
Processing sessions Pre-Day, October 22nd, 2016
Welcome to the UK!
We are very fortunate to have found a venue that reflects a quintessential Englishness: the English Public School (or what is known in the US as private school). Ardingly College is a co-educational boarding school set in glorious grounds in the English countryside not far from Gatwick International Airport. The buildings are late Victorian gothic and look as if they came straight out of the set of the Harry Potter films. Don’t forget to bring your Quidditch sticks! The school is very keen to host us during their autumn break and will be making classrooms available for our workshop spaces and the students’ bed/study rooms available for our rest. In harmony with our theme of ‘Making Waves’, a full length swimming pool will be open for us, so bring you swimsuits and towels.
The conference theme, 'Making Waves', is derived from the many ways that the Alexander Technique changes the world by shifting the thinking of an individual. The Technique impacts and inspires people to reflect on personal experiences and to empathize with others. We use this technique to connect with others through hands-on work and also in dialogue. As Alexander Technique teachers, we seek to gently make waves in our understanding of ourselves and of others, in order that we may aspire toward an enduring appreciation of our experiences and differences.
Along this theme, conference presenters will offer Lectures, Workshops, and Early Morning Practice sessions that highlight personal research and interpretation of service through the Alexander Technique, impacts of the Alexander Technique, connection between the individual and the global, and more. By exposing conference attendees to interesting research and discoveries and encouraging new conversations and ideas, this conference aims to make waves in our community.
Kate Lushington, CANADA, Assistant Chair
Daniel Bell, USA, Secretary
Sakiko Ishitsubo, JAPAN, Director
Logan Blanco, USA, Treasurer
David Behrstock, USA, Director
Ulrich Funke, FRANCE, Director
Eve Salomon, UK, Site Coordinator