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Short Courses 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.

Galway

4th - 6th May 2018

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


Dublin

14th - 18th May 2018

Emmaus Centre

Lissenhall, Swords
Website: www.emmauscentre.ie
Alexander Technique Immersion
Residential Five Day Course
Starts Mon 10:30 AM, and ends Fri 2:30 PM
Cost: €525
All meals and tuition are included in the cost.
As tensions are released, so are many of the thoughts that hold us back from being who we truly are. During this course you may find that your confidence and self-esteem naturally grow, and with it a natural spontaneity, a greater contentment and a deeper love of life. During the 5 days the participants will have a daily individual session as well as learning in groups. This week has been described in the past as 'life-changing' and 'the best week of my life'. This course will help you to move through the rest of your life with greater ease! More details: https://emmauscentre.ie/programme/alexander-technique-immersion-2018/.
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


Overseas

19th - 26th May 2018

Stacija Hotel

Kaštel Lukšić, Split, Croatia
Website: stacija-hotel.com
Residential week-long workshop
Starts Sat 7:30 PM, and ends Sat 9:00 AM
Cost: €275
Come and join us for a week long Alexander workshop in beautiful Croatia. The Alexander teachers will be Richard Brennan, Aranka Fortwängler and Andreja Tokic. The week is a balanced mixture of an Alexander course and a relaxing holiday with like-minded people. The workshop will run from 10.00am to 1.00pm each day (from Sunday to Friday), leaving you free for the rest of the day to swim, relax or explore the surrounding area. Wednesday is a free day to explore Split or visit one of the many nearby islands. The cost of the workshop is €275 and EXCLUDES accommodation at the hotel. This starts at €60 per room per night including breakfast. Please contact the hotel to book either full board/half board/B&B.
About the Venue: Beautiful hotel right on the Adriatic Sea and only 10 minutes from Split airport.
To book, please contact teacher directly.   Telephone 091 555800   Email: info@alexander.ie


Galway

18th September - 16th October 2018

Alexander Technique Centre

Kirkullen Lodge, Tooreeny, Moycullen
Website: www.alexander.ie
Introduction to the Alexander Technique
Morning Class
Starts Tue 10:00 AM, and ends Tue 12:00 PM
Cost: €120
A five week course on the Alexander Technique. This is suitable for complete beginners as well as for those who have had previous experience of the Technique. We will be covering topics such as relieving pain or stress and improving breathing, posture and confidence. Class limited to 12. The pupil teach ratio will be 6:1 to give plenty of opportunity for individual attention. Teachers: Richard Brennan and Alazne Larrinaga. Venue is the AT training college. Tea and coffee included.
About the Venue: Alexander Technique Training Centre, just outside Galway city.
To book, please contact teacher directly.   Telephone 091 555800   Email: info@alexander.ie


Dublin

6th - 7th October 2018

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


Galway

23rd - 25th November 2018

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


Overseas

12th - 16th December 2018

Rebro Hotel

Kišpatićeva 12, Zagreb, Croatia
Website: www.hotelrebro.com
An introduction to the Alexander Technique open to everyone
Non-Residential Five Day Course
Starts Wed 9:30 AM, and ends Sun 5:00 PM
Cost: €470
5 day non-residential course in the beautiful city of Zagreb, the capital, of Croatia, which is distinguished by its 18th- and 19th-century Austro-Hungarian architecture. One of the best examples is the, twin-spired Zagreb Cathedral and 13th-century St. Mark's Church, with its colourful tiled roof. Nearby you can relax in the evening in the pedestrian-friendly Tkalčićeva Street, lined with outdoor cafes.
Course Tutors are Richard Brennan and Aranka Fortwangler.
About the Venue: Hotel Rebro is modern 3 star city hotel ideally situated in a residential area of the city next to the beautiful Maksimir Park. 60 air-conditioned rooms with free Wi-Fi, private bathrooms and TV. Buffet breakfast, bar, free parking and conference rooms.
To book, please contact Matija Rajnovic - Tel: -   Email: matija.rajnovic@gmail.com