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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.

Galway

5th + 19th October 2019

National University of Ireland, Galway

Newcastle, Galway
Website: www.nuigalway.ie/adulteducation/
An introduction to the Alexander Technique
Two day workshop
Starts Sat 10:00 AM, and ends Sat 4:00 PM
Cost: €125
Two day introductory workshop (two separate Saturdays) for those new to the Technique.
About the Venue: Adult Training and Education Studies, National University of Ireland, Galway (NUIG)
To book, please contact Berna Morgan - Tel: 091 494055


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


Croatia

24th - 30th May 2020

Kaštel Lukšic Castle

Kaštel Lukšic, Split
Website: http://www.booking.com/Share-M478iA
Alexander Technique Holiday in Croatia
Residential week-long workshop
Starts Sun 10:00 AM, and ends Sat 1:00 PM
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 if paid in full by 1st February, and €325 after 1st February, and EXCLUDES accommodation.
About the Venue: About the Venue: Beautiful Castle right on the Adriatic Sea and only 10 minutes from Split airport. We recommend either The Stacija Hotel or Hotel Villa Zarko please book via booking.com or http://villazarko.com/en/
To book, please contact teacher directly.   Telephone 091 555800   Email: info@alexander.ie


Croatia

31st May - 5th June 2020

Kaštel Lukšic Castle

Kaštel Lukšic, Split
Website: http://www.booking.com/Share-M478iA
Alexander Technique Holiday in Croatia
Residential week-long workshop
Starts Sun 10:00 AM, and ends Fri 1:00 PM
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 if paid in full by 1st February, and €325 after 1st February, and EXCLUDES accommodation.
About the Venue: About the Venue: Beautiful Castle right on the Adriatic Sea and only 10 minutes from Split airport. We recommend either The Stacija Hotel or Hotel Villa Zarko please book via booking.com or http://villazarko.com/en/
To book, please contact teacher directly.   Telephone 091 555800   Email: info@alexander.ie


Spain

8th - 15th August 2020

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 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