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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.

Dublin

7th - 8th March 2020

Emmaus Centre

Lissenhall, Swords
Website: www.emmauscentre.ie
Change Your Posture, Change Your Life
Workshop
Starts Sat 10:30 AM, and ends Sun 4:00 PM
Cost: €195
Introductory residential course. Cost is €145 non-residential. In this intensive workshop Richard will teach the technique principles and show how habitual postural habits can impact on our general wellbeing. Many people who have back, shoulder, neck or posture difficulties have discovered a new sense of self through the technique.
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

8th - 10th May 2020

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

11th - 15th May 2020

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!
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


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


Dublin

3rd - 4th October 2020

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

16th - 18th October 2020

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