Alexander Technique Centre Ireland Newsletter, June 2012

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Swan and cygnets

Welcome to the June 2012 edition of the newsletter!

A special welcome if you are new the Alexander Technique mailing list. You will be sent an e-newsletter about 3-4 times a year. I hope you find this newsletter helpful.

Featured in this newsletter:

  • Welcome back, Chrysalis!
  • Cranio-Sacral Practitioner course with Ingrid Bacci
  • Open week at the Alexander Technique training course in Galway 12th – 15th June
  • Book Launches - videos available
  • Training course news
  • Introductory Courses around Ireland with Richard Brennan
Change involves carrying out an activity against the habit of life.
F. M. Alexander

Welcome Back, Chrysalis!

You may be as happy as we are to know that the Chrysalis Centre has re-opened its doors for the summer at the Ardenode Country House Hotel, Ballymore Eustace, Co Kildare.

New venue for Chrysalis Centre for summer 2012

The Chrysalis summer programme runs from May to September 2012 and includes an Alexander Technique weekend on 31st August - 2nd September. Details of this and all the other workshops can be found at We wish them every success!

Two Craniosacral Therapy Courses with Ingrid Bacci, leading to a Professional Certificate in Craniosacral Therapy

Ingrid Bacci

Two Four-day Modules with Ingrid Bacci PhD, CST, CAT

There are still some places left on both of the 4 day modules with Ingrid Bacci, leading to a Professional Certificate in Craniosacral Therapy.

Ingrid Bacci is offering two modules of a Professional Certification Training in Craniosacral Therapy in Galway, Ireland. One of the modules is introductory so you have the option to start your training from the beginning. The other module is for those who have completed an introductory module (this year or in past years) and who wish to continue their training.

For full certification, attendance at four 4-day courses (minimum 120 hours) is required. These courses are currently all scheduled to be offered at the Alexander Technique Centre in Galway.

Topics and training covered will include:

  • History of Craniosacral therapy
  • Palpation techniques
  • Feeling and working with the Craniosacral rhythm (key for diagnosis and treatment)
  • Treating diaphragms
  • Introduction to working with the cranium

For further information on the certification process, please feel free to contact Ingrid at

Course Details

Introductory Module: Tuesday 26th - Friday 29th June 2012
More Advanced Module: Tuesday 3rd - Friday 6th July 2012
You are welcome to attend either or both modules.
Times: 10.00 am – 4.30 pm each day
Venue: The Alexander Training College, Moycullen, Co. Galway
Cost: €395 for each four-day module
To Book: Please contact Richard Brennan on 091 555800 or email

Open week at the Training College in Galway, 12th - 15th June (Free)

Informal group at Alexander Technique Training Centre, Galway, Ireland

There is one place remaining for our June Open Week.

If you have ever considered doing further training in the Alexander Technique, either for you own personal interest, or with a view to becoming a teacher of the Alexander Technique, then you may be interested in the open week at the college. During this week people can come to the college for a day or a week and join in on the sessions.

This week is completely free to those who have never been to the college before, and half price (€95) to those who have visited before.

It is open to all those who have already had some lessons or who have been to an introductory workshop. Please see for more information about the training.

To book a place please call 091 555800 or email

Book Launches in Galway and London: Change Your Posture, Change Your Life

Book cover of Change Your Posture, Change Your Life by Richard Brennan

Many thanks for all those who attended the launches of Richard Brennan's new book, Change Your Posture, Change Your Life on 3rd February in Galway, and on 27th April at Harley Street, London. For those who couldn't make it, the talks are available online:

February 3rd in Galway key speaker retired senior ENT surgeon Kieran Tobin, and Richard Brennan. View (30m:46s) >.

April 27th in London - Richard's speech: View (15m:49s) >

Tim Brennan, inventor of the Vivo Barefoot shoe, also spoke at the London launch. He talked about how he created the shoes after having Alexander Technique lessons. View (10m:52s) >

For more details about the book, go to

Training Course News

Ever thought of becoming an Alexander teacher? To find out more about this very rewarding career please go to

Informal group at Alexander Technique Training Centre, Galway, Ireland


There are two places available on the Alexander Technique Training Course, starting in September 2012. You can apply anytime between June and August and interviews will be held over the summer months.

Visiting the Training Course

Although primarily the Training Course is for those who wish to training to become Alexander Technique teachers, we do welcome those who wish to visit for a day, a week or even a whole term to improve their own understanding of the Technique. Anyone who is thinking of training to be a teacher is welcome to visit during the Open Week or any other week by arrangement. For further information see or contact the Centre.

TERM DATES FOR 2012 - 2013

Summer term 2012

Start and end of term: Tuesday 17th April – Thursday 21st June
Mid-term break: 20th – 26th May
Visiting teachers: Rosa Luisa Rossi (Switzerland), 29th May - 1st June; Wolfgang Weiser (Sweden), 5th - 7th June

Autumn term 2012

Start and end of term: Tuesday 16th September – Thursday 6th December
Mid-term break: 28th October – 3rd November
Visiting teachers: Ann Rhodes (USA), 25th - 27th September

Spring term 2013

Start and end of term: Tuesday 8th January – Friday 15th March
Mid-term break: to be announced
Visiting teachers: to be announced

Course hours: Tues 2.30–6.30pm, Weds 9.30am–4pm, Thurs 9.30am–1.30pm, Fri 9.30–11am
Please note: Visiting teacher weeks hours are 10am – 4pm.

For full details please visit:

Short Courses with Richard Brennan

Forthcoming Introductory and Intermediate short courses led by Richard Brennan are given below. Please note that you are also welcome to visit the college for intermediate training. For booking information and further details, please visit our short courses page.

Ardenode Country House Hotel (temporary home of Chrysalis), Ballymore Eustace, Co Kildare
31st Aug - 2nd Sept
Residential weekend course

National University of Ireland, Galway
Sat 6th + Sat 13th Oct
Two introductory day workshops

Emmaus Centre, Lissenhall, Swords, Co Dublin
3rd - 4th November
Residential (or non-residential) weekend course
€190 / €140

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