Workshops Alexander Technique

Workshops

Every year I offer a variety of workshops. Click on a workshop below to see whether it is something for you. Mostly they are meant for smaller groups of 6-8 people. They take place in my nice studio in Amsterdam IJburg. Be welcome!

Alexander Technique summer week, 31 July – 6 August, North France

Treat yourself to some time for yourself, stunning nature and wonderful food in the beautiful small village of Fontaines. Find more relaxation in your body, stillness and better coordination in activities like walking, swimming, computer/desk work and much more! Do you prefer running? Or do you want to work mainly with your musical instrument? It’s all possible. Participants can bring in their own preferred activities. You will get four individual lessons, six morning workshops and seven group workshops on different subjects. Read more >

Alexander Technique autumn weekend 1-3 October 2021

Come join our long Alexander Technique autumn weekend!

Location: Herpt, (close to Den Bosch, the Netherlands)
Dates: 1-3 October 2021
Costs: 535,- euros (incl. course fee, accommodation, food), excl. travel costs

Teachers: Maaike Aarts & Doris Hochscheid

Treat yourself to some time for yourself, stunning nature and the picturesque villages of Herpt and Heusden.

Find more relaxation in your body, calm and better coordination in activities like walking, computer work, music making and much more!

During this long weekend you will deepen your knowledge of the Alexander Technique; you will learn to apply it to activities like walking, computer work, music making and much more.

Do you prefer learning more about breathing, bending healthily or running? Or do you want to work mainly with your musical instrument? It’s all possible. Participants can bring in their own preferred activities.

You will get three individual lessons and five group workshops on different subjects. Both beginners and experienced Alexander Technique students are most welcome.

It’s going to be a weekend full of care and attention for yourself and your body, with time for self development and time to read and to enjoy the beautiful surroundings. Give yourself this unique opportunity to make a big leap in your development!

Doris and Maaike each have more than 19 years of experience teaching the  Alexander Technique. With their background as professional musicians they know practically all there is to know about reducing and preventing pain, injuries and stress, and about increasing flow, both on the concert stage and in daily life.

Workshop: how to use your computer, tablet or phone in a healthy way

A workshop in which you will learn to use a phone/tablet/computer without unnecessary tension in your neck, shoulders, arms. You will learn to maintain a strong, long and widening back, free breathing and thus prevent pain and stress. Read more >

Introduction workshop Saturday September 11 from 16.00-17.30

Are you curious whether the Alexander Technique is something for you? Would you like to see what it is about in a small group in a relaxed setting and atmosphere? Please be welcome at my studio. You can subscribe by writing me an email: m@thinkup.nl Read more >

Workshop Alexander Technique for singers

This workshop will be in cooperation with Linor Oren, singer and voice teacher at SingWell. Linor writes in her blog: “I remember moments during a singing lesson where I finally did something right. The teacher would yell in amazement at me: “What did you just do?!” I would be perplexed because the only answer I had was: “nothing!” Read more >

Workshops: freedom and flow for musicians
season 2021/2022

This is a course of nine workshops between September and July for musicians who want to refresh and deepen their skills of the Alexander Technique, and experience more coordination, flow and freedom in their playing. Read more >

Workshops: reed making

A course in which you will learn to prevent unnecessary tension while reed making. Instead, you will learn to perform this daily day activity with less stress, a soft long neck, shoulders resting and free breathing. 
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Workshop: the chin- and shoulder rest set-up

A course in which you will learn to see the influence of our mind/body use and the position/ height/ shape of your chin- and shoulder rest on your right/ left hand technique and freedom of playing. Read more >