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. And most of the time they take place in my nice studio in Amsterdam IJburg. Be welcome!

Workshops: freedom and flow for musicians
season 2022/2023

This is a course of eight workshops between September and July for musicians who want to refresh and deepen their skills of the Alexander Technique.
You will experience more coordination, flow and freedom in your playing as we explore ‘all-inclusive awareness’, breathing, connection (to yourself and others), a helpful mindset and much more.

Location: Jan Olphert Vaillantlaan 45, Amsterdam:12 min. by tram from Central Station
Teacher: Maaike Aarts
Costs: 320,- euro incl. VAT  for eight workshops
Dates: eight workshops divided over the year, precise dates to be decided amongst participants by ‘datumprikker’
Maximum group size: six people

Workshop content:
1.  All inclusive awareness
2. The positive ‘no’
3. Head neck back, standing and sitting
4.  Arms and shoulders, hands
5.  Breathing, the jaw, the tongue
6.  Spirals
7.  Performance anxiety, practicing
8.  Flow

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Alexander Technique summer week, 29 July – 4 August 2023, North France

Treat yourself to some time for yourself, stunning nature and wonderful food in the beautiful small village of Fontaines St.Clair in the North-East of France.
Find more relaxation in your body, stillness and better coordination in activities like walking, bending, 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 receive four individual lessons and nine group workshops on different subjects.
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Alexander Technique winterweekend 4 & 5 February 2023, Schoorl (Alkmaar)

Come join our Alexander Technique winter weekend!

Location: Dopersduin in Schoorl (close to Alkmaar), 1 hour away from Amsterdam
Dates: 4 & 5 February 2023
Costs: 394,- euros (incl. course fee, accommodation, food), excl. travel costs
Arrival: Saturday February 4th at 10.00 am
Departure: Sunday February 5th at 7.00 pm
Teachers: Maaike Aarts & Doris Hochscheid
Treat yourself to some time for yourself, stunning dunes, beaches, sea and forests and the picturesque village of Schoorl.

Find more relaxation in your body, calm and better coordination in activities like walking, bending, 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 two individual lessons and four group workshops on different subjects.

Both beginners and experienced Alexander Technique students are most welcome.

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Alexander Technique autumn weekend 4-6 November 2022

Come join our long Alexander Technique autumn weekend!

Location: Herpt, (close to Den Bosch, 1 hour away from Amsterdam, the Netherlands)
Dates: 4-6 November 2022
Costs: 575,- euros (incl. course fee, accommodation, food), excl. travel costs
Arrival: November 4 at 10.00 am
Departure: November 6 at 7.00 pm

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, bending, 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.

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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: 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 >