Body Minded Alexander Technique: Public Group Workshop and Private Lessons
June 17 - 11:00 AM - June 18 - 12:00 PM
Travelling all the way from Sydney, Greg Holdaway is one of Australia’s most sought-after Alexander Technique teachers, with a lifetime’s wealth of teaching experience and practise. Greg has interest in helping skilled creative people, particularly musicians with their performance and well being.
WHAT IS ALEXANDER TECHNIQUE AND THE BODY MINDED APPROACH?
BodyMinded teaches practical skills based on the Alexander Technique to improve your health, wellbeing and performance. It is a system designed to retrain one’s awareness and habits of posture to ensure minimum effort and strain, creating a positive habit of moving mindfully through life.
At Sydney Alexander Technique, we help you refine your postural and movement habits to create the best possible coordination in all your activities. In our practical classes you will work towards the freedom to achieve what you want with less tension, effort and struggle. We facilitate your transition into comfortable, accurate and easy movement in your daily life and help you generate improvement in skilled activities such as music performance, movement and sport.
Becoming conscious of your way of moving and learning to constructively direct yourself, rather than relying on pre-established habits, leads to mastery of effortless action and a deep understanding of your own decision making and movement processes.
WHAT ARE THE BENEFITS TO ME AS A MUSICIAN?
The potential we all have for extraordinary performance and enjoyment of music can be hidden behind unconsciously developed habits that interfere with our freedom of movement and expression. The BodyMinded process will free you to perform with the expressive power and presence that is your birthright while expanding your knowledge of human structure and function to benefit your students.
The process offers more than the relief from strain or injury and performance anxiety. It opens the door to high levels of skill, power, subtlety and enjoyment and creates the conditions for your natural ability to shine through.
Conditions that can be improved by the BodyMinded approach include:
-Repetitive strain injuries (RSI)
-Back and neck pain
-Other overuse injuries
-Carpal tunnel syndrome
-Professional use of air challenges
-Tension headaches and more
WHAT IS BEING OFFERED AT THE COFFS CON?
We are excited to announce that Greg and the BodyMinded team will visit Coffs Con on the weekend of the 17th and 18th of June 2023. A two hour group public workshop will be presented on Saturday the 17th from 11am to 1pm. To attend, please purchase an eventbrite ticket. A select number of one on one private lessons are available on the morning of Sunday 18th. Please select this option if you wish to have more specific, specialised feedback.
GREG HOLDAWAY BIOGRAPHY:
Director of Sydney Alexander Technique and founder of the BodyMinded Approach
At a relatively young age my professional dance work left me with a range of injuries and tension problems. Finding the Alexander technique was a lifesaver, it alleviated the pain from injuries, and improved my ability to move with clarity, ease and enjoyment right from the start.
Since graduating as an Alexander Technique teacher, I have taught thousands of lessons working with daily movements, injuries, training children, musicians, sports people and more.
More recently I have spent time in academic study and teaching in the areas of Anatomy and Physiology, Biomechanics and Motor Control. My particular academic interests have focused around the control of movement via reflexes and the use of motor-imagery in influencing motor control.
I am a regular contributor to professional and academic conferences, including the Australian Society of Performing Arts Healthcare, Australasian Piano Pedagogy conference, Flute Festival, Guitar Festival, Conductors and Band conferences, Music Teachers Assn, Violin Society conferences etc.