How did we become upright?
Re-experiencing early developmental processes
A continuation of an experiential dialogue between
Alexander Technique and Body-Mind Centering®
led by Erik Bendix & Myra Avedon
January 27th – 28th, 2018 in Munich, Germany
The way we stand and walk upright is the end result of our early experimentation of wiggles and wobbles and toddles that we went through as infants. It is also the result of millions of years of evolution.
Our early developmental patterning sets a foundation for our perceptual relationships (such as our body image, our environmental orientation, and our patterns of learning and communicating). What can we learn about this early developmental process to help us move and live now with greater ease?”
This workshop continues deepening our experiential dialogue between Body-Mind Centering® and the Alexander Technique. We will re-experience the developmental patterns and explore how this can support our hands-on movement facilitation. Early developmental movement connects us with the vitality of our earliest years, influences our relationships to others, and supports us to be more strongly rooted to the earth and suspended toward the sky. We will draw on what has been learned in the Alexander Technique from exploring the Dart Procedures and what has been learned in Body-Mind Centering from exploring the Basic Neurocellular Patterns, but mostly we will draw on our own experience and understanding of movement.
We would enjoy having you with us.
Myra Avedon, Erik Bendix, Michael Vogler
Myra Avedon lead the School for Body-Mind Centering® (SBMC) for 10 years, first in her position as the Program´s Director, and later as Co-Educational Director with Bonnie Bainbridge Cohen. She has taught Body-Mind Centering® (BMC) for 30 years, teaching and presenting the work internationally for over 20 years. She has a Master’s Degree in Humanistic Psychology with a specialization in somatic therapy and working with trauma; her Bachelor Degree is in Visual Arts. She is a Certified Massage Therapist since 1982, with extensive training in Osteopathy and working with acute and chronic conditions. She was the Administrative Dean, and on Faculty at the University for Humanistic Studies, and served on Faculty at Body Mind College, The Stillpoint School of Massage, The School for Integrative Accupressure, and The International Professional School of Bodywork. She is an American currently living and working in Prien am Chiemsee, and can be contacted through e-mail at email@example.com.
Please visit Myra’s website at: www.myraavedon.com
Erik Bendix is an AmSAT-certified teacher of the Alexander Technique and a certified practitioner and teacher of Body-Mind Centering®. He studied BMC® with Bonnie Bainbridge Cohen and Myra Avedon in the 1990s and at SOMA in France in 2012. He trained in the Alexander Technique with Frank Ottiwell, with Joan and Alex Murray, and with Walter Carrington. He has taught on training courses in both disciplines, represented both at conferences around the world, and developed his own explorations of skiing, scoliosis and embodied poetry. He translates from German, and is known best as a folk dance teacher.
please visit Erik’s website at: www.movingmoment.com
Saturday, Jan 27 th: 10:00 – 18:30, with 1:30 hours lunch break
Sunday, Jan 28 th: 10:00 – 16:30, with 1:30 hours lunch break
(For the sake of group integrity and a smooth process we appreciate, if you can arrive on time and stay to the end. If, for whatever reasons, this is not possible for you, please inform us.)
Tanzstudio Ben, Theresienstrasse 132, rear building (Rückgebäude), 80333 München
U-Bahn Line U2 & U8, Station „Theresienstraße“ (two stations north of DB main station)
The course fee is 170 €.
For early registration till November 15th, 2017 the course fee is 140€
For further questions and registration please contact
phone +49 / 8191 / 97 99 158
mobile +49 / 176 / 96 38 20 49