Senses and Perception – Munich Germany
Lead by Myra Avedon and Erik Bendix January 12th – 13th, 2019 in Munich, Germany
Our first learning as babies came through touch and movement, experienced in every cell. As we grew, other senses began to wake up: taste and smell and eventually hearing and vision, each new sense informing us from further out into our environment. Our senses develop in response to stimulation in a dance between protecting ourselves and becoming curious and willing to explore. With every sense we can consciously or unconsciously filter or block stimulus, or allow what is experienced to be perceived and/or recorded in our memory or learning.
We filter our experience and choose what to pay attention to, basing our choices on what we have learned to expect from past experience. These choices shape our understanding and behaviour, creating personal realities within a larger global reality. One way to reshape our behaviour is by taking in new information. If information comes in through a more basic sense like touch or movement, it can often be learned in a deeper way. The cycles of stimulation, interpretation and response create who we are and how we are able to learn and grow. Change of habit can be initiated anywhere in our cycles: with new information, new understanding or new action.
This workshop further deepens our dialogue between Body-Mind Centering® and the Alexander Technique. In it, we will touch on the anatomy of each sense, visit our many options to change habitual cycles of experience, and learn to respect our defences while opening up to all there is to learn. We invite you to join us in building individual safety while daring to explore together.
We would enjoy having you with us !
Myra Avedon – Erik Bendix – Michael Vogler
A continuation of the experiential dialogue between
Alexander Technique and Body-Mind Centering®
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, founder. She has taught Body-Mind Centering® (BMC), bodywork and movement education internationally for over 30 years. She has a Masters Degree in Psychology with an emphasis 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. She was the Administrative Dean, and on Faculty teaching Somatic Psychology and Body Mind Integration at the University for Humanistic Studies. She lead the East Coast Program for Massage Therapy at Body Mind College, and taught all levels of Massage Therapy at the Institute for Psycho-Structural Balancing, the Stillpoint School of Massage. She also taught anatomy and physiology at the Stillpoint School of Massage and the School for Integrative Accupressure. She is an American currently living and working in Prien am Chiemsee. She can be contacted through e-mail at avedonmyra@gmail.
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, January 12th, 2019: 10:00 – 18:30, with 1:30 hours lunch break
Sunday, January 13th, 2019: 09:30 – 16:30, with 1:30 hours lunch break
(For the sake of group integrity and a smooth process we would appreciate, if you can arrive on time and stay to the end. If, for whatever reason, 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 175 €.
For registration till October 27th, 2018 the course fee is 150 €
The course will be given in English (with some help with translation). Experienced body workers of any background are welcome to join!
For a binding registration please send us your data (to the address at the bottom):
Town / Country
Your professional background (Dance, Alexander Technique, BMC etc.)
(To keep track of who is who after several workshops, we ask you to attach a portrait foto to your email. We don’t forward the pictures and use them only internally for the mentioned purpose.)
Please transfer the workshop fee to:
IBAN: DE45500105175406512053 BIC: INGDDEFF
The registration is valid, when the money has been received. This will be confirmed.
Please mind the following regulation:
- Till Nov 19th cancellation is free.
- In the case of cancellation between Nov 20th and Dec 27th we refund 50% of the workshop fee.
- Please understand that from Dec 28th on there will be no refunding.
For further questions and registration please contact
- Michael Vogler
- phone +49/8191/9799158 mobile+49/176/96382049 email