Finding Quiet Strength

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Finding Quiet Strength

Interested in booking one of our courses? Call our office on 01453 759 034

Fri 05Jan
to
Sun 07Jan

Consciously connect to your Emotional Intelligence and Embodied Awareness

Facilitator: Judith Kleinman

This course will cover the skills of Finding Quiet Strength, working with mindful poise, thought and movement. The course is suitable for anyone exploring these ideas for the first time, alongside people who have been before. We will be developing and deepening the practices for finding a calm, creative and confident approach to life and intention for the year ahead. This weekend is a beautiful blend of Alexander Technique, Yoga and Tai Chi.

If you wish to avoid travelling home after dark, the option to book an additional night’s supper, bed & breakfast for the Sunday evening is available @ £116.40 for a single room – please call Cathy 01453 759 034 to enquire about this.

Event time: Fri 5th Jan 2024 at 4:00pm - Sun 7th Jan 2024 at 4:00pm

· Emotional Intelligence · Embodied Awareness ·

At a Glance

  • Unpack the connections between our mind, body and emotions, developing our awareness, balance and calm
  • Consider new findings in neuroscience and how they can affect our mindset, choices and directions in life
  • Develop an awareness of daily movement
  • A practice of self and co-regulation, creatively connecting to purpose, poise, joy and ease

What You will Gain

  • A practical understanding of the emotional and physical effects of the way we use our body
  • A repertoire of ways to find calm and re-energise
  • A deeper understanding of Yoga and Tai Chi and ways of bringing these practices into daily life
  • Connect to our intentions to find safety, creativity and belonging
"‘Finding Quiet Strength’ is a portal into that state of consciousness that allows us to find presence, a unified field of attention that takes in ourselves and the world around us. So much of the time we are narrowed in our thinking, locked inside our own habitual perceptions, unable to change though we do our best to concentrate hard, try to get things right, please others and strive busily and ineffectively. We have forgotten the golden rule to stop, to raise our head to the sky, to allow our eyes to see and breathe in the beauty of the world around us that sustains us."

- PENNY O'CONNER, PARTICIPANT

Learn more from our tutor, Judith Kleinman

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Connect With Yourself

The course will develop the ideas from Judith’s new book, Finding Quiet Strength. We will balance the course content with information, movement, games, creativity and visualization. The course will create a unique experience of learning that balances visual, aural and kinaesthetic learning. This approach will integrate and emphasise the interconnection of the mind, body and emotions. We will work on how to connect to ourselves, and our choices through constructive integrated thinking.

There will be sessions of Tai Chi and Yoga to establish and develop ways to reset
ourselves and find our energy and ease. We will also explore everyday movement and bring our intelligence to the way we sit, stand and walk, seeing the huge impact this has on our comfort and ease in everyday life.

The Ready List

Principles of the Alexander Technique

 The Ready List, based on the principles of the Alexander Technique, will be taught and practiced throughout the weekend; a simple but effective way to think and organise ourselves in any situation. We will learn body mapping and its impact on the way we move and breathe and inhabit our body and structure. This will be balanced with finding a practice of constructive rest and meditation. We will develop the ideas of living with the conscious intention to balance work, rest and play in our lives.

Finding these different aspects of quiet strength and ease in ourselves will help us notice how these practices contribute to helping us find our healthy boundaries and ease with each other and find joy, wonder and a connection to the inspiration of the natural world.

Body Harmony

Testimonials

"The wonderful advantage of these practices which help you to find your quiet strength, is that they are immediately accessible and practical… you can practice them any place, anywhere and at anytime. As soon as you can notice that you don’t feel comfortable, or are perhaps dealing with a difficult situation(or anticipating one) you can practice any of the strategies immediately and without it being obvious to anyone else! It’s like packing a rucksack with your own personal life survival kit!"

- SARAH OLIVER, ALEXANDER TEACHER AND CORNILLE SCIENCE OF MOTION PRACTITIONER

"Our work together has brought me awareness of the space within the body and the space outside the body, each side or part of the body being as important as any other – so being front and back aware, visualising the sides of the body, and being aware of the top of the head downwards and the soles of the feet upwards. A whole body. This has lead on to observing the breath, how it creates movement within the body beyond the lungs, its interaction with other organs, and the connection between the inner body and the space outside the body. A connected body."

- PATRICK VOULLAIRE, PARTICIPANT

Learn more from our tutor, Judith Kleinman on the Alexander Technique

Your Stay at Hawkwood

Hawkwood is a stunning Grade II listed 19th Century country house, surrounded by 42 acres of sustainably managed woodland, farmland, and gardens. Set in the heart of the Cotswolds – an Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty – it is a sanctuary away from the hustle and bustle of modern life. With a diverse selection of nearly 150 courses, there’s plenty to choose from, including courses in transformative leadership, future thinking, inner life, music and the arts. Our programme of courses is led by experienced tutors and leaders in their fields.

What Is Included

Both residential and non-residential rates are available. Residential options are fully inclusive with all meals provided. Non-residential options include suppers, lunches and all refreshments and exclude B&B.

Additional Activities

Mindful walking through our woodland trails
Meditate in our Woodland Sanctuary
Go on a hike and explore the Cotswolds AONB
Discover surrounding charming market towns

Price Options

£315 Non-residential
£385 Residential Shared room
£435 Residential Single room

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Practical Information

Please bring a mat, a blanket, a notebook and pencils, and a book to put under your head for lying down. Consider wearing warm comfortable clothing that’s easy to move and breathe in.

Arrivals from 4 pm with afternoon tea, your first group activity will be dinner as a group at 6:30 pm. The course finishes with afternoon tea at 4 pm on Sunday.

Judith Kleinman

Judith is part of the Alexander team at the Royal College of Music and head of the department at the Junior Royal Academy of Music, where she also teaches yoga and tai chi. In addition to this, she is an assistant head of training at LCATT The London Centre for Alexander Technique and Training. She is also a visiting teacher at The London School of Musical Theatre.

Judith developed Finding Quiet Strength to unite the influences of the philosophy and practices of the disciplines she works with, Alexander, Tai Chi and Yoga. Judith has recently written her new book ‘Finding Quiet Strength" and co-wrote the Alexander Technique for Musicians.

Judith regularly writes articles, and gives workshops and talks on Finding Quiet Strength in the USA, the UK to both the wider public and the Education world.

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