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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.
Event time: Fri 5th Jan 2024 at 4:00pm - Sun 7th Jan 2024 at 4:00pm
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, 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.
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.
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.
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
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 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.Visit Tutor's Website