Malibu Retreat


California – Serra Retreat Center.   
Dec 27, 2023 – Jan 01, 2024

Alexander Technique Retreats International

Welcome to our Enlivening Your Body, Mind, and Spirit Retreat in beautiful Malibu, California, as we embrace the New Year with Joy and Poise. Whether you’re just starting your journey or are deeply interested in the Alexander Technique and Breath-Centered Yoga, we invite you to join us in this serene setting.

Our Alexander Residential Retreat is open to all who are interested in the Alexander Technique, providing a unique opportunity to work with a diverse group of highly skilled teachers within a supportive community. Our faculty consists of experienced teachers and lifelong friends, making this year our 44th annual gathering on the West Coast.

We warmly welcome beginners and provide the necessary support for experienced students to clarify and deepen their understanding of this work. Alexander teachers and those considering becoming teachers will have the chance to connect and learn from Master Teachers representing various approaches.

All participants will be inspired and refreshed throughout the retreat through intensive and joyful learning experiences. We offer a combination of large and small group sessions, individual Alexander lessons, and optional classes in related studies such as Yoga, Alexander Technique in Daily Activities, Sports Skills, Relaxation, Authentic Movement, Voice, and Performance Skills.

Our retreat occurs at the Serra Retreat Center, nestled in the hills above Malibu’s picturesque beaches. Spread across 26 acres of flowering gardens and hiking trails. The center offers a tranquil escape with breathtaking views of the Pacific. Its exceptional conference facilities include meeting rooms overlooking the ocean, a gift shop, and a delightful dining room catering to various dietary needs. Its proximity to Santa Monica and Los Angeles is the perfect location.

Join us in Malibu and embark on a transformative journey, Enlivening your Body, Mind, and Spirit as we welcome the New Year with Joy and Poise.

Malibu Retreat Will Consist of:

  • Private Alexander Technique Lessons
  • Small AT Homeroom Classes
  • Daily Breath-Centered Yoga Class.
  • Master Classes for AT Teachers & Trainees
  • ‘High Performance’ classes with Michael Gelb
  • Specialized Classes in Performance, Awareness Through Movement, Postural Re-Education, and Applying AT to Activities of Daily Living.
  • New Year’s Eve Performance & Party!

Key Benefits to Take Home:

  • Better Posture and Balance
  • Reduced Stress and Tension
  • Ways to Create ‘Space’ in Your Life 
  • Learning to Move with Ease & Poise
  • A Connection to a Like-Minded Community

If you have any questions or problems registering, please call or email

Michael or Carol.

Malibu Tuition

Serra Retreat Room Prices

(Includes All Meals)

Student Rate Price: (+$990.00)

Single Room: (+$825)

Special Tuition Price: (+$1,300.00)

Double occupancy: (per person) (+$625)

Regular Price (Paid after Dec. 1st): (+$1,495.00)

Commuter fee: (+$375)




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Daily Schedule for Malibu

The daily schedule is customized for each retreat and is finalized just before a retreat begins. The schedule below is typical; the application classes vary each year. Each participant gets two- 20-minute individual lessons for the Retreat. 

Arrival Day

Day 1 1:30-5:30 Check-In & Orientation
7:00–8:00Welcome and Introduction
8:00–9:00Alexander Technique Home Groups

Daily Activities

Days 2–5 7:00-8:00 Yoga Class
9:30–10:00Alexander Technique Walkabouts (Apply A.T. to walking)
10:00–10:30Group Meeting with Q & A and Theme
10:30–12:00Alexander Technique Home Groups
12:00–1:00Individual Alexander Lessons
2:15–3:15Gelb Hour
3:30–4:30Individual Alexander Lessons
4:45–5:30Alexander Technique Specialty Classes…Choices may vary & include:
  • Computer without Back Ache
  • Presentation Skills—How to talk in front of a group
  • Breathing Coordination
  • Performance Class: (Singers/Actors/Musicians/Dancers)
  • Constructive Rest
  • Lengthening & Stretching
  • Breathing & Sounding
  • Everyday Activities
  • “Whispered Ahs”
  • “Whatever you thought, think again.”
  • Chair: What About Sitting & Standing
  • The Widening Back
  • Dart Procedures
  • Freeing Our Natural Voice
  • Alexander Technique—Course 101
  • Growing Older Without Looking Old…The Secrets of Good Posture
  • Working Out and Keeping Fit the smart way
All Days 5:30–7:00 Dinner

Evening Activities

Days 2-4 7:30–9:00 Choices may include:
Alexander Technique Related DVDs
Alexander Technique Panel Discussion
Day 5 8:00–Midnight Performance Night and Party on New Years Eve

Departure Day

Day 6 7:30–9:00 Breakfast
9:00–9:30Alexander Technique Walkabouts (Informal Work)
9:30–10:00Q & A and Round-up
10:00–12:00Alexander Technique Home Groups
12:00–2:00Lunch & Check Out “Au revoir and safe travels!”

The schedule will vary depending on Faculty and Location.

Additional information

Malibu Retreat

Student Rate Price (+990.00), Special Tuition Price (+1,300.00), Regular Price Paid after Dec. 1st (+1,495.00)

Serra Retreat Rooms Prices

Single Room (+$825.00), Double Occupancy (Per Person) (+$625.00), Commuter fee (+$375.00)