Malibu Retreat


California – Serra Retreat Center.   Please Scroll Down to Malibu Tuition & Room Rates to Register
Dec 27, 2022 – Jan 01, 2023

No matter where you are in your study and interest in the Alexander Technique, Feldenkrais, Yoga, or the principles of Āyurveda, we invite you to come and learn in the beautiful setting of Malibu, California. This  Alexander Residential Retreat is open to anyone interested in the Alexander Technique who wants the opportunity to work with a variety of highly skilled Alexander Technique teachers in a supportive community setting. The faculty is an ensemble of experienced teachers and long-term friends. This year marks our 43rd annual west coast retreat.

Beginners are warmly welcomed! Experienced students will find the support they need to clarify and deepen their work. Alexander teachers, and those considering becoming teachers, have an opportunity to meet and work with Master Teachers from several training courses and Alexander Technique teaching traditions.   

Everyone who participates will be inspired and refreshed through this intensive, joyful learning experience. There will be large and small group sessions and individual Alexander lessons. Optional classes will be offered in related studies such as Yoga, Alexander Technique in Daily Activities, Sports Skills, Relaxation, Authentic Movement, Voice, and Performance Skills.

The week includes several private lessons with Master Teachers, a  daily homeroom group in which you work closely with one teacher for the whole week, and a variety of enjoyable afternoon and evening classes and activities from which to choose.

Alexander Technique Retreats InternationalSerra Retreat Center Located in the hills above the beaches of Malibu, California, Serra Retreat Center covers 26 acres of flowering gardens and hiking trails with mountaintop stillness. A serene getaway with proximity to Santa Monica and Los Angeles. Exceptional conference facilities include meeting rooms that overlook the blue Pacific, a gift shop and a lovely dining room that caters to all types of dietary needs.  


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, Applying AT to Activities of Daily Living
  • Lecture on Self-Care Practices from Ayurveda
  • 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 Michael or Carol.



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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 a typical schedule, though some of the application classes may vary.


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.