Malibu Retreat

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California – Serra Retreat Center
Dec 27, 2021 – Jan 21, 2022

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. The Alexander Residential Retreat in Malibu, CA 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 community setting. The faculty is an ensemble of experienced teachers and long-term friends. This year marks our 42nd annual west coast retreat. Our retreat has proven to be an excellent introduction to anyone new to the technique. People currently studying will find the support they need to clarify and deepen their work. Some of our participants are considering becoming teachers of the Alexander Technique and have an opportunity to meet and to work with teachers from several training courses and Alexander Technique teaching traditions; some are enrolled in teacher-training programs, and some are practicing teachers returning to study with friends and Master Teachers. All come to be inspired and refreshed. Our aim is to create an intensive learning experience. There will be large and small group sessions as well as 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 will offer a practical, in-depth study. The study includes several private lessons with master teachers, a small daily homeroom group in which you work closely with one teacher for the whole week, and a variety of afternoon and evening classes and activities from which to choose.

Serra 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 mountain top 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.  

 

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Daily Schedule for Malibu (Tentative)

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.

Day Time Class

Arrival Day

Day 11:30-5:30Check-In & Orientation
5:30–6:45Dinner
7:00–8:00Welcome and Introduction
8:00–9:00Home Groups

Daily Activities

Days 2–57:00-8:00Yoga Class
8:00–9:00Breakfast
9:30–10:00Walkabouts (Apply A.T. to walking)
10:00–10:30Group Meeting with Q & A and Theme
10:30–12:00Home Groups
12:00–1:00Individual Lessons
12:00–1:15Lunch
2:15–3:15Gelb Hour
3:30–4:30Individual Alexander Lessons
4:45–5:30Specialty 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
  • Yoga using the Alexander Principles
  • “Whispered Ahs”
  • Feldenkrais 'Awareness Through Movement' Classes
  • 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 Days5:30–7:00Dinner

Evening Activities

Days 2-47:30–9:00Choices may include:
Alexander Technique, and Other Related DVDs
Games
Panel Discussion on Various Topics Pertaining to PsychoPhysical Re-Education
Day 58:00–MidnightPerformance Night and Party on New Years Eve

Departure Day

Day 67:30–9:00Breakfast
9:00–9:30Walkabouts (Informal Work)
9:30–10:00Q & A and Round-up
10:00–12:00Home Groups
12:00–2:00Lunch & Check Out “Au revoir and safe travels!”

The Schedule will vary Depending on Faculty and Location.