The Barstow Institute, headquartered at Doane University in Crete, Nebraska, continues the long tradition of summer Alexander Technique workshops established by master Alexander teacher, Marjorie Barstow, who was the first graduate of F. M. Alexander's training course in 1934. Since the early 1970's students have gathered together from around the U.S. and abroad to experience the unique approach that Ms. Barstow brought to the teaching of the Alexander Technique. Her teachings, which included pioneering group teaching, are now carried on by her students, the faculty for the summer workshops. Due to the unique nature of the Barstow Institute, and to ensure that each participant receives quality experiences, the enrollment is limited to ensure a low student-to-teacher ratio. A student-teacher ratio of 7:1 is not exceeded.
In 2019 the workshop will be held on the University of Nebraska Lincoln campus. This workshop is designed both for those who are new to the Alexander Technique and for anyone interested in refining their understanding and practical applications of the Technique. The emphasis of this workshop is on facilitating each student's ability to confidently apply the Alexander Technique in all their activities. Each student will gain a greater awareness of how to move efficiently while learning to free themselves of unnecessary tension. The Technique is taught through verbal exchange, delicate hands-on guidance, and observation.
The sessions will meet from 9 a.m. to 12 noon for discussions, presentations and practice, and for small and large group work. During the afternoons and evenings, special seminars are presented on such topics as: performance process, speech work, lessons in Feldenkrais Awareness Through Movement®, group performance work, Tai Chi, and more. Participants are also invited to present and share topics of interest to the group in the evening sessions. Each student will receive one private lesson during the workshop. Daily schedule.
The Barstow Institute is supported in part by an endowment from the Marjorie L. Barstow estate for the furtherance of Marjorie's work and the teachings of F. M. Alexander.
NOTE: Rates listed below for the workshop and for room and board are for the 2019 year!
The Institute begins on Saturday evening, June 1, at 7
p.m., after dinner, which is available at 5:00 p.m. The workshop concludes Saturday morning, June 8.
Seminar tuition: $675.00 (Early Bird rate of $635.00 if full payment
received by May 10.)
Room and board: Single: $575.00, Double:
$450.00 per person
Optional Commuter Meal Package (Saturday night dinner and all lunches) $65
Check in: Saturday, June 1, 2019, after 2:00 p.m.
Registration: To reserve space at the Institute or for any campus housing, payment, please write or e-mail. A fillable registration form is now available on the Registration page of this site. If not using the web form, your registration form should be sent with your deposit or full payment. If you are paying for the Institute with a credit card, please call the Doane University business center, 1-402-826-8250. When paying by credit card, be sure to submit the web form or send the pdf form by e regular mail.
The Barstow/Alexander Institute
Cancellation Policy: A $75 processing fee is charged
for cancellations received in writing by May 10, 2019. For
cancellations after May 10, the $200 deposit is non-refundable. Due to
contract commitments, there is no refund for cancellations received
after May 20, 2019.
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