The Barstow Institute
Summer Workshop

About the Summer Workshop

  • Date and Time
    June 17-20, 2021. 11:00AM - 4:30PM Central Standard Time
  • What is the Workshop Format?
    As in the past, we will have a blend of mentor groups, rotating groups, special topic sessions, activity work, and private lessons. 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, demonstration, and observation.
  • Will the workshop offer special topic and applications of the Technique?
    Special topics may include: the performance process, speech work, Feldenkrais Awareness Through Movement®, group performance work, Tai Chi, and more. Participants are also invited to include their specific areas of interests during the registration process. We will do our best to incorporate as many interests as we can.
  • What are the fees and deadlines?
    Registration is open now! To reserve space, please register soon. Space is limited. An online registration form is now available on the Registration page of this site. Payment may be made using paypal.
    If you wish to mail a check, please email us at barstowinstitue@gmail.com.

    Tuition: 
    Early Bird Registration if paid by May 14, 2021: $375.00
    $400.00 after May 14, 2021
    Full-time Student or AT Trainee paid by May 14, 2021: $300.00

    Work Study Scholarships are available.  For further information about the Institute, please contact:
    Nancy Forst Williamson, Program Director: 402-432-9181, barstowinstitute@gmail.com

    Cancellation Policy: A $75 processing fee is charged for cancellations received in writing by June 1, 2021. Due to contract commitments, there is no refund for cancellations received after June 10, 2021.

I can only imagine the special qualities (of Marj Barstow) that brought our teachers and others back to study with her year after year after year. All six teachers possess a common thread of greatness in sharing this knowledge with patience, encouragement, and open hearts. I’m deeply thankful that I yielded to the impulse to attend the Institute. What an incredible introduction to the Alexander Technique!

I find I’m warning myself that future experiences other than the Barstow Institute may not be quite so satisfying as studying with Marj’s “progeny." Many thanks for an incredible, profound, earth-shaking, simple, basic, free-neck week!

J. McK., Physical Therapist, Colorado 



Whether you're new to the Technique or even a teacher of it, this workshop offers multitudes of opportunities for learning. I enjoyed the care and personal attention of each teacher on staff and the surroundings; and other participants made the whole experience conducive to easy movement towards my personal goals around movement, vision co-ordination.

V. W., Vocal Coach, New Zealand




What a supportive and insightful group of teachers! I had a truly inspiring time. The Barstow approach to the Alexander Technique really helped me to improve and refine my thinking process with the work. I feel like my ability to teach groups and individuals has really grown. I highly recommend the workshop to anyone, teachers or students, who want to expand their understanding of the Technique in an encouraging and beautiful environment.

Kris O’Shea, Teacher of the Alexander Technique, Denver, Colorado


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