Spend some time practising Alexander Technique whilst looking after yourself in the spectacular setting of Dartmoor National Park! This weekend Retreat is designed for like-minded people to spend some informal time together in discussion and work-share, and or just chill out.
It is not intended to be a formal instructional event. It is a great opportunity for Alexander Technique teachers and trainee teachers to meet together, make new connections and share practice.
Stay two nights in the tastefully converted stone farm buildings at Brimpts Farm, where all rooms are ensuite.
Fully inclusive commencing with dinner on Friday to lunch on Sunday. Traditional home-cooked food: special diets catered for subject to advanced notification.
I am pleased to invite trainee teachers of the Alexander Technique, alongside practicing Alexander Technique Teachers, as I believe this could be very useful for trainee teachers to observe the approach by different teachers to ‘the work’; although my original idea was to invite teachers only, I have just attended a one-day workshop with Bruce Fertman, where both teachers and students were working together, and felt it worked very well.
Whilst the venue is ideal for this type of event, numbers are limited by the availability of accommodation and, although there are single rooms, the more people who are willing or able to share (e.g., attending with a friend) will increase the overall group size. Obviously those bringing partners will have a double or twin room anyway.
There are 10 rooms in the main barn. Some are twins and there are a couple of doubles, they are all en-suite.
There are also 3 bedrooms in an adjacent cottage with shared bathroom.
The venue can, therefore, take 13 singles or up to 20 if some people share. There is, in any case, insufficient working space for over 20.
17th – 19th May
There is already a small booking for this date by another group and so I have less rooms. I am waiting to hear from the proprietor how many rooms I can have, but I guess I may lose 4. Which means I will probably have 6 in the main barn and 3 in the cottage. Numbers will depend again on how many occupy each room.
The venue needs three months notice and so I need commitment and a deposit of £30, ideally before Christmas and at the latest by the 6th January.
I do hope you would like to join us and that one of these dates will be convenient for you. It is a fabulous venue and the surrounding area of Dartmoor is spectacular, bounded by the river Dart and moorland. Furthermore, the host and hostess are very friendly and most accommodating. The food is home-cooked and special diets are catered for.