Enhancing Performance & Wellbeing
to Alexander Technique
10 April 2022
Finding greater ease & enjoyment in your practice and performance
Lyric Theater of Crete in collaboration with Apollon Music Association presents a unique workshop.
Performing is a matter of the whole self – mind, body and emotions. When these three are working in harmony, the sum of the whole is greater than the sum of the parts. But when any of those aspects are out of alignment, it is impossible to function to full potential.
This 2-hour workshop is for professionals, students or amateurs who are involved in Performing Arts, particularly Music, Drama/Theatre or Dance. It is also relevant to individuals who are experiencing stress or physical pain, and to those who may wish to learn more about Alexander Technique and wellbeing.
We will use the simple, yet profound principles of the disciplines of Alexander Technique, Coaching and Embodied Mindfulness to improve alignment and functioning of the amazing system that is you!
Practical anatomy/Body mapping – how accurate understanding of your basic anatomy improves alignment, practice, and performance
Poise, posture, confidence
How your mind affects your body, and your body affects your mind, with links to practice and performance
Learning to work ergonomically and prevent back pain, neck pain, headaches and repetitive strain injury
Using breath to notice and regulate responses to stress
Awareness of (unconscious) habits that create stresses and strains in performance, practice or everyday life
Strategies for change
The workshop will be interactive and will involve some ‘hands-on’ work. However, everything is voluntary, and you are welcome to just observe if you wish.
Students-Young people up to 25: 20€
Location: Concert Hall of European Conservatory, Raftopoulou 4, Mastampas
Workshop leader: Julie Parker, BSc, MSTAT
Julie has been an Associate of the Department of Music at the University of York for 10 years, working with hundreds of students and professional musicians. With more than 30 years of experience, she has worked with people in many different parts of the word and disciplines, including Higher Education, National Health System, and Business, with a particular interest in people of the Arts.