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Alexander Technique coming to Maggie Flanigan Studio

Summer Intensive at Maggie Flanigan Studio

June 12 -July 26, 

Wednesday and Friday, 2-4pm. 

(studio closed July 5)

All spots now taken. 

Contact Maggie Flanigan studio to sign up for fall semester!

"Priming the Actor's Use - An Introduction to the Alexander Technique"

Course Description: The Alexander Technique principles will be introduced in the context of an actor's presence in performance and realizing themselves in the character. Becoming aware of one's habits and having the skills to release them, allows an actor more true choice in the preparation and actualization of a role. Learning how to quiet the nerves for auditioning, rehearsing and performing allows the actor more energy for the actual playing of the part. An actor becomes more 'embodied' and still within themselves which allows a richer experience for the actor as well as the audience. Contact MFS to apply!

Classes and Workshops

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Bone-Art Workshop - coming again soon!

About the workshop: It is about seeing, by drawing the bones ie: femur, clavicle, foot, pelvis etc., you connect what you see and translate that into drawing and thereby embodying the bone and it's relationship with the whole of you. In the act of looking, what do you see and how can you draw it, staying with yourself, using the Alexander Technique principles of Awareness, Inhibition and Direction.

I will be putting hands-on to support each person while drawing to interrupt the neck straining habits. I will start with a 'lie down' to set up your perception and awareness, information and location of the bone, drawing it while receiving hands-on direction to head/neck/back, then closing with some movement to integrate with ambient music.

I am combining my experiential, anatomy, art and Alexander Technique practices together to create a unique communal experience!  I hope you'll join us in the spirit of playfulness and an openness to learning new things about yourself!

All drawing supplies are included and provided.​


Contact me if you would like me to bring this workshop to your organization!

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What will this do for me?

It is meant to give you an experiential means to deeply embody your own bones and your seeing, whether you have had an Alexander Technique experience or not or are interested in anatomy, art or mindfulness for your personal process. If you have tension in your body and stress, this can bring relief and a skill to take away.

An example of the student's perception of the ribs. (By permission of the artist: Ashley Taylor)

What if don't know how to draw?

As one of my student's noted after the workshop: "I signed up for Cate's six workshops even though I have no skills in drawing. It was very gratifying to be able to draw the bones; much easier than I expected. The workshop combined various activities that kept me engaged with Cate's seamless transition between the activities. Cate's hands-on work came in perfect timing throughout the session. Because of the work, I felt more connected to my femurs, knowing exactly where they were - a new kinesthetic experience!" - M. Al-Kazemi

Spine and Spirit Workshop

This workshop was specifically designed for a yoga studio that focuses on healing one's scoliosis.

Spine and Spirit Workshop

This workshop was specially designed for a yoga studio that focuses on back pain and addressing scoliosis.

I combine techniques that I personally used to unwind my scoliosis, the Alexander Technique and introduced a philosophy of how the spine and spirit interface.

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Yoga Studio or Mindfulness class

I can craft a class or workshop to suit your community or organization's needs.

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Embodiment

I offer unique classes you won't find anywhere else!

Cate McNIder on Vimeo: workshops & multi-media performances