Here you will find a list of past Alexander Technique classes, workshops, lesson specials, and intensive courses being offered in Colorado, as well as some other events offered by our members outside Colorado.



Saturday, September 8, 2018 · 9 am to 12 pm
Alexander Technique and Pregnancy
with Nicole Rafferty

Bumps & Babies Community Baby Shower 2018
Sky Ridge Medical Center Patio, 10101 Ridgegate Parkway, Lone Tree, CO 80124 · map
Adapt to your changing body. Feel empowered during pregnancy and childbirth. Take control of your own health, to feel and move better. Learn to manage the physical and mental stress of being a new mom!

For more information, contact Nicole Rafferty, nikki@raffertyhome.com
720-840-7760



Colorado Mesa UniversityAugust 29, 2018 · 3–9 pm
Alexander Technique for Musicians
with Heidi Brende Leathwood and Jonathan Leathwood

Colorado Mesa University, Grand Junction, Colorado · map



American Choral Directors AssociationJuly 23–25, 2018
Alexander Technique Wellness Booth
with members of the Colorado Society for the Alexander Technique

American Choral Directors Association—Colorado
Summer Workshops 2018
Bethany Lutheran Church, 4500 E Hampden Ave, Englewood, CO 80113 · map

Colorado Society for the Alexander Technique members will give complimentary consultations and hands-on work to participants in the conference



Heidi Brende Leathwood, Alexander Technique teacher in Denver CO and Greeley COJuly 16–20, 2018 · M–F, 6–9 pm
Summer Intensive Week: 15 hours of Alexander Technique for all levels
with Heidi Brende Leathwood

Alexander Technique Denver, 2432 S. Downing St., Denver, CO 80210 · map

This will be an immersive exploration, deepening your Alexander Technique work in a supportive atmosphere. Activities will include hands-on guidance, observation and discussion in the group, and for trainees and teachers, guidance with your hands-on skills. The curriculum will be personalized according to the interests of the participants. Class size limited to 6 participants

Cost: $225

  • Open to registered participants
  • Prerequisite: at least 10 Alexander Technique lessons
  • To register, contact Heidi Brende Leathwood, heidi.leathwood@gmail.com, 720.839.2549


July 18, 2018 · 1–3 pm
Alexander Technique at the DSA Horn Camp
with Nicole Rafferty

Denver School of the Arts, DSA Horn Camp

Open to participants in the DSA Horn Camp [register]



Saturday, June 30 · 4:30 to 6 pm
Parkinson’s and the Alexander Technique
with Michelle Brake, Heidi Leathwood, Jonathan Leathwood, Nicole Rafferty

a living arts centre, 2231 S Platte River Dr, Denver, CO 80223 · map

An introduction to how this 120-year-old method can be used by Parkinson’s patients to move more easily and manage other symptoms. Three peer-reviewed studies point to the effectiveness in Parkinson’s symptom management. Self-care for caregivers will also be addressed. Demonstrations will be available to those interested.

  • Open to the public
  • Admission free
  • For more information contact Heidi Brende Leathwood, heidi.leathwood@gmail.com, 720.839.2549


Alexander Technique DenverJune 11–29, 2018 · M–F, 9 am to 12 pm
Practice Choosing Ease: Summer Intensive Course in Alexander Technique
with Alexander Technique Denver faculty and assistants

Alexander Technique Denver, 2432 S. Downing St, Denver, CO 80210

3-week intensive course for all levels, beginning students through teachers of the Technique

Move in a fresh direction! Improve your coordination! With expert hands-on guidance you can learn to choose ease in your activities.

Enjoy working in a supportive atmosphere, with the faculty of Alexander Technique Denver. Learning will take place through individual hands-on guidance, observation, exploratory group activities, readings, videos, and discussions. Activities will be applicable to all of your daily activities as well as more specialized activities like music, dance, sports, and more. A 5:1 student to teacher ratio ensures individualized classes.

Cost: $650

To register, contact Heidi Brende Leathwood, heidi.leathwood@gmail.com, 720.839.2549



Jonathan Leathwood, classical guitarist and Alexander Technique teacher in Denver, ColoradoJune 19–23, 2018
Alexander Technique at the Guitar Foundation of America International Convention
with Jonathan Leathwood

The 2018 GFA Convention & Competition. Convention homepage
University of Louisville in Louisville, KY

  • Introductory workshop on Tuesday, June 19, 9–9.50 am
  • Private 30-minute lessons available throughout the week. More information

When you perform there are four things to consider: (1) the instrument, (2) the music, (3) the audience, and (4) you. This last is the most important, for the first three depend on it.

The Alexander Technique is a powerful tool for learning about you as your primary instrument. It is a method for recognizing harmful patterns of movement and thought, and learning how to undo them.

In Tuesday’s Technique workshop and the private lessons offered throughout the week, we’ll explore both the movements of everyday life and the movements of guitar playing, and we’ll learn how to connect the two. We’ll also learn how to connect them to patterns of reaction that start in our thinking. I’ll offer practical tips on how to avoid injury and unnecessary tension, and how to use your entire structure in guitar playing with more freedom.



Heidi Brende Leathwood, Alexander Technique teacher in Denver CO and Greeley COJune 11, 2018 · 6-7:30 pm
Introductory Workshop in Alexander Technique
with Heidi Brende Leathwood

Alexander Technique Denver, 2432 S. Downing St., Denver, CO 80210

Talk/demo/consultation

Basic principles of the Alexander Technique will be explained and demonstrated. Participants will have a choice whether to experience some hands-on guidance, or simply listen and observe. Consultation about how the Alexander work can help you in your life will be available.

Cost: $25

To register, contact Heidi Brende Leathwood, heidi.leathwood@gmail.com, 720.839.2549



DeLaney Community FarmThursday, June 7, 2018 · 9:30 am to 12:00 pm
Healthy Movement for Farmers and Gardeners
with Heidi Leathwood

Open to farmers and gardeners at DeLaney Community Farms

Many repetitive movements involved in farming can potentially cause pain and tension, and general strain on the body. With the Alexander Technique, participants will learn to change their habitual movements, creating more ease and less strain on the muscles and joints.

This workshop is not open to the general public but if you would like to participate in or sponsor a workshop on this activity in the future, contact us


Vitality Walk 2018 - Parkinson Association of the Rockies
Sunday, June 3, 2018 · 8:00 am to 10:45 am
Parkinson Association Vitality Walk

Members of Colorado Society for the Alexander Technique and Alexander Technique Denver will staff a booth to distribute information to Parkinson’s patients and caregivers at this 16th annual fundraising walk for Parkinson’s Association of the Rockies. Alexander Technique Denver is a sponsor of the walk.



a living arts centerSaturday, June 2, 2018 · 2–3.30 pm
Alexander Technique Introductory Workshop
with Maedée Duprès

a living arts centre, 2231 S Platte River Drive, Denver CO 80223

  • Move with more efficiency, grace, and coordination
  • Learn about dynamic balance and postural integration
  • Become aware of habits that limit your daily activities and overcome them with a lasting technique
  • Discover how the conscious mind can undo chronic tension and let the body return to its natural function
  • An inquiry into ourselves, establishing clear communication to create effective changes

Cost: $25

To reserve a place, please contact Maedée Duprès at maedee@alivingartscentre.com or at 303.781.7102


Nicole Rafferty, Alexander Technique teacher in Denver CO and Greeley COMay 23, 2018 · 5:30–7:00 pm
Group Class in Alexander Technique
with Nicole Rafferty

9360 Teddy Lane, Lone Tree, CO 80124

The Alexander Technique can give you the control to improve the way you move and by so doing improve your quality of life!

Cost: $70

To register, contact Nicole Rafferty, nikki@raffertyhome.com, 720.840.7760


University of DenverApril 19
Introduction to the Alexander Technique
with Jonathan Leathwood and Heidi Brende Leathwood

Workshop for art history students at the University of Denver


DeLaney Community Farm

April 17-18
Alexander Technique workshops
with Heidi Leathwood and Mike Plested

Workshops in healthy movement
for the farmers at DeLaney Community Farms


University of Northern Colorado

March 8, 2018
Introduction to the Alexander Technique
with Nicole Rafferty and Heidi Leathwood

For wellness week in the Arts Department at the University of Northern Colorado


March 5, 2018
Introduction to the Alexander Technique
with Heidi Leathwood

For the wellness program in the Arts Department of St. Olaf College, Northfield, Minnesota


February 21, 2018
Introduction to the Alexander Technique
with Michelle Brake

For the Boulder Area Music Teachers Association, a professional organization of over 80 music teachers working toward the common goal of bringing music and joy to the community. BAMTA is affiliated with Colorado State Music Teacher’s Association and the Music Teachers’ National Association.


Denver School of the ArtsFebruary 13, 2018
Workshop for Musicians
with Nicole Rafferty

Denver School of the Arts

Working with middle and high-school students in the chamber music program