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.



Heidi Brende Leathwood, Alexander Technique teacher in Denver CO and Greeley COSaturday, November 17, 2018 · 3 pm
Alexander Technique and Parkinson’s
with Heidi Leathwood

Morningstar Assisted Living and Memory Care of Littleton, in the library
5344 S Kipling Pkwy, Littleton, CO 80127 · map

    Open to all Parkinson’s patients and caregivers, this talk will give a brief overview of the benefits of Alexander Technique for patients, providers and caregivers, along with hands-on demonstration. 



    a living arts centreSaturday, November 3, 2018 · 2–3.30 pm
    Alexander Technique Introductory Workshop
    with Maedée Duprès

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

    • 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



    Heidi Brende Leathwood, Alexander Technique teacher in Denver CO and Greeley COWednesday, October 24, 6-7:30 pm
    Alexander Technique for Parkinson’s Patients and Caregivers
    with Heidi Leathwood

    Bethany Lutheran Church, room 208
    4500 E Hampden Ave, Cherry Hills Village, CO 80113

    The Alexander Technique can help with physical and emotional challenges of both patients and caregivers.

    Colorado Society for the Alexander Technique in cooperation with Parkinson Association of the Rockies present affordable classes in the Alexander Technique for Parkinson’s patients and caregivers in Denver Metro area. All locations are wheelchair accessible. Studies indicate that the Alexander Technique helps with Parkinson symptom mitigation. https://coloradosat.org/research-on-parkinsons-disease/

    Cost: $15 per participant

    For reservation or more information, please contact Heidi Leathwood at
    heidi.leathwood@gmail.com or 720.839.2549



    Maedée Duprès, Alexander Technique teacher in Denver, ColoradoSaturday, October 20 · 2-3:30 pm
    Alexander Technique for Parkinson’s Patients and Caregivers
    with Maedée Duprès

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

    The Alexander Technique can help with physical and emotional challenges of both patients and caregivers.

    Colorado Society for the Alexander Technique in cooperation with Parkinson Association of the Rockies present affordable classes in the Alexander Technique for Parkinson’s patients and caregivers in Denver Metro area. All locations are wheelchair accessible. Studies indicate that the Alexander Technique helps with Parkinson symptom mitigation. https://coloradosat.org/research-on-parkinsons-disease/

     

    Cost: $15 per participant

    For reservation or more information please contact Maedée Duprès at
    maedee@alivingartscentre.com or 303.781.7102



    Aurora Music Teachers AssociationFriday, October 12 · 11 am
    Alexander Technique Demo for the Aurora Music Teachers Association
    with Nicole Rafferty

    Aurora Public Library 14949 E Alameda Pkwy, Aurora, CO 80012 · map

    Open to members of the Aurora Music Teachers Association



    Michelle BrakeFriday, October 5, 2018 · 3–4 pm
    Alexander Technique for Parkinson’s Patients and Caregivers
    with Michelle Brake

    Smiley Branch Library
    Basement Meeting Room (with elevator access)
    4501 W 46th Ave, Denver, CO 80212 · map

    The Alexander Technique can help with physical and emotional challenges of both patients and caregivers.

    Colorado Society for the Alexander Technique in cooperation with Parkinson Association of the Rockies present affordable classes in the Alexander Technique for Parkinson’s patients and caregivers in Denver Metro area. All locations are wheelchair accessible. Studies indicate that the Alexander Technique helps with Parkinson symptom mitigation. https://coloradosat.org/research-on-parkinsons-disease/

    Cost: $15 per person

    For more information, please contact brake.michelle@gmail.com or 303-906-7003



    Nicole Rafferty, Alexander Technique teacher in Denver COOctober 3, 2018 · 6.30–7.30 pm
    Alexander Technique for Parkinson’s Patients and Caregivers
    with Nicole Rafferty

    The Alexander Technique can help with physical and emotional challenges of both patients and caregivers.

    Colorado Society for the Alexander Technique in cooperation with Parkinson Association of the Rockies present affordable classes in the Alexander Technique for Parkinson’s patients and caregivers in Denver Metro area. All locations are wheelchair accessible. Studies indicate that the Alexander Technique helps with Parkinson symptom mitigation. https://coloradosat.org/research-on-parkinsons-disease/

    Cost: $15 per person

    For more information, contact nikki@raffertyhome.com, 720.840.7760



    a living arts centreSaturday, September 29, 2018 · 2–3.30 pm
    Alexander Technique Introductory Workshop
    with Maedée Duprès

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

    • 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 COSeptember 26, 2018 · 6.30–7.30 pm
    Preparing your Mind and Body for Pregnancy and Birth
    with Nicole Rafferty

    9360 Teddy Lane, Suite 101, Lone Tree, CO 80124 · map

    Open to expectant mothers and couples

    Cost: $30 per person

    For more information, contact nikki@raffertyhome.com, 720.840.7760



    Heidi Brende Leathwood, Alexander Technique teacher in Denver CO and Greeley CO

    Saturday, September 22, 2018 · 4-5.30 pm
    Alexander Technique Refresher Workshop
    with Heidi Brende Leathwood
    Senior teacher with 23 years of experience
    Director, Alexander Technique Denver

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

    Designed for people with ongoing or previous Alexander Technique experience.

    • Hands-on guidance
    • Group activities in “thinking in activity”
    • Class discussion on using AT in your daily life

    Admission: $30

    Reservation required, contact heidi.leathwood@gmail.com, 720.839.2549



    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