2nd International Alexander Teachers Convention in Dublin, Ireland, April 2017
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Richard Brennan MSTAT, ISATT

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Profile

Richard Brennan is an Alexander Technique teacher, author and Director of Training at the Alexander Technique Centre based in Galway, Ireland. He has been teaching the Technique full time for over 25 years. He was a director of the 10th International Alexander Technique Congress, held in Limerick, Ireland, in August 2015.

Richard was born in the UK and moved to Galway, Ireland, in 1997, where he runs a busy private practice. He founded the first Alexander Teacher Training College in Ireland in 1998. He is co-founder and president of Irish Society of Alexander Technique Teachers (ISATT), established in June, 2004. In 2007 the training course became approved by the Society of Teachers of the Alexander Technique, STAT, and the Irish Society of Alexander Technique Teachers (ISATT).

Richard has taught the Technique at many educational centres in Ireland, UK, Europe and the USA. He was a guest presenter at the AmSAT annual conference in San Francisco 2009 and in 2013 he organised the International Alexander Technique Teachers Convention in Dublin.

Richard is the author of eight books on the Alexander Technique including The Alexander Technique – Natural Poise for Health, The Alexander Technique Workbook, The Alexander Technique Manual, Mind and Body Stress Relief with the Alexander Technique, The Alexander Technique – a Practical Introduction, Change your Posture – Change your Life, Back in Balance and How to Breathe. His books have sold over 250,000 copies and have been translated into nine languages.

He has also written many articles on the Technique and has been featured in a wide variety of newspapers and magazines, including the Irish Times, the Sunday Tribune, the Irish Examiner, Cosmopolitan, Hello and Home and Country. He has appeared on BBC 1 & RTE 1 and has been featured on BBC Radios 4 & 5 and on local radio around Ireland and the UK.

Richard has been a pioneer in helping to make the Alexander technique accessible to many thousands of people.

Website: www.alexander.ie

Presentation

  • The Heart of the Work
    Alexander once claimed that if you were a thief, his work would make you a better thief. There are many aspects ourselves that we can improve: standing, sitting, moving posture, performance or simply helping to be more conscious human beings. Perhaps there are some things even greater that we can share with our students; some things that are even more profound. In this presentation we will explore the emotional and (dare I say it) spiritual dimensions of the Work. Please bring an open heart and open mind.