Bird-eye view of Mekinje Monastery, Kamnik, Slovenia



  • Help to make the Alexander Technique more accessible today.
  • Preserve its real meaning in the future without appearing to be stuffy or old fashioned.
  • Improve our teaching so that it brings a greater understanding to future generations.

In short, we will continue to explore how we can take the Alexander Principles into the future without losing the essence of the work.

“My technique is based on inhibition, the inhibition of undesirable, unwanted responses to stimuli, and hence it is primarily a technique for the development of the control of human reaction.”

— F. M. Alexander

Niall Kelly giving a talk in Monastery courtyard, audience sitting in a circle

The Convention will take place in a peaceful conference centre where most of the participants will sleep, eat and learn under one roof over 7 days. This means the exchange room and breakout rooms never close so you can exchange work, chat or discuss all aspects of the Work to your heart’s content without being disturbed. We aim to give you extra teaching tools and inspiration that will radically strengthen your confidence in the way you teach. The only requirements are an open mind, an adventurous spirit, and a sense of humour!

Schedule of Events

The convention starts at 6pm on Sunday 25th August and finishes at lunch time on Saturday 31st August 2024. Every day there will be workshops both in the morning and in the afternoon except for one free day when there will be an opportunity to visit the high Alps. There will be a series of talks/discussions every day at 5pm, and work exchange rooms and meeting rooms open 24 hours a day.

For a full timetable, please see our timetable page

Typical Daily schedule

8:30 Yoga, guided constructive rest or meditation
9:15 Breakfast
10:00 Short meeting to make announcements etc.
10:15 to 1:00 Workshops
1:00 Lunch
2:30 – 5:00 Exchange work, workshop or free time
5:00 Daily Presentation
7.00 Evening meal in town
There will also be tea and coffee rooms available to give you a chance to relax over a cup of tea and reconnect with old friends or meet new ones.


The venue is the wonderful Mekinje Monastery which is located just north of the historical town of Kamnik and just twenty minutes by car or taxi from Ljubljana Airport. It is approximately 30 minutes by car to Ljubljana City or 50 minutes by public bus or train.

Picture of the Mekinje Monastery

The Mekinje Monastery is a retreat and conference centre just outside Kamnik, Slovenia. Mekinje offers modern residential accommodation and is close to Ljubljana Airport. The rooms are a mixture of Single, Double, Twin, Triple and Quad rooms available.

The Conference Venue and Meeting Rooms are various sizes and locations to meet the needs of the particular workshop. All conference, meeting rooms and bedrooms are equipped with Free Wi-Fi Internet Access. The meditation rooms offer an oasis of quiet for all.

Special diets are catered for. Please mention your requirements to the Monastery centre at time of booking if you are staying in the monastery.

For full details about the Centre, or other places to stay please visit the accommodation page