Erik Bendix Visit, December 9-10, 2017

Erik Bendix Visit

Exploring the Developmental Movement Patterns from

Bonnie Bainbridge Cohen’s Body-Mind Centering

Saturday/Sunday, December 9 – 10, 2017, Sinclair Studio.



Saturday, December 9; 9am-12pm, 2-5pm

Sunday, December 10; 10am-1pm

$325 + HST

Erik Bendix is an AmSAT-certified Teacher of the Alexander Technique. He trained in the 1990s with Frank Ottiwell, Joan and Alex Murray, and Walter Carrington. Erik assisted on Vivien and Neil Schapera’s Cincinnati training for five years, worked with musicians with Vivien Mackie, helped represent the Technique at the 2012-13 Embodied Mind conferences in Paris and Gargonza and taught Alexander Technique in Taiwan and at Pomona College. He is trained in both Dart Procedures© and Body-Mind Centering, disciplines that explore how movement develops in infants. He trained in BMC® with Bonnie Bainbridge Cohen in the 1990s, created The Learning Curve workshops to explore scoliosis, and developed his own Ease on Skis ski teaching method based on the Technique which he has taught at many workshops. Trained as a philosopher at Oxford and Princeton, Erik is a published poet and is known worldwide as a folk dance teacher.

Contact the Director of Training, Susan Sinclair, 416 603 2650.

Thinking in Action, 2018

Thinking in Action, Saturdays, 7-9pm


The Director of the Alexander Technique

Teacher Training Program

Susan Sinclair

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Saturday evenings of each training weekend will be open to any student, trainee or teacher interested in the Technique.

These classes will focus on assisting students in the application of the Alexander Technique directly into the activities of their lives; either in relation to performance (i.e. with an instrument, dancing, singing) or in relation to any daily activity or task (i.e. cycling, running, gardening, computer work, household chores).

Events are open to teachers and graduates, as well as trainees and the general public.

Upcoming dates, 2018Feb 3, Mar 3, Apr 7, May 5Jun 2, Jul 7.

Class Fee:  $25 (HST Included)

Those interested in attending can register online or contact Director of Training, Susan Sinclair, 416 603 2650.

2018 Summer Workshop

The 2018 Toronto Alexander Technique Summer Workshop

“Mindfulness in Action”

July 5 – July 8, 2018
9-5, Thursday-Saturday; 9-12 Sunday
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We are designed for movement. Inherent in our design is an incredible capacity for ease, flexibility, power and expressiveness; whether we are dancing, hammering a nail, working at a computer, singing or simply walking. All too often we unknowingly interfere with this design; replacing energy, delight, and grace with effort, tension and fatigue.

This three and a half day workshop is designed for both new and experienced students of the Alexander Technique as well as those considering teacher training. We will study basic principles of Alexander’s work, applying the technique to the interests of the participants: work skills, daily activities, playing music or sports, voice or dance.

Participants are also invited to attend the Saturday evening “Thinking in Activity” class scheduled for July 7, 7-9pm.

Join Studio Director, Susan Sinclair and Visiting Adjunct Teacher and Physiotherapist, Sakiko Ishitsubo for this intensive three and one-half day workshop.

Sakiko Ishitsubo

Sakiko Ishitsubo

Fee: $350.00; All are welcome.

Registration can be done online; by email to; or by calling 416 603 2650.