Eutokia Workshops

Eutokia workshops for AT teachers

These workshops on the application of the AT to pregnancy and childbirth are designed for AT teachers and third-year students who wish to expand their work in this exciting field. They are based on The Alexander Technique Birth Book, which I co-authored with Angela and Jonathan Drake (for details, click on ‘Publications’ in the Navigation bar). The course is practical and theoretical, covering a range of topics relevant to pregnancy and birth. Participants learn to apply their AT skills to the special needs of expecting mothers. They train to conduct small antenatal classes in which women and their partners are prepared for childbirth using AT principles. They also learn how to be a birth companion (doula). The course is recognized by Doula UK.

A workshop runs for five consecutive days, or on five Sundays over several months. It is designed for up to 12 AT teachers and third-year AT trainees.

Dates

The next workshop will be held from 16 to 22 April, 2018, and will be run by Natasha Broke.

Venue

41 Thornhill Road, London, N1 1JS.

Fee: 500.00 includes lunch and tea (concessions available for students).

For further information and booking please phone 020 7609 3733 or 07899 061 758, or email info@natashabroke.com.

Syllabus of the workshop

Floating topic: enthusiasm for natural childbirth backed by use of AT principles.

Daily schedule

10:00 – 10:45   sharing AT work
10:45 – 11:30   talk on topic related to pregnancy and childbirth
11:30 – 11:45   tea break
11:45 – 13:00   practical work
13:00 – 14:15   light lunch
14:15 – 14:30   lying down
14:30 – 16:30   discussion and practical work
16:30 – 17:00   tea and summing up

The practical work each day relates to the current topic of discussion and includes movements I teach in my eutokia classes.

Recommended reading

I strongly recommend:

The following list is a small selection of good books that are relevant to our work:

My e-book, The Alexander Technique Birth Stories, can be downloaded.

Recommended preparation

Participants are advised to try to arrange to be present at a birth before coming to the workshop. This can be a very useful experience.

I also recommend attending (as a visitor) an antenatal class organized by a local hospital, clinic, childbirth educational organization — such as the National Childbirth Trust (NCT). This should not be too difficult.

Ilana Machover