Alexander Technique and Tai Chi Holiday Course in Bali, Crete. 8th to 15th September 2019
Combine a week of holiday with Alexander Technique and Tai Chi in the wonderful setting of the Cretan fishing village of Bali in Greece.
Bali is located on a peninsula along the northern coast of Crete offering views of the mountains of Crete across the glittering turquoise water. As well as several beaches and swimming there are lovely walks in the hills around and plenty of tavernas and restaurants to enjoy the local produce.
The course is for you whether you are new to Alexander Technique and Tai Chi, as a complement to your current lessons, or if you would love to deepen or just refresh your learning. AT and Tai Chi are very compatible and we will look at how to apply Alexander principles to Tai Chi practice and how learning Tai Chi can support the learning of AT. Alexander teachers who would like to attend for their own pleasure or CPD requirements are also welcome. Come and learn in depth in a relaxed, easy going atmosphere.
The course will run for six days with five teaching days and one free day in the middle of the week for sightseeing or to just laze around. The full course includes 30 minutes of Tai Chi each course morning before breakfast, then 2 hours of group Alexander Technique work and a half hour talk before dinner; plus five half hour individual AT lessons. There will be the three AT teachers, Brita Forsstrom, Kamal Thapen and Antonella Cavallone, and you will have a chance to work with each one.
The course takes place at Sea-Esta Beach House, a villa located very centrally in Bali with both indoor and patio space for the work. See map above right and below under Accommodation for full address and map coordinates.
As the course will be in the mornings there will be plenty of free time to spend with the other participants to share your experience of learning AT, reflect on it and to swim, walk, rest and enjoy the local food. You may also want to bring partners or family members to join in some of the learning sessions or just come and enjoy a holiday.
Crete is a large island with a rich history, perhaps most known for Knossos and Phaistos and Heraklion Archaeological Museum, which are all about an hour from Bali. If there is interest we will organise a minibus to Knossos and Heraklion on the free day in the middle of the week.
Early booking on the course is highly recommended so as to get reasonable flights and good places to stay.
The course fee is £400. It is also possible to book for part of the week or simply to enjoy a holiday and only book some lessons. The fee for part of the course will be charged at £85 per day and lessons at £35 per lesson. Fees do not include flights, accommodation or meals. Book now by emailing us to confirm names and making a payment by bacs transfer to the City Alexander Technique School bank account of £100 deposit per person; with the remaining £300 by 30th June 2019.
Bali offers a range of different possibilities from small to large hotels, apartments, villas and rooms to rent. See – Alpharooms, Airbnb, Hometogo, Homeaway, Booking.com, tripadvsor.co.uk,
The course will be at:
Sea-Esta Beach House,
Google Maps Coordinates: 35.414541, 24.783113
Address: Bali village, P.C.: 74057
Rethymno, Crete, Greece
The earlier you book the course and your flights the greater the availability. There are three international airports on Crete and we recommend that you fly to Heraklion or Chania. Bali is between the two but closer to Heraklion. Return flights from London to Crete start from around £180 if booked now via Easyjet directly or search Skyscanner or www.cheapflights.co.uk