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Art of Running Instructor Course

  • 08 Oct 2016
  • 10:00 AM
  • 09 Oct 2016
  • 6:00 PM
  • Trinity College, Stoke Bishop, BRISTOL, BS9 1JP

Exclusive to Alexander Technique qualified teachers

Training to be an Art of Running Instructor, will give you the skills to work with a wide range of runners, helping them discover an easier, smoother and healthier way of running.
Be one of the first! This is a pilot course designed to test out this new Art of Running certification programme, so a great opportunity to be one of the first Art of Running instructors at a reduced fee. 


Canadian Running Coach, competitive Masters runner and Alexander Technique practitioner, Malcolm Balk is the originator of the ‘Art of Running’.

His popular workshops have featured in Runner’s World, The Times, The Telegraph, The Guardian. He is the co-author of the bestseller “The Art of Running: Raising your Performance with the Alexander Technique” (Malcolm Balk and Andrew Shields Collins & Brown 2009) 


OUTLINE for days 1 and 2
Day 1 – Foundation
Experiential learning:
Alexander Technique Principles applied to Running Technique Fundamentals
– experience the process of change and improvement in your running
– identify and help change habits and movement patterns which can lead to injury
– discover the benefits of running with more ease, less tension and more enjoyment
– Learn the skills required to demonstration standard

Day 2
Teaching Fundamentals:
Engagement and Assessment: your role as a guide in the learning process
Analysis: observation and effective use of video analysis tools
Build confidence in runners
Effective demonstration of drills and skills and feedback

Teas/coffees for the breaks and a buffet lunch will be served on both days.  We regret that we are unable to cater for specific dietary requirements. 

DAYS 3-4 :13th and 14th May 2017 Bristol (venue tbc)


Be a qualified teacher of the Alexander Technique
Either a regular runner or for non-runners will have begun training on a ‘coach to 5k’ programme. 


Essential reading prior to course commencement highlighted in bold
AT for running: ‘Master the Art of Running’ Malcolm Balk & Andrew Shields General Running: ‘Build your Running Body’ Pete Magill et al
Models of Running: ‘Master Running Technique’, Terry Smith
‘Older Yet Faster’, Keith Bateman & Heidi Jones
Footwear/Minimalist shoes etc.: ‘Tread Lightly’ Bill Katovsky & Peter Larson
Great read: ‘Born to Run’ Christopher McDougal

COST of the Art of Running Professional Teacher Training Course in Bristol:
Option A = £750 paid in two installments (September 2016 and February 2017) of £375
Option B = 10% discount for payment in full (September 2016) £675

To book contact Susie Baker (see details below)     

Limited accommodation (£35 per night) is available at Trinity College. If you would like assistance with accommodation please contact Susie Baker on 07919 33 33 88 

For more information about the Programme or arrangements contact

Susie Baker on 07919 33 33 88

email: sb@learningthealexandertechnique.com

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