Participants at a workshop at the Alexander Technique 9th International Congress 2011

giora pinkas usa / israel

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Photo of Giora Pinkas, presenter at the Alexander Technique Congress 2015

continuous learning session: all week | details

workshop: mon 10 aug | details

Lessons with Shmuel Nelken and Rika Cohen (in 1962-3) sparked an interest, which led to training (1964-67) with Patrick Macdonald.

Giora then taught in London and Germany before returning to Israel to establish a thriving practice. In 1972 he moved with his family (for two years, he thought) to California, where he's been stuck ever since...

In 1974 he helped establish in San Francisco what has since become the international standard for teacher-training. In the ensuing years he also trained teachers in Germany. Since the 80's he's been a regular guest-teacher/consultant in a number of training courses throughout Europe. His long-time interests and experiences beyond the Technique include dance, music, psychology, meditation and spirituality. The Alexander Educational Center - which offers teacher training and refresher courses - is located in Berkeley, California.

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