We learn that we are designed to receive and embody our senses.
Sight comes to us through space, is received with soft eyes,
and then can enliven our whole body.
As we see with our whole self, our appreciation for life
and connection with nature continues to deepen.
Seeing becomes Beholding as we rest within nature’s embrace.
We invite you to join us at the Sevenoaks Retreat Center, in the beautiful mountains of Virginia, for our annual Summer Residential Course dedicated to the discoveries of F.M. Alexander.
This year, longtime returning participants, beginning andadvanced students, along with teachers who wish to deepen their skills, will come together once again in a supportive, deeply nourishing, learning community. We welcome you. Our days are filled with rich explorations of the Alexander principles in small and large groups with a high teacher-student ratio.
A continuing inspiration for our Alexander community is the faculty’s shared study with Marjorie Barstow, a graduate of F.M. Alexander’s first teacher training course. Marjorie worked primarily within a group setting, bringing even the simplest of activity to an art form. We honor her teaching influence in the daily classes and group activities during the workshop.