Bruce Fertman, notable international teacher of the Alexander Technique, will be leading a weekend workshop in Macclesfield in April 2020. Please find details, booking information and a bio of Bruce below.
This is an opportunity to experience and learn from a highly skilled exponent of A.T. group learning. Places will be made available to teachers initially, and later possibly to trainees and pupils. Apparently half of the available places are already booked (November 2019).
“Gravity and Grace” Alexander Workshops with Bruce Fertman
Saturday 18 & Sunday 19 April, 2020
Morton Hall Community Centre
Saturday 18th April 10.00 - 16.00 (Lunch 12.30 - 13.30)
Sunday 19 April 10.00 - 16.00 (Lunch 12.30 - 13.30)
Please see for more information: https://peacefulbodyschool.com
Fees: £100 per day and £160.00 for both days.
To reserve your place, or for more information, please email Ruth Davis - [email protected]
Bruce Fertman, Teacher of the Alexander Technique
'Having done so for 30 years, Bruce continues to teach annually in Europe, Asia, and the United States helping people experience the interconnectedness between physical and spiritual grace.
In 1982, Bruce co-founded the Alexander Alliance International, an intergenerational, multicultural community/school, now with programs in Germany, Switzerland, Austria, England, Japan, Korea, Australia, and America. He trained with five first generation Alexander teachers, most notably with Marjorie L. Barstow, with whom he apprenticed and assisted for 12 years, and also with Elisabeth Walker, Erika Whittaker, Richard M. Gummere, Jr., and Catherine Wielopolska.
For ten years Bruce trained as a gymnast with Olympic coaches, and with Dan Millman, receiving a full scholarship to Penn State University. He was a professional modern dancer for 12 years, completing his Master’s degree in Modern Dance and Movement Re-education at Temple University. Bruce studied Tai Chi Chu’an in New York City at the Shr Jung Institute and in Philadelphia with Cheng man Ching’s six senior American students for 8 years, and also for 8 years with Shuji Maruyama who, as a boy, lived and trained with Morihei Ueshiba, the founder of Aikido. Bruce was awarded a scholarship to study at the Uresenke School of Tea in Kyoto, Japan, with Iemoto Soshitsu Sen, the 15th generation grand tea master. He studied Argentine Tango in Buenos Aires, Berlin, and Rome. Bruce trained in Kyudo, Zen Archery, in Osaka, Japan where he lives and teaches half the year.
In addition to training Alexander Technique teachers, Bruce has worked with members of the Berlin Philharmonic, Radio France, The National Symphony in Washington DC, the Honolulu Symphony, for the Curtis Institute of Music, and for Jeong Ga Ak Hoe. He taught for the Five College Dance Program in Amherst, Massachusetts for 13 years, for the Tango community in Buenos Aires, and for 6 years, Bruce taught movement for actors at Temple and Rutgers University. For ten years Bruce taught annually for the College of Physiotherapy in Gottingen.
Bruce’s heart centered approach as an Alexander teacher rests upon his extensive training in psychology and theology. Having studied the work of Eric Berne, (Transactional Analysis), Carl Rogers, (Person Centered Therapy), Frederick Perls, (Gestalt Therapy), Albert Ellis, (Rational-Emotive Therapy), Carl Jung, (Analytical Psychology), Byron Katie, (Inquiry), and Claudio Naranjo, (Enneatypal Psychology), as well as having studied with Jewish, Christian, and Buddhist scholars, Bruce’s teaching not only transforms people physically; it creates a decided shift in peoples’ personal and spiritual lives.
Author of Teaching By Hand/Learning By Heart, Bruce is currently at work on two books, The Dismantling of the Ego – Somatic Musings Inspired by and in Honor of Claudio Naranjo, and The Unsentimental Practice of Love – Learning How to Serve.