Michael J. Gelb
has been an Alexander Technique teacher since 1978. He is the author of Body Learning: An Introduction to the Alexander Technique and the originator of the Super Qi Summit and the Super Qi Form. A 5th dan in aikido and a tai chi teacher, he is also a professional juggler who has performed with the Rolling Stones.
This dynamic program is based on the exciting discovery that a powerful catalyst for inspiring creative breakthroughs is to guide people to connect with one another first, before trying to solve a problem. When people connect, when they are on the same wavelength, attuned, and in rapport, they are much better at generating - and implementing - new ideas. This is The Art of Connection, the surprising secret of creative problem solving at work and at home. Contemporary research demonstrates that connectedness with others can also be a predictor of longevity, health, and happiness.
The Alexander Technique is a simple, profoundly powerful method for developing grace, poise, and presence on stage and in everyday life. Renowned as the trade secret of world-class performers (it’s part of the curriculum and the Royal Academy of Drama and Music in England and the Juilliard School in the U.S.), the Alexander Technique is often called “the method for keeping your eye on the ball applied to life.” The Super Qi form is a creative synthesis of the most effective movements from qigong, the ancient Chinese system for cultivating life energy and internal power.