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Erik Bendix
North Carolina, USA

Ease on Skis: try it out indoors without snow or ski equipment

Indoor movement explorations have become an essential part of Ease on Skis, our application of the Alexander Technique to alpine skiing. We use these indoor explorations every day at our winter workshops to familiarize students with the movements they will need the next day out on the ski slopes. By learning the movements in safety indoors, students at winter workshops have a more secure base from which to inhibit their reactions to sliding downhill once they get outside.

At a summer workshop, students trying these explorations can get a taste of what skiing with dynamic ease feels like. Expect plenty of hands-on guidance of movement, leaning this way and that as we stand or walk, even some rolling on the floor. Bring your mask! Let’s stay safe so we can really enjoy this. It is such fun.

About Erik Bendix

I started skiing at age 10 while attending school at the Ecole d’Humanité in Switzerland. Skiing scared me stiff at the time. I managed to reach moderate skiing competence by my 20’s, but was stuck at a plateau of skill until I began studying the Alexander Technique. Then, suddenly, my skiing began opening up and has been opening since. Every day on the slopes now brings further improvement. I have been experimenting with applying Alexander Technique to skiing for over 25 years now. In 2004, I was encouraged to go public with this work by Steven Shaw (of The Art of Swimming), and began teaching and writing about it. Movement touches all aspects of my life. I am known as a teacher of world folk dance traditions, I practice Tai Chi, I swim and I have a private practice teaching Alexander Technique and Body-Mind Centering®. I also write and translate poetry, a movement form in words. Although I have now written a book on skiing, my experience of skiing goes far beyond words, often into bliss. I teach it because I want to share that.“


See also: Erik Bendix – Presenter Detail Page

Tuesday, 23 August 2022
14:30 h - 15:45 h
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