I can ski the field with more relaxation and control, I look more graceful and organized, and I feel much better at the end of the day.
WORKSHOP: Ease On Skis is a dramatically new and effective ski teaching method. It trains you to find dynamic stability, effortlessness and grace on your way down ski slopes. While skiers at all levels of skill can benefit, this particular workshop is designed for skiers who are no longer beginners. Each workshop day begins with ski classes and lessons and ends with group and private Alexander Technique lessons, local Austrian cuisine dining, and saunas for those who want them. EOS workshops are still rare; this is the only one offered to the public this year. We hope to offer beginners’ workshops in coming years.
LOCATION: Schladming, Austria (www.schladming-dachstein.at/en)
In central Austria with direct rail links to Salzburg and Vienna, Schladming hosts an annual Alpine Ski World Cup race known as the ‘Night Race’. It has 4 linked ski mountains with 123 kilometers of ski slopes at altitudes of up to 2015 meters (6,611 feet), with expansive views of the Dachstein peaks. Nestled against a dramatic gorge, the town dates back to 1180 and has many excellent restaurants.
COST: The 6-day workshop costs 1990 Euros/person. The price drops to 1880 Euros/person for early registration before September 15th, 2021. These prices include housing at the Biohotel Bergkristall (hotel-bergkristall.com) plus ski lift tickets and a generous daily breakfast. Equipment rentals and other meals are not included.
REGISTRATION: Register online at www.easeonskis.com before September 15th, 2021 for the best price.
STAFF: Erik Bendix, MAmSAT, developed Ease On Skis over the last 20 years as he applied Alexander Technique to his skiing (easeonskis.com). His new book and film on his method are forthcoming. Jana Boronova (www.fundamentalalexandermoves.com) is a certified snowboard instructor, a certified Alexander Technique teacher yoga instructor. Christoph Bacher (www.christoph-bacher.com) is a certified Austrian ski instructor, an Alexander Technique teacher and a natural fitness instructor based in Berlin, Germany. He grew up in Schladming.
REQUIREMENTS: Participants need health insurance valid in Austria. The workshop is limited to a maximum of 12 participants.