The only thing you have to offer another being, ever, is your own state of being. — Ram Dass

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“She's an artist, and she's a scientist. Her knowledge seems endless.” Japan

“Robyn is profoundly creative, extraordinarily sensitive.” Japan

“compassionate, fun, and inspirational teaching” Mexico

“… Robyn’s playful yet deep approach to teaching, alongside her immense skill-set,…” Colorado

“(Robyn’s) energy keeps people moving, engaged with each other, learning the information through direct experience.” New Mexico

“She guides me into who I really am.” Japan

“It was worth traveling 800 miles for training!”  California

“I appreciate the vibrancy of Robyn’s trainings.” New Mexico

“I have been touched to tears watching others do their Alexander Work in Robyn’s classes.”  Alaska

Why Study Here (forwards to page)

Why Study Here?

Flexible Training (forwards to page)

Flexible Training Options.

What’s training like? (forwards to page)

What’s training like?

Core Curriculum (forwards to page)

Core Curriculum

Complementary Curriculum (forwards to page)

Complementary Curriculum

Annual International Summer Retreat (forwards to page)

Annual International Summer Retreat

Living in a Body (forwards to page)

Living in a Body

Body, Breath & Sound (forwards to page)

Body, Breath & Sound

International Study (forwards to page)

International Study

Performing Arts Immersion (forwards to page)

Performing Arts Immersion

Equestrian Events (forwards to page)

Equestrian Events

Fine Arts Events (forwards to page)

Fine Arts Events

More About Our School

The Contemporary Alexander School is a learning community dedicated to furthering the Work of F.M. Alexander with self-paced, non-residential, contemporary teacher training programs based in Santa Fe, NM and Portland OR.  Founded by Robyn Avalon, CAS, also known as Alexander Alliance Southwest/Northwest, is the US branch of Alexander Alliance International. Trainees learn to teach the fundamental principles of the Work to individuals and groups within the activities of their lives.

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Recent Blog Posts

February 1, 2017 |

European Workshops with Robyn Spring 2017

Workshops scheduled for Europe in Spring 2017 Alexander Post Grad Workshop in Paris, April 30 & May 1...

January 2, 2016 |

CAS Alexander Trainings in Beautiful Locations

1.1.2016 A visual tour of training locations for the Contemporary Alexander School & Alexander Alliance...

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