"Many of us are acquainted with the Rilke line “You must change your life,” but until you’ve heard it shouted from a cliff edge high over the Aegean after a week of actually having your life changed, you won’t know it in quite its full glory. A week with Judith in Greece is more than an amazing learning experience with a brilliant teacher, more than a week on one of the most stunning islands in the world, more than deep connection with a group of wonderful people; it is something genuinely life-altering. It’s a week in which you enter a sacred magical space, where you shift delightedly between quiet wonder and gleeful noise, where you mingle happily with ancient gods and goddesses. Where your body learns to dance in synch with your mind. Judith manages to help and inspire and unite all kinds of people, from grandmothers to metal workers, introverts to extroverts, young to old, actresses, techies, architects, dancers, and more. People of all levels of experience with the Alexander technique are generously and gently guided out of long-held patterns and moved towards full presence. You will never find a better, more inspiring teacher than Judith. I can’t recommend this experience enough." Joan Harvey, writer, Boulder, CO, 2017 participant
"In the world of Homer’s Odyssey, where gods regularly visit mortals, transformation is an expected part of life. Athena might arrive as an old man and leave as a bird; with the wave of her wand, Circe turns men into swine. Judith Grodowitz’s workshop in Folegandros transported the Alexander Technique to the ancient landscapes and stories of a Greek Island. Inside a one-room schoolhouse in a white-washed town, Judith showed us how to invite change into our bodies and selves. Classes artfully integrated fundamentals of the Alexander Technique with movement, image, and literature. We journeyed forth—a little community of travelers—transformed by our experiences, the brilliant sun, and the buoyant Aegean."
Maria, Teacher and Scholar
"I had a completely life altering, affirming experience taking Judith Grodowitz's Inspiration in the Aegean workshop. The unique combination of Judith's abilities as a teacher, with her knowledge of Greek mythology and culture, in the amazing surrounding of the island of Folegandros was phenomenal for me. I had not expected to be so profoundly affected by Judith's workshop. My experience far transcended my preconceptions of what any learning opportunity in a new culture could be. Physically, emotionally, and historically, I had a very full sense that I had returned home."
Salley May, performance artist, theatre educator, social worker, New York City, NY
"I was expecting a pleasant vacation with some sun, some fun, and tuning into my body more -- but what I got was a mind-blowing spiritual awakening....Since I've been back I've been seeing things (people, places & situations) through new eyes. They say that meditation helps one develop clarity and I feel like your class & Folegandros opened a door to that."
Emily Clark, former Graphic artist who went on to become an Alexander Teacher herself, Portland, OR