International Body-Mind Workshop

Alexander Technique meets Gestalt Therapy

presented by Miriam Grace (Granthier) and Imogen Ragone

Saturday, 22nd October, 2016, 10 AM – 4:30 PM
International Community Centre
61b Mansfield Road, Nottingham NG1 3FN

 Mary Oliver


Miriam Grace (Granthier) and Imogen Ragone will be running their third International Body-Mind Workshop, this year in Nottingham. In this one-day interactive workshop they will present their latest ideas on the interconnectedness of body and mind through the lenses of Gestalt and Alexander Technique.

Join us for a day of exploration. Through fun, experiential exercises we’ll look at sensation and body-mind awareness to understand the wholeness and interconnectedness of thought patterns, physical and emotional experience and learning how to get out of the way of our own healing and natural balance. Miriam and Imogen (visiting from the USA) will provide a safe workshop space for these explorations, which will include breath work, floor work, paired and group exercises, as well as discussion, linking the emotional and psychological elements of our body expression.

Miriam and Imogen have worked together sharing commonalities, for example understanding Gestalt focus on awareness and the centrality of pausing in the Alexander technique. The founders of both disciplines share similar influences and Imogen and Miriam’s development of this integration has deepened both their approaches as practitioners.


Here’s what participants at our previous workshops said:

“I wanted to enhance my connection within myself and my expectations were met.”

“A well-managed group”

“A relaxing day where I learned more.”

“I thought this was a brilliant day which has really made me rethink about myself and how I can use the knowledge I have gained to improve things for myself…  It was a very original workshop which exceeded all my expectations.”

“Well facilitated and good value. Well done to you both the way in which you facilitated the day and demonstrated the body mind connection.”



Contact: Miriam at 07969 092362 or

Cost: £90 

Early Bird Booking: £80 

Book by October 7th to gain the discount!

Place: International Community Centre, 61b Mansfield Road, Nottingham NG1 3FN

Time: 10 AM – 4.30 PM

Date: 22nd October 2016


About the Presenters:

Miriam Grace (Granthier) is a psychotherapist in private practice in the Midlands, UK. Miriam has qualifications in Person-Centred, Gestalt and Humanistic Psychotherapy. She has worked as a therapist for 25 years and offers counselling, psychotherapy, supervision, training, group therapy and coaching. She is interested in psychotherapy, bodywork and spirituality, seeing these as ways of engaging with being fully human. Miriam is currently pursuing her interests in Psychosynthesis, and the experience of mid-life transitions from a woman-centered perspective in particular.

20160402_Ragone_02-cropped and resized for webImogen Ragone is an Alexander Technique teacher based in Wilmington, Delaware in the USA. Imogen initially discovered Alexander Technique as a solution to chronic neck pain and tension, but soon discovered it to be invaluable in many other areas of her life. As a self-employed woman she found it helped her to both successfully manage a lot of time at the computer without undue fatigue, tension or pain, and overcome nerves and present herself and her work with confidence, as well as to generally manage overwhelm and stress. She has been in practice since 2006, and in the past few years has become particularly interested in using the principles of the Alexander Technique to empower women. /



© 2016 Miriam Grace (Granthier) & Imogen Ragone