In the Company of Support - The Awakened Self
The Alexander Technique at Roger Williams University

Annual Summer Retreat

July 26 - July 31, 2020

Roger Williams University

Bristol, Rhode Island

Registration Information

Institute Directors
Debi Adams, Bob Lada, and Tommy Thompson
with invited guest teachers

We welcome you, Alexander teachers, trainees and students, to join us for our annual summer retreat at Roger Williams University,, 45 minutes south of Boston. Join us in an ideal pastoral setting for continuous learning and personal growth In the Company of Support -  The Awakened Self.

Our time together will focus on individual growth and the positive application of the Alexander Technique in all aspects of life's daily activities, performances, visions and interpersonal relationships.  Our focus will be “finding your self in the activities of life’s encounters”.

Please look at the schedule page for our special evening events.

We will all arrive on Sunday afternoon, July 26th after 2PM, and gather as a group for an evening meal around 6PM. Our last event will finish on Friday July 31st at 2PM.

Why The Awakened Self ?


As humans, we live through a series of activities or encounters that call upon us to be present to some degree. We can consciously attend to these moments with greater ease and coordination.  In addition, we can go further. We can consciously explore who we are at any moment given our involvement in the activity. 

This year we will explore the potential of who you might be, as well as who you anticipate being, in any given activity, whether driving a car, having a conversation with a friend or playing a musical instrument.  Any activity you find yourself engaged in, chosen consciously or not, allows an encountering of your potential self. Some activities and encounters seem, of course, inconsequential, while others seem more meaningful, and they all offer us a chance to explore In the Company of Support.

Find yourself-- your Awakened Self.


JOIN US for a five day residential retreat in the comfort of Roger Williams University with air-conditioned private and double rooms (, full athletic facilities, proximity to the ocean and other outdoor activities.  We will have morning, afternoon and evening workshops and special presentations to be announced, with time set aside for reflection and private work sessions.

YOU WILL RECEIVE a private lesson and several group classes from our core faculty. We will also invite guest teachers for other sessions so that you have the opportunity for expanded exposure to different ways of teaching.


We can arrange a ride for you with a limousine company for a fee.  Please let us know your arrival time and location ASAP so we can secure these arrangements.

 If you choose to get there on your own here are the options.

 From Providence T.F. Green Airport 

 Public Transportation:

There are several buses to Kennedy Plaza in downtown Providence.  Bus #60 from Kennedy Plaza will take you to The Roger Williams Campus.  It will take 1 ½-2 hours total. 

 A Lyft or Uber from Green Airport will take about 40 minutes.  The cost, depending on arrival time of course, is $35 shared and $45 not shared.

 From Boston Logan Airport

 Public Transportation:

You will take the Silver Line to South Station. From there you will take a Peter Pan Bus to The Providence Convention Center.  A short walk to Kennedy Plaza brings you to the #60 bus to the Roger Williams Bristol Campus. The trip will take  2 ½-3 hours.

 A Lyft or Uber from Logan Airport will take an hour and 15 minutes.  It will cost $40-$90.


We haven't received this year's contract from Roger Williams, so these numbers aren't confirmed yet.  Fees shown are from the 2019 retreat.

Full workshop with room and board – $1250 (double room) or $1500 (single) 
Trainee or Commuter (meals included) – $950.  
Daily Fee – $300

A deposit of $500 USD will hold your space until June 1st when the final balance is due.

We offer sponsorship evaluations for Alexander Technique International.

(617) 817-5415