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Practical Details – Format, Fees, and Scheduling 

Here are the practical details of the LearningMethods Online distance learning program — the course format and its online tools, scheduling, fees, and how to sign up.

The in-depth content of the program is not listed here. Many of you will already be familiar with the LearningMethods and Anatomy of Wholeness work through workshops or classes. In any case you can get ample information about the nature and process of the work in the rest of this web site, especially in the library of articles.

However, if you do have any questions about any aspect of this program (including the content), the easiest and most direct thing is to have a chat with me about it. I'd be happy to call you so we can talk it over. Just let me know by e-mail at and we can arrange a good time for a phone call or Skype call...

This page is a bit long, but hopefully it will give you all the practical information you need. I've put the information into sections below with bold headings so you can find what you want, or use these links to jump there quickly:

New Groups   Group Size   Format Used   Scheduling   Fees   Sign up

Now, down to details...

Who is it for ?

The online distance learning module is a great way to learn about the LearningMethods work and gain the skills of applying it in your own life(sports, fitness, social situations, family, etc.) and/or in your professional work (teaching issues, stress, tension, conflict, performance, skill acquisition, and so on).

For those already teaching or working with others, you'll not only be learning about the work for yourself but how integrate it into your existing work as a performer, a teacher, a practitioner, coach or other profession.

What groups are being planned?

There are a number of groups which have been running since 2010 with group members coming and going as they find they have learned the knowledge and skills they wanted from the group. Some participants stay for several terms, some for several years, but everyone has found what they learned very valuable.

Several new new groups will start soon — a new LearningMethods group and a new Alexander Technique Teacher post-graduate group — see more information here... 

I am also open to starting groups with specific themes (in depth study of our human design and function, for instance) or for those with specific interests (a group of orchestral musicians or a group of yoga teachers, for example) if there is sufficient interest, so if you don't think you fit into one of the proposed groups, contact me and we will see what other possibilities there may be for you, now, or in the future.

I am always present in each group to lead and guide, but in general it is your interests, your questions and whatever issues or topics you bring up that will steer what we get into and the direction we take. The best learning always takes place the content matches where your needs and interests, and who better to know what those are but you !

What is the group size?

Each group will be no more than 4-6 people. The small group size provides for lots of individual time to allow in-depth work, and because everyone in the group is committing to be there each time we meet, you will get to know each other well. This group size works very well — big enough to allow for lots of varied and interesting issues and input, but small enough for in-depth and regular work for each person as well as a group sense of trust and communication.

What format does online learning use?

In my current groups I have been very impressed with the effectiveness of today's online tools, especially the live video conferencing sessions, and how much we can accomplish online without being physically there in person. The core of each LearningMethods Online group is the regular live 2-hour session each week, but there is much more that adds up to a rich interactive learning experience:

— live video conference call sessions of 2 hours each week via Zoom — a private virtual network with simultaneous live video and audio all handled through your broadband Internet (i.e. no phone-ins) using your computer, iOS or Android tablet or smartphone,

the live conferencing system provides for picture and file display, live whiteboard function for drawing diagrams, audio and video file streaming, as well as recording the full audio/video sessions for later study in our archives,

— a dedicated (private) group e-mail discussion list for questions, discussion and sharing ideas among group members in the days in between our weekly live sessions,

— a dedicated set of Dropbox folders for where all the recordings of that group's live sessions, the podcasts, webinars, e-mail discussions and other study resources are shared and available for download and study,

— these folders also host a range of resources by David Gorman, other Alexander and LearningMethods teachers, and more. These resources include audio and video recordings, articles, scientific papers, web links, , etc.,

— periodic audio (and eventually video) podcasts to the group by David Gorman (and other teachers) on relevant topics. These are also archived for download and often transcribed into text,

— a growing library of hundreds of previously-recorded LearningMethods and Anatomy of Wholeness workshops and classes on a wide range of topics available for streaming or download,

— option to attend in-person training sessions and intensive workshops.

— and free or discounted access to webinars (i.e. pre-recorded seminars and courses) available for self-paced study so you can step through learning on areas like our human structure and function (Anatomy of Wholeness), balance and support (Standing on Top of the World), working with performers and performance teachers (Liberating Performers), and other subjects.

How it it scheduled?

As for scheduling, my current groups meet weekly by live conference call and the members communicate regularly by the group e-mail discussion list in between. These weekly sessions more or less follow the usual school terms, that is, each term is about 14 weeks — September to December, then a few weeks break around the holidays, then January to late March or early April, a few weeks for Easter break, then from late April to early July.

Everyone has found that meeting weekly is an ideal schedule which allows for ongoing learning, regular new ideas and stimulation. The days of the week in between sessions gives lots of time for exploring, experimenting and practice, and bringing the results back the following week to the next live session for more learning.

Normally the group's live online sessions happen on the same day and the same time each week, but occasionally this can be adjusted by mutual agreement to meet unexpected changes.

The frequency of meeting and the exact dates and times we choose for new groups will be worked out to fit everyone's schedule. A different schedule (for instance meeting once every two weeks)may fit better for some new groups, so if you want to join a group p-lease feel free to suggest what works for you.

  Day and Time
When a new group is started we need to work out a day and time for the live video conference sessions that suits everyone. Along with finding a regular day of the week for meeting we need to find a time of day that allows participants to join in from both North America and Europe. Currently most groups meet at a time which is early-to-mid morning in North American time zones and mid-to-late afternoon in European time zones, but this is something that we can discuss as a group once participant numbers are finalized.

What does it cost?  How do I pay?

The fees are currently set on a basis of US$ 80 per 2-hour session. There are usually 14 weekly sessions in a term, and there are three terms each year which more or less follow the school dates (that is, a break between terms between mid-December to mid-January, another break around mid-April, and a somewhat longer break between late July and early September).

In order for this format to work you need to commit to being a regular member of the group for the length of a whole term see shorter trial offer details below. This means you commit to attend and pay for a whole term (usually 14 sessions) even if it turns out that you have to miss one or more sessions during that term. Though having said that, if you can give enough notice of missing a session, it is possible more often than not to reschedule so long as everyone in the group can find a workable new day and time.

You are, of course, free to renew this term-by-term commitment each time a new term starts, or you can leave the group at the end of a term if you feel you have learned what you wanted or needed.

You can pay for the whole term at once (US$ 1120) or in three instalments. Payments are due in advance at the start of the term (or start of the designated instalment periods) and can be made online by credit card or PayPal, by direct deposit in UK pounds, by e-Interac in CA dollars, or by mailing a Canadian or US bank check — it is simply a question of which is more convenient for you.

Of course, joining us for one term is just the beginning the Online Learning Program grows with you. No matter what level you enter at you can keep on deepening your learning and following your interest as far as you want to go, in fact, all the way to becoming a certificated teacher of the work if you choose.

How do I sign up?

If you are interested in joining a group, get in touch with me right away at so we can discuss your goals and which group will suit you best, and any other questions you may have. I can only manage to run so many groups at once so once this next set of new groups begin there will likely not be others starting until one of the current groups ends, though occasionally there may be spaces in the current groups to be filled.

How do I get more information?

Let me know at if you have any questions, or wish to discuss any aspect of the program with me — including the content, fees, scheduling, etc.  Even if you want to join but are not ready to commit now, let me know and I'll keep you on the list of those who will get priority information as soon as new groups or new spaces  open up later.

I look forward to working with some of you soon.


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