Stepping Outside the Studio, an Alexander Technique Retreat at Chautauqua. May 2013

Stepping Outside the Studio, an Alexander Technique Retreat at Chautauqua. May 2013

Alexander Technique

In this work, we begin by observing ourselves in order to cultivate an increased awareness of how we do what we do.  As we study ourselves performing ordinary activities such as standing, walking, sitting, breathing and speaking, we practice the art of undoing, of releasing unnecessary tension in the body and in our thinking. In this practice, we find a renewed source of energy, balance, ease and expression. Our curiosity opens the door to new possibilities.

A curious and devoted student of the Alexander Technique since 1993, I received my Alexander Technique Teaching Certification from Chesapeake Bay Alexander Studies, under the guidance of Robin Gilmore and Marsha Paludan, and additional certification from Alexander Technique International in 2007. I have studied, and continue to study with numerous master teachers throughout the world. A professional dancer and choreographer since 1991, I teach, create and perform both locally and internationally. In June 2017, I was a guest teacher at the Barstow Summer Alexander Technique Workshop in Crete, Nebraska, as well as a guest teacher at Inter-Mountain Alexander Training in Spokane, Washington. I have worked as an adjunct instructor and guest artist in the College of Music at University of Colorado Boulder, the School of Music, Theatre and Dance at Colorado State University, the Department of Theater and Dance at Emory University and the Department of Dance at University of Georgia. For the last 10 years, I have presented Dance and Alexander Technique workshops at Foro Performática in Puebla, Mexico. I have also offered workshops blending Dance and Alexander Technique at International conferences in Spain, Ireland, Switzerland and Canada. I am a founding member of Chicken Bank Collective, a collective of dance and video artists from México and the US. An avid outdoorswoman, certified Nordic ski instructor and personal trainer, I love having the Rocky Mountains as neighbors. I currently live with my family in Boulder, CO, where I am the owner and director of FloorSpaceStudio.


Private lessons (1 hour): $100

Semi-Private lessons (2 people; 1 hour): $75 per person

Corporate and custom group workshops (1-2 hours): contact Julie for pricing

Lessons via Skype are also available - sometimes we just can't be in the same place at the same time!

WEEKLY CLASSES held at FloorSpace Studio

Breath and Balance - Tuesdays 9:30-10:30am. September 5 - December 12, 2017

An Alexander Technique Movement class that focuses on alignment, balance, breath and flow. Adaptable for those who need to work from a chair/stool. No experience with Alexander Technique necessary. $15 per class. $120 for 10 class card.

Alexander Technique Open Studio - Monthly Thursdays 12-1pm. September 7, October 12, November 9, December 14, 2017

Open Studio is an activities based class in which we will apply Alexander Technique to daily and specialized activities, such as computer, cell phone use, fitness and movement forms, performing arts and public speaking. $15 per class. $120 for 10 class card.

contact Julie to register:


Stepping Outside the Studio returns! 

Alexander Technique Workshops at FloorSpace Studio
with Julie Rothschild and Guest Teacher: Shawn Copeland

The first workshop takes place Thursday September 28-Sunday October 1, 2017

Allowing time for exploration, movement, rest and rejuvenation.
Encouraging curiosity and mindfulness in our daily lives.

A Workshop for new and returning students, recently certified Alexander Technique Teachers and current trainees. Each day will include indoor and outdoor movement classes, Alexander Technique group lessons, and applications to daily and specialized activities.

Topics, Classes and Conversations: 
Personal Use
Body Mapping
Breath and Balance
Movement Meditation
Pedagogy (trainees and teachers)
Applying Alexander Technique to Activities:
(and whatever your bring to the floor!)

Thursday 5-7pm
Friday 9:00am-12:30pm and 2pm-5pm
Saturday 9:00am-12:30pm and 2pm-5pm
Sunday 10am-1pm
Each morning will begin with Breath and Balance ~ a movement class led by Julie Rothschild
Weather permitting - we will take side trips to Chautauqua and/or Eldora to work among the aspens.

30 minute privates lessons (included) may be scheduled on Thursday before the workshop begins, and during lunch breaks on Friday and Saturday.

Self-selected sliding scale: $350-$500 per weekend. 

Drop-in Friday and Saturday if space available. Contact Julie to inquire.

Dates for Winter (January) and Spring (April) Workshops TBA. 
January 25-28
April 5-8

While housing and meals are not provided, I will do my best to help traveling students find conveniently located lodging options.

To Register: email to schedule a phone conversation and arrange for payment. $75 non-refundable deposit will hold your spot. 

Shawn Copeland began studying the Alexander Technique in 1997 while a student at the Brevard Music Center and qualified as a teacher in 2006 after a five year apprenticeship with Marsha Paludan. Those who have guided his learning and continue to influence his teaching include Sarah Barker, Glenna Batson, Dale Beaver, Bill Conable, Donna Doellinger, and Robin Gilmore. He maintains a vigorous schedule of teaching, presenting and performing. New to the Northwest, Shawn recently accepted a teaching position in Clarinet and Alexander Technique in the Lionel Hampton School of Music at the University of Idaho. He also teaches Alexander Technique at the Eastern Music Festival and at the Summer Clarinet Clinic at Stetson University. He travels extensively, presenting at universities and international conferences throughout the US and abroad. Shawn has been studying Nervous System Energy Healing since 2010 and explores the many intersections of energy work and Alexander Technique in his teaching and research. He is a certified teaching member of Alexander Technique International and a licensed Andover Educator.

FloorSpace Studio is conveniently located in North Boulder in the Holiday Neighborhood. Two RTD bus lines, the SKIP and the 204, bring you within a few blocks of the studio.


Weekly AT classes at FloorSpace beginning in September. We will focus on fitness: breath, balance, agility, strength and coordination. Stay tuned! 

Here is an excellent resource for all things Alexander Technique: