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

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

To Register for Classes, Workshops and to Schedule Private Lessons, CONTACT JULIE:

WEEKLY CLASSES held at FloorSpace Studio

Breath and Balance Movement Classes Fall 2018

Online scheduling

Tuesdays 9-10am September 4 - December 11, 2018 (no class November 20)

A gentle movement class that focuses on alignment, balance, breath and flow. This class draws upon Contemporary Dance, Alexander Technique, Experiential Anatomy and Developmental Movement. Adaptable for those who need to work from a chair/stool. 

"I have learned to take advantage of every opportunity to study with Julie. Her expert observations and guidance have led to many of my personal breakthroughs and discoveries, and her teaching constantly inspires me to deepen my own physical awareness so that I may nurture and respect my whole self. She is an incredibly patient, sensitive, and understanding teacher, and her classes are invigorating retreats from the rest of my day that provide wonderful opportunity for both physical and mental self-exploration." K. Harms


Payments may be made via VENMO or by cash/check at time of class.

NEW! Women's Nordic Dryland Series


Taught by veteran Nordic instructors, Siga Andrew and Julie Rothschild
This 6 week series is suitable for women wanting to prepare for the upcoming Nordic Ski season, both classic and skate skiing. Each class will incorporate specialized exercises for strength, balance and flexibility. Classes are intentionally small to allow for individualized attention. 
Dates:  6 consecutive Wednesdays from October 3 through Nov 7, 2018
Time: 9:00 am to 10:00 am
Location:  FloorSpace Studio
Price: $215.00

Price includes:  studio time with instructors for 6 sessions, a private extra session with chosen instructor, set of resistance bands for home exercise. 
What to wear: comfortable clothing in which you can move freely, water bottle, towel if you wish.  All mats and other equipment will be provided at the studio.


Payment will be requested once registration is submitted.

Co-Instructor: Julie Rothschild
Independent Dance Artist and Movement Educator, Choreographer and Director, Alexander Technique Teacher and Personal Trainer, Nordic Ski Instructor and Mother of Boys.
The first winter we lived in Boulder, CO, I realized that the Nordic skiing I have done for most of my life needed a serious overhaul. I signed up for the Women’s Program in 2010 and for the next few seasons, “studied” the art of Nordic Skiing with Eldora’s masterful teachers. I say “studied” because I knew pretty quickly that I wanted to understand the ins and outs of the techniques well enough that I could eventually ski with ease and even become a teacher. Rather unbelievably, Eldora hired me in 2014. So here we are! 
I continue to learn and experiment and play with Nordic Ski Technique – it never gets old! I find that my training in dance, athletics and my work as an Alexander Technique Teacher and Movement Educator give me particular insights for working with my own skiing as well as that of my students. 
I never stop working on my technique, even in the heat of the summer. Balance and strength exercises that are good for skiing are also good for everyday life!
An Alexander Technique Teacher since 2007, professional dancer since 1991, and all around movement enthusiast for all of my life, I am excited to be co-creating a program to help women build strength, improve balance and coordination, and ski with confidence and grace.

Co-Instructor:  Siga Andrew
Ergonomics Educator, Physical Therapist, Exercise Physiologist, Personal Trainer, Nordic Instructor, Mother of Girls. Having moved to Boulder in 1996 where the real Nordic ski terrain is, I thought I had it all figured out…until I enrolled in Eldora’s Women’s Program in 2006 and realized that muscling through skating was very inefficient.  Luckily, I caught on fast and found a passion for passing this knowledge on. With my PT background, I knew exercise for better Nordic skiing could be developed and I experimented with various things in the gym. I was invited to interview and landed a spot with the coveted Eldora Nordic Staff in 2007.  Being able to wrap my passion for teaching, Nordic skiing, and physical therapy all into one job is a slice of heaven every winter. 
Having co-taught several groups with Julie in the past few seasons, we both saw a need for giving clients a stronger start to the season.   I am honored to partner her skills with mine to create a Nordic pre-season program that will target specific strength, balance and flexibility so that, as she says, you can ski with grace and confidence!  

Alexander Technique, Personalized Movement Training and Bodywork

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. 

PERSONALIZED MOVEMENT TRAINING: These one on one sessions are an hour in length. They include a movement and posture assessment, bodywork and a personalized movement sequence that you can do from home. A minimum of 3 sessions is recommended. 

MOVEMENT-CENTERED BODYWORK: Clients need to wear comfortable clothing that will allow you to move and be moved easily. We will work with you lying on you back and front on the table or floor. My techniques are based upon my years of working as Alexander Technique Teacher, Movement Educator, Fitness Trainer, Professional Dancer, and student of numerous movement and awareness practices. Sessions are 60 minutes in length which includes 5-10 minutes of movement before and after bodywork.

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 began studying AT after numerous knee surgeries left me in a rather precarious position.  As a dancer and an athlete, I was accustomed to pushing through pain and ignoring the messages my body was trying to tell me.  Alexander Technique showed up at the moment that I was ready to listen and bring a new awareness to how I was moving. 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 Lincoln, Nebraska and look forward to returning in June 2018. I also served 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 sessions (1 hour): $125. Semi-Private Lessons and Packages are available.

Corporate and custom group Alexander Technique and Movement 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!

Advanced Alexander Technique Study Group - TBA

For students with a minimum 10 hours of study, trainees and teachers.
$30 per 

Alexander Technique Movement Workshop

For new and returning students. How do we move at work? At home? At play? Be it teaching, performing, leading, communicating, parenting - we go about our lives in these moving bodies. Let's dig in.

FloorSpace Studio is conveniently located at 1510 Zamia Ave #101 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. All parking is on the street.

Here is an excellent resource for all things Alexander Technique: