Fundamentals of Alexander Technique with Michael Ashcroft
We talk with Michael Ashcroft about the development of his course, Fundamentals of Alexander Technique.
In this podcast we discuss:
- What is the Alexander Technique?
- How Michael built his courses
- Having fun on twitter
- and much more!
0:25 What is Alexander Technique?
3:22 Shifting in-person teaching to online courses
5:18 Michael's Energy Sector background
8:46 Where are the double-blind studies??
9:45 Michael's iterative approach to course building
13:37 First lesson anxiety and getting buy-in
16:52 The structure of Michael's AT course
19:04 What do you wish you would have known before making the course?
22:40 What's coming in the next iteration?
24:18 Building slower, peaceful learning communities
25:13 No deadlines for students?
27:05 How building this course transformed Michael
29:32 Meta-skills gained from course building
30:41 Figure out who you are, then make a course
34:38 The creation of the Digital Productivity Course
37:33 Scene building and filling the gaps in the eco-system
39:06 Becoming an on-ramp and breaking into new markets
40:22 Using twitter to make friends
49:16 Music Recommendations
50:23 Where to find Michael