Dart Developmental Procedures & The Elements

The Developmental processes are based on the exploratory work Prof. Raymond Dart carried out in the 1940’s. We offer a course in which you will find the opportunity to experience the complete Dart Procedures. The procedures parallel movement development from a situation of total safety and stillness on the earth through various stages of rising up from the earth’s surface to arrive finally at a state of upright poise and fine balance.

This is a very personal journey in which you explore the movement developments from the fish body through amphibian, reptile mammal to primate which is mirrored in our individual growth. Linking with our ancestral past you discover your own developmental process and emerge “newly born” into the future.

All our courses will be conducted within a framework of consciousness of the principles and practice of the F.M. Alexander Technique. By attending carefully to how you initiate every action you can gain greater awareness of your power of self-control and of what it means to let action emerge from stillness. Respecting the wisdom of Nature and her Elements, out of which we are made and which provide us with the context in which we humans live, will assist the process and deepen your experience.

A participant in one of our previous courses in Turkey wrote: ‘Wonderful setting for the course’; ‘I am rejuvenated, refreshed, re-born, well-centred and stress free’.

Robin John Simmons SBAT MSTAT has been working with the Dart procedures since 1970. His book “The Evolution of Movement” is published by Mouritz and is based on the work of Prof. Raymond Dart linked to the Alexander Technique.

Béatrice Simmons SBAT MSTAT has been teaching the F.M. Alexander Technique for over 25 years. She offers private lessons as well as Alchemy of Fragrances and the wisdom of ancient ones. The wisdom of nature inspires all her work.

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