European Body Stress Release Academy

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In 2012 a proposal was put forward to the SA Academy to establish a European branch of the BSR Academy in the UK. Under the guidance of the co-founder of BSR, Gail Meggersee, the BSR Academy Europe opened its doors in November 2014 at the beautiful venue of Greenwood Grange, near Dorchester. Gail was closely involved in the establishment of the European Academy and was present during the first two courses, guiding and assisting the teachers.

The Academy has a small library for the students and all the facilities for training students in both the physical technique of BSR and the theoretical, academic aspects of the BSR course.

The course is residential with comfortable furnished accommodation located on site in what were the original stables built by Thomas Hardy’s father. The course runs from the beginning of November to mid-March each year, with either a two- or three-week break over the Christmas and New Year period, depending on when New Year falls.

Students have the use of the heated indoor swimming pool, tennis courts, hot tubs and sauna. There are many beautiful local walks in the surrounding woodlands and countryside. Leisure activities in the area also include walking (part of the Coast-to-Coast walks), the famous Jurassic Coast World Heritage Site, cycling, mountain biking, clay pigeon shooting, horse riding and fishing are all within easy reach of Greenwood Grange.

Dorchester has excellent train links into London and both Southampton and Bristol airports are within easy reach.

The Academy Faculty are Tracy Highton, Gwen MacPhail-Masureik, Chris Balaam, Erik Onderweegs and Kees Varkevisser.

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Annual BSR Course Dates

November – March
Body Stress Release Academy – Europe, Greenwood Grange, Dorchester, Dorset, England

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Location: Dorset, England

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