Alexander Technique

Alexander Technique: Simple. Powerful. Proven.

“I was sure it was bollocks. But then I tried it — it was freaking amazing! And it works, every time.”  — Maryann C., chef

It’s Simple.

Alexander Technique teaches how to do what you do, in both everyday activities and specialized situations. How we sit, stand, walk, breathe:  the way we use ourselves affects how we experience life. AleDSC_6057xander Technique reveals how unconscious habits of excess tension and inefficient ways of moving interfere with our natural ability to live with ease and enjoyment. These constant habits eventually produce pain, fatigue, discomfort, and even disease. Learning Alexander Technique is one of the best ways to eliminate those habits and feel better. When you recognize your habits, you become free to make simple changes that heal and restore your body-mind balance. You wake up to yourself.

 

 

It’s Powerful.

Guided by the teacher’s light, supportive touch and verbal cues, DSC_6148you’ll explore how you are designed to move and begin some new ways of thinking in activity.

More than a treatment, Alexander work is an active exploration that changes the way you think and respond to whatever life throws your way. You gain a skill set that can be applied in every situation. Alexander lessons leave you feeling lighter, freer, and more grounded.

It’s Proven.

This is not a quick fix or the latest fad. This unique approach evolDSC_5985ved more than a century ago from the pioneering work of F. M. Alexander (1869-1955), whose discoveries about human psycho-physical functioning are tried and true. The work has been tested and currently undergoes ongoing research worldwide. One recent study published in the British Journal of Medicine, shows the positive effects of Alexander Technique on low back pain. It is endorsed by doctors, therapists, performing artists and entertainers, ergonomics experts, and a wide range of individuals around the world. People with chronic pain, depression, respiratory problems, and post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD) credit Alexander lessons as a key component in their recovery.

Conditions helped by Alexander lessons:
  • Head and Neck Pain
  • Chronic Back Pain
  • Sciatica
  • Spinal Misalignment
  • Repetitive Motion Injuries
  • Breathing Difficulties
  • Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD)Computer Use
  • Depression
  • Recovery From Surgery
  • Pregnancy
  • Postpartum Recovery
Activities enhanced by Alexander lessons:
  • Performing Arts: Dance, Acting, Voice, Instrumental
  • Public Speaking
  • Sports: Tennis, Golf, Riding, Running, Biking
  • Childbirth and Childcare
  • Driving
  • Continuous Sitting or Standing on the Job
  • Daily Living
“The Alexander Technique has helped me dispel the creakiness that comes with age and my lessons leave me feeling like I have well-oiled joints from head to toe. As a professor, I can now stand in front of my classes relaxed and confident. My Alexander work has energized and empowered me.” — Maren C., Ph.D.

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