The Alexander Technique is a psycho-physical, re-educational method with a proven track record. It teaches us how to make decisions about thinking and moving that lead to health and wellbeing.
How do you learn?
Through one-to-one lessons or group classes the Alexander Technique is taught by gentle hands-on guidance and verbal explanations. Unlike other modalities, your body is not aggressively manipulated. Instead, we work together to change long-standing habits of movement that are unnecessary. A standard lesson typically consists of a mix of chair and table work, beginning with looking at how you sit, stand, and lie down. As your lessons progress, we determine how to apply the Alexander Technique to specific activities of your choosing. Throughout the lesson, awareness is brought to ways you may be interfering with yourself so that you begin to have choices about how much tension you use to undertake activities. The Technique involves no specific exercises, requires no special equipment, and can be practiced wherever you are. It is suitable for people of all ages and levels of physical mobility.
“…You are not here to do exercises, but to be able to meet a stimulus that always puts you wrong and to learn to deal with it…” – F M ALEXANDER
Individual lessons utilize a chair, massage table, and room to move. Students wear loose, comfortable clothes. The teacher observes students perform simple everyday activities such as sitting, standing, walking, bending, speaking, etc.
Introductory lessons are usually one hour all subsequent lessons are 45 minutes ($80).
Group classes are an excellent way to become acquainted with the Alexander Technique to determine if it may help find a solution to your particular needs. It’s also a great way to see if the Technique is something you would like to explore more deeply with individual lessons. Even experienced students like to attend group classes as a way to reinvigorate their practice and maintain support for making change.
Classes are usually one hour in length and the cost varies on class size.