The Alexander Technique was developed by a Shakspearean Actor in the late 1800's as a way to change patterns of tension that were causing him to have vocal problems. In working with people FM Alexander found that all manner of habitual postural patterns when brought to light could be changed to the benefit of the student. This resulted in a more natural and full use of the diaphram and breathing, less tension, a better sense of awareness in everyday life, the ability to calm oneself and not habitually over react. So there are both physical and psychological benefits to better use and greater awareness in how we go about our daily lives.
Most people come to me for private sessions as that is how F.M.Alexander taught. The technique is very personal and indivigualized as well as a hands-on educational method. Although group classes are a good way to have an introduction and can give you an overview of the technique it realy is through hands-on work that we begin to unravel our habitual patterns of use and find easier ways to move.
The lessons will teach you to be more self aware as well as able to stay with yourself in stressful situations, to move with less tension, to feel calm, as well as to understand the beautiful design of the human body.
Introductory Classes are for those with little or no experience. Classes are generally 4 - 6 weeks long and limited to no more than 10 people. In these classes you learn to become more aware of your body usage and how to use your thinking to make subtle changes that free up tension and allows a more balanced and poised use of the body.
For those with some Alexander Experience I offer an ongoing Alexander Group Class. We explore applying the Alexander Technique to movement and activity including work on the floor, voice, stretching, weights, and various other activities. Please contact me to register.
Throughout the year I give introductory talks at the local library, in hospitals, gyms, and yoga studios. Some of these are open to the public and others are for special interest groups. I have done workshops for Teachers, Physical Therapists, the Westchester Bycicle Club, The Fybromalgia Group, Burke's Osteoporosis Group, and in the workplace. If you are interested in having me speak for your group or club or would like to set up a corporate class please contact me at