being here is always
within and without
A glowing repertory
a wisdom wine
Emmalee Hunnicutt lives in the Appalachian Mountains of Western North Carolina. Originally from Iowa, Emmalee started playing cello at a young age. She went on to get a degree from the University of Iowa in cello performance. In college she was introduced to the Alexander Technique. This was the beginning of her interest in somatic education and bodywork. Her experience with the Alexander Technique in college gave her the tools to get rid of back pain she was experiencing while playing the cello as well as tools to work with performance anxiety and to enhance her musical creativity. In 2012 she moved to Asheville to create music and to become a licensed massage therapist. She started training to become an Alexander Technique teacher in 2016 at 'Light in Being Alexander Technique Teacher Training' in Boone with Corinne Casinni and completed her training in 2020. Practicing massage therapy for the last seven years and completing an Alexander Technique teacher training has been an amazing and healing journey for her; she has learned an immense amount about being herself, about supporting others in being themselves and about structural anatomy and nurturing touch. Emmalee currently lives in Asheville and works as a Massage Therapist, Alexander Technique Teacher, and Cellist playing for wedding gigs, and with her bands; Vinesines, Library of Babel and Mountain Bitters.
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What is the Alexander Technique?
The Alexander Technique is a way of enhancing awareness in activity. Through the support of ones own constructive thinking and the hands and experience of a teacher, a student has the opportunity to become more aware of what is going on in their body and mind in activity, and with that awareness make informed choices about how they are going about their activities. Alexander Technique can also support the unwinding of unneeded patterns of tension through constructive thinking and constructive rest.
Ways of Teaching
Emmalee offers in person or online lessons to groups and individuals. Alexander Technique is traditionally taught one on one and involves exploring awareness, thought and movement in low stakes activities like getting in and out of a chair, walking, standing and laying down as well as work in specialized activities like playing an instrument, dancing, writing, computer work, or gardening to list a few.
In person lessons generally include light touch from a teacher that helps to enhance awareness of ones body in space, bring into clearer focus ones structure, and support the unwinding of unneeded patterns of tension.
First lesson is free
Work with me for a free 45 minute lesson to see if you are inspired by the Alexander Technique and by working with me!
Sign up for six 45-minute lessons
Sliding scale $30-$50 per lesson, or communicate with me directly and we can find something that works for you!
Sign up for eight 30-minute lessons
Sliding scale $20-$40 per lesson, or communicate with me directly and we can find something that works for you!