“Remain quiet throughout, but more alert than ever before.” - Margaret Goldie
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.
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 potentially support new insights and experiences of ease in movement.
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!
Research and Reference Materials
Body Learning by Michael Gelb
The Alexander Technique for Musicians by Judith Kleinman and Peter Buckoke
How You Stand, How You Live, How You Move by Missy Vineyard
Teaching By Hand, Learning By Heart by Bruce Fertman
Looking At Ourselves by David Gorman
Non AT texts that have influenced my study of the Alexander Technique
Accessing the Healing Power of the Vagus Nerve by Stanley Rosenberg
The Brain’s Way of Healing by Norman Doidge
The Neurobiology of We by Daniel Siegel
Book Report on The Healing Power of the Vagus Nerve