Alexander Technique

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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 

https://drive.google.com/file/d/1YbexTMrdRu0H34n87R6MS95VRPnkkXvt/view?usp=sharing