Lessons & Workshops

The most valuable knowledge we can posses is that of the use and functioning of the self. - FM Alexander  

The most valuable knowledge we can posses is that of the use and functioning of the self.
- FM Alexander

 

Private Lessons

In a private lesson you can expect guidance through verbal instruction and gentle touch in simple activities - sitting, standing, walking and laying on a bodywork table. Through this process you become aware of how your habitual coordination works and learn how to respond more naturally.

As your perception becomes more accurate, you learn how to apply your skill to more complex activities - playing an instrument, public speaking or working at a computer.

After a series of lessons, students acquire a clearer understanding of their coordination in activity, and the amount of effort needed to function with greater ease, freedom in movement and control.                                                  
Rates

Ten lesson series $600

 Five lesson series $325

 Single lesson $70

 First lesson $60


Payment

Payment by cash, check and PayPal. I do not accept insurance. I am happy to provide a receipt for reimbursement from a supplementary health care fund. Please check with your provider for eligibility.


Teaching Schedule

Monday through Friday 9:30 am to 6:30 pm

Saturday 9:30 am to 1:00 pm

Private lessons are 55 minutes.            

Cancellation Policy

I request 48 hour notice for cancellation - inclement weather and emergencies excluded. Please expect to pay for your lesson if you can't reschedule within a four day period. 

Workshops

The Alexander Technique aims to align your thinking with your activity so that you are quietly alert and enlivened. 

The Alexander Technique aims to align your thinking with your activity so that you are
quietly alert and enlivened. 

When it comes to learning a skill like the Alexander Technique nothing surpasses the effectiveness of a one on one lessons. However, much can be gained in terms of one's awareness and the use or overuse of effort in a group class or a workshop. 

I offer a variety of workshops ranging from a two hour lecture demonstration with time for questions to a nine week course in the technique for a specific group with a shared interest e.g. musicians, dancers, actors, public speakers, teachers.

Syllabus for a two hour lecture/demonstration

  • A brief historical background of FM Alexander and his discovery
  • Body mapping: a functional understanding of our anatomy 
  • A look at how and why we misuse ourselves 
  • A different approach: learning to not do what doesn't serve us 
  • Demonstration with participants and answering questions

This can be followed with either private lessons or a group activity with verbal and physical guidance.