Lessons & Workshops
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.
Ten lesson series $700
Five lesson series $ 375
50 minute lesson $80
Two introductory lessons $140
I encourage you to try at least two lessons before deciding whether or not you want to take a series of lessons. The benefits of your lessons may not become evident after just one.
Payment by cash, check, PayPal and Venmo. 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. I also having a sliding payment policy for students, seniors and those with limited resources.
Monday through Friday 9:30 am to 6:30 pm
Saturday 9:30 am to 1:00 pm
Private lessons are 50 minutes.
I expect students to attend their weekly lesson and will work with you to reschedule your lesson for that same week.. The exception to that is sudden onset illness, inclement weather and planned absences for vacation or out of town business.
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.