Alexander Technique: Simple. Powerful. Proven.
“Alexander Technique allows me to feel calm and clear no matter what I am doing. It helps me be aware at work, in exercise, and in every daily task. Each lesson leaves me with a dollop of mindfulness to spread throughout whatever happens next.” — Mark P.
What is the Alexander Technique?
Alexander Technique teaches how to do what you do, in both everyday activities and specialized situations. How we sit, stand, walk, breathe: the way we use ourselves affects how we experience life. Alexander Technique reveals how unconscious habits of excess tension and inefficient ways of moving interfere with our natural ability to live with ease and enjoyment. These constant habits eventually produce pain, fatigue, discomfort, and even disease. Learning Alexander Technique is one of the best ways to eliminate those habits and feel better. When you recognize your habits, you become free to make simple changes that heal and restore your body-mind balance. You wake up to yourself.
Guided by the teacher’s light, supportive touch and verbal cues, you’ll explore how you are designed to move and begin some new ways of thinking in activity.
More than a treatment, Alexander work is an active exploration that changes the way you think and respond to whatever life throws your way. You gain a skill set that can be applied in every situation. Alexander lessons leave you feeling lighter, freer, and more grounded.
This is not a quick fix or the latest fad. This unique approach evolved more than a century ago from the pioneering work of F. M. Alexander (1869-1955), whose discoveries about human psycho-physical functioning are tried and true. The work has been tested and currently undergoes ongoing research worldwide. One recent study published in the British Journal of Medicine, shows the positive effects of Alexander Technique on low back pain. It is endorsed by doctors, therapists, performing artists and entertainers, ergonomics experts, and a wide range of individuals around the world. People with chronic pain, depression, respiratory problems, and post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD) credit Alexander lessons as a key component in their recovery.
“The Alexander Technique has helped me dispel the creakiness that comes with age and my lessons leave me feeling like I have well-oiled joints from head to toe. As a professor, I can now stand in front of my classes relaxed and confident. My Alexander work has energized and empowered me.” — Maren C.
What problems or situations call for learning the Alexander Technique?
It could be said that all human activity can potentially be enhanced and supported by applying F. M. Alexander’s principles. Here is a short list of reasons people typically study AT:
Common Conditions helped by Alexander lessons:
Head and Neck Pain
Chronic Back Pain
Repetitive Motion Injuries
Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD)
Recovery From Surgery
Activities enhanced by Alexander lessons:
Performing Arts: Dance, Acting, Voice, Instrumental
Sports: Tennis, Golf, Riding, Running, Biking
Childbirth and Childcare
Continuous Sitting or Standing on the Job
"Amy's expertise and gentle help has taught me a lot about how to use and move my body optimally. Her guidance and nurturing touch has helped me to improve my posture and become more aware of how I move. If you have not yet experienced Alexander Technique with Amy, then I highly recommend that you do so as soon as possible. You will feel wonderful!" — Penny S.
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How many lessons will I need and how much does it cost?
Alexander Technique is best learned in a series of lessons, ideally once a week. It is possible to have a single lesson once in a while, but you probably won't see lasting change that way. While it varies greatly depending on your condition and what you want to change, most people find they need between 10 and 30 lessons to gain basic skills and understanding, and start living with freedom and ease. Consider this an investment in your well-being, a commitment to your future self.
Lesson series are priced to be less expensive the more you purchase. Each lesson lasts 45 - 60 minutes.
Individual lessons - $75
"I'm Curious" 3-lesson series - $210
"I'm Willing" 5-lesson series - $325
"I'm Committed" 10-lesson series - $600
Shared lessons (2 - 4 students) - $45 per person
Skype or Zoom sessions are suitable for those with some previous experience of Alexander work. 45 minutes, $60.
Cash, check, credit card or Venmo accepted for payment.
Payment and Cancellation Policy
Payment is due in full at each session. Appointments changed or cancelled with less than 24 hours notice will be subject to payment in full, unless otherwise arranged. Prepaid, discounted Alexander series are weekly lessons and cannot be transferred or banked for future use.