An Alexander Technique lesson is most enjoyable. I will use my hands and verbal cues to guide you through basic movements such as sitting, standing, lying down, walking and breathing. Eventually, as your skill improves, you may want to explore other activities. I have had students bring in their musical instruments, recite poetry or a monologue, sing, run, ride a bike, ride a horse, swing a golf club or tennis racquet – the list is endless. Whatever you do, and want to do better with increased balance, mobility and ease, we can address.
Each private lesson is 45 minutes. I ask you to wear loose fitting clothes that you can move in easily. Please wear or bring socks and wear a shirt or blouse with sleeves. I work out of an old farmhouse so dress cozily.
You should allow time after your lesson to let the experience resonate. So don’t dash off to the grocery store or run a million errands. Create calm space in your day.
How Many Lessons and How Often?
Of course everyone is different and learns differently. Each person comes to the Alexander Technique for his or her own reasons. If someone comes to me because of pain that pain has its own history and may need more attention. But with all of that being said I have found that it takes a student about 10 lessons to gain a beginner’s understanding of the Technique. I ask that my students commit to at least 10 lessons then we re evaluate from there. Lessons are taught on a weekly basis unless more often is needed. In short I tailor your program to your needs.
I teach an ongoing group lesson – The Get Out of Pain and On With Your Life Class – at The Macomber Hall in Westport Central Village next to The Friends Meeting House. This small group class is limited to 6 participants. The class meets for 5 consecutive Thursday evenings. Each participant receives a mini private lesson followed my group instruction. The last 2 classes are dedicated to applying the Technique to an activity of your choice. You also receive one free private lesson at my Alexander Technique teaching studio in Little Compton, RI. Because we all can learn from each other’s experiences this is a great class for beginners and those who have had more experience in the Technique. Please contact me for dates.
Also I am available to teach groups of any size. Specifically I have taught group classes at the Carter School/ Rhode Island Philharmonic, The Boston Conservatory, The Providence Singers, The Cambridge Center for Adult Education to name a few.
I can tailor packages for your corporation’s needs. As well as teaching your employees how to sit, stand and move with greater ease I can also evaluate their workstations and provide simple solutions to improve their work environment. As a result your employees will learn how to be more efficient at their computers and other activities. They will learn how to sit and stand so as to avoid back and neck pain John help me on this.
Home Visits and Workplace Evaluations are Available.
Skype Consults are Available.
Individual lessons are $175 per 45 minute session. Package of 10 lessons for $1500 are available.
The Get Out Of Pain Get On With Your Life Workshop is $375 and includes one 45 minute lesson at my Little Compton studio.
Contact me for pricing for Skype, Home Visits or Workplace Evaluations
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