Let’s face it, trying something new can be a bit scary (but it can be exciting, too!).
If you’re ready to explore the Alexander Technique, I offer several ways to get started.
Convo and Demo Afternoons: Get Your Questions Answered
Join me at the studio for an hour to get your questions answered about how the Alexander Technique might benefit you. If there are willing volunteers, I’ll also do a short demonstration of what the hands-on work part of private lessons is all about. These sessions are free, but space is limited—you must reserve your spot in advance.
- Sat Jan 26 (1:30—2:30 pm)
- Sat Mar 9 (1:30—2:30 pm)
- Sat Apr 20 (1:30—2:30 pm)
Private Lessons: Individualized Attention
You’re unique. So are your needs, habits and learning style. That’s why I commonly work with students one-on-one.
The Alexander Technique is quite simple. But when it comes to your posture and how you move, it’s hard to see your own habits, especially at first. Sometimes, you just need some outside help.
As an Alexander Teacher, I’m trained to use my hands to help you in a very gentle way. My hands-on guidance can help you clearly understand where you hold that unnecessary tension. And how that tension is getting in your way. I’ll teach you how to approach things with less tension and more ease.
I suggest you start with an introductory course of three lessons in three weeks. In three lessons you’ll gather enough information about the Technique and my teaching style to decide if a course of lessons is the right thing for you.
After the first three lessons, if you want to continue, we’ll discuss how best to proceed.
If you do continue how many lessons should you take? Quite simply, it depends on your current conditions, your goals and how much you’re willing to explore what you learn in your lessons on your own.
Some of my students get what they want in three lessons. On the other end of the spectrum, I’ve had students who’ve studied with me for several years because they find the lessons continue to help them in many unexpected and wonderful ways.
I work with most students weekly or even twice weekly. Because success doesn’t come from what you do occasionally but from what you do consistently.
Shared Lessons: Learn with a Friend
Starting on a new journey is sometimes easier when you do it with someone else. I offer semi-private shared lessons for 2 people. A shared lesson gives you the advantage of hands-on help and you benefit from being in the role of observer.
You’ll have someone to share and discuss your experiences with outside of lessons. And having a bit of friendly peer-pressure never hurts when it comes to making changes in your life.
Group Classes: General Overview
Join one of my group classes. You’ll be introduced to the basic principles of the Technique and benefit from the group dynamic. Group classes are especially good if you’re not in a lot of pain and are good at taking basic ideas and applying them to your specific situation on your own.
All group classes are geared toward those with no prior experience with the Alexander Technique. Anyone is welcome to attend or repeat a class.
All group classes are currently taught through St. Paul Public Schools Community Education.
Back in Balance with the Alexander Technique
Four Thursdays (Apr 11 – May 2, 2019)
6:45 – 8:00 pm
Highland Park Middle School
975 Snelling Ave S, St. Paul, MN 55116
(enter through the parking lot off Montreal Ave)
Good balance enhances how you look, feel and move. This class draws on concepts from the Alexander Technique to explore how we often unknowingly interfere with optimal balance. Learn how to make choices that allow for more ease in everyday activities. Some work will be done on the floor. Students should bring a mat to class.
Registration for group classes is through St. Paul Public Schools Community Education . Click the button below to register online. To register by phone call 651-744-5094. Please note that registration is not yet open for the spring session.
Residential Courses: Immerse Yourself for a Week
Join me at the Serra Retreat Center in Malibu, CA Dec 27, 2018 – Jan 1, 2019 for a week-long immersion in the Alexander Technique.
For the second year I will be teaching alongside a team of veteran Alexander teachers at this 39th annual residential Alexander Technique workshop.
Serra Retreat Center, located in a canyon overlooking the Pacific Ocean, is a very special setting for this great week of exploration and learning.
This workshop welcomes you wherever you are in your study of the Alexander Technique. Come and spend a week with a variety of highly skilled Alexander Technique teachers in a community setting. Have fun, enjoy yourself, make new friends, watch the sun set over the Pacific Ocean each evening and take practical skills home with you to jump start your New Year!
Take advantage early bird pricing before Dec 14.
Custom Workshops and Presentations: Just for You
I’d love to create something just for your group, focused on your interests and needs. Please contact me for details and pricing.