Lessons in the Alexander Technique offer an individualized approach
for learning skills to help you recognize, understand and avoid habits affecting postural tone and neuromuscular coordination.
The Alexander Technique recognizes an individual's general
co-ordination is the key to an indirect and lasting means
to effectively counteract lower back pain, repetitive strain injury,
stress-induced breathing problems, neck, jaw and shoulder
stiffness and related conditions of mis-use.
As a re-educational process based upon mind-body integration, the Alexander Technique is well suited to people of all ages and walks of life. The Technique helps to address the effects of stress, contributing an increased sense of health and wellbeing throughout your daily activities—at home, at work and at play.
Lessons in the Alexander Technique are taught one-to-one where the teacher can customize the content of each lesson to the individual student.
Thinking of training as an Alexander Technique Teacher? Plan a visit to our training course and join in the daily routine for a day or more. Arrangements can be made by calling at the contact number below to schedule a mutually convenient time.
We offer workshop opportunities throughout the year for both those with experience in the Alexander Technique as well as beginners.
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The Alexander Technique can improve the quality of everything you do.
In our busy lives we waste energy with too much tension and effort. With the Alexander Technique you learn to let go of tension, take pressure off yourself and rediscover balance of mind and body.
Coordination and poise rely on the natural balance of the head, neck and back. The Technique works through re-establishing
this natural balance to promote easy
upright posture and efficient functioning, body and mind.
Any sporting activity – running, tennis, golf, skiing, horse riding, football, etc. – can be enhanced by applying the Alexander Technique. Improved body use means optimized performance and minimum
effort for maximum efficiency.
Performers of all kinds have long recognized the value in learning the Alexander Technique. High energy and coordination are essential to a good performance. The Alexander Technique is a practical and demonstrable tool in training and honing performance skills through directed body use and refined attention.
As modern life gets more pressured, sedentary and disembodied, it seems even more crucial to be aware of our habits of mind and body. Applying Alexander Technique skills will give you choice and reduce the amount of wasted effort, simplify every task and clarify your thinking about how you perform every little thing.
Students of all ages who have lessons in the Alexander Technique learn to become mindful in their activities, and find a new way to respond to habit and stress. It enables students to bring the best of themselves to whatever task they are engaged in.
The animation illustrates the paper’s central proposition: Changes to postural tone and body schema underlie many of the reported benefits of the Alexander Technique. A summary of clinical trials on the Alexander Technique and what can be expected in an Alexander Technique session. A summary of the paper is available here.
The Society of Teachers of the Alexander Technique are looking at how to prevent the impact text neck has on so many mobile device users.
Follow this guided session to get started on your daily Constructive Rest practice.
“The Alexander Technique enables people to get better faster and stay better longer. Its practitioners stress unification in an era of increasing specialization. This is undoubtedly the best way to take care of the back and alleviate pain.”
~ Jack Stern MD, PhD, Neurosurgeon
Author of ‘Ending Back Pain’
"The Alexander Technique remains the best of the self-care strategies to prevent the sequel of poor posture and and poor breathing. I have found the Technique to be so beneficial in my condition that I have been referring patients in certain situations for Alexander lessons over the last several years."
~ Howard L. Rosner MD
Director, Pain Management Service
The New York Hospital
Cornell Medical Center
"Not only do I see the therapeutic benefits of this work with various patient problems, but it has helped me deal effectively with my own adverse muscular tension. I continue to experience a newfound freedom of movement in my own body that I believe is making me a more effective therapist."
~ Howard W. Makofsky MS, OCS
Mastic Beach, NY
Rose Bronec is the Director of Alexander Technique Urbana a three year training program for teachers of the Alexander Technique. She is certified as a teacher of the Alexander Technique by the Society of Teachers of the Alexander Technique, London, England and a member of the American Society for the Alexander Technique. She has been teaching the Technique since 1980.
Rick Carbaugh is certified as a teacher of the Alexander Technique by the American Society for the Alexander Technique. He graduated in 1994 from the Urbana Center for the Alexander Technique and assists Rose with training at Alexander Technique Urbana.
Located in Urbana, Illinois, Alexander Technique Urbana benefits from the help of four beautiful seasons, a richly diverse population, the University of Illinois-a Big Ten university, and vibrant arts and entertainment scene.
The sister cities of Urbana-Champaign are a wonderful place to learn the Alexander Technique!
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