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The Alexander Technique teaches you to gain awareness of & unlearn psychophysical habits that cause excess strain and dis-ease in your body.

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Through one-on-one or group lessons, you will build conscious awareness of how you are using yourself, and the ability to pause and make different, more optimal choices. You'll learn how to use your own body most efficiently, to avoid wear-and-tear on your joints and muscles. You will gain more awareness of anatomical mapping, a greater sense of ease and lightness in moving, and methods of self-care. You will come to own a process through which change can easily be made. 

The AT may benefit you if you:

  • Suffer from chronic pain or are recovering from an injury

  • Desire better posture

  • Dance, sing, act, make music, create art, or teach

  • Seek refined technique & stamina

  • Want better stage presence or public speaking skills

  • Feel dissatisfied with performance in any area of your life.

In a private lesson, work one-on-one to re-educate your body.

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Details: In a private lesson, address your unique patterns of use through hands-on guidance, verbal communication, and table work. Learn better coordination, confidence, poise, and ease, in whatever activity you choose.

Where: 

  • The Balance Arts Center, 151 W 30th street, 3rd Fl

  • Ditmas Park, Brooklyn

Policy: 24 hour cancellation policy:  If a lesson is cancelled within 24 hours, the student will be charged the full fee

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In a group class, apply the technique to yoga-like movement

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Details:  The Balance Arts floor class was developed by Ann Rodiger to present movement through the lens of the Alexander Technique. The class combines knowledge of the Alexander Technique, Laban Movement Analysis, Bartenieff fundamentals, Feldenkrais, Yoga, Voicework, and various dance disciplines. The class can be adapted to suit the needs and interests of the students, including and not limited to voice, posture, specialized activities, and breathing.

Thursdays 4:30-6:00pm
Balance Arts Center
Fee: $20
Please email tracy@balanceartscenter.com before attending your first class

Tracy is a truly wonderful Alexander teacher. Through my work with her I am developing a deeper more grounded relationship with my body and voice and am excited to utilize what I am learning in my acting work. I am very grateful for her warm, wise and understanding presence.
— Amy Staats, Actress & Writer
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Frequently Asked Questions

HOW MANY LESSONS SHOULD I TAKE? 

This is Personal, and depends on your process.  I suggest committing to 3 lessons when you begin. Many people find that 10-30 lessons give them a beginning sense of ownership over the work. 

WHAT SHOULD I WEAR TO MY LESSON?

Wear clothes you can move in, socks, and a shirt with sleeves.  

WHAT CAN I EXPECT IN MY FIRST LESSON?

A discussion about why you are taking lessons, a chair turn, table turn (lying down) and applying the work standing up.  You can expect verbal and gentle hands-on guidance.  

WHERE CAN I LEARN MORE ABOUT THE TECHNIQUE?

The Balance Arts Center description of the Alexander Technique.

HOW IS THIS DIFFERENT FROM YOGA?

Alexander Technique focuses on the how of movement, and brings conscious awareness into even every day movements.  Main-stream yoga usually focuses on stretching an meditation on the mat/in the classroom. 

HOW IS THIS DIFFERENT FROM THE FELDENKRAIS METHOD?

Both techniques increase awareness, relieve tension, and build better postural patterns.  I like this article describing the differences.

HAS ANYONE DONE SCIENTIFIC RESEARCH TO PROVE THIS WORKS? 

Yes. Click here to read The British Medical Journal Study on The Alexander Technique and Back Pain

I WANT TO LEARN MORE; CAN YOU RECOMMEND ANY BOOKS?

Body Learning: An Introduction to the Alexander Technique by Micheal J. Gelb (and many more! Just ask.)

HAVE ANY FURTHER QUESTIONS?  

Contact Tracy

The Alexander Technique stresses unification in an era of greater and greater medical specialization. It is an educational system that teaches people how to best use their bodies in ordinary action to avoid or reduce unnecessary stress and pain. It enables clients to get better faster and stay better longer. This is undoubtedly the best way to take care of the back and alleviate back pain.
— Jack Stern, MD, PhD Brain and Spine Surgeons of New York, White Plains, NY

Resources

The Balance Arts Center

The Balance Arts Center is dedicated to teaching mindfulness and awareness in action through the principles and practices of the Alexander Technique

AmSAT (American Society for the Alexander Technique)

 AmSAT is the largest professional organization of teachers of the Alexander Technique in the United States.

The British Medical Journal

Randomised controlled trial of Alexander technique lessons, exercise, and massage (ATEAM) for chronic and recurrent back pain