“Learning is remembering from moment to moment”
F.M. Alexander and his brother A.R. Alexander taught the Alexander technique to their students one-on-one. This tradition continues and the Alexander Technique is generally studied in private lessons which suit the personal nature and depth of self discovery reached during a lesson.
The Alexander Technique and its principles can however be learned effectively and are also taught in small groups or workshop settings.
Some people find that a combination of private and group lessons to be very effective.
At Light in Being in Boston and New York, Corinne offers both private and small group instruction. For workshops or larger groups please contact us.
What happens during a lesson?
For the lesson it is best to wear comfortable, loose fitting clothes as various movements will be explored. You will be asked to take off your shoes, nothing more.
The principles (Inhibition, dynamic relationship between the head and the neck, Direction, kinesthetic awareness) of the Alexander Technique will be explored and applied to basic movements like getting in and out of the chair, walking, lying down and more generally transitioning from any movement or activity to another. With words and the sensitivity of her skilled gentle touch Corinne will guide you through these movements and activities. As you are guided through these activities you will discover and expand your kinesthetic awareness bringing coherence, organization and a quality of lightness and ease to your movements.
The release of held tension brings about the possibility to experience unknown (forgotten) ways of moving creating flow, poise and integration of your being throughout your activities.
How many lessons?
Individual lessons last 30 or 45 minutes, group lessons (2-6 people) are 60 to 90 minutes long depending on frequency and amount of people. Since the Alexander Technique works with habitual patterns of thought and movement, in order to effect change, coming more frequently in shorter amounts of time is highly recommended and effective.
It will take anyone around 6 lessons to begin to understand the principles of the Alexander Technique, start benefiting from the effects of the lessons and be able to apply the technique during simple activities. With more lessons the beneficial effects will increase, become a real part of your life and you will learn how to apply the Technique yourself to any activity.
You are investing in your own health and well-being while embarking on a journey of self-discovery and empowerment!
The catch? It might change your life along with you! You could be pain-free, happy and experience a more meaningful and integrated life.
On a more reassuring note, if you are apprehensive, know that you are investing in a method that has proved itself and has benefited many people all over the world for more than 100 years. If you still have doubts, contact me for a short phone consultation, to book a trial lesson or read the pages about F.M. Alexander and the history of the technique and look on the resource page for the links to scientific studies.
I invite you to see the investment in Alexander Technique lessons as a gift to yourself.
“You cannot do something you don’t know IF you keep on doing what you do know”
Schedule and pay for the lessons as you go: 90$ for 45 minutes.
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Workshops Angers, France:
May 12th and 13th from 10am till 12:30pm and 2pm till 4:30pm both days; cost 175€ which includes lunch both days for more info and enrollment contact: Christelle: email@example.com and visit www.prieure-saint-augustin.org
Les 12 et 13 Mai de 10h à 12h30 et de 14h à 16h30 les deux jours. 175€ déjeuners inclus. Pour inscriptions et plus d'info contactez: Christelle firstname.lastname@example.org et visitez: www.prieure-saint-augustin.org
Booking a Lesson
Please inquire by phone or e-mail for more details, to set up a (trial) lesson or a tailor made study program.
The trial lesson is important to determine whether the Alexander Technique is something you feel will help you, if you are new to it, and to see if you resonate with Corinne and her teaching style.
Corinne teaches in Manhattan: Thursday evenings, Fridays, Saturdays and Monday mornings on 38th street between 8th and 9th ave.
Corinne teaches in Boston area: Tuesday and Wednesday afternoons in Cambrige, MA, on Mass ave 2 minutes from Porter square T station.
Corinne may make house calls. Please call to discuss.