Sarah Mayhan

AmSat Certified teacher in

Alexander Technique

 

 

 
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What is Alexander Technique?

Movement Mindfulness

I provide coaching in rethinking your daily movements so that you can move more efficiently, easily, and confidently, based on the principles of the Alexander Technique. 

The Alexander Technique is an educational method used worldwide for over 100 years. By teaching how to change faulty postural habits, it enables improved mobility, posture, performance and alertness along with relief of chronic stiffness, tension and stress.

It's a program for everyone! Office workers can learn how to reduce environmental stresses. Performers often use it to expand their physical capacity. And as a low-stress program, it’s especially helpful for people recovering from injury, pregnant women, and seniors.

And it has scientific support! A study by the British Medical Journal found that the Alexander Technique provided long-term relief for sufferers of chronic back pain. 

 

how do i start?

Lessons

An Alexander lesson provides one-on-one attention to you as the student, and is personalized to your particular needs. We'll focus on techniques that can be directly applied to your everyday activities, like working on a computer, driving a car, or playing a musical instrument.

 
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How will I benefit from Alexander lesssons?

 
  • Improve focus and manage stress
  • Learn more about yourself and be  more comfortable in your body
  • Gain confidence and presence in public speaking 
  • Get concrete strategies to alleviate text neck 
  • Add tools to your self-care practice & empower yourself
  • Deepen your yoga, meditation, or mindfulness practice by embodying your practice 
  • For actors, singers, musicians, and dancers, perform at your peak and alleviate discomfort from your day job
  • Learn self-care to prevent repetitive strain injury, especially useful if you're an office worker, programmer, or musician
  • Learn to take care of yourself while working out and prevent injury with postural help & learning to listen to your body
  • Working on your golf swing? Improve overall coordination
  • Gain relief from chronic neck or back pain. Learn how to sit, stand, and bend more easily, and recover more quickly.  
  • Gain relief from the aches & pains of pregnancy (especially back pain!) & manage discomfort from carrying & nursing your baby
  • Learn tips and techniques to sit more easily while at your desk, on the computer, and driving
  • Learn tips and tricks to stand more comfortably while on the job or trying out your new standing desk. 
 
 
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Testimonials


I’ve noticed a big change in the amount of stress I carry—I don’t arrive home exhausted from sitting all day! And when I catch myself tensing up or moving funny, I have tools to turn to that help me address the real problem.
— Laura N., Consultant

Sarah’s instruction helped me from day one. She showed me simple yet profound adjustments to my posture to help with my wrist pain. I feel calmer and more aware of where I hold tension in my body. Sarah’s patient and soothing demeanor really helped me put my learning into practice.
— Elizabeth R., PhD Candidate


 

Certification

I certified as a teacher of the Alexander Technique at Alexander Technique Training in Chicago (ATTiC) under master teacher Daria Okugawa.

This certification process, recognized by the professional organization the American Society for the Alexander Technique (AmSAT), is a rigorous, apprenticeship-based program requiring a minimum of 1600 hours of study.

Sarah provides practical, thoughtful tips for self-care that I’ve been able to incorporate as I seek to claim and own my physical presence. She has given me the courage to explore prior events in my life that have affected my physical self and empowered me to find new ways to incorporate that past into a more integrated present and future self. Her intellectual curiosity, gentle touch, and deep knowledge of Alexander Technique make her a very talented guide for anyone seeking the support and the tools to move through the world as an active citizen while making sure that the body, mind, and soul are well cared for along the way.
— Samantha G., consultant

 

 


How Do I Start?

No previous experience is necessary! The best way of learning what Alexander Technique is like and if you will enjoy it is by scheduling a lesson. I will get to know your interests and concerns and customize the instruction to your needs.