the thinking person’s guide to their body
Be Poised and Powerful.
We react to stress using habitual patterns: physical/ mental/ and emotional.
Most of us have the feeling we should stand up taller, react to stress with more grace and perform better under pressure. We’d like to say what we mean to say, and present ourselves with more polished professionalism. But when we try to do what we know we should do, we encounter frustration, and our resolution to change our habits does not stick long-term.
Alexander Technique addresses the root cause of these problems by teaching a system of habit change that has helped performers and professionals for over 100 years, in varied settings from conservatories to top companies such as Google.
Alexander Technique is not a system of medical treatment, but an educational method which teaches tools of body awareness and improved coordination of movement. Because our mind and body are linked, changing these patterns is key to creating lasting change.
The benefits of learning to work with yourself in this new way are most noticeable in changes in posture, reducing tension, lowering overall reactions to stress, and addressing performance anxiety.
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.
Do you have ongoing shoulder, neck, or back tension? Have you tried other methods solve this problem, but as soon as you sit down at your desk, the pain is back?
You’ve received feedback about wanting to see you show more “leadership presence” or “executive presence” but after attempting to address this, you get the same feedback next quarter?
You prepare extensively for presentations, but despite knowing your material well, still have discomfort with public speaking.
Alexander Technique coaching is knowledge that will empower you to address the root causes of whole-body reactions to stress.
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.
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.