the thinking person’s guide to their body
Be Poised and Powerful.
You stand with natural ease. You react gracefully to stress. Every word you say counts and every movement conveys polish and professionalism.
You know this is inside of you, but your journey has obstacles. You try different methods but encounter the same frustrating results. Something stands in your way.
The thing standing in our way is our habits. We react to stress using habitual patterns: physical/ mental/ and emotional.
Systematic progress comes from observing our habits, and knowing how to replace our old habits with newer, healthier ones. This is what you'll learn with the Alexander Technique, a tool to help you in your own journey.
Alexander Technique is not a system of medical treatment, but an educational method which teaches tools of body awareness and improved coordination of movement. This method has helped performers and professionals for over 100 years, in varied settings from conservatories to top companies such as Google.
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?
Have you 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?
Do you prepare extensively for presentations, but despite knowing your material well, still have discomfort with public speaking?
Do you feel like you could be a better performer if you could just “let go” or feel more confident, but you’re just not sure how to get there?
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.