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The Alexander Technique helps us learn to find our own Still Point - just like the eye of a hurricane.

The Still Point

At the still point of the turning world. Neither flesh nor fleshless; Neither from nor towards; at the still point, there the dance is, But neither arrest nor movement. And do not call it fixity, Where past and future are gathered. Neither movement from nor towards, Neither ascent nor decline. Except for the point, the […]

Refinishing and Re-education

Refinishing and Re-education

I recently embarked on a project to reupholster the seats to a couple of my teaching chairs. What I learned in the process got me thinking about habits, how deeply they sit in our selves, how unnoticed they might be, and how difficult they can be to “get rid” of. I started to look at […]

Practice and Results: Facing a Challenge

Practice and Results: Facing a Challenge

Think for a moment about the last time you faced a challenge. It could be minute 37 of spinning class (that was me today!), it could be learning a piece of music with a difficult passage, it could be a stressful situation at work… Whatever it is, YOU HAVE A CHOICE about how you approach […]

New Student Special & Referral Bonus

New Student Special & Referral Bonus

Would someone you know like to try out the Alexander Technique? I’m offering a new student special for spring! Three 50 minute lessons for $180 (a 25% savings). And for you? A REFERRAL BONUS! If you are a current or previous student of my studio, when you refer someone to take a lesson with me, […]

Stop. Think.

Stop. Think.

A 2011 article in The Onion (a “farcical newspaper”) posits that “all American problems—from stuck jacket zippers to the national debt—could be solved if citizens just stopped, took a deep breath, and thought for two seconds before they acted.” In The Onion, it’s a joke, but it hits close to home. Can you think of […]

Space Clearing with the Alexander Technique

Space Clearing with the Alexander Technique

I moved earlier this year, and there is one room in my home that had accumulated all the “extra” boxes of things that I wasn’t quite sure what to do with. Today, I decided to start tackling that mess of boxes. It was hard to walk through that room, hard to get to the closet, […]

Recalibrate and Restore

Recalibrate and Restore

I got a flat tire on my car earlier this year. I had driven over a screw in the road going past a construction site, but I didn’t notice until a sensor light in my car told me the tire pressure was low. I parked, checked the tire pressure, but couldn’t find the problem. I […]

Free Your Neck: First Aid for Stressful Situations

Everybody has something that “pushes their buttons.” When your “buttons” get pushed, what happens? You feel frustrated, maybe angry. I sometimes feel caught up in a whirlwind, a little out of control. That’s when my training kicks in. See, we don’t have just an emotional reaction. We respond with our whole selves, and I learned […]

Hands On, Online

Calling all actors! The Balance Arts Center in New York is offering an online/live class, “Freedom for Actors,” this spring. Check out the details at http://www.acting-alexander.com/online-classes/ I will be participating as a local resource teacher for private lessons – you receive a 30% discount coupon as part of your registration for the course. This course […]

Space for Change

Space for Change

The turnings of the year are times that I relish for reflection. Some people make resolutions, some don’t, but I have a few words to toss into the fray about how we approach our intentions to change… “I Resolve.” To me, this wording has a head-strong feeling about it. To make a change by will-power […]

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