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"As a dancer I could notice the tension I had in my body and the AT has helped me do things more efficiently. I've noticed a big difference in how my body moves and feels, and I have more freedom of movement. Lori has a great perspective as a former gymnast for how the body moves and applies that knowledge to how she teaches the Technique. She's also very flexible about working on specific things and clearly loves what she's doing!"
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About the Alexander Technique

The Alexander Technique is an alternative medicine educational discipline with therapeutic effects that studies bodily coordination, including psychological principles of awareness. It is applied for purposes of recovering freedom of movement, in the mastery of performing arts, and for general self-improvement affecting poise, impulse control and attention.

The Technique takes its name from F. Matthias Alexander, who first formulated its principles between 1890 and 1900. Alexander developed the Technique as a personal tool to alleviate breathing problems and hoarseness that solved his inability to pursue a career as a Shakespearean actor. Alexander taught his technique to pupils for thirty years before creating a school to train other teachers to pass on his work. The UK Society of Teachers of The Alexander Technique and its worldwide affiliates certify Alexander Technique teachers after successfully completing a 1600-hour 3-year curriculum from teaching lineage line traced to Alexander.

It is most commonly taught in a series of twenty to forty private lessons which may last from thirty minutes to an hour. Alexander Technique teachers use demonstration, explanation, and repeated examination of what spontaneously occurs in minute detail. Trained observation and light hand contact are used to detect the student's unnecessary physical and mental stresses. Alexander Technique lessons consist of hands-on suggestion and guiding improvements are offered in the context of everyday actions such as sitting, standing, walking, using the hands and speaking. As further topics of personal interest, activities such as the complex & demanding training of performing artists, sports or hobbies may be requested by students. Alexander Technique principles have also been adapted to be taught in groups, often using short individual lessons demonstrated in turn which act as examples to the class.

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