Individual and small group lessons in the F.M. Alexander Technique with Rebecca Poole, m.AmSAT
(For SHORT introductory videos, pease see my website: http://www.nyalexandertechnique.com)
The F.M. Alexander Technique
Neither a system of exercises, nor a form of meditation, nor a therapy, nor a treatment or cure, the F.M. Alexander Technique is an educational method.
It teaches a unique way of looking at patterns of unnecessary, unconscious, habitual tension and how they effect you in activity, while giving you common-sense tools to make improvements on your own.
Now 120 years old, the Technique provides students with an approach to prevention, pain relief, self-care, education, and acquisition of skill.
As demonstrated most recently by the British Medical Journal’s long-term comparison of the Alexander Technique, massage, and exercise when dealing with generalized back pain, people of ALL ages and abilities can learn to prevent and relieve the pain and stress caused by their everyday misuse of themselves.
The Alexander Technique is used by people of all ages and from all walks of life with various conditions, from musicians with RSI or tendinitis, to computer users with chronic pain, to people living with M.S., to people with balance issues, to people with back pain, to athletes, performers, and public speakers who want to prevent injury while improving endurance and performance.
Luminaries who have studied the Technique include:
-Aldous Huxley, writer
-George Bernard Shaw, writer
-John Dewey, American educational philosopher
-Nicolaas Tinbergen, 1973 Nobel Prize Laureate in Medicine
-Frederick (Fritz) Perls, originator of Gestalt Therapy
-Prof. Raymond Dart, anthropologist
-Sir Charles Sherrington, Nobel Prize-winning neurophysiologist
-and performers such as: Hugh Jackman, William Hurt, Kevin Kline, John Cleese, Mary Steenbergen, Robin Williams, Paul Newman, Maggie Smith, Jeremy Irons, John Houseman, Joanne Woodward, Sir Colin Davis, Paul McCartney, Sting, Joel Gray
The Alexander Technique has been part of the curriculae of all respected Acting and Music programs in the United States (i.e.: Juliard, Yale, North Carolina School for the Arts) and Great Britain (i.e.: Royal Academy of Music, Guildhall, RADA) since the 1960's.
****Please note that lessons are by appointment ONLY