I have been involved with the Alexander Technique since 1993. I took lessons with Jane Brown regularly for 11 years before enrolling in the Chesapeake Bay Alexander Studies: North Carolina Alexander Technique Program directed by Robin Gilmore and Marsha Paludan. In 2007, I graduated from CBAS and became a teaching member of Alexander Technique International. Concurrently, in 2006, I began taking lessons with Linnie Osyler. Linnie’s work has changed my life. As she writes, this work is a hands-on approach to consciousness. And I look forward to sharing it with whoever is interested.
"The Alexander technique is a way of learning how you can get rid of harmful tension in your body."Although certainly not a full definition of the Alexander Technique, this is a good start.*
"The Alexander Technique is a way of learning to move mindfully through life. The Alexander process shines a light on inefficient habits of movement and patterns of accumulated tension, which interferes with our innate ability to move easily and according to how we are designed. It’s a simple yet powerful approach that offers the opportunity to take charge of one’s own learning and healing process, because it’s not a series of passive treatments but an active exploration that changes the way one thinks and responds in activity. It produces a skill set that can be applied in every situation. Lessons leave one feeling lighter, freer, and more grounded."
"The Alexander Technique is a method that works to change (movement) habits in our everyday activities. It is a simple and practical method for improving ease and freedom of movement, balance, support and coordination. The technique teaches the use of the appropriate amount of effort for a particular activity, giving you more energy for all your activities. It is not a series of treatments or exercises, but rather a reeducation of the mind and body. The Alexander Technique is a method which helps a person discover a new balance in the body by releasing unnecessary tension. It can be applied to sitting, lying down, standing, walking, lifting, and other daily activities..."
"The Alexander Technique is an intelligent way to solve body problems."
Alexander Technique is available by appointment only. To schedule, please contact Rob Falvo directly at (828)268-1280.