The Alexander Technique is a hands-on method that helps people with their posture and movement, releasing tension and renewing energy. The Technique emphasizes head/neck/back/breath coordination, from the inside out. When posture is balanced and easy and movement is more efficient, pain and tension are lessened. Performing artists and athletes become better at what they do, by working smarter, not harder.
Embody a unified whole in thought, body, and emotion. The Alexander Technique is a mind-body practice of self care. It is more about un-doing what doesn’t work than about adding something to your already busy life. Learning the Technique builds your capacity for presence and boosts performance in any activity. Pain caused by postural habits, like slouching or trying to “stand up straight,” or by injury compensations, can be relieved by learning to de-compress and release unnecessary muscular tension. Tuning in to your body’s signals, you can learn to calm your own nervous system, rebalance from stressful situations and respond with more choice.
Constance Clare-Newman has been teaching this unique hands-on method for over 15 years. She teaches private lessons and group classes in Palm Springs, CA., and in Provincetown, Cape Cod, MA in the summers, and travels for workshops.