Winter 2022/2023—In-person lessons in Palm Springs and Oakland, CA.
Private lessons on Zoom, and donation-based group classes online.
People do not decide their futures; they decide their habits and their habits decide their futures.
— F. M. Alexander
The Alexander Technique as taught by Constance Clare-Newman leads you through practices to embody wholeness and integrate your whole being: physiological and psychological, senses and nervous system, postural state and movement, breath and voice. The technique is practiced in your everyday life, and in the things that are most important to you.
What we Practice, we Become.
Learning the Alexander Technique is like re-learning your native language, a language you used to know but have forgotten from lack of use. You have the sense of coming home to your self, with ease and comfort in your entire being.
As a mind-body practice of self care, the Alexander Technique is more about un-doing what doesn’t work than about adding new rules and exercises. For over 100 years, performing artists have been using the Technique to release habits of tension and to boost skill and performance. Once you learn the principles, they stay with you, and you can practice returning to center and bringing more ease to all of your life’s activities.
Constance Clare-Newman has been teaching this unique hands-on method for over 20 years. Constance is a highly trained (1800 hours over 3 years) professional who teaches private lessons and group classes online and in Provincetown, Cape Cod, MA in the summers, California in winters and travels for workshops.