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 an individual path to embody wholeness in your posture and movement, in your everyday life, and in the things that are most important to you.
What we practice, we become.
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 and to boost skill and performance. Once you learn the principles, they stay with you, and you can practice them in any or all of your life’s activities.
Practice Makes Permanent.
Pain caused by postural habits, like slouching or trying to “stand up straight,” or by injury compensations, can seem to be hard-wired. But re-wiring is possible and pain can be relieved by learning new habits. You can learn to de-compress and release unnecessary muscular tension, becoming less tight and creating more resilient tissues.
As you learn to tune into your body’s signals, you also calm your own nervous system, so that you can rebalance from stressful situations, build your capacity for presence, and respond with more choice.
Constance Clare-Newman has been teaching this unique hands-on method for over 15 years. Constance is a highly trained (1800 hours over 3 years) professional who teaches private lessons and group classes in Palm Springs, CA., and in Provincetown, Cape Cod, MA in the summers, and travels for workshops.