in Palm Springs or Southern California—September 2018-May 2019
in Cape Cod—June-August 2019
Gentle Flow Yoga Class at Urban Yoga (new building at Desert Aids Project)
Tuesdays at 4:30pm
Start your week with a gentle flow infused with lots of Alexander.
Embody Wholeness in Nature—and Dance!
Sunday, December 30th, 1-2:30pm, at Ruth Hardy Park in Palm Springs
Exploration of pleasurable movement in an outside environment. Join us in a community of movers playing with connection—to self, to others, to the grass, sky, mountains.
In guided movement explorations, we inhabit natural sites to create a collaborative and responsive experience. Explore presence, engagement and embodiment in nature. We will interact with the environment and each other in a playful and curious way. And then we will dance, free style, any style, free to play.
At Ruth Hardy Park, we will meet near the parking lot on Tamarisk, toward the corner with Avienda Caballeros.
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Examples of More Classes or Workshops—
Less Effort, More Ease—
A one-hour Introduction to the Alexander Technique
Feel lighter, stand taller, walk easier.
Explore new ways to ease up on your body and increase your effectiveness. Constance teaches principles and practices from this 100-year-old mind-body method. Group exercises explore posture, movement and breath from the inside-out. Hands-on guidance helps you release excess tension, decompress your spine and tune into a dynamic balance of the whole self.
Great for clubs and groups!
Avoid Text Neck by Learning the Poise of the Alexander Technique
Experience less tension, strain and effort. More awareness, balance and ease.
- Do you want to improve your posture, avoid text neck, back pain and RSI?
- Do you slouch over your electronics and then try to sit up straight, then find yourself slouching again?
- With the Alexander Technique you can learn how to use digital devices in a way that cares for your body, reduces tension and helps you find balance in all your activities.
Enjoyable class that includes group exercises, demonstrations and gentle hands-on guidance.
Great for clubs and groups!
Aging and Posture
You don’t have to compress and shrink as you age.
You can learn to de-compress your spine, release tension and move easier.
The Alexander Technique has been helping actors and singers for over a century to stand tall, breath fully, and move efficiently.
In this enjoyable class, Constance will guide you with this hands-on method to explore your potential in postural health.
Great for clubs and groups!
Actors, Musicians, Singers, Athletes!
Effective Practice, Embodied Performance—
Alexander Technique Workshop for Performers and Athletes
No matter what you practice, it is the HOW of your practice that determines the quality of your performance.
So often, as artists or athletes, we unconsciously create habits of over-work and too much tension, which interfere with the quality of our performance — and in extreme cases, the ability to perform at all.
The specific Alexander principles of head/neck/back coordination determine the organization of the rest of the body. Stripping away unconscious over-effort leads to a deeper awareness and ability to find balance, support, and efficiency—and ultimately prevent injury.
This class includes movement, breath and body explorations. Bring an instrument, piece or movement to explore. Everyone will receive individual hands-on guidance, group feedback and practices to help you work on your own.
When Your Body Needs Help!
Alexander Technique Workshop For Dancers
Whether you have injuries or just an over-worked, stressed body, come for a practical exploration in how the Alexander Technique principles can be applied to working with your self in your daily life, in your daily technique class and in performance.
As dancers, sometimes we think that the harder we work, the more we will achieve. Alexander Technique teaches that how we work becomes just as important as the level of physicality at which we work.
Bad habits can accumulate over years, from using our bodies poorly in daily life as well as injuries. Unless we are mindful of how we use our bodies in regular life, bad habits can seep into dance class.
Head moving up off the top of the spine, while the torso lengthens and widens, legs and arms moving away from the torso, these are classical ballet ideals, and also principles that Alexander work clarifies in a practical way.
Join Constance for practical brain/body experiments in the most efficient way to gain a flexible, lengthening spine in daily life, in technique class and in performance.
Everyone will receive individual hands-on guidance, group feedback and practices to help you work on your own.
Work smarter, not harder—for more expression and less tension.
Sitting for Meditators—Easy & Upright
with the balanced poise of the Alexander Technique
- A rich exploration of how bodily habits influence your meditation practice and your daily life.
- Hands-on work while you sit on the cushion (or chair) that will help you kinesthetically find more ease, mobility, breath and grounding.
- Feel more in tune with softer, lighter sensations in your body.
- Cultivate a balance of easeful support that invites gentle aliveness to show up. With a more relaxed posture your mind can become less agitated and quiet down.
Since the Alexander Technique is fundamental to being and movement, it can be helpful to a wide variety of human endeavors. Below are some more specific classes Constance has taught:
Effortlessly Upright: No slouching, no forcing
Walking with Spring: Light and easy
Exercise: Using the “just right” amount of effort
Your Harmonious Design: For musicians
Back Pain: Decompressing the spine
RSI: New patterns for repetitive movements
Integrated Ease: Yoga students
Embody Wholeness and Presence: For teachers and therapists