2 New Group Classes and AT + Yoga!

I’m happy to announce two group classes this summer. See below for details. I’m also  offering private yoga sessions with the Alexander Technique. Get the benefits of yoga without fear of injury!

Do you want to start yoga but fear hurting yourself? Are you an experienced practitioner, but still find nagging tension and pain in certain poses? I can support you. Experience safety and freedom all at once. Call 415-342-6255 for a free phone consultation

Upcoming Classes:

Alexander Technique and Linklater Voice with Lisa Anne Porter
Vocal Freedom and Connected Communication!
THU 7–10pm · 7/2, 7/9, 7/16, 7/23, 7/30, 8/6 · $265

Berkeley Rep School of Theatre
2025 Addison St, Berkeley CA 94704
Registration online here

This class offers an enriched experience for actors seeking vocal freedom, postural improvement, and an easy, more connected desire to communicate. Through the Alexander Technique, students learn a systematic method to relax, align, and free themselves from limiting tension habits. With a new degree of physical control and ease in place, students move more quickly and deeply into the material developed by Kristin Linklater to free the natural voice.

You’ll learn exercises that will provide a freer, deeper and fuller breath connection, and will allow you to reveal thoughts and feelings, rather than portraying them.

Do I need to be an actor to take the class?

No. Although this class is designed for actors, it will benefit all who wish to discover the keys to powerful communication and authentic voice.


Natural Movement, Voice Production, Creativity!
Alexander Technique at Studio A.C.T.
Mondays and Wednesdays · 6:30-8pm · 7/20 – 8/26 (10 sessions) · $305

Studio A.C.T.
30 Grant Avenue 7th floor
San Francisco, CA 94108
Registration online here

The Alexander Technique is among the most widely practiced performance-related techniques in the world. The technique positively affects body alignment, efficiency of movement, and redistribution of tension. This course is suitable for students of all levels of experience.

You will learn how to recognize and undo habits of muscular tension that get in the way of natural movement, voice production, and creativity.

You will learn how to become more deeply present in yourself and in the world by accessing your innate power and flexibility.

You may feel relaxed in this new state of mindfulness.

You may also find the technique useful in improving posture, freeing voice and deepening your understanding of the human body.

Alexander Technique is the perfect companion to any other Studio A.C.T. course and to your life. Contact me with any questions: elyse@bodyproject.us

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Q & A about 5/7 Berkeley Rep Alexander Technique Class

Q: “Is your next Alexander Technique Class at Berkeley Rep School of Theatre appropriate for me or should I seek private lessons? I’m interested in learning the Alexander Technique in order to reduce bodily tension and change lifelong poor posture (I’m 57, with no chronic pain).  I’m not, however, an actor.”

A:  This class will be geared to both actors and non-actors, so it will be a good general introduction to the technique. It will be appropriate if you are comfortable with some degree of physicality such as lying on the floor on mats, crawling, and playing movement games, and you are OK working in activity in front of a group. This could mean reciting a poem, singing, or performing some other activity that you do in your life.

That said, private lessons are always the most efficient way of learning the Alexander Technique. Still, many people enjoy a group learning situation. The group class is less expensive than private lessons.

Feel free to give me a call at 415-342-6255, if you have more specific concerns. Otherwise, you are welcome to join the class, and/or I’d be happy to do some one-on-one work with you.

If you’re debating whether to sign up for a group Alexander Technique class or private lessons, I hope this will be helpful for you!

With love,

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