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Alexander Technique for Mind Body Balance Open to Actors and Non-Actors Alike

4-week workshop ~ April 2018 ~ Thursdays 7–9:30PM · 4/4,  4/11, 4/18, 4/25 · $170

Berkeley Rep School of Theatre
2025 Addison St, Berkeley CA 94704
Register Online, or email the registrar: school@berkeleyrep.org

Alexander Technique is a time-honored method used by actors to improve posture, breath, and movement. Effective movement liberates your acting skills and enriches your life. As you stop responding to the world in a habitual manner, new avenues of physical ease and creativity open up. Discover the Alexander Technique for body-mind balance. Let your body’s physical genius emerge!


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Posture, Body Presence and Peace – Learn about the Alexander Technique

Free Public Lecture as Part of San Francisco State University’s Holistic Health Department Speaker Series

May 6, 2019, 7-8:30 pm
Location SCI 101

Alexander Technique is a time-honored method to improve posture, breath and movement. Alexander students learn how to use the mind to stop tension habits, gaining more freedom and control in life. Research shows that the technique helps with low back pain, knee osteoarthritis and performance anxiety. Come to this lecture and learn a few skills to free your neck and move with more ease.


 Contact me if you’d like me to design a workshop for your worksite!


Past Workshops & Talks:

Workshop for the kitchen staff at Berkeley’s famous Chez Pannise Restaurant
~ Mindfulness in the Kitchen ~ Learn to take care of your body while cooking
Jan 20, 3 – 4:30 pm, private residence –


Master Class – Music Department at SFSU, Feb 21, 4 – 5:40


Free Your Neck with Alexander Technique – Psychophysiology of stress, anticipatory habits and the impulse to move
Dec 4, 5, 2018,  Ghokale Method Institute, Teacher Training Program

In this introduction to the Alexander technique we will dive into the psychophysiology of stress as it relates to movement. We will explore the subtle connection between expectation and action, mind and muscle, and the myriad ways that we can use our conscious awareness to unwind motor habits. We will also cover some of the research data on the effects of Alexander Technique on back and neck pain, as well as explore how the technique is similar to mindfulness practices. Leave with some helpful techniques to share with clients to enhance ease, with a particular focus on freedom in the neck, jaw and shoulders.

Western Association of Biofeedback and Neuroscience Annual Conference
Speaker on Somatics Panel, 11 am Sunday Nov 3, 2018

 


Watch for upcoming classes:

  • Learn what it’s like not to have a bad side. Sidedness in dance.
  • Yoga and Alexander Technique (currently offering private sessions)
  • The Singing Body – Embodied Voice and Alexander Technique with Francesca Genco