“Thanks for what you are offering here on Youtube. I’ve studied AT off and on for many years. Your video was more effective than the 4 teachers I’ve experienced since 1992!”
– Cate Frazier-Neely, Vocal Teacher
Pain is not your enemy. It’s your body’s way of telling you that there is a disconnect between what you are expecting of your body, how it , is designed to function, and what it’s capable of. It might be capable of much more than you know if you understand yourself better.
I am here to help you figure out exactly where that disconnect is, and how you can get back on track. My passion in life is to help people like you have long, enjoyable, creative careers that actually feel good to your body.
Stop pushing through the pain and you will be surprised at new levels of creativity, joy, and confidence that you can experience in your life and work.
Pain, injury, anxiety and stress are often thought of as problems to be gotten rid of or ignored, but in my experience they won’t go away until we listen and respond to them.
I teach movement and breathing coordination using the Alexander Technique. I use the accepting and sensitive Alexander Technique touch (which translates online to an accepting and sensitive multi-sensory awareness) to give reliable, clear, kinesthetic feedback so you feel supported and can risk letting go of excess tension. I meet you where you are, with acceptance and curiosity. I help you improve your posture, movement, and breathing, by showing you how to move well all day long. I do that by moving that way myself throughout the course of your lesson. I am a movement educator, but not a medical practitioner, doctor, or therapist. You can learn from me one-on-one, or in group workshops. All lessons and classes are currently online.
Private lessons are 50 minutes long. We work with basic movements such as flexion, extension, turning, sitting, standing, and walking. We examine the relationship between your body’s design and it’s functioning. We then proceed to link up this new way of moving with activities that may have caused you stress or pain in the past, or ones which you would like to improve or do with more ease and expression. I also teach the Dart Procedures, a form of developmental movement that is dynamic, enlivening, and easy to use as a springboard for building mobility and strength.