American Society for the Alexander Technique
March 13, 2024
6:15PM - 7:30PM EST
(W) Improve Your Mobility: A 10-Week Alexander Technique Experience
Virtual. Learn how to move through life with more ease and less stress using the principles of the Alexander Technique. You'll gain skills to release tension and compression in your body and discover easier, more efficient ways of moving to improve your alignment and overall sense of well-being.
Each class is focused on a specific topic and will include time to address individual needs and goals. Be prepared to observe your habits and discover ways you can apply the tools learned to feel more comfortable every day.
Instructors: Morgan Rysdon + Melissa Brown, Alexander Technique Practitioners
Recordings of each class will be made available to registered participants to watch again, or for those who are unable to attend live.
Drop-ins are welcome.
10 Wednesdays, Jan 10–Mar 13, 6:15–7:30 pm,
Virtual Class 1—Mindful Movement: An Introduction to the Alexander Technique (Melissa)
Learn how you can relieve daily aches and pains and improve chronic pain by becoming more aware in your everyday movement patterns. This class is perfect for beginners diving into the Alexander Technique!
Wed, Jan. 10
Virtual Class 2—Embodied Excellence: Alexander Techniques for Whole-Body Ease and Relaxation (Morgan)
Strengthen your capacity to embrace ease and relaxation more frequently in your everyday life. You will discover ways your entire body can guide you toward greater comfort and ease while alleviating pain, including in areas like the neck, back, and shoulders.
Wed, Jan. 17
Virtual Class 3—Beyond Slouching: Unlocking Comfort in Sitting and Standing (Part I) (Melissa)
Release unnecessary tension in your body so that you can improve your posture moving in and out of a chair without compromising the length of the spine for better everyday comfort. Uncover the transformative impact of refined sitting and standing postures, fostering enhanced balance, stability, and overall ease in your movements.
Wed, Jan. 24
Virtual Class 4—Elevate Your Posture: Mastering the Art of Effortless Sitting and Standing (Part II) (Morgan)
Ease unnecessary tension in your body to enhance posture, allowing for smooth transitions in and out of chairs without compromising the length of the spine. Experience improved everyday comfort through mindful movement.
Wed, Jan. 31
Virtual Class 5—Shoulder and Neck Care: Techniques for Tension Relief and Freedom of Movement (Melissa)
In times of stress, shoulder and neck pain are common companions. Discover techniques to alleviate the tension causing this discomfort. Explore the anatomy of the shoulder girdle and learn how to move your arms freely—whether reaching, typing, or cleaning—without tightening the shoulders. It is particularly beneficial for breast cancer survivors, addressing tightness in the upper torso and overcoming movement limitations resulting from surgery or other treatments.
Wed, Feb. 7
Virtual Class 6—Breathe and Speak Freely: Mastering Fundamental Skills for Deep, Restorative Breathing, and Effortless Speech (Morgan)
Dive into the intricate link between unconscious short, shallow breaths and tension. Explore how mastering breath support not only enhances your oxygen intake but also elevates your state of being and transforms your speech into a powerful and effortless expression.
Wed, Feb. 14
Virtual Class 7—Walking with Ease and Poise (Melissa)
Heighten your awareness of the unconscious habits that may pull you out of alignment during the daily hustle. Learn to alleviate the downward pull on your spine so you can experience the freedom to walk tall with increased ease and efficiency. We will look at the anatomy of the pelvis and its role in walking.
Wed, Feb 21
Virtual Class 8—Posture Mastery: From Stress to Serenity for Your Well-Being (Morgan)
Under stress, our bodies tend to stiffen and tense up. Discover the art of mindfulness, breathe deeply, and stay rooted in the present moment. Unlock the key to moving with enhanced ease and efficiency.
Wed, Feb 28
Virtual Class 9—Relieve Back Pain: Find Solutions to This All-Too-Common Problem (Melissa)
In this class, we will look at how poor postural habits, like slumping, impair the natural functioning of our musculo-skeletal structure and lead to back pain. We will explore ways to take care of ourselves and stay pain free by releasing excess tension, improving alignment and finding ease. We will also dispel the myth of the waist joint!
Wed, March 6
Virtual Class 10—Everyday Mastery: Integrating the Alexander Technique into Your Daily Life (Morgan)
Reflect on the bedrock of your Alexander Technique practice. Explore integrating various practice methods and applying skills acquired over the past 10 weeks in your daily life. Initiate a lifelong journey of self-discovery, enhancing your movement, sensations, and overall experience of your body every day.
Wed, March 13