Client Testimonials

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I am committed to helping my clients help themselves. The Alexander Technique teaches people how to have more poise (physical efficiency) and attention (focused energy) in their work, while remaining free of tension.
Here are some personal statements from my clients describing what Alexander Technique is like for them. (Names have been changed to protect privacy.)
“Totally relaxed,” “10 feet tall,” and “all together” are just a few of the words that describe how I feel after an Alexander session. Too often experiences labeled therapy are no more than repetitive exercises that seem to have little effect. Not so with the Alexander experience. The whole of the session is unexpected and uniquely satisfying: there is simply nothing like it.
– H., Professor
Because I work in university towns, many of my clients are academics who spend long hours at a desk reading and writing. Through such activities they can accumulate tension in the back, neck and shoulders. Alexander Technique shows them how to prevent tension through their own conscious awareness.
The Alexander Technique has given me much greater awareness of my body while performing routine functions such as sitting, standing and walking. This has allowed me to work on improving my posture and avoiding bad habits that result in back and neck problems. I also enjoy dancing, and the Alexander Technique has helped me communicate better to my dance partner through the way I move my body.
G., – Researcher and Tango Dancer
I decided to seek out Alexander lessons in hopes that they might help with what had been diagnosed as “tendonitis”. I had significant, debilitating, chronic pain in my hands, wrists, and forearms after a summer of excessive typing. Because my job was to write, I was extremely concerned about this worsening pain.
The Alexander Technique offers a kind of empowerment I haven’t experienced in any other type of pain-management or stress-reduction method, and I would (and have) recommend lessons to anyone for lasting health, and particularly to anyone experiencing chronic pain.
H., PhD, College Professor
(Read this person’s “Personal Story” here.)
My body’s response to stress at home and at work has always been to tense up in a very real, palpable way, with disastrous consequences in the longer term. Alexander Technique is for me the ideal way to take the week’s stress literally “off my back” and return to a neutral state from which anything is possible.
– T., Professor
Have you ever envied someone whose carriage seemed to bespeak self-possession and competence, while you felt yourself physically and mentally a Humpty Dumpty who can’t be put back together again?
I have, but I have found that an Alexander teacher can show you how to move so that you appear an organic whole, all parts properly related to each other, so that you look composed and competent.  Then you may find that the qualities that seem to be exuded by physical wholeness are real, not merely apparent.
As Hamlet says: “Assume a virtue if you have it not. . . . . . . . . . For use almost can change the stamp of nature.”
J., Author and Literature Scholar
Some of my clients have sciatica and lower back or postural dysfunctions, which make it harder for them to accomplish their goals, and which can sap their energy. Alexander Technique teaches people how to let go of familiar bad habits of using and holding their bodies so that they can act with less pain. They find this liberating.
I feel that it is thanks to the Alexander Technique that I am not only still standing, but standing better.
T.

Most of my clients appreciate the improved functioning that they get from Alexander Technique, and the competitive edge.
Alexander Technique surprised me, as I found that it balanced my body. I learned where I was holding tension in my muscles in a way that made the rest of my body react. Joe helped me experience this in ways that I understood and could correct on the spot. Communication is everything with this technique. I found that the Alexander Technique forces you to engage your body in a way to be aware of your posture, breath, and connection. For me as a fencer it helped me sharpen my skills and technique in the sport and be a better coach. And it helped my tango too!
– S., National Fencing Champion
Sometimes Alexander Technique is a way for people to process long-term psychological issues that involve their bodies.
Alexander Technique is about coming home to my own body. It is a lovely thing to walk around in the world, feeling at home in your own skin.
B., Painter and Martial Artist

Read What Others Have To Say…

As an Alexander teacher, I am committed to helping my clients help themselves. The Alexander Technique teaches people how to have more poise (physical efficiency) and attention (focused energy) in their work, while remaining free of tension.

Following are some personal statements from my clients describing what Alexander Technique is like for them. (Names have been changed to protect privacy.) I hope that it can start to give you an idea of the experience of learning Alexander Technique. It’s hard to describe in words, and a person really has to experience the Alexander Technique to know what it is.

So here are some of my students’ descriptions of their experience of the work, in their own words.

“Totally relaxed,” “10 feet tall,” and “all together” are just a few of the words that describe how I feel after an Alexander session. Too often experiences labeled therapy are no more than repetitive exercises that seem to have little effect. Not so with the Alexander experience. The whole of the session is unexpected and uniquely satisfying: there is simply nothing like it.

— H., Professor

My body’s response to stress at home and at work has always been to tense up in a very real, palpable way, with disastrous consequences in the longer term. Alexander Technique is for me the ideal way to take the week’s stress literally “off my back” and return to a neutral state from which anything is possible.

— T., Professor

Because I happen to teach Alexander Technique in university towns, many of my clients are academics who spend long hours at a desk reading and writing. Through such activities they accumulate tension in the back, neck and shoulders. Sometimes their arms or legs become numb and even locked. Alexander Technique shows them how to release and prevent tension that leads to pain and injury. They are able to do this by developing their consciousness of their bodies and what they are doing involuntarily. That awareness gives them the freedom to choose how to act and react.

The Alexander Technique has given me much greater awareness of my body while performing routine functions such as sitting, standing and walking. This has allowed me to work on improving my posture and avoiding bad habits that result in back and neck problems. I also enjoy dancing, and the Alexander Technique has helped me communicate better to my dance partner through the way I move my body.

— G., Researcher and Tango Dancer

I decided to seek out Alexander lessons in hopes that they might help with what had been diagnosed as “tendonitis”. I had significant, debilitating, chronic pain in my hands, wrists, and forearms after a summer of excessive typing. Because my job was to write, I was extremely concerned about this worsening pain.

The Alexander Technique offers a kind of empowerment I haven’t experienced in any other type of pain-management or stress-reduction method, and I would recommend lessons to anyone for lasting health, and particularly to anyone experiencing chronic pain.

— H., PhD, College Professor (Read this person’s “Personal Story” here.)

Some of my clients have sciatica and lower back or postural dysfunctions, which make it harder for them to accomplish their goals, and which can sap their energy. Alexander Technique teaches people how to let go of familiar bad habits of using and holding their bodies so that they can act with less pain. They find this liberating.

I feel that it is thanks to the Alexander Technique that I am not only still standing, but standing better.


— T.,
Therapist and Gardner

Many of my clients appreciate the improved physical functioning and competitive edge that they get from Alexander Technique.

Alexander Technique surprised me, as I found that it balanced my body. I learned where I was holding tension in my muscles in a way that made the rest of my body react. Joe helped me experience this in ways that I understood and could correct on the spot. Communication is everything with this technique. I found that the Alexander Technique forces you to engage your body in a way to be aware of your posture, breath, and connection. For me as a fencer it helped me sharpen my skills and technique in the sport and be a better coach. And it helped my tango too!

— S., National Fencing Champion

Sometimes Alexander Technique is a way for people to process long-term psychological traumas that involve their bodies as well as their minds.

Alexander Technique is about coming home to my own body. It is a lovely thing to walk around in the world, feeling at home in your own skin.

— B., Painter


Have you ever envied someone whose carriage seemed to bespeak self-possession and competence, while you felt yourself physically and mentally a Humpty Dumpty who can’t be put back together again?

I have, but I have found that an Alexander teacher can show you how to move so that you appear an organic whole, all parts properly related to each other, so that you look composed and competent.  Then you may find that the qualities that seem to be exuded by physical wholeness are real, not merely apparent.

As Hamlet says: “Assume a virtue if you have it not. . . . . . . . . . For use almost can change the stamp of nature.”

— S., Author and Literature Scholar