The Alexander Technique

Rediscover the ease, lightness, and freedom of movement you once knew when you were very young.

Join us for this introductory workshop with certified Alexander Technique teacher Allison Foley.

Suggested Donation:
$10 - 20
This event is 100% donation based. No one will be turned away
Instructor
Allison Foley

Allison is so grateful to have joined the Mindful Harlem community in meditation and so much more, and is excited to share the Alexander Technique, a mindful movement practice she has been teaching for over 20 years. She received her certification at the American Center for the Alexander Technique, NYC (a unique and life-altering 3 year training).

She was a faculty member of Barnard College for 10 years where she originated the Alexander Technique program and has taught at the 92nd Street Y, Manhattan School of Music, Movement Research, yoga studios, public libraries, and corporate offices.

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What is the Alexander Technique?

The Alexander Technique is a gentle yet powerful approach for rediscovering the ease, lightness, and freedom of movement you once knew when you were very young.

You learn to prevent habits of tension and compression that cause back pain, stiffness, stress, and fatigue by developing a more conscious and trustworthy relationship between your mind and body.

There are no exercises or prescribed movements. Alexander teachers use gentle hands-on touch and verbal guidance to help students develop self awareness and a more accurate sense of their bodies in everyday movements such as sitting, standing, and walking. As students observe and experiment with the way they move, breathe, and think in all that they do, ease and efficiency of movement gradually replace pain and restriction.

Meditation is the perfect complement to the Alexander Technique as the quiet stillness allows students time to observe bodily sensations and release energy in new directions. As F. M. Alexander himself said, “The right thing does itself.”

When: Thursday  Jan 31, 2019   7 - 8:30 pm

Dhana: Mindful Harlem is a non-profit that operates on the concept of "dhana" or generosity. Donate what you can and what you wish in order to support the program.

Registration: Walk-ins welcome, but spots limited. Reserve your spot below!