The Alexander Technique Can Help:
- improve posture, balance and coordination.
- improve voice quality, support and production.
- public speakers communicate calmly, clearly and effectively without causing vocal strain and fatigue.
- actors improve their range of expression and increase their freedom and control.
- musicians (vocalists and instrumentalists) practice with ease and efficiency and perform with assurance and presence.
- dancers achieve the optimal balance of strength and flexibility.
- athletes streamline performance and prevent pain and injury.
Throughout life, we develop habits of attention, posture and movement that cause discomfort, pain and injury, limiting our potential for action and expression.
The Alexander Technique is a method of somatic education for transforming our counterproductive habits into optimal functioning, health and wellbeing.
The Alexander Technique was developed by F. M. Alexander (1869 – 1955), an Australian actor who suffered from career-threatening vocal problems, including hoarseness and loss of voice. As he identified and learned to prevent the habits that constricted his voice, he discovered a dynamic pattern of coordination. This new coordination resulted in improved breathing, voice production and overall health. He developed a method to teach others how to establish their optimal conditions.
Since its inception in the late 1800’s, the Alexander Technique has received international recognition in the fields of education, medicine and performing arts. Alexander Technique instruction is integral to many performing arts training programs, including the Juilliard School of Dance, Drama and Music, the Yale School of Drama, and the Royal Academy of Dramatic Arts, London.
Sami Pincus brings extensive training, skill and experience to her Alexander Technique lessons, classes and workshops.