Lessons

Lessons direct you toward an unraveling of physical tension and a heightened state of attention. 

  • You learn through activity.

Alexander Technique teacher Wendy Salkind helps students work at the computer with easeIn lessons I use my hands to gently help you release muscular tension and to guide you toward deeper balance and skeletal support. Together we undo your unique movement habits as we look at familiar activities such as standing, sitting, bending, reaching, walking, and working at the computer, and find greater balance, breath, and support within those movements. We also look at activities that you find difficult to sustain without physical discomfort.  With each lesson, I’ll provide you with suggestions of how best to apply the principles of the technique to your activities.

  • AT lessons are 50 minutes long.

Each person studies the same principles in a 50-minute lesson, yet the lessons are individualized, dependent upon your concerns.  The Alexander Technique is an educational process so you should not expect to passively receive any treatment. As a student, you are an active participant.

  • The number of lessons needed is variable.

The principles of this technique are simple, but most habits have developed over many years and they do not disappear in a flash. You learn at your own pace and discover for yourself how this technique impacts your life.  I recommend a couple of lessons so that you can get an idea about this method of learning and you can see if I’m the right teacher for you.  Most students require a minimum of 10 lessons to be able to apply these principles to their daily and specialized activities. To relieve back pain, the study published in the British Medical Journal recommends 30 lessons.

RATES

  • Private lessons: $85, $65 for students and seniors
  • A series of 10 private lessons, paid in advance: $800

To begin, students need to take lessons once or twice a week. The first lesson lasts an hour, at the same cost, so that we can talk about your concerns and I can give you more time as I introduce you to this process.

GROUP LESSONS

Some people like to begin lessons in Alexander Technique in a small group of 3-4 individuals. They find that as they see changes in others, they become clearer in their own thinking about movement. I’m glad to discuss the possibility of a small class with you. I often teach a group of people who are skilled in some specialized activity, such as a group of office workers, performers or public speakers.

  • Email or call me to discuss your concerns and to schedule lessons:

        wendy.salkind@gmail.com     410.484-5256