Alexander Technique
Principles behind the Alexander Technique
  1. In free movement, the head leads and the body follows.
  1. The whole body responds dynamically to any decision to move.
  1. Learning to think in activity enhances self-understanding.
  1. Balanced effort is a combination of support and motion which results in an appropriate amount of work for a given task.
  1. Changing habitual patterns of movement requires conscious, active choice.  Learning to refuse to react in an habitual manner is a life-long tool for positive change.
Kay S. Hooper came to the Alexander Technique in 1987 due to chronic tendinitis from unhealthy movement patterns. Like thousands of other beneficiaries of this work, she moved out of pain into increased flexibility and fluency. Now certified by Alexander Technique International, Kay helps others recover from and avoid injury due to faulty habits of movements.
Kay completed a three-year training course at the Alexander Alliance in Philadelphia, PA, in May of 2000. Kay has studied with internationally respected teachers, including: Linda Babits, Hillary Mayers, Bruce Fertman, Martha Fertman, Jan Baty, Glenna Batson, Michael Frederick, Chris Stevens, Elizabeth Walker, Barbara Conable, and Soshanna Kaminitz.
Alexander Technique is a gentle process of mind-body re-education. for over 100 years, the alexander technique (at) has helped people gain awareness and conscious control of movement patterns. Musicians, Dancers, and actors flock to AT for improved poise, stamina and ease.
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