Gravity and Grace is dedicated to the teachings of the Alexander Technique - a fundamental skill that addresses our functioning as dynamic beings. Welcome to the land of learning!

Doisneau - Xenia Palley in movement, 1950
Doisneau - Xenia Palley in movement, 1950

The Learning Process

The Alexander Technique is about movement, and for movement - its point of reference is the quality of ease that we observe in great performers and full of life kids, the world over.

It is a method of neuromuscular re-education, that works directly with cognition / your critical thinking to teach new ways of organizing movement in the field of gravity. This educational process will help you to recognize and overcome reactive, habitual limitations in movement.

"There is only one way of saying what the work is and what we are doing. We are giving Nature her opportunity. This is a definition allowing for change and growth.”

- F.M. Alexander

As you go along, among others concepts, you will learn about…

1-1

the psycho-physical
unity of oneself

Doisneau - Hairdressers sunbathing, Paris, June 1966
Doisneau - Hairdressers sunbathing, Paris, June 1966

the psycho-physical unity of oneself

Doisneau - Little Michel’s dream, Mégève, 1936
Doisneau - Little Michel’s dream, Mégève, 1936

stimulus and response

stimulus and response

awareness and observation

Doisneau - Little Monique, Paris, 1934
Doisneau - Little Monique, Paris, 1934

awareness and observation

Doisneau - Bigouden and Eiffel Tower, 1950
Doisneau - Bigouden and Eiffel Tower, 1950

and lengthening up!

and lengthening up!

Elements of a Lesson

 

This process unfolds within the context of lessons, taught one on one. In each lesson, the student learns about how to negotiate gravity by making conscious choices that promote balance and ease of movement.

Learning the Alexander Technique can be especially beneficial for people living with Parkinson's Disease.

About the teacher

My name is Camille Cordroch. The Alexander Technique has taught me (so far!) how to ski from scratch, speak english, and of course, solve a Rubik’s cube.

I am deeply imbued by how much this work has to offer and can’t wait to share it all with you.

Credentials:

  • Alexander Technique Teacher training, Vancouver, BC (2016-2019)
  • BA, French and Spanish literature, University of Rennes, France
  • Acting school Cours Florent, Paris, France (2011-2013)
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Is the Alexandar Technique for you? To find out more book a phone call.

About the man behind the Technique

Through experiments and a trial and error approach,  Frederick Mathias Alexander discovered the deep connection between use and function and the interconnected nature of the dichotomy we usually make between mind and body.

" Two forces rule the universe : light and gravity."

- Simone Weil