Alexander Technique & Pregancy
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 your critical thinking to teach you 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.
LESSONS WILL FOCUS ON:.
- improving your quality of movement in specific actions of daily living (walking, climbing up stairs, speaking, getting up from the floor etc)
- finding support within yourself to move with more control and safety
- initiating movement with composure
- identifying functional patterns that promote ease and efficiency of movement - all important components for maintaining your autonomy and agency in the world.
“My practical teaching experience of over thirty years has been based upon he impossibility of separating the so-called mental and physical elements in any of our dealings with the human organism"
- F.M. Alexander
His learning process started out of his desire to reduce this dissonance. Through experiments and a trial and error approach, he discovered the deep connection between use and function and the interconnected nature of mind and body, usual dichotomy even carried out in our language. He saw that when reacting to a stimulus, our response is made with the whole of us, driven by habit and settled into patterns of movement - on and off stage. He had stumbled upon the crux of his teachings.
He realized his discoveries could be applicable to others and help them as much as they helped him. He started teaching in Australia, taught widely in the UK and later on in the US. In the last two decades of his life, he trained teachers to his unique approach - to maintain his legacy and grow his work into the 21st century.
Alexander Technique Canada (ATC)
American Society for the Alexander Technique (AmSA)
A blog from Australian teacher
A post from travel and adventures blogger
Lori Schiff interview
“Camille greets you as both a student and as a complete dynamic organism, not as a patient with a singular issue to 'cure'. I was at first interested in addressing a nagging neck issue, but with Camille's assistance I came to realize that how I was using my body was the source of the problems.”
- Chris A.
“Camille's practical exercises, knowledge, and patience towards all my questions and doubts won me over. She helped me untangle bad movement habits and I still think of the cues she gave me. She changed my posture, literally and figuratively!”
- Chris B.