Alexander Technique Andersonville

Winter 2018: Introductory Classes

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Curious about the Alexander Technique?

Andrew is will be teaching introductory classes on the Alexander Technique on Sundays in January at the Andersonville String Academy in Ravenswood, Chicago. Classes are an hour-and-a-half and include a brief lecture and demonstration/practical work. Scroll down to learn more and to book a class.

Note: These are general interest classes, not just for musicians!


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January 14th: Introduction to the Alexander Technique

4:00 to 5:30 p.m. at the Andersonville String Academy in Ravenswood.

This class will show how the Alexander Technique brings our attention to the unconscious patterns of mind and body that shape our everyday behavior and slowly chip away at our sense of well-being. We will begin with a brief talk on the main ideas informing Alexander lessons, look at some of the scientific research behind the Alexander Technique, and then demonstrate how Alexander lessons help raise awareness and give you helpful, constructive strategies for change.

Why the Alexander Technique?

Whatever its other benefits, the modern world is hard on our bodies. And while our activities are often stimulating to point of overstimulation, there's a repetitiveness that drills in poor habits of posture and movement. We consider it natural to develop discomfort as we age—though the age at which people complain of back, neck, arm, or wrist pain seems to get younger and younger.

The body doesn't change without the mind changing as well. When we sit all day, the body is neglected. The mind is on other things. Postures that are objectively terrible become familiar and strangely comfortable. Then when we try to change, even objective improvements feel weird. How do you change if you know what you're doing is bad for you, but everything else feels worse?

Come to this introductory class to find out!

Class is intended for ages 16 and older.

10 participant limit. Classes are $25 online/$30 at the door

Andersonville String Academy: 4636 N Ravenswood Ave, Suite 205

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January 28: Introduction to the Alexander Technique

4:00 to 5:30 p.m. at the Andersonville String Academy in Ravenswood.

This class will show how the Alexander Technique brings our attention to the unconscious patterns of mind and body that shape our everyday behavior and slowly chip away at our sense of well-being. We will begin with a brief talk on the main ideas informing Alexander lessons, look at some of the scientific research behind the Alexander Technique, and then demonstrate how Alexander lessons help raise awareness and give you helpful, constructive strategies for change.

Why the Alexander Technique?

Whatever its other benefits, the modern world is hard on our bodies. And while our activities are often stimulating to point of overstimulation, there's a repetitiveness that drills in poor habits of posture and movement. We consider it natural to develop discomfort as we age—though the age at which people complain of back, neck, arm, or wrist pain seems to get younger and younger.

The body doesn't change without the mind changing as well. When we sit all day, the body is neglected. The mind is on other things. Postures that are objectively terrible become familiar and strangely comfortable. Then when we try to change, even objective improvements feel weird. How do you change if you know what you're doing is bad for you, but everything else feels worse?

Come to this introductory class to find out!

Class is intended for ages 16 and older.

10 participant limit. Classes are $25 online/$30 at the door

Andersonville String Academy: 4636 N Ravenswood Ave, Suite 205