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Alexander Technique

The Alexander Technique is an embodiment practice. Focusing on the human experience as holistic and participatory, this practice facilitates access and integration of unconscious movement patterns, thoughts, and behaviors to provide a sense of agency, relief, coherence, lightness, and freedom. Through verbal and hands-on guidance, the purpose of the Alexander Technique is to cultivate sensorial acuity to improve postural tone and support, structural coordination, and breathing. 

You are never the same. All the time, you are changing - it is never a repeat performance. And you want to be continually finding out about and engaging with this process of change. It's a process of discovery. Don't wait for the teacher to tell you - you discover it for yourself. You will maybe discover more than the teacher knows.      

                       

                                                                                                    — Miss Margaret Goldie,                                                   first-generation teacher of the Alexander Technique,

                                                                            as written in Not to "Do" by Fiona Rob

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Leaving Marco’s studio after just one session, I felt more fine-tuned. My body felt spacious and open. And I had a greater appreciation for my human body. This process is invaluable because it can be incorporated into every single facet of life. 

Feeling the shift of tension releasing as Marco moved my leg, I wondered how often I allow my body to move the way it’s actually designed to move!

This technique has a soft and fluid sense about it. I was so impressed by the way Marco could feel what was being released in my body and gage what was happening with his hands just as I felt it.

I really appreciate this return to the building blocks of how we move, learning how to use our bodies to their full potential. These are tools our culture doesn’t teach us to master as we grow up, and it seems like such an obvious hole in our development. We use our bodies for everything.

After one session I can see the potential, especially in my art, to bring me back into the process and the “doing” and away from the mind-chatter and tension that builds up in my body as a result. I know this tension inhibits my work and also robs me of the pleasure of the process.                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                       —Lilie Frandsen, Psychotherapist 

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