We teach you healthy, dynamic support in all of your activities. You will feel more poised with less chronic tension.
Your postural system supports everything you do – sitting at a computer, presenting at a meeting, playing a musical instrument, doing sports, and playing with your kids. Ask yourself, are you supporting yourself well or do you have excess tension, poor alignment, and/or instability?
Practicing Alexander technique will reduce harmful habits of tension so that you can stand, sit, and move with more freedom, stability, and confidence. Along the way we can address habitual patterns that are the source of chronic pain such as back and neck pain or RSI.
Our Alexander technique teacher Patrick Johnson has the experience and skill needed to guide your process as you change your habits of posture and tension. He approaches lessons from a hands-on learning perspective that combines a) expert hands on guidance b) explaining and understanding your habits and c) giving you the tools you need to practice outside of lessons.
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Our Alexander technique teacher, Patrick Johnson, is certified by the most rigorous of the training bodies, the Society of Teachers of the Alexander Technique (STAT) as well as the Nederlands Vereniging voor Leraren van de Alexander Teckniek (NeVLAT). He also has a broad experience in sports and movement, currently a teacher of running and dance and formerly a high level tournament squash player. In addition to teaching private Alexander technique lessons, Patrick teaches both running and anatomy workshops at Smartbody. Patrick has a PhD. in Physics spent many years as a research scientist.
Many people think that they are supposed to go through life feeling stiff and clumsy. In fact, just the opposite is true. We are designed to move with poise and grace. This fact guides my teaching style. My goal is to give my students the tools they need to discover this natural coordination. (Patrick)
I very much recommend Alexander lessons with Patrick to anyone who wants to explore how their body can be more free and easy to live with.