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Alexander Technique

The Alexander Technique is a way to feel better and move in a more relaxed and comfortable way.

The Alexander Technique can help if:

  • You suffer from repetitive strain injury or carpal tunnel syndrome.
  • You have a backache or stiff neck and shoulders. 
  • You become uncomfortable when sitting at your computer for long periods of time.
  • You are a singer, musician, actor, dancer or athlete and feel you are not performing at your full potential.

Join us for an Alexander Technique Class!
Take a lunch-time class that can help you improve your posture and decrease chronic back, neck, and shoulder pain. The Alexander Technique will increase your awareness of current movement habits which could be causing you daily pain and fatigue. Learn how your body is naturally designed to move with nationally certified Alexander teacher Leah Zhang. This technique has been taught at the Mayo Clinic, Juilliard, NYU, Yale, UCLA, and many other higher education and medical institutions. Please wear comfortable clothes to move in and bring a yoga mat.

"The Alexander Technique can help relieve pain and prevent recurrences by correcting poor posture and teaching proper patterns of movement."

Andrew Weil, MD

Sign Up For Classes Now

Upcoming class dates in 2015! All classes are from 12pm to 1pm in Strathmore #117 unless otherwise noted. Sign-up for a class through the Worksafe process below. Classes are limited to 10 participants.

  • Thursday January 15
  • Wednesday January 28
  • Wednesday February 11
  • Thursday February 26
  • Thursday March 12
  • Thursday March 26
  • Thursday April 9
  • Thursday April 23
  • Thursday May 7
  • Thursday May 21
  • Thursday June 4
  • Thursday June 18

Worksafe Registration FAQ

Listen to this NPR Fresh Air Interview about the Alexander Technique!

Listen to UCLA Ergonomics Specialist and Nationally Certified Alexander Technique teacher Leah Zhang talk about the connections between Ergonomics and the Alexander Technique!

 

Subcategories

  • Exercises

    Stretches and exercises can help to increase flexibility, improve strength and avoid discomfort. No matter what your coach said, stretches and exercises should NOT hurt! Here are some routines to improve your fitness level.


    Total Body Stretches

    Try starting your work day with this routine, especially if you do a lot of lifting and carrying, or have to work in awkward positions.

    Upper Body Stretches

    Reduce neck, shoulder and backaches and pains by warming up with these stretches, especially if you reach for stuff all day.

    Office Stretches

    Are you stretching some body part every 20 or 30 minutes as you work. Maybe you should try it if you don’t. Here are some stretches to help you feel good about your work.

    Posture Exercises

     Are you slumped in your chair as you read this? If so, this section was made for you!

  • Stretches
  • Everyday Ergo