alexander technique portland
Arrange for a Skype session with one of the teachers listed here.
Travel to a teacher. It is not uncommon for pupils to spend a week or two in a city or town which has an Alexander teacher, taking a daily series of lessons during that period. This is often done in connection with business or vacation travel. Obviously it is important to arrange the lessons well in advance of your trip.
Alexander was a man with a problem. His intense desire to continue a successful performance career was threatened from loss of voice which caused him to cancel bookings. Extensive study of what he was “doing ” to himself while speaking led to fundamental discoveries of wider aspects of neuromuscular functioning. His discoveries, and the technical practices he invented, allowed him to function at an immensely improved level. He was able to teach others his discoveries and practices and they too gained many benefits.
At OCAT we offer private tutorials taught by Rebecca Robbins. She’s also happy to help you connect with graduates of her teacher training class. She has 38 years of experience with the Alexander Technique and has taught hundreds of individuals. Fees are set to enable individuals to take the necessary number of lessons to gain benefits. Learning to use one’s self differently can show just how automated we are, and several dozen lessons in as short a time as possible is highly recommended.
“She always finds creative ways to allow me to experience a new way of wearing my body, a new way of relating to a belief system, a new way of engaging in activity.” –Jennifer Lovejoy
Developing a deeper relationship with yourself and a dynamic experience of living in your body
Olivia, Violinist and Violin Teacher
I have been immersed in the art and practice of teaching for over 30 years, primarily through the fields of contemporary dance, dance improvisation, and creative movement – and more recently through various forms of somatic education. My depth of experience and study includes immersive work with farming and gardening, hatha and kundalini yoga, Authentic Movement, the Feldenkrais Method, Body-Mind Centering, Bartenieff Fundamentals, Ideokinesis, contact improvisation, and all forms of contemporary and modern dance. In 2010, I entered the Contemporary Alexander School teacher training program under the direction of master teacher and body worker, Robyn Avalon. One of four schools founded in the lineage of Marjorie Barstow – the first graduate of F.M. Alexander’s school in London, the Contemporary Alexander School is the US branch of the Alexander Alliance International, a consortium of Alexander programs around the world embracing a shared philosophy about advancing the work of F.M. Alexander. In addition to Robyn, my primary master teachers include Bruce Fertman, Midori Shinkai and Sakiko Ishitsubo.
These are some of the most popular 1 – 3 day workshops available through CAS, offered in North America, Europe, and Japan. Each class has been created by, and will be taught by CAS Founder, Robyn Avalon.
10/13 Zurich, Switzerland Thinking Body, Moving Mind