After two years of dedicated daily training, Pinelopi is taking on Alexander technique tester students in Berlin from September 2021!
What is the Alexander Technique?
The Alexander Technique is a re-education method that helps you break deeply embedded habits. Through this technique you learn how to recognize habits; how to pause; and help create new neural pathways in the use of your body and mind.
Who is the Alexander Technique for?
Everybody! Although this technique is more well known among dancers and actors it is definitely not limited to the arts. This technique benefits everybody who wishes to learn new ways to use their body in a more harmonic and efficient way. It benefits people with chronic pain; employees who work long hours at their desks; people whose jobs require repetitive movements such as builders, cleaners and gardeners; people who study or are still in school; and even yoga teachers! Speaking from an Alexander Technique perspective: it is not about what you do in life, but how you do it that matters.
How does a lesson work?
Alexander Technique lessons are usually one to one lessons. The lesson lasts 45 minutes. A typical lesson can include table work, chair work, walking and exploring simple movements such as bending over, lifting the arms and bringing oneself to the tips of the toes.
During table work, you lay down on a massage table in the semi supine pose while I use gentle movements of my hands to help release undue tension held in your body.
During chair work we work together to explore ways of sitting and standing from the chair. We uncover your habitual patterns of use and work on re-educating the system to form new patterns.
In the first sessions, the lessons explore simple everyday movements such as sitting, standing, walking, etc. Once you learn new ways of doing these simple movements, you can then start to apply them to more complex movements of life. The technique can be adapted to individual specific wishes such as how to hold a music instrument in a more efficient and healthy way or looking at specific movements that affect your life personally.
I am Pinelopi and I am now in the third year of my Alexander Technique teacher training course (3.5 years in total, 1600 hours) in Berlin. I can now take on tester students for a minimum of ten lessons. As part of the training, I will give the first, fifth, and tenth lesson together with Jörg Aßhoff, my teacher trainer. These three lessons cost his reduced price of 55€.
The remaining seven lessons, I will teach alone at half price (25€).
You may also try out one lesson (55€) before you commit to the ten.
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