Dear Friends, Students, and Colleagues,
I am happy to announce that I have joined Voice Body Mind Healing Collaborative, an exciting new initiative at 433 Broadway on the west side of Providence, where I will be teaching the Alexander Technique and the Discipline of Authentic Movement.
I will have office hours on Tuesdays and Thursdays in a lovely, spacious room where I will be offering individual sessions. I will also be teaching the Discipline of Authentic Movement in small groups in the Providence space, in addition to continuing to offer solo and group retreats at Three Stone Studio in Tiverton.
Over 30 years ago, the Alexander Technique changed my life. As a dancer and choreographer, I was introduced to it while recovering from knee surgery. I was suffering from pain caused by the injury, by misalignment, even by simple daily movement. Since training as an Alexander teacher in the late 1980’s, I have had the joy of sharing this practice with many musicians, singers, actors, dancers, educators and others involved in a wide range of professions and interests.
I teach the Alexander Technique as a gentle, hands-on process by which you can learn to make conscious choices and change the unnecessary and harmful habits of excessive muscular tension that may be contributing to physical problems.
The Alexander Technique will give you a clearer understanding and experience of how to live comfortably in your body, how we are naturally designed to move, and how to encourage these natural functions. You will develop a greater ability to identify tension and the ineffectual habits that can lead to pain, fatigue, and compromised performance.
In the mid-1990s, I also began studying the Discipline of Authentic Movement with Janet Adler, pioneer of embodied awareness and witness consciousness. I have been teaching the discipline since 2001 and I am a faculty member of Circles of Four, a post-graduate program designed to prepare teachers of the discipline.
The Discipline of Authentic Movement is a contemplative practice that supports inner growth through engaging two aspects of human experience: moving and being moved; seeing and being seen. In the presence of an experienced outer witness, the mover follows a felt sense of emerging experience. In the process, the inner witness strengthens, developing as a more benevolent inner presence of awareness. A more intimate and genuine quality of relationship can develop—within self, between self and other, between self and the world at large. Every time I enter this work I rediscover the feeling of, both returning home and stepping into the new.
The discipline is a meaningful practice for psychotherapists and other healing practitioners, education professionals, and anyone interested in developing embodied awareness and a greater capacity for authentic relationship, discernment, and compassion.
I welcome those seeking a deeper experience and understanding of self and purpose. I see my teaching role, in both of these practices, as a guide and witness in a mutual inquiry. My intention is to create a space of sacred trust within which we can discover the aliveness of our embodied nature and the wisdom of the knowing body.
If you are interested in learning more or would like to make an appointment, you can call or contact me at email@example.com
With warm regards,