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invest in yourself

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$50 - one lesson per week

$70 - two lessons per week

(frequent lessons = better learning and better value)


Call 646-208-0187

to schedule lessons with Elizabeth Hurwitt, AT instructor, certified by the American Society for Alexander Technique (AmSAT)

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  • You save money with betteratbeing / Alexander Technique. To promote this new practice, fees are the lowest you will find anywhere among AmSAT-certified teachers, who train for three years, and meet the highest international training standards. 
  • Discounted fees for two or more lessons per week will speed your progress and give you further savings.
  • One lesson per week is the minimum recommended. We absorb AT work best through frequent practice

anyone can benefit

  • Actors, singers, dancers, athletes and people seeking recovery from injury or chronic pain are those most likely to study Alexander Technique (AT). But  AT can have benefits for anyone.
  • Learning AT helps us overcome harmful habits of excessive tension, breaking life-long patterns of doing things the hard way.
  • Alexander Technique teaches us a skill set that facilitates the way we go about all the tasks involved in leading our daily lives and doing our jobs.
  • As we hone our AT skills, the more able we become, and chronic pain, and discomfort can be minimized or avoided.
  • Many people studying AT also experience a lift in their mood as well as their postu

a special opportunity

  • The teaching approach at betterATbeing comes from Elizabeth's training in a teaching lineage leading from AT founder F.M. Alexander through Walter Carrington, to whom Alexander entrusted the continuation of his training practice.
  • Teachers with a Carrington teaching approach are hard to find in the U.S., and worth seeking out. 
  • This deeply beneficial hands-on teaching emphasizes the engagement of the postural muscles via the body's elastic, opposing pulls, encouraging a widening as well as lengthening back, and freeing the rib cage for deep and natural breathing.
  • You will not find this way of teaching at more affordable rates than those offered by betterATbeing

what happens in a lesson?

  •  No special equipment or attire is required for Alexander learning — just teacher and student in comfortable clothing; a table, a chair, and a mirror.
  • With verbal instructions and gentle touch, your teacher will lead you through new kinesthetic experiences.
  • You will learn to pay special attention to the relationship between your head, neck, back and limbs, as you exercise your powers of observation and intention.
  • Over the course of your lessons, you will become aware of your own counterproductive habits; learn how to stop them; and how to think and do things in new ways

is this a treatment?

  • No. Student and teacher collaborate in Alexander learning. Your participation is essential. You are not being "cured" of anything - you are learning something new.
  • Your teacher's verbal and hands-on guidance and above all your own direction (self-guided thinking) set the process in motion.
  • With your teacher's help, you will learn to reorganize your use (management of the whole pyscho-physical system that is you) to function optimally. 
  • With time and practice, you will integrate improved use into your daily life, for greater ease in all you do.

stop letting habit stop you

  • The benefits of AT increase with every minute you invest in practicing it. As you improve, you will learn to resist habitual debilitating reactions to internal and external stimuli, and make new, more effective choices.
  • These changes and more are made possible by the positive affect of AT on general functioning: better balance, breathing, circulation, digestion, mood and clarity of mind.

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Sign up for a free introductory class tailored to your schedule

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for lessons/info call (646) 208-0187