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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 Elizabeth Hurwitt

to schedule your lessons.

646-208-0187

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  • You save money with betterATbeing/Alexander Technique. To promote this new practice, fees are the lowest you will find anywhere for a qualified AmSAT-certified teacher.
  • 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 recovering from injury or seeking relief from chronic pain are among those most likely to study Alexander Technique. But all of us can benefit from AT. AT permits us to overcome harmful habits of excessive tension, breaking life-long habits and patterns of doing things the hard way.
  • Alexander Technique teaches us a skill set that facilitates the way we carry out all the tasks involved involved in leading our daily lives, and doing our jobs.
  • As we hone our AT skills, the more able we become, and chronic pain, discomfort, and frustration can be minimized or avoided.

a special opportunity

  • The teaching approach at betterATbeing comes from Elizabeth's training in a teaching lineage that leads from AT founder F.M. Alexander through Walter Carrington, to whom Alexander entrusted the continuation of his training practice on his death.
  • 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 quality of teaching at more affordable rates than those offered by betterATbeing.

what happens in a lesson?

  • In your lessons with betterATbeing / Alexander Technique you will learn to pay special attention to the relationship between your head, neck, back and limbs, practicing your powers of observation and intention.
  • Your teacher will lead you through some new kinesthetic experiences.
  • Over the course of your lessons you will acquire a more accurate appreciation of your own body’s three-dimensional presence and movement in space, and of yourself in relation to gravity and time. 
  •  No special equipment or attire is required for Alexander learning — just teacher and student in comfortable clothing; a table, a chair and a mirror. 

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 guidance and gentle touch, and your direction (your self-guided thinking) set the process in motion.
  • With your teacher's help, you will learn to reorganize your use (your 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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for lessons/info call (646) 208-0187