more on betterATbeing /Alexander Technique

invest in yourself

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$ 0  - free introductory lesson, $50 value

$50 - one regular lesson per week

$70 - two regular lessons per week

(frequent lessons = better learning and better value)

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 have undergone a three-year training at the highest international 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; chronic pain and discomfort can be minimized or avoided.
  • Many people studying AT also experience a lift in their mood as well as their posture,

classic teaching approach

  • 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 profoundly effective 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 anyone working in the Carrington approach offering lessons at more affordable rates than those offered by betterATbeing.

what happens in a lesson?

  • Special equipment or attire is not 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 begin to think about and do things in new way.

is this a treatment?

  • No. Student and teacher collaborate closely in Alexander work. Your participation is necessary for its success.
  • 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 (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.

make thoughtful choices

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

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