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invest in yourself


  • $ 0  - free introductory lesson, $50 value

  • $50 - one lesson per week

  • Discounts are negotiable based on advance commitment to multiple lessons.

  • Meeting at least once weekly and practicing in the interim will help you retain what you are learning, and give you more value for your time and money.

  • Meeting twice or more per week, if scheduling permits, will greatly increase your proficiency.

  • Call 646-208-0187 to schedule lessons with Elizabeth Hurwitt, for AT instruction certified by the American Society for Alexander Technique (AmSAT).

  • betterATbeing is a new practice welcoming new students. Fees are the lowest you will find anywhere among AmSAT-certified teachers.

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 to Alexander Technique

  • 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.

  • This profoundly effective hands-on teaching emphasizes the engagement of the postural muscles via the body's elastic, opposing pulls. It encourages a widening as well as lengthening back, and frees the rib cage for deep and natural breathing. 

  • The Carrington approach grounds the student in fundamental AT principles that are universally applicable.

  • Teachers trained in and dedicated to Carrington's teaching legacy are not easy to find in the U.S. and worth seeking out.

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 counter-productive habits; learn how to stop them; and start thinking about and doing things in new and better ways.

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 Alexander Technique, time and practice will help you 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 habitual, debilitating 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. The benefits of AT increase with every minute you invest in practicing it. 


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