What is the Alexander Technique
The Alexander Technique (AT) is a method for getting rid of unwanted postural habits and movement patterns that interfere with smooth performance—not just performance on stage, but also in living our lives. Whether you tend to get a stiff neck when you play the violin or paint a ceiling or look into a microscope, or lower back pain from working long hours at a desk, the Alexander Technique can help you to improve your overall functioning, move with greater ease, and breathe more deeply.
FM Alexander developed the Alexander Technique over 100 years ago in Australia, then moved to London and spent the rest of his life teaching the technique. The AT has withstood the test of time, helping thousands of people to recover ease of movement and increase their sense of poise. It is not a therapy, but a re-education, in which you develop a clearer understanding of your own body and how it works.
Elizabeth Huebner received her training and certification in the Alexander Technique in London, and has been teaching the AT for over twenty-five years. She founded the Connecticut Center for the Alexander Technique in 2000, and has taught AT in the Dramatic Arts Department of the University of Connecticut since 1989 and in the Actor Training program at the Hartt School since 2007. She offers workshops on the Alexander Technique as well as private lessons and group classes.