people with chronic back, neck or joint ailments sportspeople, athletes therapists performers musicians singers, actors, dancers people with injuries working professionals in high-stress environments anyone interested in more efficient use of their body
About the technique:
Developed by F. Matthias Alexander in 1894 this technique is essentially a self-help system that promotes better health by improving posture, coordination, and breathing. The benefit of the work is most visible in regular individual sessions with a practitioner, which is why the 5- and 9-session packages!
It is used by people from all backgrounds and all ages in the arts, in offices and businesses, at home and in all sporting activities. Doctors frequently recommend a course of AT to their patients to assist with poor posture, whiplash injury, all kinds of back problems (including slipped discs) or respiratory troubles. Many well-known celebrities, performers, sportspersons and those in high-stress environments take lessons to manage stress and improve their performance in whatever they do.
What are the benefits of the technique?
The Alexander Technique gives you a totally new experience of yourself a harmonious integration of body and mind.
Unconscious tension is released, you feel lighter, gain more life energy, move with greater freedom and breathe more deeply. The self-help method teaches you greater consciousness of your posture, breathing, thinking and movement patterns. This has a therapeutic effect.
It is widely used by people to: 1. Help relieve pain 2. Improve performance and coordination in all activities 3. For prevention of injury and fatigue 4. Release unnecessary tension 5. Find a balanced, flowing, and powerful expression of self 6. To improve and enhance the practice of artists like actors, musicians, dancers, and other performers 7. Improve and enhance the practice of sportspeople (including golf, swimmers, runners, horse riders, racket sports, cricket, and others)
During the lessons, the teacher helps you recognize and identify your habit patterns which often are not so obvious. By teaching you how to employ the technique in daily life activities like sitting, standing, walking, breathing, bending and so on, you are easily able to apply a better way of functioning in whatever you do. So the technique is more than therapy because you learn how to master your own way of using yourself.
Specific activities like playing a musical instrument or singing are given particular ways of working that are suitable to overcome individual difficulties and improve performance. The Alexander Technique is taught as a fundamental process in all the major music colleges in England including the Royal Academy and the Royal College. It is also taught at the Royal Academy of Dramatic Art and to help business people with stress management at business colleges throughout the UK. It is also used by sportspeople. Members of the British Olympic coxless 4s crew in the Athens Olympics 2004 who won the gold medal used the Alexander Technique in their preparation.
People who have prior experience with Robins's work or the technique are welcome to register, to further their individual growth.
The benefit of the work is most seen in regular individual lessons with a practitioner which is why we offer you these three packages to make the most of Robins time in India.
Individual/private consultations in the Alexander Technique Between 3rd Oct to 18th Oct 2019 45 mins per lesson *Only limited appointments available Open to all ages
3-lessons: Rs. 3,500 Rs. 1,000 for every extra lesson
Please write to us to inquire about the time slots available and to register. You can also book your times after registration.
About the Practitioner:
BÉATRICE SIMMONS-HEIZ (SBAT, MSTAT) has been teaching the Alexander Technique and has led healing sessions based on Animistic Tradition Wisdom for over 25 years. Apart from training professionals, she also offers private Alexander Technique lessons as well as courses and consultations in Alchemy of Fragrances and in Healing Alchemy. She runs a private practice in Animistic Tradition and Ancestral Wisdom, and Alexander Technique in her Attara Atelier in Switzerland, and works worldwide.
ROBIN JOHN SIMMONS (SBAT, MSTAT) has been teaching the Alexander Technique since 1971 and training teachers since 1982. At present, he resides in Switzerland and is the Co-Director of his training school, ATLAZ, in Zürich along with his wife Béatrice. He also teaches Tai Chi, Nordic Walking, Dart Evolution Procedures, and is the author of the pathbreaking work The Evolution of Movement.