Move Well. Live Well.
The Alexander Technique coaxes away patterns of tension that interfere with posture, movement, and well-being. The AT is equally applicable to back pain, sitting in front of a computer, picking up a toddler, playing the violin, doing down-dog, or in the long term, aging with ease. Aldous Huxley said that trying to describe the Alexander Technique is like trying to describe the taste of a banana to someone who has never had one. The best way to learn more is through private lessons.
Unsure what the Alexander Technique can do for you? Give us a call for a free 15 minute consultation.
Ready to learn more?
How long is a lesson?
Approximately 45 minutes
Alexander Technique Lessons center on two primary activities. One is working with the ever-changing relationship of the head-spine-pelvis as you move from standing to sitting to squatting. The second involves working with the musculoskeletal and nervous system while you lie semi-supine on a massage table.
How many do I need?
In the beginning, regularity is desireable. We suggest a minimum of three lessons to gauge whether you connect with the work.
After that, people generally take one of two roads:
• Two lessons for the first few weeks will build a strong foundation, tapering back to once per week, and eventually allowing your interest to lead you.
• Or, keep things casual and do a lesson once a week or every other week in an ongoing fashion
30 Lessons is considered a full course. Though less or more is common.
How much does it cost?
Intital 3 lessons | $200
10 lessons | $700
5 lessons | $375
Single Lesson | $80
What Forms of Payment do you accept?
Cash, Check, Venmo, Credit Card (2.9% fee)
Where are you located?
2633 Telegraph Avenue #307 Oakland, CA
What should I wear?
Comfortable clothing that won't feel restrictive as you move through various ranges of motion. Sleeves of some sort (even short) are helpful. Please refrain from wearing fragrance.
We understand that life happens, but as a courtesy, please give us 48 hours whenever possible. Cancellations of less than 24 hours will be charged the full lesson amount.
Steve and Jaimi are incredible!!! It is such a tremendous pleasure to work with them both. I have been taking Alexander Technique lessons for several months now and the results are tremendous. Scoliosis and an intensive spinal surgery have lead me to seek out many modalities for my chronic pain. AT has been one of the most insightful and healing processes during this journey. It has helped me to improve my muscle functioning and retrain old patterns of movement that have been limiting me and causing distress to my body. Each lesson is so revealing - illuminating these old patterns and subtly - yet profoundly - suggesting another way.
It feels too small to write only one review for Jaimi and Steve -- I am grateful for the spaces they create every time I share them. Yoga classes with Jaimi are thoughtful and intentional, and still creative and playful. Her specific cues and sequences challenge me to find new space in my body. Alexander lessons with Steve are illuminating. I am learning about the habits in my body that impact every part of my well-being. I leave lessons feeling light and curious. Oftentimes we exercise to turn off our minds. That is not the case here. I wholeheartedly recommend Jaimi and Steve to anyone who seeks movement to think more, and not less, about space, time, intention and relationships.
I wasn’t quite sure what I hoped to get out of working with Steven when I scheduled my first 1:1 session back in January (2018). What I did know was that I was open to trying something new and searching for an experience to help provide balance in my life. I’ve seen a number of people note in their reviews of the Alexander Technique that it’s difficult to describe the shifts this practice invites, but it’s worth stating again. While what you learn in each lesson is hard to qualify through language, it’s empowering to recognize the changes in your body and life that occur early in the process and over the course of time. Each lesson is simultaneously routine and transformative. I’ve experienced a greater recognition of the amount of stress I hold in my body, an increased sense of openness, a significant reduction in the tension I carry in my neck and shoulders, and a feeling of calm and overall expansion. While the content of lessons can appear quite simple from the outside, I come away from each feeling as though Steven has tailored every movement specifically for me, guiding and meeting me where I am every time I enter the room.
Still have a question?
- Relief from chronic pain, particularly neck, back, and RSI
- Pain prevention
- Anxiety reduction
- Greater resilience
- Increased calm
- Improved balance
- Easier breathing
- Better mobility & freedom in movement
- Greater poise & grace
- Higher energy levels
- Better posture
- Increased confidence
- Enhanced vocal projection
- Greater presence and clarity of thought
- Improved flexibility
- Better presentation and performance skills
- Expanded mindfulness for every day activities