Push Back Against Habit.
The Alexander Technique coaxes away patterns of tension that interfere with posture, movement, and well-being. The Technique is equally applicable to back pain, playing the violin, sitting in front of a computer, picking up a toddler, doing down-dog or washing the dishes.
The best way to learn more is through private lessons - this is the way it's been done for over 100 years.
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.
How much does it cost?
Intital 3 lessons | $150 (to be used within 2 weeks)
10 lessons | $600
Single Lesson | $70
What Forms of Payment do you accept?
Cash, Check, Venmo, All Major Credit Cards (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.
Studying the Alexander Technique with Steve is one of my favorite things each week. He's a body whisperer who coaxes diminishing habits away and introduces the body to a better way. As an athlete I am less sore, as a singer I have more resonance, and as a lawyer I am more in command.
--Kelsey L. J.D.
I have various aches and pains, a total knee replacement and complex rotator cuff surgery. I have an Alexander Technique lesson every week and it has literally done wonders... it has to be one of the best kept secrets in health care.
--Torben M. Ph.D
My job sometimes requires me to spend upwards of twelve hours per day on the computer, the Alexander Technique has helped me shed my "computer body" and wrist/arm/shoulder pain that came with it. Now I am able to take a moment to reset myself so the pain coming from my arm is not competing with my focus on my work.
I've always been fond of looking further into things we take for granted, like posture; and the idea that our daily life is causing us to collapse is a good thing to resist. Alexander Technique has helped me bring balance and equilibrium into daily life... I find myself focusing whereas before my mind drifted.
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