Introduction to Alexander Technique for Everyone
The Alexander Technique was developed over 100 years ago by the Australian actor F.M. Alexander, and is today taught throughout the world. In this introductory group class, participants will learn how to apply the basics concepts of the Alexander Technique to all forms of movement. With simple, practical demonstrations participants will learn how to move with less strain, pain and energy. Activities will include simple movements such as sitting and rising from a chair, bending, reaching and walking.
"The Alexander Technique is a way of learning to move mindfully through life. The Alexander process shines a light on inefficient habits of movement and patterns of accumulated tension, which interferes with our innate ability to move easily and according to how we are designed. It’s a simple yet powerful approach that offers the opportunity to take charge of one’s own learning and healing process, because it’s not a series of passive treatments but an active exploration that changes the way one thinks and responds in activity. It produces a skill set that can be applied in every situation. Lessons leave one feeling lighter, freer, and more grounded."
For more information visit the official website: alexandertechnique.com
Marsha Barsky: instructor
Marsha Barsky is a certified teacher of the Alexander Technique (ATI), a certified yoga instructor and a dance educator. She is an Assistant Professor and Director of Dance at Middle Tennessee State University where she teaches courses in the Alexander Technique, Contemporary Dance, Dance History, Dance Theory and Pedagogy. She received her BFA in Dance from Arizona State University and her MFA in Performance, Choreography and Somatics from the University of Colorado at Boulder. In addition to her work at MTSU, she is the Artistic Director for Company Rose, a Nashville based contemporary dance company.
Saturdays// January 11, 18, & 25
Alexander Technique for Everyone 4:00-5:30pm
Doors will be open 30 minutes before class starts. New Dialect accepts cash or check made out to New Dialect. Please be sure to arrive early to ensure class begins on time.
Nashville Friends Meeting House
530 26th Ave. N
Nashville, TN 37209