During a series of lessons the pupil gradually acquires a tool to help him/her find a way of dealing with faulty co-ordination that can cause so many of the problems and injuries which are common to all of us as we go through life. This mal-coordination is often the result of deeply ingrained habits that are learned from a very young age. These habits become the basis of our daily response to life.
In an Alexander lesson we learn how to unlearn these pervasive habits, gradually liberating us from our muscle-bound existence.
• neck and back injuries
• chronic pain
• postural problems
• poor coordination
• Repetitive Strain Injury
• breathing and vocal difficulties
• reduction of stress and fatigue
The object of the Alexander Technique is to make us conscious of our habits and to give us the tools for change. As a result, aches and pains disappear, posture improves and we gain an over-all sense of well-being.
Lessons are available on an individual basis and are useful for adults and children of all ages.
The Alexander Technique benefits musicians, singers, dancers, athletes and anyone whose work demands skills and long hours of practice. It has also helped many people with problems of concentration or learning disabilities.
Elaine Kopman: Certified Teacher of the Alexander Technique
Elaine Kopman is an Alexander Technique Canada member (the Society for Certified Teachers of the Alexander Technique). She studied the Technique in Israel and graduated from the Jerusalem School of the Alexander Technique in 1979. After teaching in Israel for 3 years she moved to Toronto where she established her private practice.
In 1992 she founded the Toronto School of the Alexander Technique. The School conducts a 3 year intensive program for those interested in becoming certified teachers of the Alexander Technique.
In addition to her work in the school and her private practice, she served as guest instructor for music students at the University of Western Ontario and Acadia University in Nova Scotia. She has also given classes and workshops at the Royal Conservatory of Music in Toronto, the University of Toronto Music School, the University of Toronto Opera School and the Manitoba Conservatory of Music.
For further information about the Alexander Technique and private lessons please email her at: email@example.com or telephone: 416-631-8127.
Howard Bockner: Certified Teacher of the Alexander Technique
Howard Bockner graduated from the Toronto School of the Alexander Technique in 1999 and currently assists in teaching in the school. He is a member of Alexander Technique Canada (the Society for Certified Teachers of the Technique).
For further information about the Alexander Technique and private lessons please email him at: firstname.lastname@example.org or telephone: 416-631-8127.