Alexander Technique Lessons & Classes

Lisa Galbraith teaching the Alexander Technique
An ideal way to approach lessons in the Alexander Technique is to come with a clear intention to learn more about both your unconscious habits and your innate kinesthetic use.  Once you realize you are doing something habitually and it is interfering with your innate use, it will be much easier to give up the unnecessary mind/body tensions and habits, which then allows your innate use to carry out the activity in a new way.

Lisa Galbraith teaching the Alexander TechniqueYou may find the following quotes by F. M. Alexander useful as you study the technique:

You can’t do something you don’t know, if you keep on doing what you do know.

There is no such thing as a right position, but there is such a thing as a right direction.

Trying is only emphasizing the thing we know already.

Control should be in process, not superimposed.

Private Lessons

5760 Echo Road Alexander Technique Teaching Space952-476-0341
5760 Echo Road, Shorewood, MN 55331
Monday thru Friday (10 a.m. – 5 p.m.)
Saturday (11 a.m. – 2 p.m.)

My private lessons run 60 minutes and cost $60.
To schedule a lesson please call 952-476-0341.

My policy is all scheduling, rescheduling, and any cancellations are done by phone (and not by e-mail).

1967 Wurlizter Upright Spinet Piano
Please wear loose comfortable clothing for a fuller range of motion, especially in the shoulder and hip joints, and socks.  Softer fabrics (rather than denim) are best.

Note:  There is an upright piano available for students who are pianists and singers in my teaching studio.

2018

Winter/Spring 2018 – Free Alexander Technique Lecture Demonstrations – Morning & Evening 

Have you wondered what the Alexander Technique is? Or would you like to know more about the Alexander Technique? Come join us as we explore this 100 year-old technique that can help you: recover and integrate your innate mind/body integrity; learn to release unnecessary psychophysical tension and stress that may cause discomfort and injuries: enhance the quality of your life and performance with ease and poise, while responding to life’s many challenges.

 

Thursday – Morning
January 18, 10:30-11:30 a.m.
Hopkins Community Education
April 19, 10:30-11:30 a.m.
Hopkins Community Education
Hopkins Center for the Arts – in the Dance Studio, Room 218
1111 Mainstreet, Hopkins, MN 55343
Registration:  www.HopkinsCommunityEd.org or 952-988-4070

 

Winter/Spring 2018 – Alexander Technique Group Classes

Daytime & Evening  – Introduction & Continuing

Classes include individual instruction within a group setting focusing on a variety of daily activities and each student’s special interests. Students also receive one 15-minute private lesson.
For more information, call Lisa at 952-476-0341.

Tuesday- Evening
Private Continuing Series (prerequisite – completed a series of Private Lessons or an Introduction series)
6-class Continuation series, January 9 thru February 13, 6-7:30 p.m. – $54
*Note: the 6th class will be used to give 30-minute private table lessons during the week of October 30

5760 Echo Road, Excelsior, MN 55331   (near Smith Town Road & County Road 19)
Registration:  Please call Lisa at 952-476-0341

Thursday – Morning
Introduction Series – Hopkins Community Education
6-class Introduction series, January 25 thru March 1, 10:30 a.m. – 12 noon – $54
Hopkins Center for the Arts – in the Dance Studio, Room 218
6-class Introduction series, April 26 thru May 31, 10:30 a.m. – 12 noon – $54
Hopkins Center for the Arts – in the Dance Studio, Room 218
1111 Mainstreet, Hopkins, MN 55343
Registration:  www.HopkinsCommunityEd.org or 952-988-4070

Thursday – Early Afternoon
Continuing Series (prerequisite – completed an Introduction series) – Hopkins Community Education
3-class Continuing series, January 4 thru January 18), 12 noon – 1:30 p.m. – $27. Hopkins Community Education
6-class Continuing series, January 25 thru March 1, 12 noon – 1:30 p.m. – $54. Hopkins Community Education
6-class Continuing series, March 15 thru April 19, 12 noon – 1:30 p.m. – $54. Hopkins Community Education
6-class Continuing series, April 26 thru May 31, 12 noon – 1:30 p.m. – $54. Hopkins Community Education
Hopkins Center for the Arts – in the Dance Studio, Room 218
1111 Mainstreet, Hopkins, MN 55343
Registration:  www.HopkinsCommunityEd.org or 952-988-4070

Health Care Professionals

I offer a complimentary introductory lesson for doctors, chiropractors, sports medicine physicians, physical therapists, acupuncturists, nutritional counselors, massage therapists, fitness instructors, personal trainers, and other health care professionals who would like to learn more about the Alexander Technique and the benefits it might offer their patients and clients.

Photographs of Lisa teaching the Alexander Technique are by Kristy Walker.
Photograph of Lisa’s piano and home are by Lisa Galbraith Heyl.

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