Studio Teachers Meeting, January 2012

by Jean Provine

Studio Teachers Meeting, 10:30 a.m., January 17, 2012, at Cathy Stewart’s house.

About ten local teachers grew a few inches after working with Alexander Technique teachers Jan Baty and Cynthia Mauney. While this was only a basic introduction, the two will be doing a workshop on February 11, 2012, in Herndon, Virginia, and a more inclusive course later, also in Virginia. (

While most of us imagined Alexander Technique was about “sitting up straight,” we learned it is more about balance of the head from the back on a naturally curved spine, and awareness of the way we should move to maintain that important balance. We also experimented on each other to experience physically touching students in a slow, gentle manner to help them feel this balance; and practiced guiding arm motions from the hand. Everyone felt a calmness and yes, even a rise in height after the session! We continued the conversation around the yummies on the luncheon table. Many thanks to both of these ladies for donating their time.

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