4 live group classes, each including facilitation and class content; guided experiences; possible paired or small-group activities; group discussion; and individual reflection and exploration. (Each class will run between 90 minutes and 120 minutes.)
A 50-minute, private, one-on-one session with Simon.
Suggested weekly activities between classes.
Class size limited to a maximum of 10 participants to ensure individual attention and space for discussion.
Live sessions will be held via video conferencing using Zoom and will take place Sundays, 1pm-3pm Eastern Time. The first three classes will be held on December 2, 9, and 16. The final group class will be held in January (likely the 13th or 20th, depending on group availability) so that participants can all share their progress since the December classes and have further questions addressed.
Guidance in finding an Alexander Technique teacher in your local area for continuing to deepen the work in-person.
Total price: Earlybird rate: $200 if paid by November 18. Standard rate: $250 if paid after November 18. Tuition payable by PayPal.
Step 1: Complete and submit the short form at the bottom of this page.
Step 2: We will contact you within two business days.
Step 3: After contacting you, we will send a PayPal or Venmo invoice. Once paid, your place in this small-group journey is confirmed.
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More about this course:
The lead-up to this course offering has a long history. Simon began experiencing pronounced air hunger and breathing difficulties in 2001. After a long journey, he eventually discovered the way back to the natural breath largely through the Alexander Technique. When he wrote about the process in the article Discovering the Liberated Breath, he was surprised to learn how many people experienced both the same struggles and the same near-absence of solutions from health care professionals. Over the years of conversing with people who contacted him after reading the article, he started to realize the need for a more structured delivery of information, explorations, and practices that could support this community. One-on-one sessions can be great, but a class allows for a broader communication of essential information at a lower cost, while also providing a forum for us to learn from the experience of others dealing with similar challenges.
Amira has been teaching the Alexander Technique since 2005. She has also studied extensively with Jessica Wolf, the founder of the Art of Breathing technique based on the work of F. M. Alexander and Carl Stough. Amira is a certified Art of Breathing teacher, a certified teacher of the Alexander Technique, and a licensed acupuncturist. Lucky for Simon, he found Amira in 2008 after moving to New York and began the awesome journey of embodied freedom invited by the AT. With the two of them now living in Chapel Hill, North Carolina, they will be co-facilitating this course via Zoom video conferencing. That’s a coincidence, you might say: these two both lived in New York, and now they happen to both live in North Carolina? It’s less of a coincidence once your suspicions are confirmed that, yes, they are a couple, now married, who eventually relocated to a more spacious part of the country.
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