Sara Goldstein Gall

Soprano, Voice, Alexander Technique Teacher
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The Alexander Technique

Poise, ease, equilibrium, integrity...just don't call it posture; it's a lot more than that!
Alexander Technique lessons can help you sing better, walk better, dance better, breathe better, think better. Anyone can learn the Alexander Technique regardless of age, profession or interests.

Sara can tailor lessons to your needs and interests. Through gentle hands-on guidance, Sara offers her students greater awareness, relief from tension and pain, and improved efficiency and function in daily life and endeavors.

Sara offers private Alexander Technique lessons at her studio in Brookline, Massachusetts and offers "Well-being Weekends" for small groups. Contact Sara if you would like to host a day or a weekend.

Alexander Technique is recognized as a valuable resource to performing artists, athletes, and people with chronic or incidental pain. (For articles about Alexander Technique and back pain go to http://www.bmj.com/content/337/bmj.a884 or http://annals.org/aim/article/2467961/alexander-technique-lessons-acupun...)

The Alexander Technique is based on the discoveries of F.M. Alexander (1869-1955), an Australian actor who suffered from chronic hoarseness and respiratory ailments. He spent years studying his habitual patterns and developed a technique which solved his problem, and led to extensive discoveries about how we function. Alexander went on to help many people in a wide range of fields. He established a teaching center in London, and taught in New York and Boston as well.

The Alexander Technique helps us let go of acquired unhelpful habits and reactions, allowing us to function more in harmony with our natural design. Learning Alexander Technique leads to greater coordination and ease.

Early students and advocates of F. M. Alexander include the philosopher John Dewey, the writer Aldous Huxley, the Nobel prize winner Nikolaas Tinbergen, and today, Dame Judy Dench, William Hurt, Thomas Hampson, Paul McCartney, and Lupita Nyong'o, to name a few.

Today there are thousands of Alexander Technique teachers in most parts of the world. (For a list of teachers world-wide go to www.alexandertechniqueinternational.com.)

Useful resources
Alexander Technique Center at Cambridge, MA, Tommy Thompson, director
www.easeofbeing.com

Alexander workshops and teacher training at The Boston Conservatory, www.bostonconservatory.edu/alexander, Debi Adams, director

Articles and Alexander Technique resources worldwide, www.alexandertechnique.com