*Alexander Technique for Musicians

Learn to change unhelpful postural habits and automatic reactions to remove unconscious, self-imposed limitations! The Alexander Technique offers a way to improve mind-body awareness for a healthy head-spine relationship and to let go of unconscious patterns of excess tension. This re-education of the whole mind-body self opens the door to freer and easier movement, effortless upright posture, greater presence, improved clarity of thought and intention, and naturally overcoming pain, stiffness and stress. We learn to pay attention to ourselves in activity so that we can use our bodies in the way they were designed to be used and stop getting in our own way. This workshop is directed toward musicians in particular, but non-musicians are welcome to participate as well.

Mari Hodges began learning the Alexander Technique due to chronic back and neck pain, which she was able to overcome. She is passionate about helping others to increase awareness of the whole self and to discover the ease, well-being and freedom of choice that come with practicing the Alexander Technique. Mari earned her Alexander Technique certification with the Society of Teachers of the Alexander Technique (STAT) at Escuela de Técnica Alexander Buenos Aires and is an active member of the American Society for the Alexander Technique. She is also an Art of Running instructor certified by Canadian champion and AT teacher Malcolm Balk. Mari dances tango and Brazilian dances, which she spent many years teaching, plays the violin and enjoys running. Mari’s continuing study of the Alexander Technique includes neuroscience and biomechanics, running and movement. She also studies non-violent communication and chronic pain. Mari is available for private Alexander Technique classes during the summer by appointment. For more information about Mari and the Alexander Technique, please visit http://marihodges.com/alexander.

June 25, 2017
Time: 4:30 PM to 7:00 PM
Upstairs Studio
40 N Last Chance Gulch
Helena, MT 59601 US
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Event Price: $25.00