Group Classes

Group Classes

Our low-cost introductory classes continue. Other ongoing offerings include classes in movement, meditation, acting, dance, music, void, anatomy, and classes for AT teachers and trainees.

Bilingual Spanish/English Group AT Class

Movimiento para la Vida / Movement for Life, October 3

Movement for Life

Empower yourself to breathe and move well through the somatic practice of the Alexander Technique. Explore how your thoughts can help you reduce effort and access greater ease and enjoyment in daily activities like sitting, standing, walking, and lifting.

Languages: Spanish and English.
All levels of experience are welcome.
Masks optional.
Tuesday, October 3, 2023
Mayday Space, 176 St Nicholas Ave, Brooklyn, NY 11237
Suggested donation $5-$20. No one will be turned away for lack of funds.

Movimiento para la Vida

Empodérate a respirar y moverte mejor a través de la práctica somática de la Técnica Alexander. Explore cómo sus pensamientos pueden ayudar a reducir el esfuerzo y acceder a una mayor facilidad y placer en las actividades diarias, como sentarse, pararse, caminar y levantar objetos.

Idiomas: español y inglés.
Aceptamos todos los niveles de experiencia.
Mascarilla opcional.
Martes, 3 de octubre de 2023 7-8:30 p.m.
Mayday Space, 176 St Nicholas Ave, Brooklyn, NY 11237
Donación sugerida $5-$20. Nadie será rechazado por falta de fondos.

AT for All Low-Cost Introductions to AT

for all levels
led by RIAT Graduates
in partnership with AT for All

In-Person Only

Saturdays, 2:30-4:00pm

People of all levels of experience with the Alexander Technique are invited to join us for a low-cost weekly introductory class beginning in April. If you’re looking to give AT a first try, or you’ve already had years of study but are looking to deepen your practice, join us as often as you’d like!

AT for All classes resume on Saturdays from 2:30-4:00pm, starting September 16.

Breathing Foundations, Part I (4-week module)

with Eleanor Taylor (m.AmSAT, certified Art of Breathing Instructor) and Becky Sandler (m.AmSAT)

Fridays 3-4pm – Sept 15, 22, 29, Oct 6

Breathing Foundations is a hands-on experiential look at ‘respiratory re-education’ as part of use and functioning. Part I will include functional breathing anatomy, principles, activities and explorations. Participants will learn the basics of respiration and the relationship of breathing to the Alexander Technique, and will leave with practices and concepts they can explore on their own and throughout the coming year in the training course. The foundation of this series will be the writings and lectures of F.M. Alexander, Walter Carrington and other influential Alexander teachers.
Contact us for more information.

Integrative Anatomy

with Peggy Florin

Oct. 21st, Nov. 11th & Dec. 16th
12:30pm – 1:30pm.

We are creatures of the earth and as such are alive and continuously at play in the field of gravity. What forces support us in the ongoing task of upright posture and movement? Concepts in this series of classes, to be explored experientially, will include the ground reactive force, pathway of weight through the bones, the extensor system of the back body, the suspension of the “voluminous body”… And crucially, how energy/vitality, linked to thought/intention make for optimal use of ourselves – and our own anatomy.

Module #1: The Fluid, Supportive Spine

The first class, on Saturday, October 21st, 12:30-1:30, will focus on the spine: the shape of vertebrae, the pathway of weight through its bodies, the fluidity of the alternating curves of the spine that communicate thought and movement to the whole. Visuals and experiential exercises will fill this hour of exploration.

Oct 21- Register

Module #2: The Pelvic Hub

Our second class, November 18th, 12-1:30, looks into the depth and volume of the pelvis, exploring how the pelvic bones and joints, walls and halves all provide a hub for transfer of weight, energy and function through the whole.

Nov 11- Register

Module #3: The AT Back: to Lengthen and Widen

December 16th, 12:30-1:30. A close look at the muscles and ligaments around the spine and deep muscles of the “back body” that are engaged in coming to “full stature”. We will explore wall work as an effective means of bringing these connections into conscious use.

Dec 16 – Register

This series of Integrative Anatomy classes is open to outside students for the fee of $20 per class. You are welcome to join us!

Tai Chi Principles through the Alexander Technique

with Caren Bayer

Via Zoom

On zoom, we will explore how to add volume to our movements, with an emphasis on the dynamic circularity shared by the Alexander Technique and Tai Chi. Students, teachers and trainees are invited, as we practice rotating around a stable axis, while maintaining the precise directions of the primary control . We will address questions for our own alignment, while strengthening the relationship of our backs to and from the ground, with three dimensionality.

Classes are on a sliding scale and I encourage you to drop in when your schedule allows.

Sunday, Sept. 3rd,10th,17th, 24th -12:30 PM
Monday, Sept. 4th,11th, 18th, 25th -10:00 AM
Tuesday, Sept. 5th, 12th, 19th, 26th -1:30 PM
Wednesday, Sept. 6th, 13th, 20th, 27th -12:30 PM
Thursday, Sept. 7th, 14th, 21st, 28th -1:30 PM
Friday, Sept. 8th, 15th, 22nd, 29th -10:00 AM
✴Saturday- no class

Please contact Caren to be placed on the mailing list for classes –