Frequently Asked Questions
+ Where are you located?
Our Address is: 151 West 30th Street, Floor 3, New York, NY 10001
Lessons and Classes take place in studios 5 & 7.
+ What is the Alexander Technique?
Alexander Technique is a set of skills and insights that connect you to your body and help you find more ease, confidence, and precision in the way you move, breathe, and communicate throughout the day.
Practicing Alexander Technique means learning new skills, tuning in to new sources of information, and gaining an increased ability to use your physical awareness constructively to make the changes you want in your movement and behavior.
The technique is based on the teachings of F. M. Alexander, who made important discoveries about how the human body is designed and how we move, breathe, and live in relation to the physics of this planet. Alexander believed that there are important discoveries to be made about how we're designed to move that can be learned---and that learning these insights can help us shed unhelpful ways of moving in favor of new approaches that fit better with what we want.
Alexander's chief insight was that finding ease and freedom in movement does not depend on doing something right. Rather, Alexander is a process of discovery, of simply allowing ourselves to understand our body's processes and potential.
Human beings are not machines. We are living organisms and we're highly responsive both to the ever-changing outside world and to the ever-changing inner experience of living. The more we understand about how to allow the way we're designed to be to simply be, the more ease we find and the more synchronized we feel with our ourselves and the present moment.
Alexander Technique will help you discover a lighter, more resilient, more precise way of moving and breathing throughout your day.
+ I WANT TO TAKE A CLASS BUT THE TIMES DON'T FIT IN MY SCHEDULE. DO YOU TEACH ANYWHERE ELSE?
Yes! Belinda teaches at The Barrow Group and Terry Knickerbocker Studio. Check out their websites for more information.
+ I'M NEW TO THE ALEXANDER TECHNIQUE, WHICH CLASS SHOULD I TAKE?
Wonderful! And Welcome! Throughout the year we will be offering an entry level Alexander Technique Class that is appropriate for beginners or if you want to a brush-up. Belinda also teaches an introductory Alexander Technique for Actors class at The Barrow Group.
If you're interested in taking Belinda's weekly Alexander Technique for Actors drop-in class, we recommend taking a foundational class or a short series of individual AT Lessons before jumping in. This way you'll have a basic working knowledge of the ideas and terms we use and your own specific goals. You will be able to comfortably jump in and make the most out of your time in class.
+ WHAT IS YOUR CLASS CANCELLATION POLICY?
We understand! Last minute auditions come up and we all get sick. Whenever possible we will help you to reschedule but we cannot offer make-up classes. For Group classes and individual lessons: We require 24 hours advance notice or you will be responsible for paying the class fee. In your confirmation email, there will be a link to cancel. Follow the instructions there. If you have any problems, feel free to email: firstname.lastname@example.org
+ WHAT SHOULD I WEAR TO CLASS?
Wear clothes that you are comfortable moving in. Most students wear athleisure or athletic wear. Be prepared to work barefoot or in socks. You may bring studio/dance shoes as well. We ask that you remove your shoes at the door to help us keep the studio floors clean.