Posture, Poise and Pain-free Living

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Enhance Your Life  with the Alexander Technique

Many people go through life with chronic back or neck pain, stress, or fatigue, not realizing the way they walk, sit, stand, and move may be causing their problems   The Alexander Technique teaches us to become aware of, and change, postural habits; alleviating us from unwanted pain and tension.  As students perform common movements such as sitting and standing , the instructor uses subtle hands-on individual guidance, stimulating postural muscles to help students use their bodies with less strain in order to regain natural balance and fluidity.  Because the Technique focuses on mind/body coordination, it is also helpful for those wishing to improve their performance; from tennis and golf to dancing, singing and acting.  Wear comfortable clothing and bring a mat to class.

The Scarsdale Adult School, 914-723-2325


The MELT Method - Length & Strength

The MELT Method is a self-treatment technique that helps to prevent pain, heal injury, and erase the negative effects of aging and active living. Using simple, specialized equipment such as small balls and soft foam rollers (which will be supplied), this innovative new technique "re-hydrates" the connective tissue which surrounds every muscle, bone, joint, and organ. It brings your body back to a more ideal state by enhancing body awareness, improving balance, and releasing stuck stress that causes stiffness, pain, headaches, insomnia, and digestive problems. Whether you are an athlete seeking to achieve optimal performance, or someone hoping to slow down the aging process and feel better, this technique can benefit you! Bring a yoga mat to class.

The Larchmont/Mamaroneck Center for Continuing Education

6 Tuesdays; June 10 - July 15
8:45 - 9:45 am

Larchmont Temple, 914-698-9126

Also at:

Sage Yoga

Ongoing Mondays
8:15 - 9:15 am
$25 walk-ins

6 Maple Ave. second floor
Armonk, NY 10504, 914-393-6517

And at:

Healthy Fit

6 Sundays; June 1 - July 6
12:00 - 1:00 pm

1000 E. Boston Post Rd.
Mamaroneck, NY 10543, 914-670-0600

And at:

Yoga Station

5 Sundays; June 29 - July 27
9:00am - 10:00am

221 East Hartsdale Ave, 2nd floor
Hartsdale, NY 10530,  914-874-6295




MELT Anti-Aging Workshop featuring the 50-Second Facelift!

If you have just a few minutes a day to help yourself look good and feel fantastic, this simple self-treatment is for you. The MELT Anti-Aging Workshop featuring the 50-Second Facelift will show you how you can reduce the sagging skin on your face and neckline and give you a facelift daily. Learn how to stimulate the cells that produce collagen in your skin and restore your skin's natural hydration from the inside out. Take home 7 tips for great-looking skin. You will learn other easy self-treatment techniques for reducing common aging issues including aches and pains, cellulite, stiffness, and difficulty sleeping that use the MELT Soft Body Roller and Treatment Balls.

The Scarsdale Adult School

4 Thursdays; July 10 - August 7 (no class July 17)
11:15 am - 12:15 pm

Westchester Reform Temple, 914-723-2325


MELT intro workshops

MELT Anti-Aging Workshop featuring the 50-Second Facelift

Come and experience what MELT can do for you in these introductory workshops.

Athleta Scarsdale

Saturday, June 7; 8:30 - 10:00 am
700 Post Rd.
Scarsdale, NY 10583
Class size is limited to 15 so reservations are required! Please bring a yoga mat.

To learn more about MELT, or to order MELT products, click on the banner, below:

MELT Feel Better Now


links about the alexander technique:

This is our new video that gives a simple explanation of the Alexander Technique and drives you to the AmSAT website

Here is the recent article from the New York Times:

Is your office chair killing you? An interesting article in Bloomberg Businessweek talks about the effects that sitting in chairs has on our bodies. Here is Brian Leher's interview with the author on NPR.


A major medical study in England, published by the British Medical Journal in 2008, found that lessons in the Alexander Technique have long term benefits for patients with chronic back pain, and are the most cost-effective way to treat back pain.

A video produced by the British Medical Journal summarizing the above study.

Another video about what ABC thinks of this important study.

Oprah's thoughts on the Alexander Technique.

The American Society for the Alexander Technique (AmSAT), the largest professional organization of Alexander teachers in the U.S.

The American Center for the Alexander Technique (ACAT), one of the oldest teacher certification programs in the U.S.

The Complete Guide to the Alexander Technique.


links to alexander-related activities

Vocalist, an international mailing list for singers and singing teachers: