La rentrée

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“The best results are gained when a pupil can disassociate himself from what is happening, as if he were standing on one side watching someone else being taught. If he can do this for a time he will find himself taking his proper part in the process, with an awareness that is quite different and… Read more »

Taking a walk…

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We have now finished up the summer part of our Alexander Technique teacher training. Now…off for a few weeks… For over a week of this summertime study I had my trainer to myself. Classes for one. Intense! Huge progress made! Great work accomplished! On the last day, along with the multiple turns and many rounds… Read more »

Connection…

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I have been having a difficult time lately with some hands-on work in Alexander Technique teacher training…namely with the concept of hands seemingly to connect directly to the back and feet…of using hands without gripping in the arms…when lifting. In other words, accomplishing lifting with the minimum muscular tension. I felt stymied. I was feeling… Read more »

“This is your life now…”

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In this training hiatus I went down to have a lesson with my trainer. I have been so wiped out…jetlagged out…that I was experiencing a kind of vertigo when walking in the street…I’ve been feeling very fragile. The studio looked strange…everything in NYC looks a bit strange right now…but happy to report that being there… Read more »

“Don’t let anything get you down…”

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Some people go to a monastery to make a retreat…me, I return to Paris. Paris, according to a close friend of mine, is my spiritual place. I go there for my personal reset. And to get back in touch again with that part of me…I flip from being new yorkaise to being parisienne. For me,… Read more »

Greatest hits…

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Training has wrapped up for a bit. Good thing because I am beat. Now we have a three-week break…and then we will meet for one month in the summer. So what did we do to end the year? Why, we ran through this new training’s “greatest hits so far” of hands on work. My trainer… Read more »

Inkling…

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Serendipity. A seemingly casual or innocuous decision, can have a huge effect. I had a week off from Alexander Technique teacher training, and I really enjoyed being back at my “regular” life when… Back at Alexander Technique teacher training after my lovely week off…something really astounding and delightful happened…that made it really fine for me… Read more »

Week off…phew…reset time…

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I have just enjoyed an immensely satisfying week away from Alexander Technique teacher training. My trainer went out to the left coast to attend the AmSAT ACGM…ergo we were off. Hey! It was wonderful not to train for the week! Just absolutely fabulous! Who would have thought? To my astonished delight I did not miss… Read more »

Butterfly…

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One evening, about two weeks ago, I experienced my all-time best moment in all of my Alexander Technique teacher training. I have gone through almost a year now…excluding time out due to knee surgery. Well, what can I say? I was really, really, really tired…really. There was time for a second turn…a second chair turn… Read more »

“…so I might yet search myself…”

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The beginning of Dammi il mio giorno, Salvatore Quasimodo Dammi il mio giorno; ch’io mi cerchi ancora un volto d’anni sopito che un cavo d’acque riporti in trasparenza, e ch’io pianga amore di me stesso. Grant me my day; so I might yet search myself for some dormant face of the years that a hollow… Read more »