Private, individual lessons are offered in 50-minute sessions. During lessons, the instructor will observe and analyze your posture, movement and breathing as you perform everyday activities, such as sitting, standing, walking, lifting, etc. She will then guide you into easier ways of achieving the same ends through a combination of subtle hands-on guidance and verbal instruction. The instructor’s extensive training and experience allow her to recognize — visually and kinesthetically — directions of muscle pulls interfering with your balance and restricting your movement.
A portion of the lesson will be dedicated to table work, or lying-down work, during which you’ll lie on a hard surface. The instructor will encourage lengthening of the spine and widening of the torso by quieting the nervous system and helping to move your arms, legs and head in directions encouraging freedom in the joints and lengthening of the muscles.
Lying-down work allows you to develop an awareness of your habits and allow for their release without the added demands required of more complex activities. You’ll be able to make observations about your muscular-skeletal system in a relaxed, natural position in order to learn new patterns of movement.
What to Wear
Loose and comfortable clothing should be worn; long, non-restrictive pants and shirts are best.
How Many Lessons Are Required
A course of lessons may be brief or cover a longer period of time depending upon the specific needs and goals of the individual. Approximately 30 lessons at a frequency greater than once per week are often suggested to have a good beginning in the Technique.
Cost of Lessons
The cost of lessons is determined by location – at my site in Austin or at the student’s site in either Austin or DFW.
At my site in Austin lessons twice per week are encouraged and the second lesson is heavily discounted. The first lesson is $75 and the second $10.
Lessons at the student’s location vary between $80 and $90 per lesson; a second person in the same household on the same visit receives a discount of just over 12%.
Introductory Group Session
An introductory group session is available for a maximum of three participants. Introductory sessions are 1 1/2 hours and cover the fundamental principles of the technique along with hands-on experience for each of the participants. Cost is $120.