The Alexander Technique - Constance Clare-Newman
465 Hudson St
Oakland, CA 94618
Map and directions
Phone: (510) 655-2734
Price per class: $72 to $80
$80 for 50-min lesson. $720 for series of 10 lessons.
Classes by appointment: Yes
Individual lessons are the best way to learn the Alexander Technique. Ideally students take somewhere between 10 and 30 one-on-one lessons over a period of several months, yet one or two lessons can give new insights and possibilities. Every student is different; we all come with varied conditions and goals, so there is no generic formula. Call for a free consultation. Constance Clare-Newman offers lessons in her studios in Oakland and San Francisco Constance Clare-Newman is certified by the American Society for the Alexander Technique (AmSAT). With a first career in training dressage horses and riders and a second career in performing and teaching modern dance, she is well acquainted with the needs of athletes and performers. She recovered from chronic back pain and injuries with the help of the Alexander Technique. During her career in Dressage, she competed at FEI-levels, (Federation Equestrian International) in the United States and Europe. As a dancer, she performed professionally and taught with Anne Bluethenthal & Dancers and Purple Moon Dance Project. The Alexander Technique is an educational method used worldwide for over 100 years. It is a practice that teaches mindfulness in both movement and stillness. It is an ongoing exploration for each student, facilitated by a teacher. People study the Technique for a variety of reasons. The most common is to relieve pain through learning better coordination of the neuro-musculo-skeletal system. Another common reason people take lessons in the Alexander Technique is to enhance performance. Athletes, singers, dancers, and musicians use the Technique to improve breath, voice, posture, and speed, accuracy and ease of movement. The most far-reaching reason people study the Technique is to achieve greater ease of being and more mindfulness in their lives.
I had one client who told me she couldn't eat solid food for a year, her jaw was in so much pain. After three sessions with Constance, she was out of pain.... read more
I have been studying the Alexander Technique with Constance for almost a year. Throughout the period, she has helped me learn how to effortlessly use my... read more