Alexander Technique in Encino
Shulamit Sendowski teaches the Alexander Technique in Calabasas, CA (818)
Encino GROUP WORK is now taking place in CALABASAS (818)
The Alexander Technique is an intelligent way to solve common
movement situations that create harmful effects. It is an educational
method to restore natural poise and coordination by looking at our postural
habits and tension patterns while developing our sensory awareness, and
discovering new ways and new options for movement. From daily life
activities like bending, walking, or standing in line, to artistic performance,
like dancing, singing, or playing the piano, the Alexander Technique takes us
to a deeper level of understanding body behavior, body design, balance, ease,
and effortlessness. Through the Alexander Technique we become acquainted
with new concepts, new perceptions, and new guidelines to move by and to live
The classes of Shula in Calabasas are designed for Senior Citizens and adults who are interested in
ease, better coordination, and better balance during work, as well as during
daily life activities and rest.
Shula offers a new
approach to movement efficiency. Class participants observe and learn about
their tension patterns and muscular habits; Their head, neck, and back, and how
they move in relation with each other. A different topic is introduced and
discussed in each class. Practical applications include demonstrations, simple
movement & observation-activities, simple experimentations, personal
requests and gentle individual guidance by the teacher. A new way of lying down on the floor
is taught to be practiced at home for constructive rest. The goal of the class
is to develop self awareness and to apply it to the daily and professional
activities of the student according to their need and capability.
The Alexander Technique practitioner is a professional trained
in the art of observation and expert guidance, leading you through a learning
process tailored to your needs. As you address your entire body, and not
just segments, you learn to improve your overall functioning.
Noted actors, musicians and athletes have used it for over 100 years
to enhance performance and stage presence. Among them are Sir Colin Davis,
William Hurt, Jeremy Irons, James Earl Jones, Kevin Kline, Paul McCartney,
Kelly McGillis, Paul Newman, Lynn Redgrave, Maggie Smith, Mary Steenbergen,
Sting, Robin Williams, Joanne Woodward and members of the New York Philharmonic
Contact Shulamit Sendowski for further information or to schedule a lesson.
What are the Alexander Technique's benefits?
- Back problems - A study published in the British Medical Journal shows 86% reduction in low back pain through lessons in the Alexander Technique. See the accompanying film, below.
Click below, to watch a great video about the Alexander Technique
- Self care - As the premier form of self care, the Alexander Technique helps people prevent injury and recover from chronic back, hip and neck disorders, traumatic or repetitive strain injuries, balance and coordination disorders, arthritis and muscle spasms.
- Skill enhancement - Athletes use the Technique to help them improve strength, endurance, flexibility and responsiveness. Performing artists use it to lessen performance anxiety while improving concentration and stage presence. Public speakers use it to improve vocal projection and voice quality. Those in business find it enhances presentation skills and increases confidence.
- Mental health - As your posture and movement style improve, you look and feel better. As your breathing capacity expands, you have a greater resource of energy. Physicians recommend the Alexander Technique to lessen the depression and anxiety associated with chronic conditions.
The American Society for the Alexander Technique
is the largest professional association of certified Alexander Technique teachers in the United States. The Alexander Technique is a proven, effective way to promote wellness and optimize functioning by eliminating body misuse in everyday activities. AmSAT's mission is to establish the Alexander Technique as a basic and recognized resource for health, productivity, and well-being.
Specialties: Alexander TechniqueHealth Conditions: Arthritis
, Back Pain
, Carpal tunnel syndrome
, Neck Pain
, Repetitive Strain Injury (RSI)