Unlearn Habitual Patterns of Tension and Stress
Re-establish the Natural Balance of Head, Neck, and Back
Enhance Your Performance In Any Activity
Recover the Free Mobility of Childhood
Restore the Body’s Natural Poise and Grace
The Alexander Technique
The Alexander Technique is a system of body awareness and a practical method of “undoing” acquired habits of muscular and mental tension to recover the free mobility of childhood. The Alexander Technique is an individualized educational method to achieve physical well-being through awareness of balance, posture, and coordination.
Frances Marsden is a certified Alexander Technique teacher who trained in London under the tutelage of Walter Carrington, who was in turn certified directly by the method’s developer, Frederick Mathias Alexander. She teaches both privately and as faculty of the Alexander Training Institute of Los Angeles and part-time faculty of the Occidental College Department of Applied Music.
Learn the Benefits of the Alexander Technique
Frances is a marvelous teacher – her gracious and relaxed manner make her a joy to be with while you benefit from her immense teaching skills in teaching the Alexander Technique. I came to her in pain from a back injury and she not only helped guide me out of that crisis, but helped me discover a greater ease in how I use my body in anything I do.
Studying the Alexander Technique with Frances has done more to improve my clarinet playing than anything else I have tried in the 20 years since my last formal clarinet lesson. Her calm presence, wise insight and gentle physical guidance enabled me to release a fuller, warmer tone than ever before.
Frances’ gentle but always forward looking approach gave me the confidence to give up the cane and walk more like a healthy normal person. The Alexander Technique has given me a new, more positive sense of myself and to see that I was more than my disease.