The Alexander Technique is a gentle hands on method of teaching body alignment. Aldous Huxley, Sting and Paul Newman are just a few famous students of the Technique, but it is used by people of all walks to overcome pain and discomfort, or to handle challenging physical or emotional conditions. You learn to connect with your body, release habitual holding patterns which may cause that pain and discomfort, and create alignment.
People come who suffer from conditions like chronic back or shoulder pain, locked jaw or stiff joints, or who want to improve their vocal production or simply release emotional patterns, which they do no longer desire. Alexander Technique lessons are deeply restful and quieting the mind.
It is highly effective for anyone who wants to move with more awareness and balance and greatly enhances athletic activity, your yoga or musical practice. The sessions address the mind/body connection in a practical manner.
Even weight loss is an issue of mind/body connection, and can be successfully addressed.
I have worked as a teacher of the Alexander Technique for over 20 years now, and what inspires me about this work these days is that it helps people to find alignment in their body, and thereby healing in the whole person.
I believe that healing arrises from the depth of profound relaxation.
A form of "letting go", it allows us to sink through all the outer excitement of daily life, through physical tensions and emotional blocks, through beliefs we hold about ourselves and the world, to a place within, where we reconnect with the center of our being.
Thus it facilitates the release of holding patterns and stress responses in the whole person,
and leads to alignment on many levels of ourselves.
I have helped people who
... wanted to gain ease and balance in movement
... were wrestling with stress and sleep problems
... had to address physical injury or rehabilitation after surgery
... wanted to address emotional patterns which interfered with their wellbeing
... wanted to use their voice differently as speakers as well as singers.
Alexander Technique with Annette Cantor is a refuge of deep relaxation and calm, giving the body the encouragement it needs to let go. I highly recommend this work for anyone needing to bring their nervous system back into balance, work with structural issues, and relieve stress. Judy, desingner, Santa Fe
In just a few sessions with Annette Cantor, I understood the ‘artistic breath’ and how to use it in a presentation. Whether it be a book reading, singing, acting, athletics ... any creative, physical expression can be enhanced by an understandingofthebreath. Annette showed me how to focus on the sounds, not the words—a new and very effective way to connect with listeners at readings, talks and in classroom workshops.
Backache and stiff neck from sitting too long at my computer was relieved by Annette’s deft use of the Alexander Technique. With a few slight movements she showed me how achieve erect posture, yet still feel completely at ease. This continues to help me, whether I am standing in front of a classroom or sitting at my computer, doing a reading or a book signing.
I highly recommend working with Annette Cantor. No matter the area of physical expression you seek, Annette can help you to reach your full potential!
Annette Cantor-Groenfeldt has taught individuals and workshops since 1987. She is a singer and a certified yoga teacher, a meditator and an avatar master. In her sessions she combines her intimate knowledge of the breath and her experience of her own healing to offer profound guidance and healing. Annette has an exquisite voice and produced several CD's with healing music. Visit www.annettesings.com