Minnesota Center for the
Alexander Technique (MinnCAT)
Receiving an Private Alexander Technique Lesson is a delightful experience! There is an indescribable sense of lightness, ease of movement, clarity of thinking, and ways of viewing the world.
• Pain prevention and relief,
• Optimal skill at activities,
• Exquisite sense of well-being...
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Tuition rates are kept lower than many major cities. At your first session, I can give you an opinion of how many lessons are needed.
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An Alexander lesson involves the use of the teacher's hands guiding you in simple movements, such as getting in and out of a chair. As the mental approach is changed, movement becomes lighter and easier; and all skills and activities benefit.
The lesson lasts about 40-minutes and involves F.M Alexander's procedures of "chair work" and "table work". Brian also adds the distinctive Dart Procedures (i.e., human evolutionary patterns of action), and "application work" whereby an Alexander student can apply Alexander principles to activities ranging from the everyday/mundane to the professional to the avocational. A student's "homework" is to apply the Alexander Technique to all activities of life. Jointly with the Alexander teacher, you decide how many weekly lessons to undertake.
Complimentary phone or email consultations will help determine whether Alexander Technique lessons would be beneficial in individual cases. Call Brian at (612) 267-5154 or email Brian@MinnCAT.org
Feel free to have a 20-minute initial consultation in person or by phone. Email to inquire.
All Lesson Policies
MUSICIANS. Choose a week-long Intensives at the University of Minnesota.
These are Monday through Friday mornings from 9:00am-11:30am.
• Winds & Brass... June 19-23
• Pianists... June 26-30
• Singers... July 17-21
• String Players... July 24-28
• Conductors... July 31-August 4
Click here to find all information at the U of M Workshops.
For a special, intensive experience, consider a one-week Daily Intensive at the Teacher Certification Course. Attend four days — Tuesday through Thursday 8:30am - 10:30am. (available September through May)
Receive hands-on guidance, learn principles through activities, enjoy interesting discussion with videos, lectures, etc.
The Daily Intensive Week is repeatable. If you continue as a trainee within six months of completion of the Daily Intensive, credit hours may be applied toward hours for certification. Email Brian@MinnCAT.org for permission to attend.
Becoming a teacher of the Alexander Technique can be a source of life-long joy, continual inspiration, and source of income helping others. See more info on the Teacher Certification Course.
Obtain permission to visit the training course on a one-time or regular basis. Students who have taken the University of Minnesota Alexander Technique class may attend and receive credit toward certification. Email Brian@MinnCAT.org for permission to attend.
Learn more about classes at the University of Minnesota School of Music and McNally Smith College of Music here
Bring a Lecture / Demonstration to your organization, school, workshop or conference. Please contact us at info@MinnCAT.org
A 60-90 minute lecture is an excellent way to get started. Also inquire about the possibilities for more in depth session or workshops lasting anywhere from 2-4 hours to 1-2 days.
Presentations have been given to the following institutions: