Technique helps us do everything in life in an easier manner.
Whether in sports, at the computer, driving, performing or washing
dishes, we unknowingly put a strain on our bodies, which over
time results in stiffness and unnecessary aging.
Alexander Technique with
Alexander Technique helps us do everything we do in life in an
easier manner, and is an important part of the Wellness Program
at The Mayo Clinic.
it's in sports, being in front of a computer, driving, performing
or washing dishes, we unknowingly put a strain on our bodies,
which over time results in stiffness and pain. These harmful "habits"
rob us of a clear connection between our mind, brain and body.
This in turn, affects our overall health, posture and functioning
and we lose our potential for energy, lightness, joy and efficient
the lessons, we learn a systematic process to discover and "undo"
these harmful patterns, whatever our age. With gentle hands and
verbal guidance we are able to bring ourselves back to the ease
that nature intends for us.
can be fun as we learn a systematic process bringing us back to
our bodies natural intelligence for ease, great posture and youthful
more information on the Alexander Technique and its origin, visit
are 45 minutes to an hour and consist of everyday movements such
as walking, standing and sitting as well as table work. Any activity
can be chosen to work with.
Comfortable, non restrictive clothing is advised.
cost of a private lesson:
$75 in Montecito, Ventura and Los Angeles
$85 at the Santa Barbara Polo and Racquet club.
Group lessons by arrangement
Please contact me to discuss any special needs
a Doctor of Chiropractic for over 11 years, I am happy to discover
the Alexander Technique. I have been lucky enough to work with
June Chadwick for the last couple of years. Not only has she helped
me personally with my body alignment but she has also had a tremendously
beneficial effect on my patients, helping to correct connective
tissue and alignment disorders on many levels. This gives people
relief from pain, greater freedom of movement and increased energy.
- Dr Monica McCoy
have done a lot of bodywork in the last two decades. I am 60 years
old and was beginning to feel terrible with many aches and pains.
I was turning into a slumpy old lady, even though I swim four
days a week! This technique has changed my life.
- Marcia Lindberg (former garment cutter production manager)
really like the whole body connection you help me achieve - truly
a wonderful feeling. Your technique is sure, yet very gentle and
allowing. There are hardly words to describe all the changes.
I am taller, freer, more at ease and best of all, this is unconscious,
effortless and lasting.
- Karen Irland (Senior Level IV Centered Riding Instructor)
When I first
came to see June for lessons, I had no idea what to expect, since
I had very little knowledge of the Alexander Technique. I thought
they were movement classes that would help me on stage as an actor.
They are so much more. The technique has affected every part of
my life, learning how to be still and just BE. I find myself working
from such a different place as an actor. I am more aware, open
and permeable. I have learned how to quieten and ease both my
body and my mind.
- May Lee (actress)
The Alexander Technique has changed my life physically, mental
and professionally. After I started lessons with June, everyone
was asking if I"d had plastic surgery since I looked so much
better, but it was the Alexander Technique!
- Michelle (actress)
leave a session feeling taller and lighter, watching my body change
for the better. It's the best way to spend an hour of your day!
- Dianne Vapnek (dance teacher)
Chadwick is a certified member of the American
Society of Alexander Technique Teachers (AmSAT).
was introduced to the technique as a music student of voice and
piano at the Royal Academy of Music in London. The lessons helped
her through scoliosis, curing her back pain and helping her through
stage fright! Now, with 40 years of experience with the technique,
she has given up a 30 year career as an actress, singer, dancer
to teach and help others.
She is a guest
teacher for the drama and dance departments at Westmont College
and has also taught for the drama, dance and music departments
at the California Institute of the Arts.
the technique for enabling her to ride dressage, scuba dive, ski,
play tennis and swim.
is a level I "Centered Riding" instructor owning the
company "For Horse's Sake" with her partner, Nina Svele.
The company offers a combination of riding lessons and bodywork
that will free both the rider and their horse. For more information
in Montecito and Brentwood, CA with her husband, Dr Toby Mayer
and her seven four-legged kids (4 horses, 1 dog and 3 cats!).
Barbara & Ventura Alexander Technique