"Furthering the ground breaking work articulated by F.M. Alexander over a century ago, the Contemporary Alexander Technique is a practical, hands-on study of the principles of coordination, movement, habit, and awareness. Whether encountered in a private lesson or group workshop, the Alexander Technique teaches a student how to sense and apprehend habitual life patterns in order to relieve pain, tension, dis-ease, and unnecessary efforting. The result of this subtle and profound study is the re-discovery of ease, balance, strength, flexibility, grace, joy, excellence, and choice in every activity of life. Equally relevant for the Olympic athlete, concert pianist, homemaker, seventy year-old devoted gardener, or 8th grader with performance anxiety, the Alexander Technique invites each student to realize an innate sense of physical and emotional unity and wholeness."