Moving to the
Next Level of
When you have some activity you are passionate about and want to get better at it, often more instruction
in the specific activity doesn’t help you improve. Even more practice doesn’t seem to
help. Something is blocking your progress.
When you have “tried everything,” then to move to the next level of mastery often requires you to
free up your body and clear your mind from unconscious habits of moving and thinking. In addition,
clearing out the “baggage” left from hurtful criticism and experiences frees up energy for creativity
and improvement in sometimes amazing ways.
I work with you away from and also while engaged in your chosen activity so that specific habits of
moving and thinking can be addressed for greater joy and productivity.
When stuck at a particular level of
mastery, we often think we need
MORE of something — more instruction,
more practice, more talent
or strength — when what we really need is LESS of something — less getting in
our own way through old habits of thinking and moving. Learn how to stop getting
in your own way, thus clearing the path to the next level of mastery.
Here is a partial list of activities I work with:
- public speaking
- fitness activities
- martial arts
- equestrian activities
- visual arts
Whether at a beginning or an advanced level, you can improve at what you do. Please contact me
if you need more information or want to schedule a session.
Fluid as melting ice,
Do you have the patience to wait
till your mud settles
and the water is
Can you remain unmoving until the right action arises by itself?
If you realize that all things change
there is nothing you will try to
hold on to.
Less and less will you need to force things.
– Lao Tzu / Philosopher,
Translation by Stephen Mitchell
" I would say that having an Alexander lesson with you on my bass
is just as helpful and useful, if not more enlightening, than any
lesson I've had with professional players and teachers I've studied
with, especially at this point in my career.
I feel that studying the Alexander
Technique with you is essential to advancing my playing and musicianship
to the next level. This study helps me to bring awareness into my
playing and what I'm trying to communicate, and to do it in the most effortless
I would also say that this study helps me move through everyday life
with more awareness and ease. "
— Kristen B. (Nashville Symphony Orchestra)
" In the spring of [the] year, I was standing in front of NATO as a consultant
synthesizing the outputs of a three day workshop and outlining the next phase
of action. The whole speech came clearly to me in one picture, and I was able
to articulate it extemporaneously.
I attribute my enhanced clarity of mind to
the Alexander Technique work that I have been doing with Sally. "
Kipp (Kipp & Associates consultant)