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​The Alexander Technique

The Alexander Technique is a self-care method that helps people take an active role in managing pain and tension. Alexander Technique is an educational process, one in which you develop a set of skills that may assist with pain relief and the reduction of injury. This technique also may be effective in helping with stress, chronic pain, back problems, or postural issues. Some students of this technique have found substantial and long-lasting benefits.

This five-week course is taught by Lisa Levinson, an AmSAT-certified Alexander Technique teacher and registered somatic movement therapist. The course offers the basic principles of Alexander Technique and its application to common everyday movements. Participants also will receive two half-hour private sessions.

Space is limited. Please call early to register.

Alexander Technique: Five-Week Course

  • Instructor: Lisa Levinson
  • Dates: Wednesdays, Feb. 5 through Mar. 5
  • Time: 5:30 to 7 p.m.
  • Cost: $200 for the five-week course (includes two half-hour private sessions).

Free Alexander Technique Lecture

  • Speaker: Lisa Levinson
  • Date: Thursday, Jan. 16
  • Time: 5:30-6:30 p.m.
  • Cost: Free

UPMC Employees earn 75 deductible credit dollars.
For additional information or to register, please call 412-623-3023.

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