HOW MANY LESSONS DOES IT TAKE?

April 8, 2013 at 1:54 am Leave a comment

 

Yesterday I participated in a Wellness Fair in Brookline Village, the tiny neighborhood where my office is located.  Several local practitioners got together to share our expertise with the community. It was the first of its kind in this neighborhood.  The response was overwhelming — over 300 folks attended.  There were tables representing the local chiropractor as well as the acupuncturist, the T’ai Chi School and the gym.  You name it, we have it in Brookline Village — along with The Alexander Technique, of course.  My colleague Cecile Raynor assisted me in this venture along with soon-to-be teacher Rachel Prabhakar.  We explained the work to whoever came to our table and offered a few minutes of hands-on guidance to those who were interested.  Cecile and I gave a 10-minute presentation (each practitioner at the fair had the opportunity to present), after which our table had a line of interested visitors. Each person had about 3 minutes of work with us.  Some may have had a bit more — but not very much.  What struck me was that each person left the fair with more clarity on what this work is, with a new understanding of what they typically do all day, and with a realization that choices are available to them.  Is there any better lesson than that really?  I have no idea if any of these people will actually take a series of lessons.  But I am confident that the seeds have been planted — in ONE lesson.  I run a “boot camp” on Alexander Technique in June at  The Boston Conservatory (www.bostonconservatory.edu/alexander). I am often asked how much can really be learned in one single week of immersion.  Well, if yesterday is any indication, then an awful lot of information can be soaked in in a week’s time. I can’t wait!

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