The Balance Arts Center has moved to a new expanded Chelsea location! We are now located: 34 West 28th Street, 3rd Floor - New York, NY.
The Alexander Technique is a method for learning better balance and improved functioning of the body as a dynamic organism. It teaches students to observe and bring into consciousness their own movement habits and then how to make choices that create more ease and freedom of movement. Students learn to use this method to enhance their everyday and work activities and also learn how to apply it to specific tasks.
Balance Arts Center
The Balance Arts Center is dedicated to teaching awareness in action though the principles and practices of the Alexander Technique. At the Balance Arts Center you can learn the Alexander Technique in a variety of settings and with various applications. We aim to educate students in the fundamental movement patterns that lead to better balance, coordination, strength, and breathing. Students learn how to approach both simple and complex movements by increasing awareness of the inherent poise of the body, letting go of habits that get in the way of easeful movement, and integrating the whole body into activity. With both verbal and gentle hands-on guidance, students learn how to release tension and disadvantageous thought patterns, resulting in an experience of greater freedom and coordination.
Ann Rodiger is the founder and director of the Balance Arts Center and the BAC Teacher Training Course. She has been teaching the Alexander Technique and movement for over 30 years in academic and private settings. Her extensive experience working with singers and singing teachers includes being on faculty at Perleberg, Germany's Lotte Lehmann Academy for Singers. She is currently serving on the board of the American Society for the Alexander Technique.
What people are saying:
Ann Rodiger is a skilled Alexander teacher. She has taught me how to get out of pain and become more productive in all areas of my life. My whole attitude on life has changed as a result of working with Ann. I am a lot happier, too.