Expert hands-on guidance helps you work, play, look, and feel your best.
- relieve back, neck, and joint pain
- enhance performance as you sing, dance, play an instrument, act, do sports, Yoga, or martial arts
- sit healthfully at a computer
- prevent injuries
- express your thoughts and feelings with poise and clarity
- ease tension and stress
- learn new skills more easily
- boost your energy, alertness, and efficiency
Habits that compress your spine, cause you pain, and restrict movement and breathing are habits you can change.
Certified by the American Society for the Alexander Technique (AmSAT), Mona also holds post-graduate certification from renowned Alexander teacher John Nicholls in “The Carrington Way of Working.” Insights and experience garnered as a professional dancer (Trisha Brown Company, 1975-1980) and singer (since childhood) inspire and enrich her practice. Mona taught semester-long courses in Alexander Technique for four years at Binghamton University (Graduate Acting Program; Music Department) and has given workshops at Cornell University, Ithaca College, and for many institutions and organizations. She gives private lessons in her studio in downtown Ithaca and at Network Chiropractic in Syracuse. Her students have included toddlers, nonagenarians, and all ages in between.
More information about the Alexander Technique:
- What is Alexander Technique?
- F.M. Alexander and the History of Alexander Technique
- Research, Medicine, Science and Alexander Technique
- Children and Education
- People and Places
- British Medical Journal Study: Alexander Technique Effective for the Long-term Relief of Back Pain
- NPR Report: Alexander Technique – A Balm for Back Pain
- Johns Hopkins Health Alert: Alexander Technique – An Alternative Therapy for Chronic Pain
- Artistic Discipline Meets Modern Technology to Enhance Surgical Proficiency