The Alexander Technique (AT) is a safe and effective method for improving posture, reducing stress and supporting optimal health. AT offers a gentle and sustainable counter-balance to the fast-paced world of stress, tension and strain. AT students learn how to recognize and prevent harmful habits, thereby restoring the natural poise, dynamic coordination, and overall uprightness of the whole body. To learn more about AT, click here.
Laurel Podulke-Smith brings AT to the DAHLC and Mayo Clinic through a variety of offerings. Laurel has studied the AT for over 20 years. She's ready to share her knowledge to help you achieve optimal health & wellness. Here are the different options available to you as a member:
DROP-IN AT: view our drop-in schedule and refine the category to Alexander Technique. These classes are free and held in the Mind/Body studio.
AT FOUNDATIONS: A 6-week foundational program open to all members. Specifically designed for members brand new to AT and looking to build a foundation for learning, understanding and practice.
ADVANCED AT PROGRAM: This 8-week program is designed for members with significant AT experience. Eligible students may register by instructor invitation only. Fee is $80.
AT BOOK CLUB: Discuss the Technique with other enthusiasts and refine your understanding of AT. There is no fee for participating. Upcoming dates are TBD.
HELP YOUR HEADACHE WITH AT: If you experience chronic headaches, try this 6-week program to learn a variety of skills to reduce the frequency of headaches by reducing overall stress levels. Fee is $60. Stay tuned for next offering.
BEAT THE BURNOUT BLUES: this 6-week program is a powerful tool for unlearning harmful habits and adopting beneficial ones. Fee is $60. Stay tuned for next offering.
PRIVATE AT: Private instruction is helpful for addressing specific mobility, flexibility and postural concerns, and is appropriate for members of all experience levels - from beginner to advanced. Private sessions are recorded in patient medical records, and are non-refundable, non-transferable. AT bundles do not expire.
- $25 for 30-minute sessions (bundle of five for $112.50).
- $50 for 60-minute sessions (bundle of five for $225).
- $80 for 90-minute sessions.
Questions: Please contact Laurel Podulke-Smith.
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*Fee is due upon registration and is non-transferable. A minimum 24-hour advance notice of program start date required for a refund.