Here you will find a listing of Alexander Technique classes and workshops being conducted by ATTGP members in the greater Philadelphia area.

NOTE: Currently all offerings are online due to the COVID-19 situation.

Touching Basics: Building a self-care practice to help navigate the unpredictable times we are living in

Three-week Online Classes with Anne Johnson

New and returning students welcome!

We will explore foundational awareness to access support and ease for our mind, body and spirit.
All  explorations are experiential and will help:
~Increase comfort levels sitting at the computer and all physical activities
~Relieve eye and head aches/strain/pressure
~Reduce neck/shoulder/back pain and stiffness
~Cope with stress and relieve anxiety
~Increase freedom of breathing and general well-being

(A) Sundays 4:00-5:15pm
May 31, June 7 and 14

(B) Wednesdays 4:00-5:15pm
June 10, 17 and 24

(C) Sundays 4:00-5:15pm
June 28, July 5 and 12

For more information or to register, please email Anne or call her at 215.843.1555.

Playing from the Heart: Alexander Technique for Musicians

with Joseph Arnold

Fridays at 10 AM – 11:15 AM via Zoom

  • Do you have trouble releasing excess tension and stress?
  • Do you suffer from performance anxiety?
  • Would you like to give more satisfying, electrifying performances?

Oddly enough, all these things are linked by a single factor: THE STRESS RESPONSE.

The stress response makes you more tense, prevents you from feeling at ease, causes performance anxiety, and makes your playing sound stilted or mechanical.

The opposite of the stress response is PLAYING FROM THE HEART.

When you play from the heart, your body will be more relaxed, you’ll feel more at ease, you’ll feel inspired rather than anxious onstage, and your audiences will LOVE to hear you play.

In this weekly online Alexander Technique group class for musicians, we explore how to relieve the stress response and play from the heart, even while playing challenging music under stressful conditions.

The classes will be fun and engaging, you’ll walk away more relaxed and alert, and you’ll be more empowered to help yourself release excess strain and tension.

In these classes we’ll do some basic body learning, cover basic self-care for musicians, work with the issues of tension, pain, and posture that are unique to musicians, performance anxiety, and learn how to play more freely and resonantly than ever.

My favorite part of these classes is exploring how playing from the heart makes you feel better, sound better, and play better.

I’ve learned a TON about all this over my 16 years of studying and teaching the Alexander Technique, and I’m eager to share what I’ve learned with the people I most love working with – musicians!

Lunch-time Alexander 

with Ariel Weiss

(for everyone)

Mondays and  Thursdays 12:00pm – 1:00pm                          

Weekly classes exploring Alexander’s Discoveries. Questions, requests and all activities welcomed – appropriate for both those new to Alexander Technique and anyone interested in continuing and enriching their study. Let’s explore together!

Move Free, Feel Free 

with Ariel Weiss

(for seniors)

Tuesdays 10:00am – 11:00am

Online weekly classes for seniors exploring how Alexander’s Discoveries about mind-body coordination can help you feel and function at your best.

Guided Constructive Rest & Mindful Movement

with Ariel Weiss

(for everyone)

Wednesdays 10:00am – 10:30am

Start your day calm, refreshed and ready. We’ll begin with Constructive Rest (lying down in semi-supine) and then explore some gentle movements using Alexander Technique principles as our lens for curiosity. You’ll need a comfy spot on the floor (carpet or yoga mat preferred) and some books for under your head.

Actors at Play

with Ariel Weiss

Wednesdays 12:00pm – 1:00pm

Weekly online workshops for actors exploring how Alexander’s Discoveries about mind-body coordination can help you free up your best acting yet.

Musicians’ AT Master Class

with Ariel Weiss

(for musicians)

Fridays 12:00pm – 1:00pm

An online gathering for musicians exploring how Alexander Technique can help you improve agility and technique, expressivity and the joy of making music! Bring your music and instruments.

Check back for more classes and workshops.