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

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


Online Alexander Technique Summit

Announcing the first ever ATTGP Online Alexander Technique Summit. A week of free online classes and events for the public, October 5-10, 2020!

Come to one session, come to them all! It’s up to you.

Click here for more information and to register >>


Alexander Group Class

Weekly Open Group Class with Amy Ward Brimmer

Thursdays, 12:00 – 1:00 PM

Pause. Sense. Act. Repeat.

This midday group class explores F.M. Alexander’s way of moving with more ease, alignment, balance, and freedom. We begin to recognize our unconscious habits, bringing more presence to our actions, and make simple changes that heal and restore our body-minds.

Participants may bring their personal movement challenges and body issues to the group, and together we examine how the AT approach can help. Some areas we might explore include:

  • How to sit in balance without strain
  • Working at a desk/computer
  • How to wear a mask and social distance with ease
  • Bending/squatting/lunging/kneeling for everyday tasks
  • Reaching/holding/lifting/carrying for everyday tasks
  • Breathing, speaking, listening, and silence

Drop in once or show up every week.

Freely offered on a donation basis, please pay what you can. Suggested donation is $15 but all amounts are welcome.

Visit https://wayopenswellness.com/schedule/2020/7/23/alexander-group-class-1 for more information and to register.


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  

https://calendly.com/atphila/lunch-time-alexander                          

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

https://calendly.com/atphila/move-free-feel-free

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

https://calendly.com/atphila/lunch-time-alexander-thursdays

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

https://calendly.com/atphila/actors-at-play-wednesdays-for-performers

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

https://calendly.com/atphila/musicians-master-class

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.