San Diego Alexander Technique with Alex Watts, AmSAT Certified Teacher
“Alex has a sound understanding of the principles of the Alexander Technique, and I find a rare sensitivity in his hands.” – Rome Roberts Earle, who began her training as an Alexander teacher with F.M. Alexander himself in the early 1950’s, and has over 60 years of experience with the Technique.
“I have to tell you I feel entirely different than when I walked in, both physically and affectively. I have to take my grandson to his science fair tomorrow and I was concerned about finding the energy to do that. Problem solved! I’m feeling cheerful and upbeat with much more energy. I am so grateful for your skill and your willingness to develop and share it. Thank you!” – Judith R., student
What is the Alexander Technique?
The Alexander Technique can most succinctly described as embodied mindfulness. It is a way of paying attention to ourselves which results in replacing old habits and inaccurate kinesthetic perceptions with new, more accurate and more constructive ones.
The Alexander Technique is not a therapy or a treatment – it’s about YOU acquiring and developing the skills you need to use your body more comfortably and efficiently, in accordance with your body’s natural design. Anyone, regardless of age or physical condition, can benefit from applying it. Back and neck pains can be eased or eliminated, circulation and breathing can improve, and unnecessary pressure on joints can be relieved. Our bodies have an amazing capacity to repair and rebalance themselves if we will allow them to.
There are NO difficult exercises or movement sequences, and there is NO painful manipulation – the Alexander Technique is both incredibly effective and very gentle.
What can the Alexander Technique offer you?
- Relief of neck, back, muscular and joint pain
- Improvements in posture, breathing and circulation
- Greater freedom of expression for musicians, actors and artists
- Improved balance and comfort to anyone, of any age
- Freedom from destructive habits, both physical and mental
My name is Alex Watts. I began having lessons in the Alexander Technique in 1990, and was certified to teach the Technique in 2010. I am a member of AmSAT, the American Society for the Alexander Technique, and ATE, Alexander Technique Education. I teach in the University Heights neighborhood of San Diego, just north of downtown.
I can be reached by email here, or by telephone at 619-253-1325.