Alexander Technique Class
As actors, your body is your instrument and its well-being is vital to the work. Alexander Technique for actors is essential training. It covers everything from: movement on stage and camera, eliminating habits, achieving stillness, saving yourself unnecessary strain by coming into natural, healthy alignment. This technique is a systematic approach, so as a result you’ll learn to let go in the moment you need to be the most free, fearless, and open. Every major conservatory teaches A.T., and it is often coached on the biggest film & tv sets. For Alexander Technique, Los Angeles has two of the best instructors around, and we are proud to have them on faculty!
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Performance related stress challenges all actors. The fight/flight/freeze response is innate in all of us, and so navigating that is a challenge for many actors. However, with effective tools, actors can overcome habitual fears & nerves, for instance:
- Stumbling over words
- Sweaty palms
- Shaky hands
- Vocal tension
- Rapid heartbeat
- Inability to recall lines
- Feeling blocked, in other words unable to express full emotion
SOUND FAMILIAR? WE HAVE ALL BEEN THERE.
Alexander Technique classes cover the art and industry standard for navigating these reactions with effective tools. you will consciously regain, maintain, and reliably access the freedom, coordination, and therefore the confidence needed to do your best work.
In addition to the above, you will learn:
- To minimize physical habits that can be distracting on stage/ film, and moreover learn to find stillness and power within action.
- Alexander Technique posture & natural alignment
- To replace negative patterns of thinking that may be holding you back.
- To ease tension and pain in your body- great for back/neck/joint pain sufferers too.
In person class
open to everyone
Because the actor’s mind is intrinsically linked to body, breath, and emotional life, A.T. provides a fantastic roadmap for bringing you back to your best self. Most importantly and above all, these classes work hand-in-hand with our other courses so you can rest assured you are complementing your other training with the best physical approach. Alexander Technique Los Angeles! If you live in Los Angeles then you can take Alexander Technique in person at our Los Angeles based studio.
Taking class and staying connected with the studio while the world is in crisis has been an absolute blessing…Marilyn McIntyre is one of the most special, kind hearted, and wise people I’ve had the pleasure of crossing paths with, and it is an honor to consistently explore the craft and grow with these wonderful teachers.
As a new Actor, and a transplant to Los Angeles, acting studios are certainly in abundance but good ones are not. Not all acting studios are the same! From the moment I walked into Howard’s studio for a Monday night audit, I knew it was the right fit for me. Each course added a new dynamic to my acting toolbox.
You can feel Marilyn’s passion about the craft, which makes you even more passionate and willing to work. She is personable and inspiring. If you are uncomfortable in front of a camera, you will definitely become best friends with it after this course.
I’ve had the privilege, for various reasons, to work with some of the finest coaches, instructors, teachers, trainers and mentors throughout my life. The good ones always stand out. The great ones – meet you where you’re at and walk you through to the next level. They do it with joy, authenticity and with a deep passion to see you succeed. Marilyn McIntyre is one of the great ones. Period.