I have attended Shelley's groups and have been amazed by their effectiveness. I have learnt many life-changing tips and tools to better understand and alter the habits that have led to years of neck tension and headaches. I am both excited and reassured to have discovered such a simple framework to support my physical and in many ways mental health. As awareness of how the Alexander Technique applies to daily life increases, the benefits are multiplying and my long term neck issues are fading. Thank you!
I am 68 years old. I was diagnosed with Parkinson's disease over 5 years ago. At first the progress of this disease was slow and I managed the symptoms with intense exercise. However with time I could not keep up the exercise due to arthritis and tendonitis concerns. As my condition deteriorated my limbs became more rigid, my movements slow and jerky and I was constantly fatigued.
I then heard about Easy Movement School's Alexander technique zoom classes. I had read that this technique encourages the gentle reposturing of our muscles and teaches a relaxed flowing manner of movement.
I have now participated in a number of Easy Movement School zoom classes with Shelley Kaye .
In a quiet and encouraging manner Shelley has pointed out many ways I can make my basic daily activities such as standing, sitting and even talking more relaxed and less tiring. Parkinson's symptoms vary but I had noticed a deterioration in my spatial awareness e.g. bumping into doorways, chairs etc. Shelley pointed out ways to use the space around me, to be mindful of how I moved, how to release tension from the top of my head to my toes.
Shelley has given me ways to think about my movement, ways that make me move with less effort and tension. I feel more in control of my body and generally more confident in myself. Shelley's patience, understanding and soothing manner made me feel valued and confident throughout these sessions.
I would highly recommend these sessions to people with Parkinson's disease, in fact I would recommend these sessions to everyone as a way to improve well being and quality of life.
Manual Practitioner Body Trauma
I've worked as a body therapist for over 20 years and received many modalities of body therapy lately for overuse strain which is an occupational hazard. I've found Alexander Technique the most enjoyable, beneficial and corrective method I've come across. My private session with Shelley Kaye was no exception. Her wise mentoring gave me insight into some more constructive ways of moving, thinking and dealing with nervous energy which can be counterproductive at times. The guidance she imparted was skillful, reinforcing new movement patterns. As well as manual therapists, chiropractors and osteopaths may find the Technique useful.
Coordinated Movement...clear and concise...
I highly recommend Shelley to anyone wanting to make positive changes to how they move. Her approach is personal and tailored to the needs of the individual. She is clear and concise with her instructions and truly practices what she preaches. Shelley teaches the building blocks of coordinated movement. Anyone who takes the time to apply themselves and practice will surely make changes that they would not have thought possible.
Mark Baker (Member AUSTAT
Alexander Technique Teacher
Small Adjustments ...
Shelley guided me with questions to open up to hearing the 'secret language of my body'. I found out things that had been there all the time and with caring guidance I was able to make small adjustments that have made an incredible difference to sitting, walking and being at ease in my own skin. Like all new relationships it requires ongoing attention and awareness. Thank you Shelley for this magic new way of gentle movement.
'Students are often amazed at how many hidden habits come to light as they place attention on how they approach everyday activities like sitting, standing, walking, speaking. '