Private Movement Coaching

LESSONS AVAILABLE ONLINE AND IN PERSON IN NYC

 

“Clare has managed to unravel a severe chronic neck and jaw pain condition that nobody else had any luck with. After 20 years sitting in front of a computer as a software engineer, surgery for a herniated cervical disc, and a freak accident that dislocated my jaw, I was in a very painful way. Before I found her, I was spending lots of money on massage, acupuncture, physical therapy. Nothing was helping.  The online sessions helped train my brain to stop keeping my muscles in a clenching, painful pattern.  Now I don't have vice-like pain at the base of my skull.  My neck is so much freer and I am now enjoying birdwatching because I can look up at the trees! Clare is a gem."

- Lorraine Sherota, software engineer

 

If you are experiencing these problems:

  • Chronic shoulder tension
  • Back, neck, and shoulder pain
  • Fear of losing mobility, falling, or re-injuring your body
  • Not being able to do the physical activities you love
  • Pain or numbness in your arms and hands
  • Loss of resonance in your voice
  • Strained breathing or air hunger
  • Anxiety and self-consciousness
  • Internal negative feelings about your body

Welcome. You have come to the right place. You’ve taken the first step towards resolving the underlying cause of these problems, not just treating the separate symptoms.

To use your body well, you need to know it well. You will be surprised at how much fun learning about it can be, and just how adaptable, mobile, responsive, and smart your own body is.

Aches and pains go away as you learn to trust your own physical intelligence. So many problems get resolved when a learning relationship with your own body is restored. Scientific research is increasingly proving the efficacy of the Alexander Technique in helping relieve:

But once you get relief, you also need to undo all the habits of movement that you built around the pain. That’s a delicate but profoundly empowering process, and a skilled coach can save you much unecessary suffering and confusion!

When we work together you will understand the habit change process so well that you can practice it for the rest of your life whenever you need it, especially as your body ages and changes.

Learning about your body is healing in a way that diagnosis and treatment are not. You know how to take care of yourself, so you don’t have to wait for someone else to tell you what to do.

That’s why Embodied Learning Systems will double the value of any medical or therapeutic interventions, and minimize the need for them in the long run.

Embodied Learning Systems has 4 layers of practice depending on your challenges and needs:

1. The Alexander Technique: This 150 year old method for improving postural tone has many direct and indirect benefits. Posture is how you support your body in relationship to gravity, and it’s a constant influence on you all day and all night. It supports your movement and balance systems, and calibrates all other systems in your body such as breathing, circulation, digestion, and perception.

Some of us have low postural tone, and some of us have too much, or too much in the wrong places because of pain or learned habits. We can sort it out for you in private lessons.

2. Mobile Body Alignment helps you apply the Alexander principles in movement. The 6 Awareness Preludes and the 17 Mobile Body Alignment Points help you claim your own space with ease. Most of us are spending too much time in states of narrow, fixed focus and this affects how we feel in our bodies, how we engage others, and how we move. Mobile Body Alignment will free you to be mindful while in motion or activities that may have been tension producing in the past.

3. Mobile Body Alignment Dermatome Mapping: Free yourself from flat and distorted self-perception by embracing awareness of your three dimensional body. All spinal (and some cranial) nerves carry sensation from a particular area of skin to the brain. Learning this beautiful map experientially refreshes your body image, activates the central nervous system with calm and ease through contact with your skin, and establishes an expansive three-dimensional sense of wholeness that integrates easily into your movement.

4. Mobile Body Alignment Cranial Nerve Sequencing: Re-establish your innate capacity to balance activation and calm by learning the structure and function of all 12 cranial nerves, including the vagus. Improve interoception (the internal felt sense of your own body), ease breathing patterns, decrease eye strain, improve your voice, posture, and digestion by relinquishing deep excess tension nerve by nerve. Activate a free and delicate articulation of head and spine, resetting overall coordination throughout your whole body. This is an experiential practice that clarifies the Alexander Technique and supports cognitive understanding.

Ready to explore working with Clare?

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15
minute
consultation

Single movement coaching session
- 55 minutes -
5 movement coaching sessions package
- save $100 -
10 movement coaching sessions package
- save $500 -

Let’s talk to make sure I understand your goals and can help you achieve them.

Let’s try working together and see if it’s a good fit!

In person lesson are Wednesdays 1pm - 8pm. Balance Arts, 151 West 30 Street, Manhattan

Make a meaningful investment in your own resilience and learn how to practice on your own.

10 x one-to-one sessions, plus PDF visuals and weekly follow up to go along with your learning.

Ready to explore working with Clare?

Embodiment Teacher
Embodiment Teacher
15
minute
consultation
A single
movement coaching session
- 55 minutes -

Let’s talk to make sure I understand your goals and can help you achieve them.

Let’s try working together and see if it’s a good fit!

For New Yorkers, Wednesdays 2pm - 8pm. Balance Arts, 151 West 30 Street, Manhattan

Embodiment Teacher
Embodiment Teacher
Movement coaching
sessions 
- 5 pack -
Movement coaching sessions
 -10 pack -

Make a meaningful investment in your moving body and learn how to practice on your own without a teacher.

10 x one-to-one online sessions. Email and text support, plus educational charts & illustrations available for download.

Ready to explore working with Clare?

Embodiment Teacher

15
minute
consultation

Let’s talk to make sure I understand your goals and can help you achieve them.

Embodiment Teacher
A single
movement coaching session
- 55 minutes -

Let’s try working together and see if it’s a good fit!

For New Yorkers, Wednesdays 2pm - 8pm. Balance Arts, 151 West 30 Street, Manhattan

Embodiment Teacher
Movement coaching
sessions
- 5 pack -

Make a meaningful investment in building resilience and learn how to practice on your own.

Embodiment Teacher
Movement coaching sessions
- 10 pack -

10 x one-to-one online sessions. Email and text support, plus educational charts & illustrations available for download. Invest in long-term, sustainable transformation

Save $500, pay in instalments if needed

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