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NEW: Four-Week Training Workshops

Thomas Lemens Offers a Series of Four-Week Workshops to Alexander Technique Trainees and Graduates with 3+ Years of Experience

  • Each workshop is limited to 3 participants.

  • Starting on a Saturday, each participant has a one-hour session with Thomas Lemens modeling a student's first lesson.

  • Other participants observe the process. Afterwards the group engages in a short Q&A, followed by a brief break.

  • Sunday's session is a follow-up, designed to evaluate responses to the first session and establish learning goals over the next four weeks.

  • Each workshop group then determines a mutually agreeable schedule for the following four weeks, located in North Salem, New York and/or New Haven, CT

  • The workshop cost is $500.00 per person.

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UPCOMING WORKSHOPS

NEW SERIES STARTING SOON IN NEW HAVEN, CT

With over 30 years of experience as a Certified Teacher of the Alexander Technique, Thom Lemens is dedicated to providing relief from:​

  • Anxiety and stress issues

  • Vocal or instrument-specific issues such as repetitive stress injuries

  • General pain and discomfort

  • Breathing and coordination disorders

Benefits often include:

  • Improved coordination while playing or singing

  • Correction of dystonic or painful patterns of movement

  • Improved overall use of the body

  • Correction of patterns that impact the tongue, larynx and respiration

Each group will be limited to three participants, ideally from similar instruments in each workshop set (i.e. woodwinds, vocalization, strings, piano/keyboards).

The 5-week workshop fee is $600.00 per participant.

Please contact me by text, phone or email with questions and to discuss enrollment. I look forward to meeting and working with you soon.

Michael Ostrow demonstrates the Alexander Technique with a student
Thomas Lemens, Certified Teacher of the Alexander Technique
Michael Ostrow demonstrates the Alexander Technique chair work
Michael Ostrow
Certified Teacher of the Alexander Technique


Michael Ostrow has been teaching the Alexander Technique since 1990, and is certified by both AmSAT and STAT. He co-founded the New York Center for the Alexander Technique with Laurie Kline, and has been teaching the Alexander Technique since then. He worked extensively with many of the most experienced Alexander Technique teachers both during training and after graduating. 

 

Mr. Ostrow assisted at the Institute for the Alexander Technique training class from 1995 to 2001, where he also taught anatomy and voice to the trainees. He was chair of the Training Approval Committee for five years, the committee responsible for evaluating and maintaining the standards for training classes in United States.

 

In the Alexander Technique he discovered a revolutionary yet very practical approach to freeing people from unconscious and harmful ways of reacting and moving so they can live a more poised and mindful life. It has remained his inspiration and central focus since then. 

 

Mr. Ostrow studied with a number of voice teachers during his training and afterwards, including the renowned breathing and voice expert Carl Stough, who authorized him to teach his work. Over these years of experience, Mr. Ostrow developed a unique approach, enabling him to help clients with a variety of voice and breathing issues.

 

Before discovering the Alexander Technique, his interest in philosophy and "mind-body" disciplines led him to study Zen Buddhism for a number of years after getting a BA in philosophy. The Alexander Technique provided the essential “bridge between theory and practice.”

 

Mr. Ostrow also studied classical piano — albeit without the benefit of the Alexander Technique. By applying the Technique, he has discovered how to play with less tension and more awareness and sensitivity, enabling him to better understand and serve the needs of musicians. 

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