Leland Vall

Leland V.

New York, NY
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About

Leland delivers an exceptional lesson experience and ranks in the top 15% of our teachers nationwide.
Teaches students:
Ages 18+ and special needs

Teaching since:
1996

The Alexander Technique is a 100-year-old method for helping you learn how to use your body properly. I use gentle hands-on guidance and verbal instruction to help you prevent movement patterns that wear you down by the end of the day or cause pain. There are no exercises, machines or special clothing. Instead, you apply the principles to your normal activities. It takes from 5-30 lessons to learn the Alexander Technique and all lessons are either private or shared and are taken once or twice per week.

The theory behind the Alexander Technique is that habits of excess tension cause people to unnecessarily shorten and narrow their bodies. These habits degrade posture, inhibit free movement, and can cause pain. Excess tension also reduces the internal capacity for internal organs, and makes breathing more difficult. Through Alexander Technique lessons, you can learn how to reduce habits of excess tension as you gain a renewed feeling of ease and lightness to improve the way you look and feel every day of your life.

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Experience

Alexander Technique Instructor
Jun 1996 - Present
Freelance

Alexander Technique Instructor
May 2000 - Jan 2007
Chelsea Piers Sports Center

Education

Professional Certification - The Art of Breathing
Sep 2002 - Jun 2003
American Society for the Alexander Technque
Professional Certification - Alexander Technique
Sep 1993 - Jun 1996
Alexander Technique Training Center
Theatrical Directing
Sep 1989 - May 1990
Trinity Rep Conservatory
B.A - English, Theater
Sep 1981 - May 1986
Hampshire

Certifications

AmSAT
May 1996
American Society for the Alexander Technique

The American Society for the Alexander Technique (AmSAT) is the largest certifying of Alexander Technique training schools in the United States. AmSAT certification requires a three year 1600 hour training course.

Photos & Videos

A better way to sit at your at your computer.

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An easier way to climb stairs.
A Short explanation of the Alexander Technique
A different idea about rounded soulders.
Reaching in your chair?  Bend from your hips.

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How to lean back in a chair.
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