Our Mission at the BAC is to offer accessible programming that focuses on improving the quality of life for people with hypermobility caused by EDS/HSD and other connective tissue disorders. We are dedicated to creating an environment where the whole person is at the center of their learning, and developing movement agency is the core of our curriculum. Classes and lessons are taught in a way that allows students to work at their own pace in accordance with changes in symptoms and movement ability. Through personal experience, we recognize that living with EDS/HSD and other forms of hypermobility is unpredictable and challenging, and hope to offer information that students can take with them and take with them into their everyday life. As a part of this mission, we aim to advance the Alexander Technique by increasing awareness of EDS/HSD, and train AT teachers how to safely work with people with hypermobility. By working with people with EDS/HSD, AT teachers, and medical professionals, our intent is to create a community that wholly supports the lives of those with EDS/HSD.
who we are
Integrating Instability is a group of Alexander Technique (AT) teachers at the Balance Arts Center (BAC) in New York City, NY who are dedicated to providing Adaptive AT lessons and classes for those with Ehlers-Danlos Syndromes (EDS), Hypermobility Spectrum Disorders (HSD), and other causes of hypermobility. We focus on re-educating the body through a gentle practice that increases awareness, helps students manage the symptoms of their condition, and provides strategies for application in everyday life. Integrating Instability teachers have EDS/HSD and are committed to providing accessible introductory programming for those who do not know about our work.