Integrating Instability: Fall Series 2019

Group classes based on the Alexander Technique for people with EDS/HSD

Suitable for newcomers and returning students alike, these weekly classes will explore movement control, posture, and ease through awareness-building activities. Alexander Technique (AT), an experiential learning process, utilizes hands-on sensory feedback from qualified teachers and practical information about anatomy and body mechanics to assist students in developing skills that can reduce pain and improve quality of life. The type of AT taught in this course is designed to be safe and effective for hypermobility.

Classes will run on Monday evenings from 6:30 to 8pm, starting September 30th.

Classes are $25 each  or $200 for all 10 and can be purchased here.

Students in the course are invited to participate in a pilot research study,

'Alexander Technique as symptom management intervention for Ehlers-Danlos Syndromes and Hypermobility
Spectrum Disorders'!

Study participants will be asked volunteer 5 hours to participate in research assessments in addition to course attendance. The study is low risk and will be the first of its kind to investigate the potential of AT to improve quality of life for individuals with EDS/HSD. Please email us if you are interested in volunteering for the study so we can ask you some screening questions and determine if you are eligible.

Contact us at

Balance Arts Center
151 West 30th Street, 3rd floor
New York, NY 
(wheelchair accessible location)


Private lessons with a qualified teacher are one of the most effective ways to learn AT. Completely individualized and adaptable, private lessons give students the freedom to work however they need (seated, supine, upright and moving through space, all of the above) on whatever they want (easing tension, activities of daily life, working with mobility aids, etc). Teachers use gentle hands-on feedback, dialogue about the student's experiences, and discussion of various concepts to introduce helpful information to the student. Teachers who have EDS/HSD themselves OR who have been intensively trained on how to work with hypermobility are the most qualified to teach hypermobile students.

If you are interested in finding a teacher, please contact: 

Hypermobility Postgraduate Course for AT Teachers

This two-weekend workshop course is designed for Alexander Technique teachers who recognize the need for more awareness of and adaptation to hypermobility in their practices. Participants are introduced to information about Ehlers Danlos Syndromes and Hypermobility Spectrum Disorders, guided in exploration of AT principles as they apply to all bodies, and educated on adaptive protocol for working with hypermobile students. This upcoming course will be the third that Ann Rodiger, Carol Boggs, and Laura Tuthall have led.

First weekend: October 11th, 12th, 13th (2019)

Second Weekend: February 7th, 8th, 9th (2020)

For more information :

Integrating Instability: Summer Series 2019

Group classes based on the Alexander Technique for people with EDS/HSD

Join us for one class, some, or all of this limited summer series! Each class will explore a specific topic.

Classes occur on Mondays 6pm-7:30 on July 8th, 15th, 22nd, and 29th

July 8th: Anatomy and Joint Articulation

July 15th: Spatial Awareness

July 22nd: Activation in Movement

July 29th: Strategies for Rest and Recovery


Balance Arts Center
151 West 30th Street, 3rd floor
New York, NY 
(wheelchair accessible location)