“I have studied with Lauren Hallal to learn Alexander Technique for the past 10 months, and during that time I haven’t had any episodes of the lower back pain or neck spasms which have plagued me for years. I recently had knee surgery, and thanks to Lauren’s wonderful teaching I was able to move with my body well, so I could walk and go from lying to standing easily. I can’t imagine how I could have managed after surgery without Lauren’s Alexander technique teaching.”
–Marjorie M

“As an actor, my voice would predictably get strained during the run of a theatre show.  I’d even lost my voice once during a run of a play, and had to struggle through the last few shows.  One day, a fellow actor (and Alexander Technique instructor) introduced me to Alexander Technique about 15 minutes before a show. My voice became full and resonant, and I was amazed that my voice remained so, even at the end of the performance.  When Lauren began offering lessons, I jumped at the opportunity because I wanted to learn how to do this on my own.  Lauren has worked with me to discover how to improve the use of my body holistically, including the direct impact body has on voice.  Not only has Lauren helped me professionally, but I’ve also been able to integrate the principles of Alexander Technique into my daily life.  Since I’ve been working with Lauren, I have significantly less tension in my neck, shoulders, and back.”

I loved Alexander lessons!  I went originally to improve my singing, but it ended up helping me with that and more. I have been able to see a definite change in not only my singing but also my acting, posture, and softball pitching!  Lauren is super gentle and her softest touch prompted my body into all of the right positions.  Alexander lessons were peaceful and pleasant and, though I worked hard, I had a ton of fun!

My daughter went to Lauren this past year and we have been so pleased at how the Alexander Technique has helped her in both her singing and her softball pitching. She has a new awareness now about how to get the most from her breathing and posture and has gained confidence and a sense of control in both activities.  The teenager slouch has vanished and she just seems more at ease in her own skin.