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Alexander Technique:
Body Alignment for Your Health

Michael Serio

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The Alexander Technique was developed in 1890 by Frederick Mathias Alexander, an actor who used the power of posture and mindful movement to overcome debilitating voice loss after repeatedly performing Shakespeare for crowds. Since then, the Alexander Technique has been used by musicians, actors, and non-arts folk alike to improve air flow, vocal focus, and confidence during public speaking. During this session, certified Alexander Technique teacher Michael Serio will lead attendees in simple exercises using the principles of the Alexander Technique that, if maintained, will lead to reduction of stress, prevention of repetitive use injuries, and alleviation of back and neck pain.

During this session, attendees will:

  • Participate in movement based activities based in the practice of Alexander Technique

  • Learn how to incorporate elements of the Alexander Technique into their daily lives for a number of positive outcomes

Pianist Michael Serio, a Buffalo native, performs regularly as a soloist and as a collaborative pianist throughout Western New York. As an adjunct faculty teacher at UB, Michael enjoys supporting the budding careers of music performance students through accompanying lessons, recitals, juries and performance coaching. Michael is a certified Alexander Technique teacher who offers workshops and group classes at UB, Buffalo State and Fredonia State colleges. He is former ethics committee co-chair of Alexander Technique International (ATI) and on the board of the Chromatic Club of Buffalo. He is also the Music Director at Unity Church of Buffalo. Michael and his fiancée, Anandhi George, are active volunteers in the Isha yoga community.

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