'I haven’t felt like that since I was in my mid-twenties, in the early 1970’s,’ I told a friend, describing my experience after having had my first lesson with Amira Glaser. “But what exactly did you feel?” my friend asked me to elaborate. “At ease,” I said, after having thought a moment, “and like I had 360 degrees of freedom!” Ease and freedom return with each lesson and slowly seep into my day. Amira is a skilled and effective practitioner and a kind human being. Hers is an integral part in the creation and maintenance of my well-being."
I came to her with immense back pain from a car accident five years ago and with every session I felt the improvement. Amira talks you through every step… and truly makes sure you understand the process.”
Jen, fitness trainer
Working with Amira while singing, I instantly felt more grounded, safer, less fatigued and more connected to the music…. She undoubtedly helped me to win the very next competition I entered after our work together."
Alexis, opera singer
While I’ve been running competitively for more than fifteen years, I’ve never been very fast... I transferred Amira’s suggestions to my running with almost immediate results. Within a month I had taken more than 50 seconds off my race pace, and set a PR (personal record) for a four mile race – who knew there really was ‘Life after 40!?’
Christine, runner & PR consultant
Amira teaches with authentic ease."
Brian Ganz, pianist
I am someone who questions everything and Amira is open to being challenged and to exploring FM Alexander’s ideas with you. She practices what she preaches!”
Jennifer, meditation instructor
I have derived enormous benefit from the Alexander Technique and have found Amira Glaser to be a superb guide in helping me to connect with a natural way of being in my body. Her warmth of personality, and the sincerity with which she approaches her work, make for an enjoyable process. Her knowledge of the Alexander Technique and of the body – plainly evident in the ease of her teaching style and the clarity of her explanations – allow real progress to be a very natural part of the student’s experience. I have been pleasantly and greatly surprised by the effectiveness of Amira’s work. Having tried a number of directions to free my body from tension and unease in my work, and in my everyday life, I wasn’t sure that it was something I would ever find: I have been proven wrong!”
I have no neck pain anymore!”
Ronni, retired teacher
Alexander Technique has been wonderfully beneficial for me. Amira led me to become more and more aware of how I use my body. Working with the subtle changes she's suggested, I now move with ever greater ease and comfort. I'm sure that everyone will benefit from her thoughtful professional guidance.”
My awareness of my body in motion is something new to me. I feel more confident in my body.”
Oyme, cancer survivor
Amira has the most gentle touch. She also patiently explains the concepts/technique in a way that helps me visualize what I have to do. My regret is I did not take Amira’s class sooner.”
Kirke, relief from chronic pain
As a teacher Amira Glaser is remarkably gentle, extremely insightful, and very devoted to her students. In her class I always felt at ease. When she did hands on work, I felt myself relax into her hands, and never felt embarrassed to ask questions. I started to understand that I can't "fix" or judge myself, I have to accept and love my habits before I can change them. Amira created a safe place where I could be myself, while at the same time encouraged me to explore a new kind of thinking and movement. Though I felt vulnerable at times, I knew I wasn't alone as she was always by my side with a supportive smile and a trusting hand.”
Jess, actress & teacher
Amira is a true professional who has a natural gift for teaching and a genuine love for her art. Her amiable demeanor is very conducive to learning. In her classes she really demonstrates her interest in the students. My husband and I have noticed a reduction of back pain since participating in her classes. Her rates are quite reasonable and we consider it an investment in ourselves.”
I’ve been amazed by the ease and enjoyment studying the Alexander Technique has brought to my performance on stage, I’m remembering what drew me to perform in the first place, and I’ve learned how to get out of my own way.”
I also enjoyed the fact that you were very open to all questions (some instructors make you feel uncomfortable to ask “stupid” questions) and explained over and over again that there is no “right or wrong” method."
Zarna, office administrator
I have been studying with Amira for a little over a year now and in that time I have learned how to use my body more efficiently and to let go of stress, much of which is unconscious. Amira's passion and enthusiasm for the Alexander Technique are infectious. She is engaging, informative, and very helpful. I would recommend Amira without hesitation to anyone interested in learning more about the AT and how to stay relaxed in day-to-day life."
Jill, executive assistant
I have had a few lessons now and I really like Amira. I am still new to Alexander technique but Amira gave me a really good introduction. Even although it will take me a while to understand what effortless movement means and how that ever can become natural I know I am in really good hands. It feels very natural to work with Amira and I trust her. I can't wait to change my hard working life into an efficient one!"
Amira has been really helpful in helping me understand the way my body moves. There's always something new to work on, given the extent to which most of us have tension in our bodies. I have learned a lot of practical things to help me release tension that I find myself thinking about regularly. I would highly recommend Amira to anyone who's interested in Alexander Technique or their own body habits more generally."
Robert, graduate student