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Lana Spraker is an AmSAT certified teacher of the Alexander Technique. She is a graduate of the Alexander Training Institute of Los Angeles and also received advanced training in London from Walter Carrington. Her work is enriched by a Masters degree in Dance Therapy and a background of teaching T'ai Chi Ch'uan internationally for over 40 years.

Ms. Spraker teaches privately in West Los Angeles. She is a professor of the Alexander Technique for the Theater Arts Department at Loyola Marymount University, Westchester.

Ms Spraker offers group and private lessons. She frequently presents lecture / demonstrations on the Alexander Technique.

For more than 100 years performing artists and people in need of pain relief have used the Alexander Technique to improve their breathing, posture and movement.

The British Medical Journal published a research study in August 2008 concluding "One to one lessons in the Alexander technique from registered teachers have long term benefits for patients with chronic back pain....Exercise and lessons in the Alexander technique, but not massage, remained effective at one year." There is a very informative video about how the Alexander Technique works on the research study page. (Link to Study)

The Technique is taught worldwide at universities and conservatories, such as Juillard, the New England Conservatory of Music, Yale School of Drama, UCLA, The Royal Academy of Dramatic Art and The Royal College of Music.

It is used by the medical profession as an adjunctive tool for long-term care of the back and alleviation of pain through re-education of the body’s neuro-musculature.

Leaders in the field of mind/body medicine and behavioral science throughout the century have supported Alexander's innovative research. Clinical studies show that the Technique improves breathing capacity, alignment and coordination. It modifies stress responses and is, for those who suffer from chronic pain, the preferred method for long-term relief.("See Links")

  • Receive gentle hands-on guidance and verbal instruction, which addresses your personal needs.
  • Experience a safe, non-intrusive and sensitive approach to reducing stress.
  • Discover habits that may be keeping you from performing at your best.
  • Learn how to eliminate physical tension and strain, thus improving the way you carry out your daily activities.

a conversation about the alexander technique
Often, I am asked, "What is the Alexander Technique? What goes on in a lesson?" Many times the person asking suffers from chronic pain or an injury, and has been referred by a doctor or therapist. Or the person may be a performer who is not realizing his best work due to restrictions in movement, voice or breathing.  

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"I have recently discovered the Alexander Technique and thanks to the strong, safe, and inspiring guidance of Lana Spraker, I feel a whole new world of physical opportunity opening up before me. As an actress, I wish..."

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