During a busy and goal-driven life, I've learned that overactivity does not lead to happiness. Rather, it leads or contributes to excessive muscular tension, breathing problems, pain, and emotional and stress-related issues.
After a period of discovery, around 2011 I stopped and took time to rest and heal. My first Alexander Technique lessons in Los Angeles dissolved the pain in my lower back and opened for me the transformative potential of this Technique.
Life is a journey with challenges, but I now have this wonderful tool to help me address them in a simple and effective way.
Before entering the educational and healing fields, I had higher legal and economics training. I was involved in the international development and business community, and later I evolved into writing as an international journalist. I've also had creative careers as an artist and an actor, all of it primarily in the USA, so I am fully fluent in Spanish and English.
My personal experience, as well as my rich professional background, offer me the opportunity to better understandpeople with diverse situations and needs. I love what I do, and I look forward to working with you in a gentle and honest way to help you on your process.
Why the Alexander Technique?
The Alexander Technique is an educational treatment against back pain,
stress, anxiety and other chronic problems. Through subtle, gentle and deep musculoskeletal work, the Alexander Technique helps you to change the postural and movement patterns that lead to excessive tension and pain, empowering you to enjoy a healthier and happier life.
It can help with
The Alexander Technique addresses the causes of pain in the body (back, neck, leg), providing a long-term solution to habitual and chronified problems.
Mobility and Stability
The Technique provides clear and practical cognitive tools for people with stability issues. This improves coordination, mobility and confidence, thereby reducing the risk of falling, among other benefits. The changes can be striking and greatly improve the quality of life of the client.
We often employ unnecessary tension in our activity, be it kick, hit, jump or swim. This often creates tension and pain, and brings us closer to injury. The Alexander Technique helps you to become aware of the physical and mental habits that limit your performance, decreasing the chance of injury and facilitating recovery.
Actors, Musicians, Performers
The Alexander Technique helps performers who aspire to use their body/instrument without muscle and joint tension. The Technique teaches you to release muscle tension and be conscious of the restrictive habits that interfere with your performance so you can play, speak, or act with ease and live your craft without pain.
The Alexander Technique teaches us to become more aware and conscious of our psychophysical unity. By learning to "do less", we can bring serenity into our lives and open ourselves to a more conscious and easier way of being.
Who looks outside dreams.
Who looks inside awakes —Carl Jung
Breathing, Stress & Focus
There is a much confusion about “the right way to breath”. What is often lost is that we don’t have to breath. Breathing is a natural and automatic process that gets complicated by wrong habits. Through the gentle hands-on work of the teacher, the Alexander Technique helps you to learn how to breathe with less tension, thereby relieving stress and improving your quality of life.
“I’ve always had back pain and a stiff neck. And whenever I’m worried or stressed my whole body feels the same. Working with Enrique, I discovered that the Alexander Technique helps me to relax and quiet down my tension. I feel weightless, like floating. Pain relief is immediate.
I call it magic.”
Individual lessons usually take between 45 minutes and one hour, although time is not a constraint. One lesson can offer benefits, but it is advisable to take a few lessons to begin experiencing change and the benefits of living without pain.
I offer outreach seminars for the general public and targeted workshops for professional groups and organizations whose activities create back pain, soreness, tension and other health issues for their members.
Research & Information
For over 100 years, the Alexander Technique has been helping people to eliminate or mitigate pain, tension, and other chronic conditions. There is ample scientific and experiential evidence of the benefits of the Alexander Technique. Please see a sample below:
American Society for the Alexander Technique Video
Living Without Pain