Jennifer Roig-Francoli, Alexander Technique teacher in Cincinnati, Ohio, USA
513-923-0921

The Alexander Technique is AMAZING!!

Experiencing the Technique has changed my life in so many wonderful and unexpected ways, and I would love to help you discover how you can benefit, too! After just one lesson, I felt wonderfully free and relaxed, and my neck pain was eliminated after only a few more lessons. I learned how to move effortlessly, feel more confident in every aspect of my life, and my movements became easier and free as I became more skilled at integrating my thinking with my body. I can handle stressful situations and take on challenges with much more ease and conscious control now, and I am more aware of my freedom of choice in every moment. I came to the Technique as a beginner, just like you, and I love the effects on my life so much that I wish I could share it with everyone I meet!

MORE ABOUT JENNIFER ROIG-FRANCOLí:

* Founder/Director of The Art of Freedom, LLC, teaching musicians how to free themselves from pain, tension, and anxiety. See http://www.ArtofFreedom.me for more information.

* Faculty Member, teaching Alexander Technique at the University of Cincinnati College-Conservatory of Music

* Founder of the Alexander Technique Study Group of Cincinnati, an organization dedicated to the continuing education of Alexander Technique teachers

* Founder of the Alexander Technique Guild of Ohio, an online resource and website for AT teachers in Ohio, including an online magazine about the Technique

* Researcher/designer/instructor for the AT training program for surgeons utilized in research at Cincinnati Children's Hospital in 2009-2010, studying effectiveness of AT at improving the surgical posture and technical performance of surgeons during minimally invasive surgery (see article under publications)

* Classical Violinist, and Baroque Violinist of Adastra, a Period Instrument Duo (www.AdastraDuo.com)


Jennifer is a certified Alexander Technique teacher in Cincinnati, Ohio, and an international prize-winning violinist. She specializes in teaching musicians how to free themselves from pain, tension, and anxiety, including performance anxiety.

Jennifer enjoys teaching AT to people of all ages and interests, and has a special interest in teaching people with chronic back pain and other pain, performing artists, musicians, public speakers, and individuals interested in personal and spiritual growth. She is drawn to help uplift anyone who is suffering, whether from minor pains or confusion about life-direction, to those who are receiving medical care for terminal illness or experiencing grief from loss.

As a research investigator at Cincinnati Children's Hospital Medical Center, in 2009-2010 Jennifer designed and implemented a pilot study involving teaching the Alexander Technique to surgeons performing laparoscopic skills. The aim of the study, which had very favorable preliminary results (see Links), was to assess whether the Alexander Technique can help surgeons with their postural use while performing surgery, and thereby prevent the pain and stress that lead to surgical fatigue. Jennifer co-authored a scientific paper on this research which was presented in major medical conferences across the US, won second prize for clinical research paper submissions from the American Academy of Pediatrics in 2010, and will be published in the Journal of Urology in October 2011.

Founder and Coordinator of the Alexander Technique Study Group of Cincinnati, a professional organization for AT teacher development, Jennifer regularly attends the national Annual General Meetings of AmSAT and is very active in giving and receiving continuing education in AT.

Also a professional violinist, Jennifer first became interested in the Alexander Technique (AT) when seeking help for chronic neck pain. After just a few lessons, the improvement in her neck and overall well-being was so dramatic that she fell in love with AT, soon completing a 3-year professional teacher training of 1600 class hours, approved by the American Society for the Alexander Technique (AmSAT).

As a violinist, Jennifer performs on the baroque and modern instruments, and is currently part of the Period-Instrument Duo, ADASTRA. She finds the Alexander Technique to be an invaluable support to her violin playing, and loves sharing it with others. A Swiss American, Jennifer lives in Cincinnati with her husband, Miguel, and their sons Gabriel and Rafael.

ABOUT BALANCE & HARMONY ALEXANDER TECHNIQUE
Jennifer's practice is dedicated to the service and education of the individual looking for self-improvement, healing, and relief from pain. "My wish is to support you in discovering how to recognize and remove the obstacles in your system that block your well-being and the necessary expression of your deepest, True Self."

Jennifer's blog:
http://balanceandharmonyat.blogspot.com/p/inspire-us.html

ABOUT THE LOGO
The Logo is based on the American Indian sacred image of the feathered sun.

"In the context of the Alexander Technique, I envision the sun's double-arrowed feathers as indicating both an inward search for self-knowledge, and an outward expansion to embrace the essential goodness of the world. The tips of the feathers express the movement which is at the heart of all life.

The Alexander Technique teaches us to stop obstructing natural inner movement in order to bring ourselves into better balance. Once we find this dynamic balance, we can enjoy better health, harmony, and well-being on all levels."