Studying Alexander Technique while abroad in England has influenced Norma’s teaching style significantly as has her experience practicing yoga. A free, well-aligned instrument is able to function and coordinate at its best when the mind is clear and focused. Carefully chosen exercises then strengthen the instrument. Finally, one must allow the body to respond naturally to the sentiment of the text, genre, and phrasing thus providing an authentic, expressive performance.
This can only be achieved in an emotionally safe environment, however. The connection between teacher and student must be mutually respectful and relaxed.