What is Eutony

Eutony is a practice based on sensory awareness. It was developed by Gerda Alexander (1908-1994) as a means to balance tensions in the body, move with ease, and become more attuned to one’s surroundings.

Our body, our whole being, is shaped by our life experiences into attitudes which can become fixed, painful or simply inefficient. We may be out of touch with our body, out of touch with our feelings.
Eutony was developed on the premise that the combination of feeling one’s body, in all its parts and as a whole, and of understanding how it works, is a way within everybody’s reach to improve their health and live to their full potential.

Learning to know ourselves, we discover we can trust our body’s wisdom, and enjoy a new sense of freedom.

Feeling

  • the envelope of the skin – your boundary
  • the structure of the skeleton – your inner frame
  • the presence of the floor – your support
  • the action of the force of gravity – your architect
  • those around you – your environment
  • the quality of your movements – your life force
Understanding by

  • practical explorations
  • study of anatomy
  • verbal exchanges
  • creativity and playfulness
Trusting

  • your spontaneity
  • the world around you
  • your body’s individual way of finding its own balance

Eutony has its origins in education, healing and art. Its practice can benefit people in all walks of life, whether they are in physical or emotional pain, or simply wish to enrich their lives, whether they are dancers or actors, or simply want to free their posture and walk with more pleasure.

What is Eutony?

Eutony makes you discover the beauty and subtlety of your own organism – the perfection of its shape, its capacity for regeneration and adaptation – the wonders of life itself.