Bette Chamberlin

Working with people to improve the way they do the things they love to do.

Alexander Technique

Learn the powerful self-care tools of the Alexander Technique and change your life forever.

Montclair, NJ
In-Person Sessions
Virtual Sessions

Recent Reviews

5.0 of 5 (6)
I finally learned what “stand up straight” and “sit up straight” means. Until I worked with Bette, I was completely confused about my posture – I didn’t know what to do with my neck, my shoulders, anything! And most importantly – I learned what I was doing that was the root cause of my excruciating neck pain — and I licked it. Before I met Bette, I was considering neck surgery – I just couldn’t take the constant pain from my herniated disks. After working with her for a few months the pain went away, and never came back.!
I had no idea how profound this work would be! Of course most of it has to do with Bette’s expertise and innate sense of what I need. It was like magic – my head no longer felt heavy and my jaw, shoulders and neck were free of tension. Through common sense and subtle reminding without actually DOING, I have been able to address my unconscious habits which have freed my body and thus my emotional state considerably. I highly recommend this work for everyone who moves!
I’m a yoga teacher and I really thought I knew my body. But Bette was able to reveal more of me to myself. Alexander Technique is a great way to get to know your habits and your blindspots; I use the new awareness I learned from Bette every day!
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License, Credentials & Experience

Bette has been helping people for 18 years
Certified Alexander Technique Teacher
American Center for the Alexander Technique (ACAT)

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Initial consultation
Free initial consultation. to determine if the technique will be beneficial to you., based on your symptoms and previous experience with health professionals.
15 Minutes   •   FREE

Single Lessons
Subsequent lessons following your first lesson
50 Minutes   •   $85

Package of 10 lessons
Save $50.00 from single rate
50 Minutes   •   $800

Endorsements

Relaxation
Self Confidence
Self Improvement

Practice Locations & Hours


UPPER MONTCLAIR
32 Woodmont Rd., UPPER MONTCLAIR NJ 07043, United States
Mon: 9:00 AM - 5:30 PM
Tue: 9:00 AM - 5:30 PM
Wed: 9:00 AM - 5:30 PM
Sat: 11:30 AM - 3:00 PM

Learn More About Bette Chamberlin

About me

I use F.M. Alexander's discovery to enhance my decades long experience in finding ease and efficiency in all movement, and learning to apply a principled thought process, in order to change the habits of a lifetime that can cause pain and discomfort.

My specialty is working with athletes and performers to troubleshoot technical problems. A fundamental approach is often needed to target the source of the psycho-physical issue. By helping my students become aware of their habits, new more efficient ones can be introduced through hands on guidance and verbal cues.

My Philosophy of Care

I work with you where you're at and help you to understand your existing habits and how they contribute to your discomfort. Awareness of what you are already doing is the starting point and paves the way for change. My goal is to enable you to live more ease-fully through learning compassionate self-care.

What You Can Expect On Your First Visit

First, I will observe how you move. It will enable me to explain to you how your unique movement style relates to your symptoms. Learning the way you sit and stand, the way you perform daily activities, even the way you exercise or move in certain sports, all lay the foundation for becoming aware of the quality of your movement.

Guiding you while getting in and out of a chair (chair work) is a good way to learn how to spot habits of tension and then to release it.

My Inspiration

After many years of ballet training and performing and experiencing pain even after I stopped dancing, I was inspired and motivated to create more ease in my body through the foundational principles of the Alexander Technique. It was life changing!


Practice Details

Works with
Individuals
Group Sessions
Ages works with
Teenagers
Adults
Seniors

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Bette Chamberlin Reviews

5.0 of 5 (6)
I finally learned what “stand up straight” and “sit up straight” means. Until I worked with Bette, I was completely confused about my posture – I didn’t know what to do with my neck, my shoulders, anything! And most importantly – I learned what I was doing that was the root cause of my excruciating neck pain — and I licked it. Before I met Bette, I was considering neck surgery – I just couldn’t take the constant pain from my herniated disks. After working with her for a few months the pain went away, and never came back.!
I had no idea how profound this work would be! Of course most of it has to do with Bette’s expertise and innate sense of what I need. It was like magic – my head no longer felt heavy and my jaw, shoulders and neck were free of tension. Through common sense and subtle reminding without actually DOING, I have been able to address my unconscious habits which have freed my body and thus my emotional state considerably. I highly recommend this work for everyone who moves!
I’m a yoga teacher and I really thought I knew my body. But Bette was able to reveal more of me to myself. Alexander Technique is a great way to get to know your habits and your blindspots; I use the new awareness I learned from Bette every day!
I had struggled with pain for a few years - rotator cuff disease, carpal tunnel in both hands, and pain in one of my legs that was sometimes so bad that I could barely walk. A friend whose daughter is an Alexander teacher had been urging me to go for a couple of years, but I resisted the idea until last December when physical therapy wasn't working and I thought I might need back surgery. I sent out some inquiries and Bette responded and even fit me in for a session just before the holidays. The results are way beyond expectations. My pain is so much better, I've been able to decrease the medication by over half, and I never have trouble walking. The sessions are enjoyable, and I always learn something. Bette is professional, kind, and has a great sense of humor. I'm only sorry it took me so long to get there!
“I believe this work helps the nervous system to unload habitual patterns of movement and provides opportunities to discover new ones.” I leave sessions feeling significantly more relaxed. Sitting, standing and moving with less tension has great implications. Bette brings her knowledge, experience and insight to each session while making it a fun experience.
It is really important to choose the right instruction tailored to your needs. Bette’s extensive movement background coupled with her acute sensitivity and gentle style put me at ease immediately. Starting off on that note allowed me to be the most receptive in getting a lot out of each session.





Bette Chamberlin
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