My name is Mastaneh and I first started playing music when I was 13. After spending countless hours of practice and study and improving my skills, I still felt that I wasn't seeing the whole picture when it came to developing true mental and physical support for the incredibly demanding task of music making.
On top of that, I was suffering anxiety from having grow up in post revolution Iran and kept hitting the ceiling on developing creative consistency. So, about 20 years ago I became interested in finding ways to solve the problems of tension and anxiety that crept up in the face of both my musical and everyday life. I found what I was looking for in Alexander technique and then Aikido; a combined practice that feeds into developing intelligent movement behaviours in creative and everyday pursuits.
"I've been teaching Alexander technique to musicians and non-musicians to help them gain tools for healthy and pain free movement habits since 2013. If you'd like to end pain patterns and become more consistent, confident, skilled and masterful in your body and mind, I'd love to share what I have learned with you".