With Loba



What People Say



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Siobhain Dobrovolny
To have the experience of extended one on one time with Loba Chudak by enrolling in one of her retreats or basic programs is the most precious gift you can give to yourself. Even after spending just a short amount of time with Loba I feel peaceful and at ease, after an extended period of time I feel transformed inside and out.

The level of self care that Loba teaches and lives has been tremendously valuable for me. Aspiring towards a life of balance and deeper self care, I will be forever grateful to Loba for her support and guidance. As I continue to learn in my life that is most certainly poised for success!

Siobhain Dobrovolny


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I was giving up in the war against my body; that’s how it felt. The pain of chronic conditions had really knocked me down, then a severe injury caused everything to get worse suddenly. Loba to the rescue! After 3 months of working with Loba, I am remarkably better in so many ways. I am learning how to use my whole self in ways that encourage space; in that space, I am growing.

At my first lesson, pain made it extremely difficult to walk or stand, and my attitude was close to despair. Loba gently worked to help me move in different ways, to release tension that was adding to the pain, and to trust myself to let go. As the physical pain has lessened, she has opened up so many opportunities to change in other ways. I am fully commited to this new path of using myself well.

She is patient, gentle, and kind in every moment. She is an artist and a musician, with an uncanny intuitive sense and a very deep understanding of the healing process; these talents all combine to make her an outstanding Alexander Technique teacher. For the first time in several years, I have hope that the future can be better than the present.

Carol Miller
Retired Teacher


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When I first began working with Loba I was experiencing anxiety, mild depression, pain due to a neck injury and tennis elbow. Through her program I have gained a new awareness for how I am using my body throughout the day. I am more aware of my neck and back and my ways of holding. I have learned to respond in new ways, releasing tension, making changes and improvements in the moment. Working with Loba has broadened my understanding of the mindbody connection and it’s relationship to my overall health.

The pain in my elbow cleared up very quickly and the improvements in my tennis and golf game are remarkable. The increase in choices and my understanding of them have greatly improved my quality of life, my interactions with others, as well as my overall physical and mental health. Thank you Loba !

N. Dankle
Marketing Expert


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Lattimore
Working with Loba C. Chudak, has empowered me to take back control of the things important to me. Her work with me has been focused, dynamic, and inspiring. I have taken ownership of my feelings and have been able to find balance and inner peace.

1. I first started seeing Loba with the hope of finding relief from my long standing neck and back pain which was slowly taking control of my life. The techniques of her practice, starting with the first session produced amazing results. My neck and back pain are minimal or non-existent.

2. All of life is “dynamic”. I’ve experienced chronic fatigue for years never really knowing why. Loba’s work has guided me to a broader knowledge of the connection between the spiritual and physical. I have been introduced to techniques for deep relaxation as well as strengthening and centering, that have made a real difference in how I process fatigue and stress.

3. Understanding ones’ self and self-expression are major hurdles. I struggled with emotional clarity torn between accommodating the needs of others and nurturing my own set of needs. My work with Loba has enabled me to embrace a new level of confidence and clarity, I now feel justified to take care of myself. Fundamental to my work with Loba is that she’s intuitive and cares about my progress. I found Loba to be passionate about helping people help themselves through encouragement, support, and clear guidance.

J. L. Lattimore


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Jodi R.
I come from a life of difficulty and challenge. When I began coaching with Loba I had a deep desire to make a better life for myself, change myself, my attitude toward myself and others, and improve my health, my relationships and my financial life. I wanted to be healthy and more balanced in all aspects of my life. It was hard for me to be positive, to believe in myself and to trust that I could do something about it and change.

I have learned many things from working with Loba. Learning to be present, aware of my body, my thoughts and emotions; I am learning to observe my thoughts and have come to notice the negative habits and ‘internal agreements’ I have made that keep me from changing and growing. The work has enabled me to notice, pause and redirect, which allows me a whole new way of being. I am now able to choose and take action, rather than feeling victim to my past and others. The work and Loba’s guidance have been deeply transformative, taking me from a place of a lot of anger and feeling victimized to embracing the idea that there is space for me, my existence is good and that I have the right to thrive.

And further I have quit smoking! My emotions have become more stable. I continue to improve my diet so that my meals are more supportive to my mind and body. I am experiencing more clarity and trust around setting goals for myself, including working with my finances. I have moved from being angry about money, to appreciate and embrace myself to be worthy of receiving it, reducing the amount of fear and stress I experience in my life. My income has stabilized as well as increased and for the first time in my life I can see the possibility of making a living with joy. I am excited about new possibilities for my work to come.

Thank you Loba, for your generosity and help. Your work has been invaluable.

Jodi R.
Student


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Fred Lawrence
I took a number of Alexander lessons from Loba Chudak and was surprised to notice after about a half of year of weekly lessons that the way I did simple things, how I moved, had fundamentally changed. Instead of rather quick, violent, jerky motions, I was moving in a slower, more fluid fashion with less attendant stress and anxiety. I can attribute this change only to the surprising effectiveness of the Alexander Technique which I have come to believe is a very rapid and effective form of mechanical psychotherapy. The Alexander Technique quickly breaks the habit of reacting to sudden external events in panic or with anger and allows appropriate responses to be chosen. I found Loba to be a committed and caring Alexander instructor.

Fred Lawrence
Prof. Emeritus of Engineering, UIUC


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Ursel Strey
I had the good fortune to experience the Alexander Technique with Loba Chudak. It has opened and re-awakened my senses to my body and has given me a sense of unity with myself and my aging body. Being 73 years of age those changes are apparent yet I am now experiencing a new consciousness and strength as well as a deepening in my ability to breathe. I have recently taken up playing the recorder which gives me great pleasure. Being able to breath better has helped me play my instrument with more enjoyment, and it sounds better too ! I feel strengthened, have less pain and am more at ease through the natural process of the Alexander Technique. I am grateful for this wonderful experience.

Ursel Strey


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After having taken lessons with Loba, I actually still feel like my learning in Alexander Technique continues. It's quite amazing; I notice myself from time to time discovering more practical and useful ways to utilize my body's natural mechanics. As a result, I believe, I suffer less now from various pains and aches which I had hitherto assumed unavoidable. For instance, when I began studying with her, I suffered from pain in my feet, and after a few sessions, this was gone. Moreover, she and I worked together on my guitar technique, and since then my playing feels like it is utilizing more functional movements. Loba is a wonderfully skilled instructor, and without hesitation I'd certainly recommend her excellent teaching to anyone.

Timothy Donavan Russell
IT Professional / Artist / Radio DJ

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