Who studies the Alexander Technique?
Anyone who has physical or emotional discomfort due to stress, postural habits, movement problems, old injuries, or poor self-esteem.
Athletes and martial artists
Voice and movement educators
Psychologists and physical therapists
Public speakers and business professionals
Horse riders of all levels and forms
What it can do for you:
Reduce tension and stress in everyday activities(walking, cooking, sitting at a computer, driving a car).
Deepen awareness in specialized activities such as Yoga, Pilates, and Martial Arts.
Enhance presentation skills by overcoming fear and stage fright.
Improve skills in sports (golf, tennis, running, swimming) and performing arts(dancing, singing, playing a musical instrument, acting).
Learn to relieve chronic pain from lower back syndrome, neck and shoulder tension, runner’s knee, tennis elbow.
Prevent future injuries.
Improve posture, coordination, and self-awareness.
Increase energy and mental clarity.
Some well-known people who have studied the Alexander Technique:
John Dewey, American Educational Philosopher
George Bernard Shaw, playwright
Aldous Huxley, Writer
Frederick Perls, Originator of Gestalt Therapy
Moshe Feldenkrais, Originator of the Fledenkrais Method
Professor Nikolaas Tinbergen, Nobel Prize for Medicine
John Houseman, Producer, Director, Actor
Many others including: Paul McCartney, Sting, Paul Newman, Mary Steenburgen, Irene Worth, John Cleese, William Hurt, Robin Williams, Jeremy Irons, Joel Grey, Helen Hunt...the Israeli Airforce and Special Forces in Israel.
The Alexander Technique is endorsed by and is included in the curriculum of many institutions including the following:
The American Conservatory Theatre
Brussels Royal Conservatory of Music
The London Academy of Music and Dramatic Art
The Dell’Arte School of Physical Theatre
Guildhall School of Music, London
The Juilliard School, Music and Theatre Divisions
Manhattan School of Music
New York University
The Old Globe Theatre, San Diego
The Royal Academy of Dramatic Art, London
The Royal College of Music, London
San Francisco Conservatory of Music
Stratford Festival, Ontario
University of California Los Angeles
University of Florida/Gainesville
University of Illinois
University of Michigan
Yale University School of Drama