Alexander Technique is a learned method to
improve postural and movement dysfunction. It engages the mind and
body to reduce and eliminate body misuse in daily activities.
People with a wide variety of neurological and musculoskeletal problems
have found this technique beneficial. The Alexander Technique provides
an index for observing and improving human movement, and a means
to gain proficiency in basic movement skills. The Technique also
addresses habist of muscular responses by offering a unique approach
to neuro-muscular reeducation.
The result is a more upright posture and less muscular tension in
the neck, back, and shoulders. Students learn a self-management
process of understanding balance and dynamic postural control.
Who does it benefit?
People with the following diagnoses/pathologies have
found the technique to significantly increase range of motion, reduce
pain, enhance breathing coordination, and improve overall function
strength and mobility. There are no contra-indications. Students
must be conscious, willing, and beyond the level of pain or dysfunction
that precludes learning.
Back, Neck, and Hip Dysfunction
Repetitive Stress Injuries
How do I begin?
Private lessons are recommended. Most people schedule
an initial consultation lesson to gain direct experience of the
Technique and discuss their particular needs.
What is an AmSat certified teacher of the Alexander
An AmSat certified teacher is a highly trained professional
having completed a 1600 hour training program over a minimum of
The emphasis of the training is on observation and modification
of human movement patterns to identify and eliminate sources of
In a process of psycho-physical reeducation, the teacher uses specific
clinical skills, including manual guidance, and verbal cueing to
improve each student's postural and movement patterns.
Is a certified teaching member of the American Society
of the Alexander Technique,(AmSat) a society formed to establish
and maintain standards for the certification of teachers and teacher
training courses in the U.S.A., and to ensure tliat the educational
principles of the Alexander Technique are upheld. She trained at
The American Center for The Mexander Technique, in New York City,
which was the first Teacher training School in the US. Frances studies
annually as a post-graduate at the Constructive Learning Center,
London, where first generation teachers reside.