Established by F. M. Alexander at the turn of the last century, the Alexander Technique has been held in high esteem by actors, dancers, public speakers, doctors, musicians, singers, athletes, writers and others internationally throughout the past hundred years. It is a participatory educational process, empowering students to consciously release unnecessary stress and tension patterns, and acquire freedom from undesired automatic responses: an indispensable skill whether you are in the performing arts, healing from traumatic injury, or simply wish to have the best possible mobility and economy of effort.
Although many claim that their ailments are cured by the Alexander Technique, it is not a treatment. That said, when we learn through the technique to stop reinforcing a damaging habitual pattern it is a natural progression to come back to a healthier state of being. Chronic symptoms can and do dissolve in response to this process.
The Alexander Technique is taught at many universities, conservatories and festival programmes including the Juilliard School of Performing Arts; the Royal College of Music and the Royal Academy of Dramatic Art in London, England; the American Dance Festival; the Stratford Festival of Canada; the Washington Conservatory of Music; the Royal Conservatory of Music in Toronto; and the Berklee College of Music in Boston.