Links

There are many resources on the web with information about the Alexander Technique. If you’d like to find a teacher in your area or search for a workshop, check out the following sites. You’ll also find numerous articles illustrating the wide application of the AT, including information about the man who developed the process, F. M. Alexander.

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Alexander Technique Organizations

ATI
Alexander Technique International
www.ati-net.com

AmSAT
American Society for the Alexander Technique
www.alexandertech.org

AUSTAT
Australian Society of Teachers of the Alexander Technique
www.alexandertechnique.org.au

CanSTAT
Canadian Society of Teachers of the Alexander Technique
www.canstat.ca

STAT
Society of Teachers of the Alexander Technique
www.stat.org.uk

Body Mapping

Andover Educators
Barbara Conable's
What Every Musician Needs to Know about the Body©
www.bodymap.org

Body Mapping with Heather Buchanan
Choral conductor, educator.
www.bodymapping.net

Alexander Technique Teachers Worldwide

Alexander Workshops (Malibu, Sweetbriar, Tuscany)
http://www.alexanderworkshop.com/

Alexander Workshops, Inc — William Conable.
A source for workshops and teachers in the Ohio area.
www.alexanderworkshops.com

Complete Guide to the Alexander Technique
www.alexandertechnique.com

Ottawa, Canada: Noémi Racine Gaudreault
www.noemiracine.com

London, UK: Susanna Scouller
http://www.alexanderprinciple.co.uk/index.phtml

London, UK: Penny O'Connor
http://www.alexanderpen.co.uk/

London, Hitchin, Belfast, UK: Gloria Pullan
http://helpyourself.me.uk/Asp/home.asp

New York City, USA: Lindsay Newitter
http://www.lindsaynewitter.com/

Other

Denison University — Granville, Ohio USA
www.denison.edu

Playing the Horn is Easy — Andrew Joy
Solo hornist of the Cologne Radio Orchestra
www.andrewjoy.com

Your-Center.com — a consortium of independent, holistically-minded healthcare practitioners, educators, retailers and service providers in Columbus, Ohio.
www.your-center.com

Wholeness

" . . . I don’t want to suggest that the Alexander Technique develops a dichotomous sense, as that would be an oversimplification, but we do begin to see opposing ideas.

For example: wholeness (where every part is useful and connected) versus disconnectedness (where parts are differentiated and divided, independent and, inherently, often useless); attention (the balanced awareness of one’s self and surroundings) versus concentration (over-tense focus on certain aspects); relaxation (purposeful balance) versus collapse (a fall from balance; a loss of will or power); goal-oriented-ness and end-gaining (where the goal or end is focused on) versus the idea that each step should be an end in itself, where things are accomplished with consciousness and purpose.

Most importantly, the Alexander Technique directs each student to develop [reveal] primary control. This relationship, primary control, is found among the head, neck, and torso. This balance will be reached when we have dispelled the “postures,” both rigid and slumped, we have been taught by exemplification, and we regain this natural poise of primary control. This will allow a complete lengthening of one’s self . . ."

D. S. — Spring 2003, Denison University Student

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