I have been studying the Alexander Technique since 1995. I began my study at Sarah Lawrence College where I got my B.A. in 1999. I have an extensive background in performing arts; I began acting at eight years old, and studied movement, theatre, production and voice through college. My desire to teach the Technique came out of not only my experience seeing the benefits for performers, but more so seeing profound effects on every day discomforts and chronic pain. An experience a couple of years after college, when I threw out my back and used the skills I knew from studying the Alexander Technique to heal, was what fueled my realization that I wanted to train to teach.
I certified at the American Center for the Alexander Technique (ACAT), the oldest training program in the United States which meets AmSAT (American Society for the Alexander Technique) standards – the most rigorous in the country for Alexander training. The program is a 1600 hour, 3 year training course. I maintain a teaching membership at both ACAT and AmSAT which includes a continuing education component. I continue to study with senior teachers, do exchanges with other Alexander teachers and I am also pursuing a M.S. in East Asian Medicine. I am also certified in the Art of Breathing, which focuses on restoring our natural breathing coordination through the Alexander Technique. I find it benefits my teaching and my students when I am continually engaged in the learning process myself.
In addition to my private practice of teaching individual lessons and group classes, I have taught at a variety of institutions including: Gilda’s Club NYC; Teacher Certification Program at ACAT; Hewlett Woodward Public Library; St. Mary’s College of Maryland; Pacific College of Oriental Medicine; Manhattan Physical Medicine; Long Island University Physical Therapy Program. I have assisted classes at both New York University and the New School. I have also served on the ACAT Board of Directors.