Find a Teacher

Members of ATMR have completed teacher trainings and post-graduate work around the world. Each teacher listed here is certified and recognized by one or both of the following professional associations of Alexander Technique teachers:

The American Society for the Alexander Technique (AmSAT)

or

Alexander Technique International (ATI).

Each teacher is an individual.  Like learning anything else, it is important for the AT student to find the teacher who is right for them. You may wish to have lessons with one or more teachers until you find your perfect “fit” !

Teachers may have more than one teaching location. In addition, some teachers will work with you onsite. This might be at your place of work, in your home, or while running or cycling or working out.

Teachers may price their lessons differently. Lessons are priced according to: a) the length of your lesson; b) the number of lessons you purchase in advance; c) if a lesson is onsite or at the teacher’s studio; and d) length and breadth of that teacher’s experience. Each teacher will work with a motivated student to create an affordable lesson schedule.

We are also happy to refer you to a qualified teacher in your location, in the United States or anywhere in the world.

ATMR Members in Western North Carolina

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Erik Bendix (Asheville) is an AmSAT-certified Alexander Technique teacher trained by Frank Ottiwell, Joan & Alex Murray, and for several months Walter Carrington. He has taught anatomy at Alexander training courses for many years, has taught the Technique at music conservatories and academies, and has developed his own ski teaching method based on Alexander Technique. Erik loves helping people to find their own vitality and to be themselves more fully. erikbendix51@gmail.com 828-298-5515 or 828-450-1670  http://alexandertechnique.movingmoment.com/

Corinne Cassini (Boone, NC), a professionally trained cellist, teaches the Alexander Technique at the Hayes School of Music (Appalachian State University) and privately at the Boone Healing Arts Center. She is certified by both AmSAT and ATI. Following her first training in Amsterdam in the Carrington tradition she spent two years under the guidance of Tommy Thompson deepening her experience and understanding of the Alexander Technique. She enjoys guiding people from all walks of life, both individually and during workshops.   corinnecassini@gmail.com   646-541-4833  www.lightinbeing.com  www.BHACBoone.com

Michèle Drivon (Asheville) has taught aspiring actors at NYS3, active seniors at Osher Lifelong Learning Institute, and everyone in between. Michèle especially enjoys applying Alexander Technique to self-development, relationships, Argentine Tango, swimming, and yoga. A former potter, she now uses her hands to encourage minds and bodies of all types to release resistance and consciously align with dynamic expansion.   consciousalignment@gmail.com 828-712-2804  www.consciousalignment.com www.facebook.com

Mary Stuyvesant Eagle (Marshall, NC) trained in a STAT-certified school in London, and has been in continuous private practice for 27 years. She is a founding member of AmSAT (then NASTAT), and served as Chair on the Board in 2000. She is also a certified Pilates instructor and a folk musician. Her particular interests are in issues of exercise, performance and the aging process.        maryeagle99@yahoo.com  828-649-1549 or 828-545-1331

Jack Fischer (Asheville) is a graduate of the Alexander Educational Center in Berkeley, CA. With a background in the arts, crafts and early childhood education, Jack maintains an abiding practice of chi kung and meditation and offers unique perspectives on the application of the Alexander Technique to everyday activities. “How do I wash dishes with ease?” jacksknack@gmail.com  828-989-3115

Monika Gross (Asheville, Chapel Hill, Charlotte, Tryon, Greenville NC) Senior teacher with thirty years experience. Certified 1985. Teaching Member Alexander Technique International. Theater director and performer. BFA Drama, UNC School of the Arts. Served on the faculty of the Hayes School of Music at Appalachian State University. Distance runner for twenty years, completing eleven marathons and three Empire State Building climbs. Skype distance lessons. Workshops and lessons around the state. Monika knows no greater pleasure than seeing her students gain confidence in their postural expertise as healthy integrated human beings.  FormFitnessFunction@gmail.com   828-225-3786  www.formfitnessfunction.com

Meredith McIntosh (Asheville) is a licensed massage therapist, musician  and Zen practitioner. Certified by the Alexander Alliance, she appreciates the collaborative and participatory aspects of teaching AT in rehabilitation, skilled activity, and daily tasks. She works with musicians at The Swannanoa Gathering (NC) and during dance tours in France, and with meditators at Southern Dharma (Hot Springs, NC) and at Bukkokuji Monastary in Japan. alltogetherallone@gmail.com  828-258-8840 or 828-989-0349

Idelle Packer (Asheville), M.S., P.T., C.T.A.T., an AmSAT-certified teacher of the Alexander Technique and graduate of Columbia University’s Master of Science Program in Physical Therapy, integrates the Alexander Technique within the context of physical therapy assessment and treatment in her practice, Body Sense in downtown Asheville. Her focus is helping people of all ages, professions, and avocations overcome injury and pain and move with ease. idellepacker@gmail.com 828-687-0407

www.idellepacker.net

Regional ATMR Members

Tennessee

Charlotte Anderson (Kingsport, TN) is an AmSAT-certified Alexander Technique teacher who loves to help people find their voice and their potential. She has extensive opera, recital, oratorio and symphonic song experience, and has presented workshops around the country on Voice, Body Awareness and The Alexander Technique.  She holds a Masters and Doctorate in vocal performance and pedagogy from the Peabody Conservatory of the Johns Hopkins University.  She teaches Voice and the AT, at Milligan College and at her studio in Kingsport, TN. cvaleriasing@gmail.com  423-963-3703 www.charlotteanderson.com

 

Alison Deadman ( Jonesborough, TN) teaches Alexander Technique at East Tennessee State University and maintains private studios in Johnson City (at Samadhi Healing Arts Center) and Jonesborough, TN. Alison enjoys working with all populations and has extensive experience working with musicians and equestrians.  She teaches individual and small-group lessons as well as giving workshops. Her workshops range from short general introductions to whole- or multiple-day events with a specialized focus. A recent workshop participant said: “To see and feel such subtle movements yet feel such a ‘rightness’ in my body was astounding.”  apdeadman@embarqmail.com  423-741-8945

www.altmd.com/Specialists/Alexander-Technique-with-Alison-Deadman

South Carolina

Sarah Barker (Columbia, SC) is a psychophysical education expert in Alexander Technique and acting. Author of articles, books and DVDs about the Alexander Technique, she is certified by both AmSAT and ATI. Sarah has an MFA in theatre performance, and is an inspirational speaker, teacher and coach using Alexander Technique to improve one’s experience of moving, performing and enjoying life. She investigates how older adults can stay young, vital and expand into their full potential with creative consciousness. sabarker@sc.edu  803-622-3035  www.easyalexander.com

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