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The Future of Alexander Technique Teaching
Alexander Technique teachers Michael Frederick and Robert Rickover talk about the state of Alexander teaching today, and what the prospects are for the future. Michael teaches in Los Angeles, California. Robert teaches in Lincoln, Nebraska and Toronto, Canada. Website: alexandertechniquenebraska.com. More information about the Alexander Technique: alexandertechnique.com

Movement...Served with a Twist
John Macy, an Alexander Technique teacher, physical therapist and Certified Pilates Trainer in Omaha, Nebraska, talks with Robert Rickover about the implications of the asymmetrical pulls exerted on us by our viscera and how we can prevent them from interfering with efficient movement. John's website: AlexanderTechniqueOmaha.com He is also the owner of Great Plains Pilates and Physical Therapy in Omaha. Website: gppandpt.com Robert teaches in Lincoln, Nebraska and Toronto, Canada. Website: AlexanderTechniqueNebraska.com. More information about the Alexander Technique: AlexanderTechnique.com You can learn how to support this and other Alexander Technique websites at AlexTechExpress.com/support

How important are a teacher's hands for effective Alexander Technique teaching?
(This podcast is primarily for Alexander Technique teachers and students) Mark Josefsberg, an Alexander Technique teacher in New York City, talks with Robert Rickover about whether a teacher's hands are crucial for teaching the Alexander Technique. Mark's website: markjosefsberg.com Robert teaches in Lincoln, Nebraska and Toronto, Canada. Website: alexandertechniquenebraska.com List of Alexander Techniquie teachers who use Skype: alexandertechnique.com/teacher/distancelearning More information about the Alexander Technique: alexandertechnique.com

Why do some students take one or two lessons and then quit even though they - and others - have noticed major benefits?
(This podcast is primarily for Alexander Technique teachers and students.) Robert Rickover, an Alexander Technique teacher in Lincoln, Nebraska and Toronto, Canada, talks with Mark Josefsberg about this phenomenom. Robert's website: AlexanderTechniqueNebraska.com Mark teaches in New York City. Mark's website: markjosefsberg.com Gereral information about the Technique: AlexanderTechnique.com You can learn how to support this and other Alexander Technique websites at AlexTechExpress.com/support

Is the Alexander Technique Really Good for Everything? - Part 2
(This podcast is primarily for Alexander Technique teachers and students.) Jo Ann Widner, an Alexander Technique teacher and nurse living near Richmond Virginia, talks with Robert Rickover about this question, how it relates to the credibility of the Technique, and the implications for how best to describe the Technique. Jo Ann's website: jowidner.com Robert teaches in Lincoln, Nebraska and Toronto Canada. Website: AlexanderTechniqueNebraska.com More information about the Alexander Technique: AlexanderTechnique.com You can learn how to support this and other Alexander Technique websites at AlexTechExpress.com/support

A New View of the Alexander Technique
The Alexander Technique is often seen as a way of letting go of harmful habits. In his Keynote Address at the 2014 annual meeting of the American Society of Teachers of the Alexander Technique, John Nicholls proposes a view of the Technique as a forward-looking, life-long process of developing our potential. In his view, it is a practice of embodied mindfulness in which we choose to embody our deepest aspirations and attitudes in the fullest sense of those words. (Error Correction: near the end of the talk a line of poetry quoted is wrongly attributed to Robert Graves' translation from an inscription at the Temple of Delphi. It is in fact a common translation of lines supposedly from legendary ancient Greek poet Orpheus.) John teaches, and trains Alexander Technique teachers, in New York City. John's website: johnnichollsat.com More information about the Alexander Technique: alexandertechnique.com

What do Alexander Technique teachers do when they teach?
Mary Padilla, a teacher in Armonk, New York, talks with Robert Rickover about her study that, in part, was designed to answer the question: "What are we doing to people when we teach them the Alexander Technique?" Mary's website: alexandertechniqueinarmonk.com Robert teaches in Lincoln, Nebraska and Toronto, Canada. Website: alexandertechniquenebraska.com More information about the Alexander Technique: alexandertechnique.com

Different Styles of Alexander Technique Teaching
(This podcast is primarily for Alexander Technique teachers and students.) Robert Rickover, an Alexander Technique teacher in Lincoln, Nebraska and Toronto, Canada, talks with Mark Josefsberg about the different approaches to Alexander Technique teaching that a student might experience. Robert's website: AlexanderTechniqueNebraska.com Mark teaches in New York City. Mark's website: markjosefsberg.com Gereral information about the Technique: AlexanderTechnique.com You can learn how to support this and other Alexander Technique websites at AlexTechExpress.com/support

F. Matthias Alexander's lost "Fifth Book"
Richard Brennan, an Alexander Technique teacher and author in Galway, Ireland talks with Robert Rickover about "Conscious Control in Relation to Human Evolution in Civilization", published by Alexander in 1912 and although rarely seen since, is well worth reading. Richard has recently re-published the book in a paperback edition. The book is available through Richard's website:alexander.ie Robert teaches in Lincoln, Nebraska and Toronto, Canada. Website: alexandertechniquenebraska.com More information about the Alexander Technique: alexandertechnique.com You can learn how to support this and other Alexander Technique websites at AlexTechExpress.com/support

Imagining an Alternate Reality for the life and times of F. Matthias Alexander
(This podcast is primarily for Alexander Technique teachers and students) Mark Josefsberg, an Alexander Technique teacher in New York City, talks with Robert Rickover about what Alexander's work might look like if Alexander had been born in 1969 instead of a hundred years earlier. Mark's website: markjosefsberg.com Robert teaches in Lincoln, Nebraska and Toronto, Canada. Website: alexandertechniquenebraska.com More information about the Alexander Technique: alexandertechnique.com.

The value of reading all four of F. Matthias Alexander's books
(This podcast is primarily for Alexander Technique teachers and students.) John Macy, a physical therapist and Alexander Technique teacher in Omaha, Nebraska talks with Robert Rickover about what he learned from re-reading Alexander's books. John's website: alexandertechniqueomaha.com Robert teaches in Lincoln, Nebraska and Toronto, Canada. Website: alexandertechniquenebraska.com. More information about the Alexander Technique: alexandertechnique.com

Comparing the Ideas in "Use of the Self" with those in "Zen and the Art of Archery" and "You're not your Brain"
(This podcast is primarily for Alexander Technique teachers and students.) Mastaneh Nazarian, an Alexander Technique teacher in Melbourne, Australia talks with Robert Rickover about some interesting parallels between the process F. Matthias Alexander disscovered with those found in a spiritual classic, and those in a modern book that's based on recent neuroscience discoveries. Mastaneh's website: rediscoverease.com Robert's website: alexandertechniquenebraska.com More information about the Alexander Technique: alexandertechnique.com

The Sociology of the Alexander Technique
Dr Jen Tarr, the author of Educating with the hands: working on the body/self in Alexander Technique, talks with Robert Rickover about her study of the sociology of the Alexander Technique and it's implications for the future of the Technique. Jen is a researcher at the Methodology Institute of the London School of Economics and her paper was published in the February 2011 issue of Soclology of Health and Illness. 2011. You can read her study here (PDF download) Jen's website: www2.lse.ac.uk/methodologyInstitute/whosWho/Tarr.aspx Dr Robert teaches in Lincoln, Nebraska and Toronto, Canada. Website: alexandertechniquenebraska.com. More information about the Alexander Technique: alexandertechnique.com.




 
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