Moving Younger Institute
About The Alexander Technique
The Alexander Technique is an educational method used world wide for over 130 years. The Technique teaches students to become aware of their habitual tensions and misbalance that effects them in their daily lives as well as in special performance.
Once the student develops better awareness, they learn how to stop their unwanted habits using various Principles and Procedures. They can then upgrade their faulty coordination and unhealthy movement habits —replacing them with balance, ease and poise.
M.AmSAT Board-Certified and
Sherry became an Alexander Technique teacher in 1977 and was the youngest Director of an Alexander Teacher Training anywhere in the world by 1985.
In her 42-year career, she has been the Founding Director of the Pacific Institute for the Alexander Technique, one of the few accredited Alexander Technique schools in North America, and trained Alexander Technique teachers for over 25 years.
She has spent 42,000 hours teaching the Alexander Technique, helping people learn to move without pain and experience the use of the body at peak competence and skill. Her work has supported people from all stages and walks of life to claim their freedom from a wide range of difficulties, including repetitive strain injuries from work or play, chronic pain, stress and anxiety, autism and other spectrum disorders, sleep problems, and even aging.
How to Begin your Alexander Technique
Journey with Sherry
Since the Technique is an experiential process, I almost always suggest taking a single lesson. Most lessons are one hour long; however, I spend up to two hours in the first lesson to assure that the student leaves with:
1. Clarity of what the
Alexander Technique is
2. Awareness of how their faulty coordination and unhealthy movement habits are keeping them stuck— in either pain or poor performance
3. Understanding how these habits can be re-educated to improve their specific situation.
This training is accomplished with verbal coaching and hands-on guidance by a skilled teacher.