NOTE: This is Part 2 (Read Part 1 here) of a series of conversations featuring the five members of the TVF faculty (Michael Hanko, Molly Kittle, Peter Jacobson, Darci Balkcom, and Eleni Vosniadou). This is a transcription of a recent conversation they had about the Alexander Technique. Enjoy!
Peter: Hello everybody, welcome. I am here with Michael, Eleni, Darci, and Molly. Our topic for today is: What is the Alexander Technique? I’m going to start with a personal story on this topic. This question was the topic of my independent study for my Alexander training. In my quest to answer the question, I went from one Alexander teacher’s websites to another. They were each interesting but so different. This went on for a while and eventually my trainer got fed up with me stalling and stalling. She finally said to just turn the darn thing in, even it wasn’t finished. I just kept finding more, and more, and more ideas and definitions about what this work was. It’s really hard to clearly and definitively define the Alexander Technique. Which is also kind of the cool thing about it. Every teacher and every person that studies this work gets to have their own understanding of it. [Read more…]