The Alexander Technique Center of Washington is dedicated to providing the highest quality of instruction in the Alexander Technique. The Center offers private lessons, gives introductory workshops and lecture/demonstrations to groups, and offers a comprehensive teacher-training program. The Center also maintains an extensive informational web site, The Insider's Guide to the Alexander Technique, and is the publisher of the book, Beginning from the Beginning: The Growth of Understanding and Skill. A Conversation with Joan and Alexander Murray.
The Alexander Technique is learned on an individual basis through taking private lessons. For information on taking lessons at the Alexander Technique Center of Washington, please contact firstname.lastname@example.org
Alexander Technique Teacher Training
The Washington Center offers a comprehensive teacher-training program based on the standards established by F. Matthias Alexander, the creator of the Alexander Technique. The daily training course has been approved since 1994 by the American Society for the Alexander Technique. The Alexander Technique Center is certified to operate as an Institution of Higher Education by the State Council of Higher Education for Virginia (SCHEV) and the Teacher Certification Program is approved for Veterans Educational Benefits by the Office of Veterans Education, Virginia Department of Education (Montgomery GI Bill).
For more information on the Teacher-Training Program at the Alexander Technique Center of Washington, please see www.alexandercenter.com/teachertraining or contact email@example.com.
The Alexander Technique Center Web Site
The Center maintains an extensive informational web site: The Insider's Guide to the Alexander Technique. The site includes introductory and specialty articles, information on taking lessons and teacher training, book reviews, and special sections, including: Ergonomics and the Alexander Technique, the Alexander Technique for Musicians site--which has been recognized and recommended by MERLOT (Multimedia Educational Resource for Online Teaching), and the John Dewey and the Alexander Technique web site--an Encyclopedia Britannica recommended site.
Beginning from the Beginning: The Growth of Understanding and Skill
Beginning from the Beginning is a fascinating interview with Alexander Technique Teachers Joan and Alexander Murray and includes many photographs. The book describes the Murrays' collaboration with Alexander Technique student, anatomist, and world-renowned anthropologist Raymond Dart on the use of developmental movement to gain an enhanced understanding of the Technique. Beginning from the Beginning is published by the Alexander Technique Center of Washington and is available from AmSAT Books.
The Center's Director, Marian Goldberg, gives introductory workshops, courses, and lecture-demonstrations to groups on request. Workshops can be scheduled for the Washington area (DC, Northern Virginia and Maryland) and around the U.S. If you would like information on having a workshop or lecture-demonstration for your group or organization, please contact Marian at firstname.lastname@example.org.
The Alexander Technique Center is located in McLean, Virginia, within ten minutes drive of Tysons Corner, Washington, D.C. (Chain Bridge), the City of Falls Church, Arlington, and the Maryland suburbs (American Legion Bridge/495), 15 minutes from Key Bridge/Washington, Reston and Vienna, Virginia, and 25 minutes or less from Bethesda, Chevy Chase, and Rockville, Maryland, and the cities of Fairfax and Alexandria in Northern Virginia.
Marian Goldberg maintains a private teaching practice in the Washington area and is the Director of the Alexander Technique Center's Teacher-Training Program in Northern Virginia. Marian began studying the Alexander Technique in 1978. After a working with a variety of interpretations of the Alexander Technique from 1978 to 1980, she went on to study with Joan and Alexander Murray at the Urbana Center for the Alexander Technique in 1981. Marian is a fully-qualified teacher of the Alexander Technique, having completed a full-time (daily), three-year teacher training and two years of advanced training with the Murrays. She has been teaching the Technique since 1983 and is certified by both the Society of Teachers of the Alexander Technique (STAT), UK, and the American Society for the Alexander Technique (AmSAT). Marian has also studied with teachers trained by F. Matthias Alexander. She has taught classes and workshops in the Technique for colleges and universities and for a number of organizations, including the United States Marine Band, the Green Festival and the Why Me? Foundation. Her articles have appeared in several publications, including The Alternative Health Sourcebook and Natural Awakenings magazine. Marian has developed several web sites: "The Insider's Guide to the Alexander Technique," "John Dewey and the Alexander Technique" and "The Alexander Technique for Musicians." She is the editor of Beginning from the Beginning: A Conversation with Joan and Alexander Murray. Marian has also been certified as a Feldenkrais® Practitioner and has trained in Cranio-Sacral Therapy.
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The Insider's Guide to the Alexander Technique
Insider's Guide to the Alexander Technique
Web site maintained by Marian Goldberg
Alexander Technique Center of Washington, D.C.