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The Alexander Technique helps us to get in touch with the good postural habits and natural reflexes that are a part of each of us. The principles of the Technique teach us that by choosing to use our bodies well and efficiently, we can move freely and easily and have a poised, graceful posture.
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Alexander Technique Residential Workshop - MALIBU California
Alexander Technique RetreatDecember 27th, 2014 - January 1st, 2015

This workshop will Include programs for new students, experienced students, Alexander teacher trainees and teachers.  George Lister will be participating as a member of the teaching staff.

"Simply one of the best Alexander Technique courses anywhere...well worth attending." 
Nick Erickson, Professor of Theatre,
Louisiana State University


For information contact George Lister
phone: (650) 298-9150 -  email: georgeilister@alexvoce.com
www.alexandertechnicqueworkshops.com


Our Certified Instructors
    George I. Lister is a teacher of the F. M. Alexander technique as certified by the American Society for the Alexander Technique. He began his studies of the Technique in New York City in 1986 and trained at The Center for The Alexander Technique in Menlo Park, California beginning October, 1991. He was certified by The American Society for the Alexander Technique (AmSAT) in July, 1994 and has continued advanced studies with Troup Matthews in New York City, Frank Ottiwell, in San Francisco and Walter Carrington in London. He maintains private teaching practices in San Francisco and Redwood City, California and is the founder and director of The Northern California Center for the Alexander Technique, a teacher training course leading to certification by AmSAT.


   Sally Porter Munro
 began her studies of the Alexander Technique in London in 1982. She trained with Frank Ottiwell at the Alexander Technique Institute of San Francisco and was certified as a teacher by the American Society for the Alexander Technique in 1996. She sings with the San Francisco Opera, and has an extensive singing teaching practice in San Francisco where she is a faculty member of the San Francisco Girls Chorus. She is co director and specializes in teaching the use of the voice at The Northern California Center for the Alexander Technique. click for bios



Sally Porter Munro and Graham FitchNew Video - View a video from a concert at the Royal Grammar School, Worcester, UK - July, 2011 with Sally Porter Munro (mezzo-soprano) and Graham Fitch (pianist) .  View Video




Special Note about a relief from back pain study:

Those of us who have been involved with the Alexander Technique for any length of time, have recognized that there is the potential for considerable relief from back pain along with other associated and non associated symptoms. But it is only now that this conclusion has received its deserved documentation in a recent study in the UK published in the British Medical Journal. Basically, the results show that a most effective method of dealing with back pain is some combination of Alexander lessons and exercise, or a longer term of just Alexander lessons. While this is not a surprise, it is most gratifying to receive this substantiation from a noteworthy source.
The link, www.bmj.com/cgi/content/full/337/aug19_2/a884 will take you to the BMJ
article specifying the results.


Other articles about the study:
www.guardian.co.uk/society/2008/aug/20/health.healthandwellbeing
www.reuters.com/article/healthNews/idUSLK32331020080820


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