Body Learning: The Alexander Technique

Body Learning: The Alexander Technique

A podcast devoted to all aspects of the Alexander Technique, a method of learning how to release harmful tension and perform all your activities with greater ease and freedom. ... Show More

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Ann Shoebridge, an Alexander Technique teacher and physiotherapist in Melbourne, Australia, talks with Robert Rickover about the spectrum of advice musicians receive about posture from music teachers, from physical therapists, and from Alexander Technique teachers. Ann's recent study, "Minding the Body: An interdisciplinary theory of optimal posture for musicians", published in the Psychology of Music Journal, draws together the co... Read more

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Amanda Blair MacDonald, an Alexander Technique teacher, Movement Pattern Analyst and Developmental Movement specialist in Chicago, Illinois, talks with Robert Rickover about ways in which these three processes can help and reinforce each other. Amanda's website: AmandaBlairMacDonald.com Amanda's TEDx Talk can be seen here: https://bit.ly/2XPFKE0 Robert teaches in Lincoln, Nebraska and Toronto, Canada. Website: alexandertechniqueneb... Read more

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Imogen Ragone, an Alexander Technique teacher in Wilmington Delaware, talks with Robert Rickover about how Alexander rose from obscurity in what was essentially a distant British penal colony, to become the founder of what is now known as the Alexander Technique. Imogen's website: ImogenRagone.com Robert's website: alexandertechniquenebraska.com. More general informaion about the Technique: alexandertechnique.com You can learn how ... Read more

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(This podcast is primarily for Alexander Technique teachers and trainees.) Sabine Grosser, an Alexander Technique teacher in Duesseldorf, Germany, talks with Robert Rickover about her experiences teaching the Technique in offices, and how she markets her work. Sabine's website: Ikos-Grosser.de Robert teaches in Lincoln, Nebraska and Toronto, Canada. Robert's website: AlexanderTechniqueNebraska.com More general informaion about the ... Read more

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Michael Frederick and Robert Rickover have a wide-ranging discussion about the use of platforms like Skype and Zoom to teach the Alexander Technique. Michael teaches in Los Angeles and is the Director of Alexander Technique Retreats International. Michael's web sites: MichaelDFrederick.com and AlexanderTechniqueWorkshops.com Robert teaches in Lincoln, Nebraska and Toronto, Canada. Robert's website: AlexanderTechniqueNebraska.com Mo... Read more

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Petra Pachaly, an Alexander Technique teacher-trainee in Berln, talks with Robert Rickover about her advice for anyone considering training to become an Alexander teacher. Robert teaches in Lincoln, Nebraska and Toronto, Canada. Website: alexandertechniquenebraska.com. More information about Alexander Technique teacher training: thealexandertechnique.net More information about the Alexander Technique: alexandertechnique.com You can... Read more

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January 5, 2019 30 min

(This podcast is primarily for Alexander Technique teachers and students but may be of interest to others.)Malcolm Balk, an Alexander Technique teacher and runner in Montreal, Canada, talks with Robert Rickover about the importance of how our feet contact the ground in standing, walking and running. Malcolm's running/Alexander Technique website: TheArtOfRunning.com Robert teaches the Alexander Technique in Lincoln, Nebraska and Tor... Read more

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(Although primarily for Alexander Technique teachers and students, this podcast can potentially be useful for anyone.) Richard Brennan, an Alexander Technique teacher and training course direction in Galway, Ireland, talks with Robert Rickover about the wider implications of a moment in time in November, 1946 at Asley Place when Alexander announced a major change in what he felt were approriate Alexander directions. Richard's websi... Read more

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Robert Rickover talks with Daniel Hearn, a musician and Alexander Technique teacher-trainee, from Atlanta, Georgia about ways in which the Technique can enhance mental health, expanding on the ideas covered in Part 1. Daniel bases much of his explanation on Stephen Porges' Polyvagal Theory. You can learn more about Ployvagal Theory here: bit.ly/2SDHYDm Robert teaches the Technique in Lincoln, Nebraska and Toronto. Rober's website: ... Read more

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Robert Rickover talks with Daniel Hearn, a musician and Alexander Technique teacher-trainee, from Atlanta, Georgia about ways in which the Technique can enhance mental health. Daniel bases much of his explanation on Stephen Porges' Polyvagal Theory. You can learn more about Ployvagal Theory here: bit.ly/2SDHYDm Robert teaches the Technique in Lincoln, Nebraska and Toronto. Rober's website: AlexanderTechniqueNebraska.com More genera... Read more

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Dr. Bryan McElroy, a primary care physician and Alexander Technique teacher trainee at the Bristol Alexander School, talks with Robert Rickover about the ways the Alexander Technique can lead to an awakening of clarity, relevation, and joy. Dr McElroy's website: bryanmcelroygp.com Robert teaches the Alexander Technique in Lincoln, Nebraska and Toronto, Canada. Robert's website: alexandertechniquenebraska.com. General information ab... Read more

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Imogen Ragone, an Alexander Technique teacher in Wilmington, Delaware, talks with Robert Rickover about the usefulness of the Technique in dealing with stress. Imogen draws from her own recent experiences looking after her aging parents in England. Imogen's website: ImogenRagone.com Imogen also has a website for caregivers: CareGiversCentral.net Robert teaches in Lincoln, Nebraska and Toronto, Canada. Robert's website: AlexanderTec... Read more

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November 8, 2018 19 min

Dr Anikó Ball, BDSc, a dentist and Alexander Technique teacher in Melbourne, Australia, provides a general introduction to the Alexander Technique. Anikó's website:OptimumDentalPosture.com Robert's 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

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(This podcast if primarily for Alexander Technique teachers and students, but may also be of interest to others.) Dr. Bryan McElroy, a primary care physician and Alexander Technique teacher trainee, talks with Robert Rickover about some useful ways to share informatlon about the Technique with medical professionals. Dr McElroy's website: bryanmcelroygp.com Robert teaches the Alexander Technique in Lincoln, Nebraska and Toronto, Can... Read more

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Dr Anikó Ball, BDSc, a dentist and Alexander Technique teacher in Melbourne, Australia talks with Robert Rickover about how she works with dental professionals and office staff on-site in a dental practice. Anikó's website: OptimumDentalPosture.com Robert's website: AlexanderTechniqueNebraska.com More information about the Alexander Technique: AlexanderTechnique.com You can learn how to support this and other Alexander Techniq... Read more

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Dr. Bryan McElroy, a primary care physician and Alexander Technique teacher trainee at the Bristol Alexander School, talks with Robert Rickover about the ways the Alexander Technique has helped him and why he believes it is potentially very useful for patients suffering from pain, stress and depression, as well as for front-line physicians themselves. Dr McElroy's website: bryanmcelroygp.com Robert teaches the Alexander Techn... Read more

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September 28, 2018 61 min

Imogen Ragone, an Alexander Technique teacher in Wilmington, Delaware, talks with Robert Rickover about his experiences with the late Marjorie Barstow. Imogen's website: ImogenRagone.com Robert teaches in Lincoln, Nebraska and Toronto, Canada. Website: AlexanderTechniqueNebraska.com Marjorie's website: MarjorieBarstow.com More information about the Alexander Technique: AlexanderTechnique.com You can learn how to support this and ot... Read more

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A Cellist talks about her Experiences with the Alexander Technique Eric Mrugala interviews Sara Cook, a cellist and Alexander Technique teacher in Glasgow, Scotland about the Alexander Technique and it's usefulness for musicians for his podcast, ETV-Podcast at EricMrugala.com/etv-podcast Sara's website: SaraGCook.com More information about the Alexander Technique and musicians: AlexanderTechnique.com/musicians.htm Gereral inform... Read more

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September 21, 2018 26 min

Follow up conversation with Robert Rickover and Eileen Troberman, both students of the late Marjorie Barstow. This conversation is primarily about the observational skills Marj taught her students, how that is helpful with distance teaching, and what Marj would likely have thought about that approach. Eileen's website: AlexanderTechniqueSanDiego.com/ Robert's website: alexandertechniquenebraska.com Marjorie's website: MarjorieBarst... Read more

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September 18, 2018 60 min

Alexander Technique teacher and founder of The Poise Project, Monika Gross joins Mark Walsh, host of the Embodiment Podcast, to discuss theatre, what is the Alexander Technique, being a First Person Expert, socio-economic and cultural factors in embodiment, language barriers to practice, how to access groups we may not usually work with, working with caregivers, being of service and how somatic techniques can help people keep a hea... Read more

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