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Find Alexander Technique teachers who use Skype or other on-line video service as part of their teaching practice
In the view of some Alexander Technique teachers, "hands-on" work is an important element of Alexander Technique teaching. On the other hand, Alexander teachers are excellent observers of human movement, and much of our work involves teaching our students how to usefully direct themselves out of harmful patterns of posture and movement. And to a large extent this can be accomplished without direct physical contact by using Skype or other similar video services.
Moreover, many of the Alexander teachers and students who have used Skype find that it offers some distinct advantages over traditional teaching. In particular, it takes away the dependency on an "Alexander fix" that sometimes occurs with traditional teaching. With Skype, it is absolutely clear to students from the very start that that they are engaged in an educational process, not a theraputic one, and that it is up to them to explore and practice using F. Matthias Alexander's discoveries themselves.
Some teachers who use this process do not call what they do "Alexander Technique teaching" and prefer to describe what they do as "Movement Coaching" or something similar.
If you live somewhere where there are no Alexander teachers, or are so far away from a teacher that regular lessons are not a possibility, you might want to explore distance learning from one or more of the teachers below. If there are Alexander Technique teachers near you and you decide to explore distance learning first, it might be useful at some point to have at least a few "in person" lessons at some point.
You can listen to Alexander Technique teachers and students who use Skype talk about the process here: bodylearningcast.com/teachers/distancelearning and at the Alexander Technique Distance Learning Facebook Group page you can view posts on the topic, or join the group and post your own comments or ask questions.
Skype is a free download and Skype to Skype calls are free. I've listed teachers below by continent only because of time zone considerations. For Skype calls themselves, location is irrelevant.
Please bear in mind that the links below are links, not endorsements.
Teachers in North America:
Teachers in Europe:
Teachers in Australia:
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