Alexander established not only the beginnings of a far reaching science of the apparently involuntary movements that we call reflexes, but a technique of correction and self control which forms a substantial addition to our very slender resources in personal education.
George Bernard Shaw, writer, Nobel Prize winner for literature
The Technique’s many benefits for actors include minimized tension, centeredness, vocal relaxation, and responsiveness, mind/body connection and about an inch and a half of additional height.
Kevin Kline, actor
The Alexander Technique makes a real difference to my often tense and busy life. Its thoughtful approach has made me calmer, improved my concentration and given me a clearer sense of my own well being. I am grateful for it.
Joan Bakewell, TV presenter and journalist
I can definitely say without hesitation that I wouldn’t have had the rowing success that I have had the luxury of experiencing in my short time on the water, without finding the AT and the great teachers that I have had the privilege to work with.
Valerie Thompson-Williams, rowing masters gold medallist
“Through the Alexander Technique I was able to rehabilitate my running after 25 years of being unable to run through injuries, to the extent that I was able to set ten world records for veterans in 1982.”
Paul Collins , Canadian National Marathon Champion 1949-52 and veterans world record holder
“Instead of feeling one’s body to be an aggregation of ill-fitting parts full of friction and dead weights pulling this way and that, so as to render mere existence in itself exhausting, the body becomes a coordinated and living whole, composed of well-fitting and truly articulated parts.”
Sir Stafford Cripps, Former Chancellor of the Exchequeur
“Good acting is revealing yourself, not covering yourself up. If your body is free, your mind is free. [The AT allows] you to feel what it’s like to stay open physically, and also stay fully involved in whatever you’re supposed to be doing.”
Annette Bening, Actress
“The Alexander Technique opens a window onto the little known area between stimulus and response and gives you the self-knowledge you need in order to change the pattern of your response — or, if you choose, not to make it at all.”
Michael Gelb, Author ‘Body Learning’