About Alexander Technique For All

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AmSAT-certified Alexander Technique Teachers

We believe that the Alexander Technique and the community of AmSAT-certified Alexander Technique teachers have much to offer both individuals and society as a whole. In a world in which it is easy to feel a loss of control — of one’s health, one’s day and one’s life — the Alexander Technique is a unique, established and scientifically validated way to take back control and re-assert our responsibility for these, and to bring reason to bear on the activities of daily living, to help us live better.

Alexander Technique For All

We are a small 501(c)(3) non-profit based in Portland Oregon dedicated to telling people about the Alexander Technique. In Alexander’s day, the Alexander Technique was well known and appreciated among scientists (Sherrington, Nobel prize in Physiology), philosophers (John Dewey), writers (George Bernard Shaw, Aldous Huxely), performers (Keanu Reaves, John Cleese, Madonna), as well as prominent politicians (Sir Stafford Cripps, Leader of the House of Commons under Winston Churchill), etc.

The Alexander Technique has a unique approach to improving human functioning that doesn’t fit well in our usual categories. By improving overall coordination, it offers a unique tool for self-care and preventive care, while improving performance of people of all ages and walks of life, at the same time as being the most cost-effective option for difficult problems like back and joint pain – and a growing body of clinical trials bears out what we have always known.

We think you will be pleased to learn more about the Alexander Technique from our site. Please take some time to stop and read about something that is both old and new, a scientifically validated SKILL for LIFE.

Founded in 2016

To that end, ATFA was founded in 2016 as a non-profit corporation in Oregon. Our bylaws state our primary purposes as follows:

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To promote awareness of and accurate knowledge about the Alexander Technique among decision-makers, organizations, professionals, and the community at large, and among specific populations who may benefit from the Alexander Technique.

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To promote knowledge of, and contribute to, science relating to the Alexander Technique.​To promote the ideas of the Alexander Technique as set down in FM Alexander’s four books, especially the concepts of the use of the self and unity of self, and how the Alexander Technique relates to education and society in general.

Why We Made This Website

This website was made by Alexander Technique for All (ATFA), a non-profit organization based in Portland, Oregon, and has the following goals, in line with our mission:

  1. to give a clear, full and accurate introduction to what the Alexander Technique is, as taught and set down by Mr. FM Alexander in his four books;
  2. to explain why the Alexander Technique is “For All” – how it can benefit you and your organization;
  3. to tell people about the rigorous and impressive modern scientific research about the technique,
  4. to help you connect with a qualified teacher, or with ATFA
Please enjoy reading about the Alexander Technique on our website! Feel free to contact us for more information or to try out a lesson with an AmSAT-certified Alexander Technique teacher today.