Jan McKenna

 

About Me

I came to the Alexander Technique after being forced to stop working as a computer assisted designer due to pain. My experiences as a student of the Technique convinced me of its effectiveness. This led me to pursue training in order to teach the Technique to others.

After completing three years of training, I was certified as an Alexander Technique teacher by the Alexander Technique of Ann Arbor training course and by the American Society of the Alexander Technique (AmSAT)
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More about the Alexander Technique

The Alexander Technique is a subtle method of integrating mind and body in such a way that each functions with maximum efficiency and ease and minimum stress and tension. The Technique is an educational process, which provides an individual with the means to identify and change habits and attitudes interfering with “the proper use of oneself.”

The Technique was developed in the late 19th century by F.M. Alexander, a Shakespearean orator. Having lost his voice, Alexander undertook an intensive program of self-observation that lasted for nearly a decade in order to discover the source of his problem. In the process, he not only regained his voice but also laid the foundation for the Alexander Technique.

Alexander taught the Technique in England and the US until his death in 1955. Among his students were John Dewey, Aldous Huxley, George Bernard Shaw, and Nikolas Tinbergen (who gave part of his 1973 Nobel Prize speech on the Technique).

Learn More

For more information about the Technique, you can visit the website for the American Society for the Alexander Technique at www.amsatonline.org.

Jan McKenna, M.AmSAT Certified teacher of the Alexander Technique

Jan McKenna