Our Wonderful Team

Quotes:

F.M. Alexander

" For in the mind of man lies the secret of his ability to resist, to conquer and to finally to govern the circumstances of his life"

Sam Marion, Piano teacher, organist/choir director, performer

"The teachers are truly world-class in their experience and in their teaching. Every student is allowed to bring his/her own experience into the study and is made to feel comfortable no matter how little AT study he/she has had.  The teacher-student ratio allows for a good mix of group and individual attention.  Having access to so many really good teachers in a 5-day intensive period really increases the learning exponentially."

Moshe Feldenkrais

"Learning to inhibit unwanted contractions of muscles that function without, or in spite of, our will, is the main task in coordinated action."

A neuro-surgeon attendee

These Alexander Technique courses are “state-of-the-art” in understanding “brain plasticity” applied to everyday life.

Chinese Proverb

If you are patient in one moment of anger…you will escape a hundred years of sorrow.

Ambrose Redmoon

Courage is not the absence of fear, but rather the judgement that something else is more important than fear.

J. Krishnamurti

There is great happiness in not wanting, in not being something, in not going somewhere.

Barbara Smith | Beginning Student

"This workshop is helpful for people from beginners to advanced and there is no barrier between people at different levels. We are all travelers together along the Alexander road for a week."

Michael Frederick

The Alexander Technique gives you a “smart tool” to help cope with change and move forward…this work is “green thinking” at its best!

T.K.V. Desikachar

“Whenever you are in doubt, it is best to pause"

Jonathon Leathwood | Alexander Technique Teacher

"I've been to this workshop three times: first as an interested student, then as a teacher trainee, and this last month as a very nearly qualified teacher. Each workshop has been a landmark in my life."

Ralph Waldo Emerson

For every minute you are angry, you lose sixty seconds of happiness.

Chinese proverb

The miracle is not to fly in the air, or to walk on the water, but to walk on the earth.

Michael Pritchard

You don’t stop laughing because you grow old. You grow old because you stop laughing.

Moshe Feldenkrais

“You can’t teach anyone anything, you can only create the conditions in which they can learn.”

Nick Erickson, Professor of Theatre

Simply one of the best Alexander Technique courses anywhere…well worth attending. Starting in 1979, these are the original Alexander Technique Residential Workshops. Today there are many complimentary imitators, however why go for second best when you can have the original.

J. Krishnamurti

There is no self to understand, only the thought that creates the self.

T.K.V. Desikachar

"Mastery of yoga is really measured by how it influences our day-to-day living, how it enhances our relationships, how it promotes clarity and peace of mind."

Teaching Staff

Alexander Technique Retreats International

Michael D. Frederick
Founder & Director

Malibu, Tuscany
Michael is an internationally recognized teacher in the field of Psychophysical Re-education.
Alexander Technique Retreats International

Carol P. Prentice
Co-Director

Malibu, Ojai, Tuscany
Carol trained in the mid-1980s as an Alexander Teacher with Frank Ottiwell in San Francisco, CA.

 

The Alexander Technique is not a method of accumulating information nor the art of learning something new. It is, instead, the art of unlearning, which is much more subtle and, sometimes, a more difficult endeavor – unlearning that which is habitual instead of natural – letting go of old patterns and those repetitious opinions arrived at in times and circumstances totally different from those of the present.”
                                                         Laura Huxley, Author, Educator

Alexander Technique Retreats International

John Baron

Malibu, Tuscany
John has been a full-time teacher of the Alexander Technique for 35 years.
Alexander Technique Retreats International

Caren Bayer

Malibu
Caren Bayer received her certification from Patrick MacDonald in London in 1984.
Pamela Blanc

Pamela Blanc

Malibu
Pamela Blanc has been teaching the Alexander Technique for over 42 years.
Paolo Frigoli

Paolo Frigoli

Tuscany
Paolo Frigoli trained as an Alexander Technique teacher in Italy with Frances Robinson and Angelo Cinque, graduating in 1992.
Alexander Technique Retreats International

Michael Gelb

Malibu
Michael is an internationally renowned author, speaker, and consultant who helps individuals and organizations worldwide find innovative solutions to their most important challenges.
Alexander Technique Retreats International

Lauren Hill

Malibu
Lauren Hill began studying the Alexander Technique in her 20’s looking for help managing chronic neck, shoulder, and back pain.
Alexander Technique Retreats International

John Nicholls

Malibu, Tuscany
John Nicholls trained with Walter and Dilys Carrington from 1973 to 1976 and remained with them for eleven years,
Alexander Technique Retreats International

Sabine Pfeffer

Tuscany
Sabine Pfeffer trained directly with Dr. Moshe Feldenkrais in Amherst, MA in 1983.
Alexander Technique Retreats International

Lyn Charlsen Klein

Malibu
Lyn is currently one of six Co-Directors of the Alexander Training Institute of Los Angeles.
Alexander Technique Retreats International

Frances Mardsen

Malibu
Frances trained as an Alexander teacher at the Constructive Teaching Center in London with Walter and Dilys Carrington and has been teaching for over thirty-five years.
Alexander Technique Retreats International

Lucia Walker

TBA
Lucia Walker has 35 years of experience teaching AT internationally to both individuals and groups.