Invited second person psychophysical specialists

bendixErik Bendix
Asheville, North Carolina, USA

He was originally trained as an academic philosopher at Oxford and Princeton. He is a teacher of the Alexander Technique and a certified practitioner of Body-Mind Centering.
He is a teacher of world dance traditions teaching folk dance in Europe and the United States. He also teaches skiing using The Art of Alpine Skiing, a method that he invented.

cottonPhilippe Cotton
Lausanne, Switzerland

Philippe Cotton (member of SVLAT and ATI) first trained as a lawyer and worked for 10 years as legal advisor. He then trained as an Alexander teacher in London with Margaret Edis and David Gorman and in Fribourg (Switzerland) with Robin and Erwin Möckli. Since 1994, he has developed a private practice in Lausanne, Switzerland.
In collaboration with Rosa Luisa Rossi, he has founded the “Think out of the Box” concept which aims at introducing companies to the tools of the Alexander Technique. His business clientele includes staff carrying heavy loads as well as people working in services (improving their ergonomics working at computers, …)
Since 2002 he teaches the Technique in the Francophone drama school located in Lausanne.

farkasAlexander Farkas
New York City, USA

He is a teacher of the Alexander Technique and a professional musician. Alex has extensive experience working with singers and musicians. He gives lectures and workshops at the Royal College of Music, Royal Academy of Music, Trinity College in London, as well as the Royal Northern College of Music in Manchester, the Musikhochschule in Basle and Lucerne, and at the Escola Superior de Musica de Catalunya in Barcelona. His articles on music and the Alexander Technique have been published in the Alexander Journal (STAT, London) and his workshops and colloquia “for friends of the Alexander Technique” can be found on the Internet. Alex has also been faculty member at the School of Music at Yale University and the Hartt School at the University of Hartford and teaches regularly at the Conservatory of Bard College.

kellyNiall Kelly
Limerick, Ireland

MSc (Management) and Alexander Technique Teacher. He has been involved in designing and implementing change at organisation, team and individual levels for the main part of his career. He helps clients determine the best way of adapting to their environments. His focus is on improving presence and performance. Niall is Managing Director of Lane Kelly Associates, an organisation development consultancy. He also teaches Alexander technique privately and on the University of Limerick’s MA and BA programmes in Voice and Dance.

mickauschHedda Mickausch
Freiburg, Germany

She is a teacher of the Alexander Technique and physiotherapist. She works in a rehabilitation clinic for psychosomatic and internal medicine and is on the faculty of Alexander Technique Freiburg training school. She practices Qigong-yangsheng and Social buddhism.

mollerCarsten Møller
Copenhagen, Denmark

He is a teacher and trainer of the Alexander Technique as well as a martial arts expert. He has been practicing Aikido for more than 30 years and he is Chief Instructor of Ki Aikido in Denmark. He is interested in the phenomenological interpretation of the Alexander Technique, particularly associated with Dan Zahavi’s  Subjectivity Research at the University of Copenhagen.

piaPia Quaet-Faslem
Munich, Germany

Pia is a teacher of the Alexander Technique and a psychologist. During her studies at the university of Regensburg she concentrated on intercultural psychology and human-computer interaction. In her doctoral thesis (published in 2000) she combined these topics by doing research on “intercultural usability engineering”, including field-work in China and India. For several years she worked for Siemens AG as a user interface designer.
In 2000 she had her first experience with the Alexander-Technique while participating in a guitarcraft workshop lead by Robert Fripp. Her fascination for the technique deepened over the years, and in 2004 she decided to commit to the 3-year training course (trainer: Gudrun Friederike Lehn), graduating in 2007.

julia roberts photo 1Julia Roberts
Edinburgh, United Kingdom

She has a B.Sc Medical Cell Biology and Biochemistry Ph.D. She is a certified AT Teacher.

monika-scholzMonika Scholz
Berlin, Germany

Monika Scholz comes from a background of pedagogy, working with young children and also with mentally handicapped adults. She has studied modern dance, improvisation, contact dance, body-mind centering and other related disciplines. She has been teaching the Alexander Technique for 20 years. She offers advanced classes for Alexander teachers, horse-riding instructors, physiotherapists, dancers, musicians, singers and actors. She has a long experience teaching children A.T integrative body-mind work in dance movement. She was invited to work at the Conservatory of S. Cecilia (Rome), the Silvio D’Amico National Academy of Art and Drama (Rome), and the Academy of Fine Arts (Arezzo). Since 2004, she has been teaching the Alexander Technique at the Rome Opera House, mainly to orchestra musicians.

vahervuoMaria Vahervuo
Amsterdam, The Netherlands

She first studied classical double bass in the Sibelius Academy in Helsinki. In 1999 after her Masters degree there she came to the Netherlands to specialise in early music at the Royal Conservatory in The Hague. In 2011, Maria graduated as a certified Alexander Technique teacher from the Alexander Techniek Opleiding Nederland (ATON) where she studied under Arie Jan Hoorweg. Since 2011 Maria has taught the Alexander Technique in her own studio: Alexander Techniek Amsterdam. She gives master classes in music and the Alexander Technique in the Sibelius Academy, the Novia University of Applied Sciences, the Bruckner University in Austria, and the Helsinki Conservatory. As well as working as a teacher of the Alexander Technique and music, she continues playing in leading early music orchestras around Europe.

voglerMichael Vogler
Berlin, Germany

He is an engineer and a teacher of the Alexander Technique. He is interested in the work of Shaun Gallagher’s phenomenological interpretation of psychophysical experience. He is an external AT consultant for the CREA Embodied Mind project.