The Alexander Alliance International
We, the Alexander Alliance International, are an intergenerational, multicultural Alexander community/ school directly inspired by the work of five first generation Alexander teachers: Marjorie L. Barstow, Richard M. Gummere, Jr., Erika Whittaker, Elisabeth Walker, and Catherine Wielopolska.
Our purpose is to train intelligent, skilled Alexander teachers, which we have been doing ceaselessly and enjoyably for 35 years.
Our exchange program allows our trainees to study at any of our affiliate schools in Germany, Japan, Korea, and the United States. Studying in other countries and cultures is included within tuition and consequently many, indeed most of our trainees spend time visiting and studying abroad.
At the Alexander Alliance we learn to free ourselves and others from stasis, restriction, and fixation. We learn to accompany people into their fluidity, spaciousness and poise, while making sure everyone’s feet rest comfortably upon common and solid ground.
We awaken people to a sensory world full of simple pleasures.
Our art is human touch, an inexhaustible resource for education, nurturance, and growth.
Our job is to gently un-harness deep, naturally organized patterns of vitality within ourselves and our students. This groundswell of energy strengthens the will to live, love, learn, and work generously and freely.
Here are a mosaic of Alexander Alliance photos, some of which reach back thirty-five years. We’ve been around a long time. If you’d like to have a closer look, simply click on one and enjoy looking at all of them more closely. And if you refresh the page the photos will magically rearrange themselves.
What a joy, what an honor, what a wonder to have been part of this community!
The secret to fortune is joy, joy in your hands.
Ralph Waldo Emerson
Feel free to write to me if you have any questions.