April 29, 2015
Cast of Our New Girl

Find the Alexander Teacher!

Can you spot the Alexander Technique teacher in this photo of the cast of Our New Girl? You’ve got it, I’m on the far right! I’m […]
February 10, 2015

A Party in Your Brain

If you didn’t already believe in the enormous benefits of playing music, this charming article (it comes with a video!) is ready to convince you. Playing […]
August 12, 2014

Non-doing Can Be a Gateway to the Unexpected

We’ll miss Robin Williams. Watching this video of him with Koko the gorilla, I was struck by his non-doing-ness as he meets Koko. A delightful example of […]
May 20, 2014

Relationships 101: Don’t React Immediately

I first read this blog post a while back, and find myself returning to it again and again. It’s about parenting, something I don’t do, yet […]
January 6, 2014

This is Your Brain on Improvisation

A study from the UK, source of all cool studies, has found measurable differences in brain function while musicians improvise. What’s surprising is that the same […]
June 18, 2013


My youngest Alexander Technique pupil is nine. At her last lesson, as she was putting her shoes on, she told me a story about her first […]
May 21, 2013

Stop Making Lasagna

Three months ago I wrote about a theory that stopping work every 90 minutes makes us more productive overall. I promised to experiment with this myself and […]
April 5, 2013

Questioning Assumptions About Exercise

I’d like to share this recent article from the NY Times, “Reasons Not to Stretch.” As a dancer, I’m certainly not anti-stretching, but I think it’s important […]
November 28, 2012

Workshop this Friday in Portland – the Alexander Technique for Pregnancy and Birth

My friend and fellow Alexander Technique teacher Eve Bernfeld specializes in applying the principles of the Alexander Technique to pregnancy and childbirth. Eve kindly agreed to […]
September 6, 2012

Unlearning, Unteaching

There are several principles that define the Alexander Technique, but every time I think about them I decide that inhibition is the most essential to the […]