Lulie Westfeldt (1898–1965), U. S. teacher of the Alexander Technique.
At the age of seven she had poliomyelitis, the scars of which caused her some disability. On the advice of a friend she went in 1929 to London where she had lessons with Alexander. She joined the first teachers training course in February 1931, qualifying in 1935. She taught in New York from 1937 until her death. She ran a teachers’ training course late 1940s, early 1950s, in which Judith Leibowitz trained.
Lulie Westfeldt’s experiences of her lessons and of training with Alexander are related in her book, F. Matthias Alexander – The Man and His Work (1964). It contained the first published criticism of Alexander’s personality and character. (Marjory Barlow, in her review of the book in 1966, disagrees with several of Lulie Westfeldt’s views.)
Lulie Westfeldt issued some newsletters to her pupils, of which only one copy survives.
Lulie Westfeldt appears in the Barstow film footage published in the DVD F. M. Alexander 1949-50.