COMPANION

Memories and reflections

This entry covers memories of and reflections on Alexander Technique teacher training.

Memories and reflections

  • In her F. Matthias Alexander: The Man and His Work Lulie Westfeldt reports, among other things, her teacher training with Alexander.[1]
  • ‘Alexander teacher training course notes 1955–59’ by Kirk Rengstorff covers mainly teaching observations of his training with Walter Carrington.[2]
  • ‘London trip journals’ by George I. Lister et al. contains the experiences of eight teachers and students from the Northern California Center for the Alexander Technique visiting the Constructive Teaching Centre in 2009.[3]
  • ‘The highs and lows of my Alexander training’ by Lamenda Kingdom is a personal story of experiences of training.[4]
  • ‘The Manchester Alexander Teacher Training School (MATTS): Stories and reflextions’ compiled by Sue Fleming contain eleven contributors’ memories.[5]
  • ‘Memories of the Ribeaux training course’ is by Liz Jeffries and ten other contributors.[6]

See also Constructive Teaching Centre, Alexander Technique diaries and memoirs.

References

[1] F. Matthias Alexander: The Man and His Work by Lulie Westfeldt (Mouritz, 1998 [1964]).
[2] ‘Alexander teacher training course notes 1955–59’ by Kirk Rengstorff in An Evolution of the Alexander Technique by Walter Carrington, Dilys Carrington (Sheildrake Press, 2017), pp. 307–44.
[3] ‘London trip journals’ by George I. Lister, Sally Munro, Jeanne Benioff, Lee Anne Welch, Jonathan Salzedo, Peter Estabrook, Sally Greenawalt, Greer Ellison in AmSAT Journal issue 13, Spring 2018, pp. 14-24.
[4] ‘The highs and lows of my Alexander training’ by Lamenda Kingdom in STATNews vol. 8, no. 5 edited by Jamie McDowell (STAT, January 2014), pp. 24–27.
[5] ‘The Manchester Alexander Teacher Training School (MATTS): Stories and reflextions’ compiled by Sue Fleming with contributions from Malcolm Williamson, Pauline Lang, Gill Thorndyke, Peter Bloch, Olwen Edwards, Kathy Charlton, Julia Roberts, Marie Leenhardt, Maggie Bishop, Julie Woodman in STATNews vol. 9, no. 9 edited by Jamie McDowell (STAT, January 2018), pp. 24–26.
[6] ‘Memories of the Ribeaux training course’ by Liz Jeffries, Selma Gokcen, Medea Misch, Nicoline Gatehouse, Jenny Ellert, James Marsh, Sue Merry, Alix Ricard, Ai Yamashita Sugimoto, Nick Brandon, Yoshi Inada, in STATNews vol. 9, no. 10 edited by Jamie McDowell (STAT, May 2018), pp. 18–19.
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