Values, Boundaries and the Sacred Mountain: an Appreciation of Life on the Fringe

Where do you place your work as an Alexander Technique teacher in relation to the rest of society? It’s a question which lies at the heart of many of the recurring political disagreements that come up between teachers and groups of teachers, but it is often not stated so explicitly, and the complexity and motivations it stirs up are not always acknowledged.

Of course when people disagree the argument frequently doesn’t have as much to do with what is said on the surface as we might like to think. Conflict on matters of procedure and practicality tend to be rooted in pretty fundamental personal and emotional differences in the way we see and process the world and what is important to us; this is as true of questions about where the Alexander Technique is headed, and what is wrong or right with it, as it is about anything

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Marcus Sly