New Testimonial, and an interesting detail
A short update today, just a couple of things....
Firstly, thank you so much to my long-term client Andrew for writing such an inspirational back-to-work testimonial. It's always lovely to receive such positive comments from clients. Andrew wrote:
"I was delighted to be able to start lessons with Marie again after a six-month hiatus. Marie has not lost her touch at all! She was able straightaway to use her remarkably skilful and intuitive hands to locate and help me to resolve a number of unnecessary muscle tensions which had been building up. I am very glad that her practice is up and running again. I certainly missed it..."
Thank you Andrew!
Secondly, I do hope you read the Guardian article "The Tyranny of Chairs" from the last update. In my introduction I said that the article was "not about the Technique as such", and it isn't. A large part of the article focuses on the work of designer and design historian Galen Cranz (pictured below). When I did a little digging on her background an interesting fact popped up. Her philosophy statement reads:
"Paying close attention to social practices can inspire architectural innovation. Social patterns are not a "straight jacket," but rather a muse. Professor Cranz wants to help students become better artistically by helping them interpret and feel social forces. Her approach to teaching is learning-centered, rather than teaching-centered, so she emphasizes experiential learning. A certified teacher of the Alexander Technique, she is passionate about bringing experience of the unified self back into the classroom and workplace. Professor Cranz is a founding member of the Association for Body Conscious Design".
So there you go! I am planning to buy a copy of her book The Chair: Rethinking Culture, Body and Design. (Norton, New York, 1998, paperback 2000) if anyone is interested in having a look.
All the best,