Anne Johnson, Alexander Technique Teacher, Philadelphia, PA"The essence of the Alexander Technique is to make ourselves more susceptible to grace." - Michael J. GelbAnne Johnson has been a Certified Teacher of the Alexander Technique and a Registered Movement Educator since 1995. She is a practicing artist having received a B.F.A. in painting from American University in 1983 and a graduate of the Sacred Science of Sound Crystal Alchemy Training with Jeralyn Glass in 2022. Anne is a Teaching Member of the American Society of the Alexander Technique (AmSAT) and Alexander Technique International (ATI) and completed a 2-year term serving on the AmSAT Board of Directors in 2013. She has been a guest teacher at the Alexander Alliance in Japan and the Alexander Technique Centre in Ireland.

In addition to her lively private practice in Philadelphia, Anne has taught the Alexander Technique at the Boyer College of Music of Temple University for 15 years, helping students prevent injury and improve their performance skills and quality of expression. She has worked with students in the M.F.A. Creative Writing program at Rosemont College, helping develop literary characters through a deeper understanding of human movement, coordination and expression and has given workshops on The Embodied Vessel: Mind/Body Awareness and the Creative Process in the Art Department at Swarthmore College. She also presented an introductory workshop on The Architecture of the Mind and Body, to Woman in Design at the Harvard University Graduate School of Design.

Anne has given workshops on The Embodied Presence: Balance and Support during Meditation Practice for Oryoki Zendo in western Pennsylvania. And for fifteen years she taught at the architecture firm of VenturiScott Brown and Associates helping architects and office staff learn skills to prevent injury and reduce tension and pain while working.

Anne finds joy in merging her knowledge as a teacher of the Alexander Technique and her experience as an artist and musician with her passion to support a sense of integration, wholeness and individual expression in all students. She now offers sound meditations with her Crystal Tones Bowl Orchestra to further facilitate peaceful presence and well-being.

You can also read this article about Anne that appeared in the Chestnut Hill Local November 2, 2011.



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