Certificate of Merit, 2011 20 years of teaching, 2010
Distinguished Service Award, 2013
I am certified by both AmSAT and STAT as a teacher of the Alexander Technique (with a BS in Education and Psychology) and have been teaching full-time since 1990. My private teaching practice is located just outside of Boston in Newton, Massachusetts and I work with people of all ages with a wide variety of occupations and interests. Reasons for taking lessons typically include interest in:
-improving posture and moving with ease and poise
pupils are people referred by their doctors because of
chronic neck and back pain; computer users learning
how to sit, type and use the mouse comfortably; former
slumpers and slouchers; musicians and singers learning
how to perform with ease; golfers improving their
swing and others.
interested in the AT because it offers a practical
method of becoming more conscious - both mentally and
physically - as well as enabling improvement in the
quality of daily life on a very concrete level.
After a series of lessons I decided to train to become
a teacher and researched training programs
worldwide. The program I chose was one in the
Bay Area directed by Edward
and Linda Avak who trained with Walter
Carrington in England. After completing the
three-year training, I began teaching in Palo Alto and
had an established teaching practice there for seven
years before returning to the Boston area in 1997
where I've been teaching ever since.
becoming certified to teach, I continue my education
by organizing and attending workshops and studying
with senior teachers in the US and the UK. An
active member of AmSAT, I was the society's first
Information Manager, coordinated two of our annual
meetings, served on a number of committees (some
in the role of chair) and am currently on AmSAT's
Leadership Advisory Council. I'm honored to be
the recipient of the 2013 Distinguished Service Award
and the 2011
Certificate of Merit in recognition of service
learned from the AT has certainly lived up to (and far
exceeded!) my expectations and I find teaching
extremely satisfying because of the lasting changes
pupils typically experience.
In addition to my private teaching practice I am associated with 20 adult and community education programs in the greater Boston area.
Partial list of groups for whom I have been invited to present the Alexander Technique
Jill Geiger, AmSAT, STAT
72 Madison Ave.
617 527 7373