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We have both completed a full-time three year training course, have taught extensively in private practice and are involved in the training of new Alexander teachers. We are members of both Gesellschaft für F.M. Alexander-Technik Österreich and The Society of Teachers of the Alexander Technique and adhere to a published code of ethical and professional standards.
Regina Stratil completed her Alexander Technique training with Karen Wentworth in London (2011-14) and has been running her own teaching practice ever since. Prior to this, she completed a Master’s degree in Historical Comparative Linguistics (Indo-European Studies) at the University of Vienna, after which she gained several years of valuable professional and life experience. She discovered the Alexander Technique thanks to violin lessons and continues to be amazed by the value of Alexander Technique skills for acquiring, developing, and enjoying a highly complex skill like playing an instrument. Being a long-time and dedicated Aikido practitioner provides her with further opportunities for kinaesthetic cultivation and refinement. Engaging with the challenges of specialised activities like playing an instrument or practising a martial art highlights for Regina the huge potential of integrating the Alexander Technique into one’s daily life, of learning to notice how we are obstructing ourselves even during ordinary activities like sitting and standing, and how we can gradually obstruct ourselves less. Her love of the arts (including history!), movement, and contact with people informs and inspires her teaching.
In addition to her private teaching practice:
In 2017 and 2018 she taught at two AT teacher training courses in London (Alexander Technique Studio and Constructive Teaching Centre) for one term each. In 2018 she moved to Austria and since 2022 has been assisting Jean Fischer with his teacher training course at the Alexander Technique Studio Graz.
In 2014-2018 Regina was Assistant Manager at the Walter Carrington Educational Trust and Archivist at the Walter Carrington Archive. Since 2014 she has been assisting the Alexander Technique specialist publisher Mouritz. She is the editor of the Berlin Congress Papers, and since 2023 she has been on the editorial team for Poise.
Regina and three colleagues pioneered an Alexander Technique initiative for people diagnosed with Parkinson’s Disease (PD) in London with the support of the Walter Carrington Educational Trust. As part of this group, Regina gave workshops and one-to-one sessions for people living with PD (including their care partners), and she was instrumental in organising a postgraduate training for AT teachers in 2016-18. A report on this initiative was published in STATNews in 2018, even more information is available here.
Regina has researched the life and work of Irene Tasker, one of the first assistants of F. M. Alexander and influential teacher of the Alexander Technique, and written a comprehensive biography. Irene Tasker – Her Life and Work with the Alexander Technique was first published in 2020, reviews here and here. Regina gave a presentation on her research at the 12th International Alexander Technique Congress in Berlin in 2022.
Tel. +43 664 2525874
Jean M. O. Fischer trained 1984-87 in his native Denmark. After two post-graduate terms at the Constructive Teaching Centre (CTC) in London in 1988, he taught for one year at CTC. Between 1990 and 1995 he lived in Leeds where he taught for five years at the North of England Teacher Training Course in the Alexander Technique.
He has been assistant director at The Alexander Technique Studio’s training course in London 1997–2012. He taught at the Constructive Teaching Centre (CTC) 2011–2015 and has given CTC workshops at the International Congress of the Alexander Technique in 2008, 2011, and 2015. He gave the F. M. Alexander Memorial Lecture in 2013. He has given various other workshops for teachers and the general public since 1989.
Jean started STAT Books in 1990 (which closed in 2002) and was its manager for many years. He has edited and/or typeset and arranged the publication of a number of Alexander Technique books. He is also publishing books on the Alexander Technique under his own imprint, Mouritz, since 1995 and has written a number of articles on the Alexander Technique. He edited and published four issues of the Alexander Technique journal Conscious Control 2007–08. He has designed a number of websites on the Alexander Technique. He organised the first residential STAT conference in 1992. He was co-director of the 7th International Congress in Oxford, 2004. He is a member of the Council of Directors of the International Congress for the F. M. Alexander Technique.
Jean was archivist of STAT 1991-2009. He was member of STAT Council 2006-2009. He was Centre Manager of the Alexander Technique Imperial Wharf Centre 2011-2018. He gave private lessons 2006-2018 at the Pimlico Centre for the Alexander Technique until he moved to Graz, Austria, in June 2018, where he is now teaching.
In 2018 he launched the Mouritz Companion to the Alexander Technique, a detailed resource on Alexander Technique subjects, covering over 1,150 articles and over 160 books.
Jean has written a number of articles and letters on the Alexander Technique. A listing is provided here.
Tel. +43 660 2647701