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About My Story, Experience and Background

I was introduced to The Alexander Technique in 1989 when my carpentry career came to a halt due to chronic back trouble and tendonitis. By using this simple method my injuries began to diminish within a short time.

I was so elated with the results I continued to study privately with Doris Green CTAT, who also taught Chi Gong, for a year. I decided to attend teacher-training course because of the lasting benefits and integrity of The Alexander Technique.

Over 1,800 Hours of Intensive Training

My training involved 1800 class hours. Studies involved the readings of F.M. Alexander (originator of The Alexander Technique), anatomy, sensory mechanisms, kinesthetic systems, equilibrium, memory and feeling. The training involved using the principals and practicing one on one with teachers and other students.

In 1994 I was certified by The Alexander Training Institute of San Francisco directed by Frank Ottiwell. In 1990 I received Counseling Certification from U.C.S.B. and have training in Gestalt and Emotional Release Techniques. I am a Certified Massage Therapist.

Bringing a Wide Range of Experience to the Work

Since 1994 I have led groups, workshops and taught in a massage school. I have worked with Yoga Teachers (I teach at Yoga Community of Sonoma), athletes with various chronic injuries, musicians, dancers, vocalists, elders, Para and Quadriplegic population, and people from all walks of life.

I worked for 12 years with troubled teenagers and special needs population designing independent living programs. I began exploring meditation in 1976 and am versed in several forms of active and Zen Meditation...

Contact Michael

Services available in Santa Rosa and Sonoma, CA. Call for appointment and location.

(707) 779-9870


"The Alexander Technique gave me the tools to release poor mental and physical habits to overcome degenerative disc trouble in my lower back.

I feel passion and joy when I share this gift with the world."