Body Learning

Body Learning:
The Alexander Technique

A podcast devoted to all aspects of the Alexander Technique, a method
of learning how to release harmful tension and perform all your activities
with greater ease and freedom.


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Welcome to Body Learning - The Alexander Technique Podcast

My name is Robert Rickover and I am an Alexander Technique teacher in Lincoln, Nebraska and Toronto, Canada. My purpose in creating this podcast is to make information about the Technique easily available to the general public. More and more people are now accessing the web using hand held devices, like an iPod or a smartphone, instead of having to be tethered to a computer. The Alexander Technique Podcast is an ideal way to reach this growing audience who can subscribe to it with iTunes, or use the RSS feed, and then listen wherever they go - while traveling or commuting to work, for example. As a result, a typical Alexander Technique podcast gets well over a hundred listeners a day.

If you have an idea for a podcast please let me know using this Email Contact Page. I'm posting a new podcast every week and I am always looking for good new material. At the moment, the podcasts are all interviews with me, but if you would like to create your own podcast - perhaps interviewing a teacher of student of the Technique - I'm completely open to that.

Robert's easy going yet direct control of the interview made me feel quite comfortable. These podcasts are an important contribution to the Alexander community and a wonderful way of getting the word out to the public. - Jessica Wolf, Teacher of the Alexander Technique, New York City

I have been listening to your Podcasts for well over a year. i have been so inspired by you and your guests that I enrolled in a teacher training program. - Deborah Pernell, Syracuse, NY

Your podcasts are enormously useful to me. As a beginning student of Alexander Technique, they reinforce and broaden my understanding of what I am learning and introduce new perspectives to consider. Thank you! - Martina Jacobs, Director of Alumni Relations at Carnegie Mellon University's Heinz College, Pittsburg, PA

The podcast turned out even better than I imagined! Wow! It was so much fun listening to it and I think it went really well. I think we both explained some of the Alexander Technique principles well within the context of the conversation. Thank you again for everything!!! You are an AT Super Star!!! - Tami Bulmash, an Alexander Technique teacher, Tampa, Florida

I listen to this podcast while driving my car  and I often feel lighter and freer just by listening! There is so much great information in these podcasts. Thank you so much Robert for sharing! - Eric Miller, Alexander Technique teacher, Farmington, Connecticut

Your podcasts have become the new NPR in my car. - Kristen Fryer, Alexander Technique teacher, Cincinnati, Ohio

I listen to your Body Learning podcast often more that once a day. I’m so inspired by the way you have brought the individualized work of so many teachers into an easily accessible format for the benefit of countless people. I have learned so much from listening in on these conversations. I have yet to hear a podcast of yours that didn’t interest me. I admire the balance between your questions of your guests and your reflections of what they are saying, filtered through and also reflecting your own thoughts and experience.

There’s some combination of a depth of understanding, and a desire to share with your guest and the listener a truly careful examination of the usefulness and fascinatingly elusive nature of Alexander’s work.

I’m grateful for being a student of it. I never thought I’d find a practice so endlessly challenging and rewarding. Your work helps me and enriches my practice, and helps me feel part of a community of like-minded people. THANK YOU!! - Eric Feinstein, Enfield, New York

Robert's questions gently steered me in exactly the right directions, and left me with a satisfying sense of having spoken to the essentials without unnecessary sidetracking. - Erik Bendix, Teacher of the Alexander Technique, Ashville, North Carolina

These podcasts are a really valuable resource for the Alexander community of teachers and students to help them learn more about the application of the Technique to particular activities or conditions, and for those who would like to find out more before committing themselves to lessons. I often recommend them to students who have an interest in a particular field, and also to pass on to others they know who might benefit from the Technique. - Sandra Riddell, Teacher of the Alexander Technique, Edinburgh, Scotland

I have started listening to your podcasts on my way to school in the mornings.  It is truly a delightful way to start the day! - Debi Adams, Teacher of the Alexander Technique in Boston, Massachusetts and Director of the Alexander Technique Teacher Training Course at the Boston Conservatory of Music

Robert is an excellent interviewer and creates a good flow and rapport. He made the interview seem easy. Michael Frederick, Director of Alexander Technique Workshops International

I was concerned beforehand about speaking without preparation. Thank goodness for Robert's skills as an interviewer. He made the interviews seem effortless. It was more like a conversation between friends than being on stage without a script. - Marta Curbelo, Teacher of the Alexander Technique in New York City, Norwalk, CT and Santa Fe, NM.

I just wanted to thank you (again!) for your Body Learning podcasts! Yesterday, in my Eastman School of Music Alexander Technique class we were talking about Alexander Technique directing and I was so glad to offer many ways to think about Direction! Classic, Negative, Freedom, Neutral (Simplified Skeleton), and Gravity/Support. - Katie Fittipaldi, Alexander Technique teacher in Rochester, New York

I so enjoy the podcasts - Robert is a great listener and does a great job of clarifying and simplifying what the guest is saying. It's like having a comfortable lesson at my own home! - Lilly Sutton, Teacher of the Alexander Technique, Knoxville, Tennessee

I really enjoyed the interview. The headphones made me feel wonderfully important (!), and I thought Robert did a great job of steering and clarifying. - Sussana Scouller, Teacher of the Alexander Technique, London, England

The cost of hosting a podcast is much higher than for an ordinary website, and so I ask that you spend a few minutes looking over the material at my Feedback and Support page where you can find several ways to help support the podcast, as well as my other Alexander Technique websites, at no cost to you!

Enjoy the podcasts, and please send me your comments and suggestions.

Body Learning: The Alexander Technique Podcast is a service of
Alexander Technique of Lincoln, Nebraska and Toronto, Canada and
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