The Alexander Technique is a guided re-educational process wherein the student discovers and re-familiarizes him/herself regarding habitual movement and patterning; observing how self-awareness and mental process govern balanced and functional whole-body coordination. It works toward increased awareness and effective coordination of psycho-physical mechanisms and an improved ‘use of the self’. Alexander Technique is a method of psycho-physical re-education; an educational process where the student learns about his or her own movement patterns and how thinking directs movement coordination.
“The purpose of the Alexander Technique is to help people unlearn maladaptive physical habits and return to a balanced state of rest and poise…” [Gray, John (1990); Your guide to the Alexander technique]
RJ Fleck holds advanced degrees from the Universities of Toronto, California, and Stanford University in music performance, composition, computer science and digital audio engineering. He is an accomplished pianist, teaches music and managed a small digital audio research lab and residency (Mackenzie Post Digital) from his home in the Little Portugal neighbourhood of downtown Toronto for many years.
For the last several years, he has been increasingly devoting time to somatic and embodiment practices such as the Alexander Technique, Pilates, Tai Chi, Yoga and Vipassana Meditation. He completed certification at the Susan Sinclair Alexander Technique and Pilates Centre as a teacher of the Alexander Technique in 2007 and as an instructor of the Pilates Method in 2009. He certified as an instructor of Yoga with Octopus Garden in 2012.