Certificate of Merit, 2011 20 years of teaching, 2010
Distinguished Service Award, 2013
I'm 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 who learn
how to sit, type and use the mouse comfortably; former
slumpers and slouchers; musicians and singers who
learn how to perform with ease; golfers who learn to
improve their swing and others.
became interested in the AT because it offers a
practical method of becoming more conscious - both
mentally and physically - and teaches how to improve
the quality of daily life on a very concrete level.
After a series of lessons I knew I wanted to become a
teacher myself and moved to the Bay Area to train at
the Center for the Alexander Technique directed by
Edward and Linda Avak. After completing the
three years of 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 to AmSAT.
learned from the AT has improved the quality of my
life in many ways and I find teaching extremely
satisfying because of the lasting changes pupils
In addition to my private teaching practice I offer introductory classes through
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