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Elizabeth Drakeley

Elizabeth Drakeley
Mind/Body - Alexander Technique

A practicing scientist with a background in neuroscience, Elizabeth began her career as an Alexander Technique teacher working with musicians over 15 years ago. Elizabeth has always enjoyed working with musicians as they are acutely aware that the quality of their performance depends heavily on the quality of their psychophysical use.

Elizabeth holds a B.S. in Psychology from Tufts University, an M.S. in Biostatistics from Harvard School of Public Health, and an M.AmSAT from the Alexander Technique Training Center.

Teaching Philosophy

Education is the heart of the Alexander Technique. According to American Educational Philosopher John Dewey: “It [The Alexander Technique] bears the same relation to education that education itself bears to all other human activities.”

The Alexander Technique provides a learning framework that consist of several principles including:

  • That a carefully constructed process of progressive goals leads to reliable, effortless and inevitable improvement.
  • That changing your perspective from mind-body connection to mind-body unity leads to insight into behavior and new approaches for growth and change.
  • That when students gain a deeper understanding of themselves and experience making psychophysical changes, they will have gained tools that they can apply not only to practice and performance, but to all aspects of their lives.