Most Australian library networks will carry a range of books
and videos on the Alexander Technique and many bookshops will be able to
get specific books for you. Your teacher will be able to recommend
basic titles but there are now many books covering different aspects and
dimensions of the technique.
wrote four books and numerous articles between 1894 and 1950. His
entire writings are published in a volume called “F. Mathias
Alexander, Articles and Lectures”, published by Mouritz,
writings are considered somewhat difficult by todays standards but
serious students will derive invaluable knowledge from reading his
works. Especially recommended for serious students is the chapter
called “Evolution of a Technique” in his third book,
“The Use of the Self”. (1932)
recommended basic books are:-
Michael Gelb’s “Body Learning”
are also a number of audio tapes available which can talk you through
the various aspects and procedures of the Technique.
Wilfred Barlow’s “The Alexander Principle”
Frank Pierce Jones’ “Freedom to Change”
(formerly Body Awareness in Action)
Try Jerry Sontag who is the publisher of Mornum Time Press have taken
over U.K. and Australian (and other parts of the world) catalog
ditribution by mail - http://www.mtpress.com
Other websites of interest include:--
Many links from this site to almost every aspect of the A.T. Worldwide
Teachers Lists available.
A society with a quarterly academic journal about the field of
The Australian Society of Teachers of the Alexander Technique
website. (AUSTAT) This site has a comprehensive list of AUSTAT
teaching members in Australia.
A list of teachers mainly deriving from the ATA (Alexander
Technique Associates) school previously in Chatswood. Has up to
date lists of workshop throughout Australia.
The website of the Society of Teachers of the Alexander Technique
in the UK. (STAT)
Technique International. World wide list of teachers
belonging to ATI.
American Society for the Alexander Technique.
www.dmoz.org The Open
Directory Project. The largest most comprehensive
human-edited directory on the web.
Social Ecology Eclectic S.E.E. All about Social Ecology at UWS
Hawkesbury including papers, stories, newsletter and social sections.
Social Ecology and Lifelong Learning. University Of Western Sydney.
An Austat recognised training school in Melbourne offering quality
training for those interested in being teachers or pursuing the
technique more deeply. Also Einsteins Moon Bookshop - largest source of
Alexander Technique books in Australia.