Words from students
“I wholeheartedly recommend Mark Vasak and Alexander Technique to anyone interested in improving their relationship with their body. My Alexander Technique lessons have been invaluable for helping me learn to stay balanced and poised in many different settings. I originally came to the Alexander technique for help with “posture” and I soon learned how much deeper the work is and have come to find it also benefits many areas of my life. Mark is an excellent teacher – helping his students to integrate the material at a profound level while creating a safe and effective learning environment.”
– Owen T. (Occupational Therapist and Ergonomist)
"Years of progressively deteriorating joint health and chronic pain left me feeling very demoralized and dis-empowered to pursue any of the physical exercise that I had always depended on for health and mental balance... thankfully, I stumbled across Mark & the Alexander Technique and started lessons. I keep hoping the lessons will make me younger or reverse some poor life choices in my past, which hasn’t happened yet, but in the meantime they have eliminated a lot of pain and left me feeling like a have the tools and freedom to pursue whatever activities may inspire me. My doctor also tells me I am a half inch taller than I was a year ago!"
-Phil G. (Investment Consultant)
"I, like many people I believe, carried the notion that good posture was something that could be attained by simply repeatedly jerking oneself into a rigid up right spinal position over and over until the habit stuck. How gloriously wrong I was! Mark notices habits in myself that I have never noticed before. The Alexander technique is a rare and wonderful thing. It is rare inasmuch as that it is a skill which, unlike many others, has truly life altering consequences. It has helped me, and continues to help me, in many facets of my life."
- Joshua K. (Actor)
"Hi Mark, I was in your Alexander Technique workshop and just wanted to say thank you! What I learned is making a huge impact. What I'm noticing the most is that my lower back pain is practically non-existent now. Usually when I walk around the city long enough, for example, it starts to hurt, but I've recently gone on multi-hour treks, and it's been totally fine! I also feel lighter, and more aware of my body alignment. It's incredible. I'm really happy with the things you taught us. :) All the best, and thanks again."
-Giovanna. L (Actor and Musician)
“I originally went in to work with breath technique, what also came up was the recurring pain of an old hip injury, and knee problems as a jogger. Working with fundamental concepts gradually addressed it all. Mark is a very patient and thorough teacher, and is always able to describe a concept in a way that any individual can understand. He is always encouraging and is confident in everyone’s potential.”
– Shannon S. (Professional Musician)
“I worked with Mark while training for a summer of two Ultra-marathons. I was experiencing knee pain after long training runs and was becoming very concerned I would not be able to compete. Within a very short period, I was running not only pain free, but more efficiently than I ever had, finishing in the top 10% of both races. I highly recommend working with Mark.”
– Kevin W. (Project Manager and Ultra Endurance Athlete)
"It was a fantastic workshop. I've been struggling with a tight neck and hip issue, the lying down exercise helped me feel release and train my shoulders to relax back."
- Lorraine C. (Workshop Participant, 2018)
"This technique helped me to re-align myself. I felt freer when engaging (in acting) and definitely will strive to incorporate this into my daily life and work. Thank-you!"
- Pepper P. (Workshop Participant, 2018)