The F Matthias Alexander Trust

Aims

The F Matthias Alexander Trust is a registered charity (no. 802856) which was established in 1991 in order to advance the education of the general public in the Alexander Technique and to promote research and study into all aspects of the Technique.

The Trust is affiliated to the Society of Teachers of the Alexander Technique (STAT).

If you wish to support the Trust by making a donation or offering support in some fashion please contact the Trust directly.

Contact the Trust

You can email the Trust.

You can write to the Trust as follows:

The Secretary
The F. Matthias Alexander Trust
c/o STAT
Linton House 1st floor
39-51 Highgate Road
London NW5 1RT

At about the age of 45, I began to experience severe pain in both of my knees. I was told I had damaged the cartilage, initially caused by the use of a kicking strap on a sailing dinghy, and made worse by many years of beagling, and to stop beagling or risk ending up in a wheelchair. A few years later a friend suggested the Alexander Technique. At first I was very sceptical, but had also reached the stage where I was ready to try virtually any means to solve the problem. A few weeks after my first lesson, I had gone out beagling, but only walking. Some hounds had separated from the main pack and the Master asked a friend to go and bring them back. As the friend ran past me, he asked me to accompany him in order to help him. I was amazed I could run without any pain whatsoever. My back pain had also almost completely disappeared although it remained a small problem for a while. If the pain recurred, I would almost immediately lie down to apply the Technique. It is now many years since I last had back pain. I am now 75 years old and still go out beagling.

Chris Walsh
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