Welcome

Welcome to the Alexander Technique Center at Cambridge

The Center Offers:

  • Tommy Thompson’s private teaching practice, offering private lessons since 1976.
  • Teacher Training Program in the Alexander Technique, a three-year, 1600 hour residential program, founded in 1983.
  • Tommy’s monthly post-graduate course, open to all certified teachers of the Technique.
  • Workshops for Alexander teachers and the general public.
  • Tommy’s third annual five day post graduate course in August.

A Note From Our Director

The Alexander Technique Center at Cambridge opened its doors in 1976, and since then has welcomed many hundreds of people. Each person comes for a different set of reasons. Musicians, actors, dancers, and athletes come looking to improve their performance while minimizing the risks of repetitive stress injury. Many people come in struggling with chronic pain. Often, they have tried modality after modality, to little avail, and are desperate for help. Trainees come in, already deeply touched by the work of the Technique, eager to become teachers themselves.

The musicians, actors, dancers, and athletes generally do find improvements in their performance and a more sustainable use of themselves in practicing their crafts. Very often, people in chronic pain do find significant relief. Students of the Technique do learn the skills and concepts necessary to teach. But what I find most inspiring and rewarding is that everyone, to a greater or lesser degree, also comes away with a deeper sense of the profound majesty of the potential inherent in each human being. The Technique offers the insight – which takes a lifetime to truly explore and develop – that if we can lessen our commitment to seeing as we usually see, reaching for who we think we need to be, and reacting as we habitually react, then we can be more fully present for ourselves and the people with whom we share our lives.

Welcome to the Alexander Technique Center at Cambridge.

All good blessings,

Tommy Thompson
Director and Founder


If you are interested in an introductory private lesson/consultation or are interested in training as a teacher of the Technique, please contact me at: Tommy@easeofbeing.com or 617-497-2242.


About the Director:

For the past 39 years, Tommy Thompson has taught the Alexander Technique to professional and Olympic athletes, dressage riders, scientists, physicians, corporate and university professionals, musicians, dancers, actors, children and the disabled. He has given close to 400 workshops, seminars and lectures for Alexander teachers, trainees and the general public in 14 countries. Tommy is on the faculty at Harvard University where he teaches the Technique to graduate students enrolled in the Institute for Advanced Theater Training, Harvard University/Moscow Art Theater and the American Repertory Theater. Read Tommy’s full bio.

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