Erik gets a lesson in 1996 from F.M.Alexander’s niece Marjory Barlow
Erik Bendix is an AmSAT-certified teacher of the Alexander Technique. He trained with Frank Ottiwell, Joan and Alex Murray, and for several months with Walter Carrington. He helped organize the 2001 AmSAT AGM, assisted Vivien Mackie’s work with musicians, and assisted on Vivien and Neil Schapera’s Cincinnati training course for five years. In 2012-13 he helped represent the Technique at the Embodied Mind conferences in Paris and Gargonza, Italy. In 2013-14 he taught Alexander Technique in Taiwan and at Pomona College in California. He is among few teachers trained in both Dart Procedures and Body-Mind Centering®, disciplines that explore how human movement develops. Erik created Ease on Skis, an alpine ski teaching method based on Alexander Technique. Trained as an academic philosopher at Oxford and Princeton, he is a published poet and has taught folk dance worldwide. He lives with his wife in Asheville, North Carolina and credits the Alexander Technique with keeping him vital, flexible, and happy.
Erik Bendix is a wonderful teacher, both in terms of the physical instruction he gives in the lessons and in terms of his insight into how our ways of dealing with life get translated into how we use our bodies.