Robyn Avalon

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Robyn has been a student of FM Alexander's Work for over 40 years. She is the Founding Director of the Contemporary Alexander School, the USA branch of Alexander Alliance International, offering Alexander Technique Teacher Training in Santa Fe, New Mexico, and Portland, Oregon; as well as being on the Core Faculty of the AAI schools in Germany, Switzerland, Austria, France, Japan, and South Korea. In the classical music world, she is head of Musicians' Wellness at the renowned Meadowmount School of Music, and teaches students from the world's leading conservatories. 


In addition to training Alexander teachers, Robyn travels the world offering beginner through graduate workshops in a contemporary presentation of Alexander's Principles. Robyn enjoys the direct application of the Principles of the Work into people’s real lives, working with people while they do whatever they do. Whenever possible, she likes to travel to where people work and play, which has provided decades of rich and colorful teaching experiences: on a snowy mountain top with skiers, at a symphony rehearsal, at a dentist’s side, in a potter’s studio, on a football field, in a professional kitchen, at a horse arena, in a meditation retreat, on the Pilates Reformer, rock climbing in the NM mountains, and more.


In addition to Alexander Workshops, Robyn offers workshops and trainings that support educators in all fields. She is the creator of Living in a Body™: The Quintessential Owner's Guide to Natural Movement. This body mapping professional certification course is offered worldwide, with translations available in English, Japanese, Korean, German and French. 


She also offers an ongoing series of post-graduate workshops, Ways of Knowing, which provide tools for accessing and incorporating intuition and imagination in educational and therapeutic processes.
With her own extensive background in professional theater and dance, Robyn is most at home when offering the Work to many of the world's leading orchestras, chamber ensembles, dance, theater, and opera companies, and circuses. But she is equally comfortable teaching in an Olympic equestrian arena, for the Ladies PGA, at a meeting of the world's top cardiac surgeons or in a gathering of LGQTBIA+ community. Her private practice incorporates a unique blend of Contemporary Alexander, Cranial Sacral, Visceral Unwinding, Deep Imagery, Matrix Energetics®, and a life-long study of varied intuitive skills, to create a unique somatic experience. She enjoys teaching the very young and the very old, the absolute beginners and the masters, and everyone in between.