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AmSAT certified teachers

Claudia Wald is a Nationally Certified Alexander Technique teacher offering individual lessons and classes in the Bronxville/Yonkers area of Westchester County, New York.  She also offer Alexander Technique lessons and classes at Hoff-Barthelson Music School in Scarsdale, New York, a nationally recognized community music school, where she also teaches voice lessons.  She has a Bachelor’s and Master’s Degrees in Vocal Performance from Indiana University.

Claudia Wald


Carol Stozier


Carol MacCallum Strozier, M. STAT; M. AmSAT B.M., Instr. Mus. Ed.; M.M., Fl. Performance

Carol began her Alexander Technique life by studying privately with Evelyn Tingle while living in Glasgow, Scotland and attending the Royal Scottish Academy of Music and Drama, Scottish Music Dept. Training at the Cumbria Alexander Technique Training Centre in Kendal, England followed.

Ms. Strozier was certified and registered by the parent Society for Teachers of the Alexander Technique in 2006. In addition, Carol gained membership in the American Society of Teachers of the Alexander Technique upon her return to New York in 2007.


Ms. Strozier maintains teaching studios in Valhalla, New York; Royal Oak, Michigan and Port Huron, Michigan. She enjoys teaching the Technique to people coming from all walks of life.

Eve Silver is an ACAT and AmSAT certified Alexander Technique Teacher who works with individuals and small groups in Rye, NY and in Union Square in NYC. Her practice in Rye is scheduled weekly on Tuesdays at 31 Purchase Street.


Eve has been a part of the Westchester community for the past 22 years – raising her three children in Larchmont.  Throughout the years, she has been very involved in community development and volunteer work.  She has earned postgraduate certifications in both Yoga and Interior Design. Eve holds an undergraduate BS/BA degree in finance from Boston University.

Eve Silver


Mary Padilla comes to the Alexander Technique from bio-medicine (PhD, University of Chicago,; DVM, Cornell University) via the performing arts.  A graduate of ATNYC, she is an AmSAT-certified teacher.  In individual experiential sessions she teaches how to make the cognitive shift from analytical to non-verbal thinking that underlies psycho-physical decompression.

Mary Padilla


Charlotte Okie has been teaching the Alexander Technique for 27 years. After graduating from the American Center for the Alexander Technique in NYC she joined the faculty there while maintaining a private practice in NYC and Westchester County . She  taught privately and in various schools in Hong Kong from 1991 to 1994. Since then she has been teaching privately and in groups in Westchester County. She also has been teaching in the drama division of the Juilliard School in NYC since 2008, and in the Tish School of the Arts at NYU since 2012. She teaches privately in Pleasantville NY.

Charlotte Oakie


Joan Frost


Joan Frost has been teaching the Alexander Technique for more than 30 years, having been certified at The American Center for the Alexander Technique (ACAT) in New York City in 1983. She has been on the senior faculty of ACAT, training teachers, since 1987 and was Director of Teacher Certification from 2001-2008. Joan has taught the Technique at The Juilliard School, at Sarah Lawrence College, and at The New School. For many years she was a presenter for The Arthritis Foundation and over the past four years has taught locally in association with Spine Options, a medical facility focused on non-surgical treatment of low back pain in White Plains. Joan has a private practice in Fairfield County, Connecticut in addition to teaching in Manhattan and in Westchester County.


Joy Jacobson has been teaching the Alexander Technique for over 20 years. She has a background in dance and has been in the fitness field for over 25 years teaching individual and group exercise classes. Currently she teaches older adult fitness, tai chi, and the MELT method. 


She maintains a private Alexander Technique practice in Mamaroneck, NY, and also teaches group classes through several local continuing education programs. Her goal is to empower people with ways to be active, pain free and feeling fantastic as they age.

Joy Jacobson


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Dan Cayer

NYC & Westchester

Dan Cayer is a Westchester based teacher and writer who is committed to helping others change habitual patterns, find freedom from pain, and create a sane relationship with their body. He received his teaching certification from The American Center for the Alexander Technique. He is a longtime meditator and trained instructor. After a serious injury left Dan unable to work or take care of himself, he began studying the Alexander Technique. His return to health, as well as his deep experience with the physical, mental, and emotional aspects of pain, inspired him to help others. Dan now teaches an integration of mindfulness and the Alexander Technique as a method of recovering balance and well-being. 


He teaches in Mount Kisco, Peekskill, and Midtown Manhattan. Dan was awarded a Fulbright scholarship and his writing has appeared on Elephant Journal, The Good Men Project, and Pain Pathways magazine.


Karla Booth

Mt. Kisco

Karla Booth, M.AmSAT, is certified senior teacher of the Alexander Technique graduating from The American Center for the Alexander Technique in New York City in 1990.  With a background in dance and bodywork she has continued to perform and work with dancers, musicians and actors. Teaching workshops at SweetBriar College, Julliard, Port Townsend, and AT for Actors in NYC.  She has also taught workshops on the Alexander Technique to groups of professionals in Sweden (The Swedish Association of Registered Physiothearpists, Physiotherapists of Kristianstad Hospital), Australia (Parlimentary Staff) and the United Kingdom.


With a private practice in Westchester and Putnam, NY Karla works with a diverse population enjoying working with musicians as well as young teens and older adults with postural problems or anyone wishing to find more "ease" in their everyday life.

Alum and Co-Founder

Judith Stern MA, PT , M.AMSAT is a certified by AmSAT( American Society for the Alexander Technique) and a licensed Physical Therapist. She has had an Alexander teaching practice in Rye, N.Y. for the past 30 years. Judy is a Senior Faculty member at ACAT-NYC, where she completed her training in 1987. 

Although Judy has retired from private practice she is still involved in the Alexander Community teaching workshops and mentoring teachers as well as remaining active in the national (AmSAT) and international Alexander Technique Associations.


Judy Stern


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