Alexander Technique Canada
The Canadian Society of The Alexander Technique


What We Do

The Canadian Society of Teachers of the F.M Alexander Technique (CANSTAT) is a Canadian not-for-profit corporation that leads efforts to support the Alexander Technique across Canada.


Founded in 1981, CANSTAT maintains Canadian standards for Alexander Technique teacher training, membership, and practice. In addition, CANSTAT fosters affiliation with similar Alexander Technique credentialing bodies worldwide; promotes public awareness, understanding, and access to the Alexander Technique; and furthers Alexander Technique research and professional development. 

Mission and Vision

To support the Alexander Technique to become a continuously developing, healthy profession in Canada.  One with an open, sharing, collaborative culture of teachers whose work is recognized by the public, and health, education, and arts organizations as: A modern, powerful, and practical approach that enhances health and well-being; an essential aspect of artistic training and performance across Canada; a source of further discovery for the full embodiment and development of human potential.


CANSTAT is an educational, nonsectarian, nondiscriminatory organization. CANSTAT is a member of the Alexander Technique Affiliated Societies (ATAS) and upholds the values and by-laws shared and agreed upon between ATAS organizations worldwide.

Executive Council and Board of Directors

The executive Council of CANSTAT is a volunteer board that oversees all operation and acts as its official Board of Directors.

President: Heather Campbell

Secretary: Pamela Jeffrey

Treasurer: Michael Mah

Committees and Representatives

CANSTAT volunteer committees and representatives are an essential support that further the foundation and reach of the Alexander Technique in Canada and beyond.

Professional Conduct Committee
Marta Hunter, Johanna Godliman, and Sharon Blair-Chow

Teacher Training Committee
Brigitte Caron, Elaine Kopman, Gabriella Minnes Brandes, and Marta Hunter

RES Representative for Insurance
Hélène Bellemare and Sarah Russell

Website Representative
Michael Mah

Alexander Technique Affiliated Societies (ATAS) Representative
Heather Campbell

Information Technology (IT) Representative
Michael Mah 

Chair, Advisory Committee
Mary Travaglini 

Administrative Director
Mary Travaglini 

Special Thanks...

CANSTAT has a rich history of volunteers.  Although many are not recognized here due to loss of historical documentation, the following people deserve special thanks for service to CANSTAT and the Alexander Technique in Canada:

(*In alphabetical order)
(*Please check back soon, this list is being updated!)

Bob Schweitzer, David Owen, Elaine Kopman, Emily Sun, Gabriella Minnes Brandes, Gary Labovitz, Heather Campbell, Heather Walker, Howard Bockner, Johanna Godliman, Lawrence Smith, Malcolm Balk, Mark Vasak, Marta Hunter, Mei Lee, Nancy Sicsic, Pat Daniels, Paula Althouse, Simon Ghiberti, Steven Glassman, Wilma Mosmans, and many more...