Dr. Mark Erickson - Feldenkrais Method, Physical Therapy
Mark Erickson, PT, MA, DScPT, OSC, and Certified Feldenkrais Practitioner, has been practicing physical therapy since 1983 and integrating The Feldenkrais Method into his practice since 1985, earning certification by the Feldenkrais Guild as a Feldenkrais Practitioner in 1992. Dr. Erickson currently holds an Associate Professor faculty position within the Physical Therapy Program at Florida Gulf Coast University. He has worked with performing artists, developed and directed the University of Wisconsin Performing Arts Outreach Program, and operates a private practice, Insight Physical Therapy, LLC, focusing on body awareness training. He has presented several Feldenkrais courses at the national, state, and regional levels including the Andover Educators International Conference, Columbus State University Schwob School of Music Summerflute, and the University of Wisconsin National Cello Institute emphasizing optimal performance and health through enhanced body awareness.
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Robert Britton - Alexander Technique, San Francisco Conservatory
Robert Britton graduated as an Alexander teacher in 1978. He trained to be an Alexander Teacher with Frank Ottiwell and Giora Pinkas at the Alexander Training Institute in San Francisco.
In addition to his private practice in San Francisco, he has taught the Alexander Technique to musicians at the San Francisco Conservatory of Music since 1984.
He served as chairman of the American Society for the Alexander Technique (AmSAT) from 1997 to 1999.
He has helped train Alexander Technique Teachers since 1988, and now teaches at the Alexander Educational Center in Berkeley. He regularly helps train teachers in Berlin at the Ausbildungszentrum für F.M. Alexander-Technik Berlin as well as other teacher training schools. He contributes to the well being of the international Alexander Technique Affiliated Societies, and the Annual Members Meeting of the Affiliated Societies. Bob has given workshops around the World to Alexander teachers and the public. He currently serves on the board of the International Alexander Technique Congress Association.
He was a faculty member of the Bay Area Summer Opera Training Institute (BASOTI) for 15 years, and was a director of the International Congress of the Alexander Technique in Lugano Switzerland in 2011.
In April of 2012 Bob was awarded a George S. Sarlo Award. The Sarlo Award is given for excellence in teaching in Northern California universities and colleges. He has served as the Chairman of the Complete Musician Department at the San Francisco Conservatory of Music.
He has an extensive background in Buddhist meditation, including ten years of intensive Zen practice.