have worked for many years in the jewelry industry as a metalsmith,
stone-setter and gemologist. The precise fine-motor skills and concentration required for
this detailed work can be just as demanding as hard physical labor.
Thankfully, the Alexander Technique has helped me to relieve and prevent
pain and injury associated with this work.
I particularly enjoyed teaching gemology and jewelry-fabrication to professionals and lay
people of all ages. I also
spent many years teaching art and crafts to pre-school and
elementary-school kids in non-traditional schools.
As a learner, teacher and parent, the acquisition and furthering of skill
continues to fascinate me on a daily basis. I am convinced that the
Alexander Technique is uniquely suited to providing the pre-requisite
skills of using one’s own self that ensures productive practice of any
I was certified as an Alexander Technique teacher in 2008 and find
teaching it to be deeply gratifying. I continue to pursue my
professional development by participating in workshops with veteran
teachers and weekly work-exchanges with colleagues. I am a member of the
American Society for the Alexander Technique (AmSAT) and currently
serve on the AmSAT Journal editorial team.
Claire Rechnitzer is certified by the American Society for the Alexander Technique (AmSAT) and teaches in the greater Cincinnati area.