Judith Muir M.M. M.AmSAT., is a senior Alexander Technique teacher with thirty years of international experience. Originally from the UK where she trained with Walter Carrington, one of the most influential Alexander Technique teachers in the world, she moved to the USA and became a founding member of the American Society of Alexander
Teachers (AmSAT), as well as Vice-Chair of the American Center for the Alexander Technique, New York. She is currently Director of an AmSAT approved teacher training course and has helped train students to become certified teachers of the Alexander Technique on three continents. Her past and present students include members of the New York Philharmonic Orchestra, New York ity Opera, flutist Sir James Galway, and actors Greta Scacchi and Chris Noth.
For twelve years she taught Alexander Technique at Bard College as Associate Professor of Theatre, having previously taught at the Actors’ Movement Studio in New York City, Rutgers University’s Mason Gross School of the Arts, and the Powerhouse Theatre Apprentice Program, Vassar College.
She is strongly committed to developing her teaching and over the years has explored and incorporated many holistic approaches in her work. These include the birthing trauma and breath work of Robert Fulford DO; the evolutionary development procedures of Raymond Dart MD; and most especially, the work of holistic medical pioneer John Diamond MD, with whom she has personally trained for the last fourteen years in the Diamond Path of Life. This is an integrated system of healing based on Dr. Diamond’s fifty years of research and clinical observation in the areas of orthodox and complementary medicine (especially psychiatry and acupuncture), the humanities, holism and the arts. She teaches Diamond Path Wellness, Diamond Meditation and the Diamond-Dart Meridian Sequence.
Her background as a professional musician gives her an insider’s perspective on many of the issues faced by performers and strongly influences her teaching. Trained at Manhattan School of Music and The Royal Academy of Music, London, she is a distinguished clarinetist who has performed classical and jazz concerts internationally, including Carnegie Hall, St. Martin’s in the Fields, London, and Wigmore Hall in London. She is Director of Programs at the Institute for Music and Health in the Hudson Valley, New York.