Sally Shepherd's Extended Interview

    "I was actually introduced to the Alexander Technique by a massage therapist!"

    Sally is the newest Alexander Technique Teacher, and she is a great addition to our Mettler Family! Get to know her a little more by reading her interview answers! 

    1. Sally Alexander Technique TeacherHow were you first introduced to Alexander Technique?
      I was actually introduced to the Alexander Technique by a massage therapist!  After receiving an incredible massage, I asked her how I could learn to give others the kind of experience that she had given to me: that of being helped while at the same time being made to feel utterly accepted. Her reply was that while there was no local institution where I could train in massage, there was a school in Urbana where I could learn to teach the Alexander Technique, another modality that involved helping people, and partly through the power of touch.
    1. How long have you been a student of Alexander? And a teacher?
      In 1999, I became a practice student for a teacher trainee (who I had met in a mindfulness meditation group).  I then joined the training course myself in 2001, and received my teaching certificate in 2003.
    1. What is one food you refuse to eat?
    1. What are your hobbies?
      Walking, reading, art, meditation, spending time with my family, friends, and animals. I also volunteer for a great local organization—Sistering CU—which supports families who have recently had babies.
    1. Would you say you are more of an extrovert or introvert?
      Introvert for sure.
    1. What is one place to travel on your bucket list?
    1. If you could have only one of the 5 senses, which one would you choose and why?
      That's just impossible! But, if I had to rank them, I guess either touch or sight would be at the top.
    1. If you came back in a next life as an animal, which animal would you want to be and why?
      A bird of some sort, perhaps—I would love to be able to fly! Oh, but then, my dogs and cats have had pretty wonderful lives—playing and exploring, being loved, cared-for, petted, and told numerous times a day how utterly wonderful they are!


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