Alexander Technique at the ATMA® Centre

AmSat re-approval is pending for the training course in Boulder,Colorado in April 202O.

For further information concerning the training course contact Sumi Komo

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Private lessons and Workshops are offered on a regular basis

What is the Alexander Technique?

The Alexander Technique was developed well over 100 years by F.M Alexander in Sydney, Australia. It helps us become aware of our psycho-physical habits in movement and stillness. The conscious awareness that awakens in us through the practice of Alexander Technique reveals the physical, mental and emotional conditioning that is both unconscious and habitual and thereby restricts our ability to fully experience our lives as integrated, joyful, loving and peaceful human beings.

The Alexander Technique helps develop poise by organizing the body by means of the primary control. This is a very specific and subtle relationship between the head, neck and back.

Relieving backpain

The British Medical Journal back pain study shows 85% reduction in back pain through lessons in the Alexander Technique. 579 patients were involved in this multi-center clinical trial, which is one of the few major studies to show significant long-term benefits for patients with chronic non-specific low-back pain. One year after the trial started and following 24 Alexander Technique lessons the number of days in pain fell by 85% compared with the control group. The average number of activities limited by back pain had fallen by 42%.

How can I learn?

Introductory Lecture-Demonstrations are beneficial in learning about and getting a first taste of the Alexander Technique. The way to learn is through private lessons. The work is experiential and done with hands-on by the teacher, and fully clothed. A chair (or meditation cushion), a table & a mirror are all used in a lesson in order to give feedback and assist in learning.

We offer full certification, three year internationaly approved AmSAT training course. Ms. Komo has been training alexander teachers for almost 30 years

Please see our training course brochure for more information on the program.

Colin Egan and Sumi Komo brought AT to Colorado from UK in 1987 and started their training course: and started the first training program in Boulder, CO in September of 1990.


I highly recommend her work to anyone who is ready for a profound deep healing experience that will change your life and free you up to be the highest version of yourself.

~ Adrienne Cobb, Portland, OR.

Sumi has made a huge difference in my chronic back pain. Her sure hands and clear instructions have allowed me to remember what it feels like to have a "normal" back without pain. What a gift! Before I saw her it was very difficult to find any position that didn't cause me discomfort. But now I can sit or stand comfortably. I continue to work with her to change my old habits. She has helped me find correct ways of sitting at my desk and in my car, which is extremely helpful! She has a delightful personality. I enjoy being with her and feel like I am in a nurturing environment whenever I see her.

~ Pattie Logan-Olson

Colin Egan and Sumi Komo brought the Alexander technique to Colorado in 1987.
In 1990 they started the 1st AmSat approved training program in Colorado.
They trained and certified the following people from 1990to 1999

Maedee Dupres
Carol Toensing 
Mary Misken (partial training at ATI-C)
Don Tabor 
Diann Sichel
Gene Gebauer
Joanna Minguay
Trina Jacobson ( finished and certified  elsewhere)
Chris Schilling ( finished and certified elsewhere)
Kathy Goodhew
Vicki Rodgers
Christy Harris
Kris Sutton
Nada Diachenko
Jill Nackie
Victoria Valencia

Sumi Komo,MFA Dance opened the ATMA(R) Centre in 1999 in Austin, Texas and trained the following people between 1999 and 2017:

Russ Taylor
Ann Bogaev
Eliza Thomas
Donna Martin  
James Geraci   
Lucinda Meredith, DMA
Don Jolly
Theresa Ford (Waiver Review Process)
Anna Jennings 
Dr.David Snyder
Karolina Syrovatkava, DMA
Paula Gruber 
Leah Wellman Stein
Alice Moore 
Brendan Ryan
Raine St.Claire
Dr.Steven Brennfleck

Now Ms.Komo-Egan is reopening her teacher training course in Colorado in April 2020.
Please contact her directly for more information concerning application process. 512.797.0018