Elinore Morin

The Alexander Technique

Elinore Morin has been an internationally certified teacher of the Alexander Technique since 1986. She is a senior teaching member of both the Society of Teachers of the Alexander Technique in London and the American Society for the Alexander Technique.

Elinore maintains a lively private teaching practice in East Lansing, Michigan, working with people from all walks of life to enhance their well-being. She is a founding member of the Michigan State University (MSU) College of Music’s Wellness Team and is a frequent guest lecturer on the Alexander Technique throughout the United States. In addition to maintaining an active teaching practice, Elinore is also an invited teacher on several Teacher Training program and offers post-graduate workshops to teachers. Summers frequently find Elinore teaching at music programs, including the International String Workshops, University of Portland’s summer sessions and most recently at Ken Kiesler’s Conducting Retreat at Camp Medomak in Maine.

In addition to her Alexander Technique teaching credentials, Elinore holds a BA degree in Philosophy and Viola from Oberlin (Ohio) College and Conservatory, as well as an MM degree in Viola Performance from Michigan State University. A professional orchestral violist and accomplished vocalist, Elinore applies particular insight into teaching the Alexander Technique to musicians.

“I came to this work seeking relief from tendonitis in both arms that had developed during my conservatory years while training to be a professional violist.  Not only did I recover fully from the tendonitis and resume playing, but I discovered a work that helps us develop our conscious awareness as an empowering tool for change and growth!”


About The Alexander Technique

The Alexander Technique is an educational method that improves mobility, posture, performance, alertness, and can provide relief from chronic stiffness, tension, and stress. In lessons, you learn to recognize the unwanted and unnecessary muscular tension your body has accumulated over your lifetime by identifying the postural habits that aggravate – or even cause – your discomforts.

The first step is learning how to re-establish the natural relationships of the neck, head, and back. This profoundly affects posture, breathing, balance, and coordination. You gradually learn how to move through your daily life with less effort and greater ease. Many people talk of feeling a new sense of “lightness” as their bodies return to the movements that are natural to the body’s structure.

The Alexander Technique is suitable for people of all ages and abilities and can provide benefit to all activities of daily life and chosen pursuits.  It is especially valuable for musicians, dancers, athletes and actors.

Elinore Morin