“A superb teacher, Carol Boggs brings extensive knowledge about anatomy, the musculature and body movement to her work with clients. She is helping me undo years of habits that limit freedom of motion. Carol observes closely as I try different tasks. By a variety of means, including clear verbal analysis, she instructs me in what I need to change. She may personally demonstrate the best way to function, or use hands-on guidance till I am able to move with greater ease and without pain. Her competence, patience, warm personality and humor make it a pleasure to work with her.”
– Helen Petersberger, retired, grandmother of two-year-old
Carol Boggs is an Alexander Technique teacher M.AmSAT, Laban Movement Analyst CMA, and Massage Therapist LMT, with B.S. and M.A. degrees in Dance. Carol has been teaching the Alexander Technique in private practice since 1980. She has joined faculties for AT residential courses in the USA, Japan, and the Caribbean, and has offered AT classes for both the Vocal Studies and Dance Departments at George Mason University.
In 2003 and 2005, respectively, she completed the year-long postgraduate courses, “The Art of Breathing” with Jessica Wolf and “The Carrington Way of Working” with John Nicholls. Carol has also studied “The Art of Swimming” developed by AT teacher Steven Shaw.
With a strong movement and dance background and a recent keen interest in the interface between Dr. Stephen Levin’s biotensegrity and the AT, she has developed AT teaching materials for demonstrating principles of tensegrity as they apply to understanding support in the body. She is a professional member of ABMP and ISMETA and is a certified teaching member of AmSAT. She served on the AmSAT Board of Directors 2012-2014 and was Board Chair 2013-2014.
In 2012, Carol completed training and was certified as a 3-D Workout, Level 1 Instructor, by founder Dianne Woodruff. She completed Level II training and certification in 2014. 3-D Workout is an exercise program geared toward fascial fitness using three-dimensional movement sequences to support whole body integration, targeted stretching, and light-weight strength training.
Since 1994, Carol’s AT teaching has been significantly informed by her study of Continuum with Emilie Conrad. The importance of fluid resiliency and supple tissue plasticity are key concepts that partner well with principles of tensegrity.
In addition to her Alexander Technique teaching practice, Carol is also a practicing massage therapist with an emphasis on restoring tissue resilience, tension relief, and deep relaxation. She appreciates the ability to offer a variety of services to her clientele including designing and coaching exercise.
“Learning to apply the Alexander Technique in my daily life is one of the best things I have ever done for myself. Through it, I have learned much about myself and how I use my body. I work as a musician, singer, auctioneer, and actor, so how I use my body is of paramount importance to me. Carol’s approach to the Alexander Technique is multifaceted. She has a remarkable understanding of how the body is structured and designed to move, and her wide range of esoteric knowledge backs it up. Her way of teaching is unique in my experience. It combines practical and theoretical knowledge and a gentle “hands on” approach mixed with easy to understand instructions. I clearly remember how good I felt after my very first lesson… it felt like she had somehow helped me to switch on an electrical circuit of youth and vitality which hadn’t been on in quite a while!”
– Steve Little, performing artist and auctioneer
“With wit, compassion, and a solid knowledge of musculoskeletal anatomy, Carol has helped me more successfully rise from a chair, do stairs, and walk with forearm crutches. Despite my illness involving lower extremity spasticity, my movements are more energy efficient and take less of a toll on my joints using the Alexander Technique. Carol’s directions are seemingly subtle, yet the results are substantial.
She is a real gem. I’m very thankful I’ve found her.”
– Deborah Warden, MD
“Due to a work injury, I have suffered from chronic pain in my upper back and neck for many years. With Carol’s help I am relearning correct postural habits, I am having much less pain, much less cracking and popping in my neck and when I went hiking recently, I realized how much better my balance was!
I wish I had known Carol 15 years ago!”
– Jennifer Resta, nurse anesthetist and mother of a four-year-old
photograph by Gail Trost