Wes H., Client of Victoria Hyatt

“I wish to highly endorse Victoria Hyatt as an Alexander Technique/Physical therapist professional. She does an excellent job of devoting her efforts in helping each and every one of her clients on an individual basis. Very personable, but determined, Victoria passionately strives to obtain the maximum results for each of her clients. Using her intellect and vast experience, you can count on Victoria to bring her “A” game to each and every coaching sessions. In essence, Victoria is an outstanding Alexander Technique coaching professional!”

Peter S., Client of Victoria Hyatt

“Victoria has given me a new perspective on what “sitting down” and “standing up” means. I have felt the tightness of everyday life leave my body as I “unlearn” the unnecessary movements and tension that don’t serve us. I highly recommend for anyone who is suffering from body pain or just interested in opening the next level of body awareness and health. I didn’t come with a problem or pain but have left a more balanced and relaxed person. I would recommend to anyone and have already had many friends and family become clients.”

Taylor D., Client of Victoria Hyatt

“We use the Alexander Technique to complement the long-term management of our ten-year-old’s scoliosis.  The Alexander Technique helps connect his mind with his body, and Ms. Victoria Hyatt is an exceptionally observant teacher who continually listens and adapts her guidance to a growing and changing pupil.  The Technique helps him find how to make his daily exercise regimen and recreational sport more effective in strengthening and coordinating his body.  Our son is a fully active, sports-loving kid whose long-term prognosis has improved dramatically.”

Charles G., Client of Victoria Hyatt

“During my music studies at various universities I had heard from several of my teachers about the benefits of Alexander Technique to improve the coordination while playing the instrument. I started taking lessons with Victoria Hyatt, and I found the Alexander Technique so beneficial to improve my posture and coordination. I also experienced more ease and flexibility in my movements.

Victoria is a very engaging teacher. It is not easy for me to change habitual movements, but Victoria finds so many different ways of support, by giving very clear instructions, working with different images, and through light hands-on contact. This is a fascinating journey to find ways to improve the use of the body and to find an increasing ease of movement.”

Gail King, PT, MS, Backtec Orthopedic & Sports Physical Therapy, New York, NY

“When, in spite of my instruction, a patient is having difficulty understanding how to make changes in habitual movement patterns or has a profession with particular physical demands, I typically suggest the Alexander Technique. I have found it very helpful for patients who have low body awareness or who have trouble relaxing. Improvement in these areas facilitates many physical therapy modalities, especially cervical spine joint mobilization.”

Barry M. Scheinfeld, MD, Specialist in Rehabilitation Medicine and Pain Management, Community General Hospital, Harris, NY

I recommend people to the Alexander Technique who have not improved with traditional rehabilitative therapies. Part of their pain may be due to posture and the improper use of their bodies. Many people who have neck or back pain and have gone through heat, ultrasound and massage with no relief can be helped by learning the Alexander Technique. It definitely works. Nothing works for everyone. As one well-versed in using physical therapy and biofeedback, I know how valuable this technique is. I highly recommend it.”

Jill Sanders, DO, New York, NY

“In addition to its physiologic and musculoskeletal benefits, the Alexander Technique is extremely helpful in relieving the psychological states of depression and anxiety that so often accompany chronic pain and disease. It is my belief, based on professional experience, that the Alexander Technique should be part of all preventative health and education programs. It is as basic as good nutrition.” 

John H.M. Austin, MD, Professor Emeritus of Radiology, Columbia University Medical Center, New York, NY

“Habitual patterns of scrunched and tense use of the body are so engrained in our lives that the concept may seem extraordinary that unlearning these patterns can actually relieve pain and discomfort–but lessons in the Alexander Technique not only succeed for many people, they also allow a welcome sense of new ease in performance of all physical activities, e.g., playing a sport, using a computer keyboard, or playing a musical instrument. Research in which I have been involved has also shown enhanced strength of the muscles of breathing after a course of lessons.”

Jack Stern, MD, PhD, Neurosurgical Group of Westchester, White Plains, NY

“The Alexander Technique stresses unification in an era of greater and greater medical specialization. Its educational system teaches people how to best use their bodies in ordinary action to avoid or reduce unnecessary stress and pain. It enables clients to get better faster and stay better longer. This is undoubtedly the best way to take care of the back and alleviate back pain.”

Harold Wise, MD, PC, New York, NY

“The Alexander Technique remains the best of the self-care strategies to prevent the sequel of poor posture and poor breathing.”