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Lyn Charlsen Klein

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Lyn Charlsen Klein received her B.A. in English from UCLA in 1965, and studied dance therapy at UCLA under Mary Whitehouse. Lyn trained to teach the Alexander Technique with Frank Ottiwell and Giora Pinkas, completing her Training in 1977.

She began her Alexander work with Shoshana Kaminitz, had lessons with Patrick MacDonald and has had the opportunity to do some work with the Carringtons, Marjorie Barlow, Marjory Barstow, Elisabeth Walker and many other wonderful teachers of many different styles and backgrounds.

She taught AT at Pomona College, Theater Department, at USC in the Theater Department for 14 years, and at California State University Los Angeles for the Music Department for 10 years.

Over her teaching years, Lyn has presented workshops, group classes, lecture demonstrations for musicians, nurses, psychologists, dancers, actors and others.

Lyn has been on the Board of Directors of the Alexander Training Institute of Los Angeles since its inception in 1986 and Director of Training since 1997.



  • Stairs and Chairs
    Exploring walking up and down stairs and sitting and standing in the same workshop provides a basis for looking at 'use' and teaching the principles of the Technique in daily life. While the activities may be different, basic concepts remain the same.
  • Observation, Information - Monologue, Dialogue
    We will experiment with different ways of learning to observe, recognize and identify, describe and give information about habits, for ourselves and with our students, including verbal cues, kinesthetic stimuli, using the mirror, modeling and the combination of these elements.
  • Working with Performers - A Treat and a Challenge
    Helping performers use the Alexander Technique before, during and after they perform can be everything from exhilarating to terrifying. We will look at ways to encourage a student's presence of mind, attention to self, recognition of habit and the willingness to change.