John A Baron
John has a creative arts and business background. He was a professional actor for ten years working in theater, film and television in England, Scotland and Europe. Later he launched his own publishing company in London, Marketing Media.
In 1982 he was persuaded by the Director of the London School for Alexander Technique to enroll in the three-year full time Teacher Training Program. John completed his training in June 1985 and was admitted as a full member to the Society of Teachers of the Alexander Technique, STAT.
In February 1986, John moved to Rome, Italy to establish a private practice teaching the Alexander Technique. Within six months, he had established a full practice working with musicians, chronic pain patients and people from all walks of life. John led many workshops in Italy, Germany and England during his “European” period of teaching the Technique.
In 1992, John moved to the Bay Area, established his private practice in Sausalito, and became a Director of The Alexander Educational Center. Since then he has worked with a wide range of organizations including: Cal State Hayward, Fireman’s Fund Insurance, the San Francisco Ballet, the Esalen Institute, the Sundance Institute, Google Inc., and the San Francisco Opera.
His more recent articles have been published in Somatics Magazine and in The Journal of Critical Psychology, Counseling and Psychotherapy.