HOPE MARTIN, ACAT '87

ACAT/Hope Martin

ACAT SENIOR FACULTY (2007–present)
ACAT ASSOCIATE FACULTY (1998–2007)
ACAT VOLUNTEER FACULTY (1987–1998)

"The Alexander Technique has been the foundation of my entire adult life. It has given me the tools I need to know myself, understand my habits, access my innate ease and wellbeing, and to trust in my own wisdom. I discovered resources I never knew I had. I am passionate about teaching this work – both in the Teacher Certification program at ACAT, and to the general public. I delight in helping others discover their own wealth through these profound principles."

TRAINED UNDER

Judith Liebowitz, Deborah Caplan, Pearl Ausubel, Sarnie Ogus, Barbara Ken

TEACHING EXPERIENCE

Private Practice since 1987
Group Classes:

  • Faculty, Shambhala Meditation Center (New York City, 1995–present)
  • Faculty, New York Open Center (New York City, 1991–present)
  • Eileen Fisher (2008–09)
  • Faculty, Sarah Lawrence College Theatre Department (Bronxville, NY, 2003)
  • The Learning Annex (2000–03)
  • Faculty, Lucy Moses School for Music and Dance (New York City, 1999–2003)
  • Olive Leaf Wholeness Center (2000–02)
  • Faculty, Turtle Bay Music School (New York City, 1997–2000)
  • Faculty, Sommerakademie Griechenland (two-week residential course) (Zakynthos, Greece , 1998–99)
  • Faculty, Internationale Tanzwochen Wien  (Vienna, Austria, 1997–98)
  • Rasa Yoga Center (1995–98)
  • 92nd Street YM-YMHA (1990–91)
  • Bernadette’s Fitness Salon (1990)

VISITING FACULTY/PRESENTER

  • Shambhala Centers: Albany, Atlanta, Baltimore, Boulder, Chicago, Davis, Halifax, Philadelphia, New York, San Francisco
  • Shambhala Mountain Center
  • Karme Choling Retreat Center
  • Zen Center of NY
  • Zen Mountain Monastery, Mt. Tremper, NY
  • Garrison Institute
  • Omega Institute
  • Colgate-Palmolive Company
  • Klavierhaus
  • Random House Publishers
  • SHARE (Self-Help for Women with Breast Cancer)
  • Sky Lake Lodge, Rosendale, NY
  • The New School
  • The Rockwell Group
  • Wagner College
  • Windhorse Farm, Nova Scotia 

CONFERENCES/PRESENTATIONS

  • Transforming Trauma Initiative, Garrison Institute (2009)
  • Garrison Institute Staff Retreat (2005)
  • AmSAT ACGM co-presented w/ Daniel Singer on Alexander and Spirituality (1999)
  • AmSAT ACGM presentation on Alexander applied to meditation practice (1995)
  • The Dancer's Union (Barcelona, 1992)

POST-GRADUATE STUDY

  • Barbara Kent (1987–present); Andrea Hanson (1987–92); Rika Cohen (1995–2002)
  • Bi-monthly hands-on exchanges with colleagues Kim Jessor and Joan Frost (1995–present)
  • Close student, attendant and cook for Pema Chodron (1993–present)
  • 2-year Advanced Training in Whole Body Focusing with Kevin McKevenue and Karen Whalen (2013–15)
  • DART Procedures, Joan and Alex Murray (2009)
  • Focusing Training with Ann Weiser Cornell and Glenn Fleisch (2009–11)
  • Focusing Trainer since 2010
  • Post Graduate Shambhala Teacher Training (2009)
  • The Art of Breathing, Jessica Wolf (2006)
  • The Art of Group Teaching, Meade Andrew (2006, 2016)
  • Breathing Coordination, Carl Stough (1997)
  • Shambhala Teacher Training and Assistant Director Training (1996)
  • Meditation Instructor Training (1994)
  • Shambhala Vajradhatu Seminary (1992)
  • Anatomy Workshop, David Gorman (1988)
  • Teaching Alexander Technique to Actors, Julliard, Judy Liebowitz (1987)
  • The Healing Foundation and Professional Arts Guild (New York City, 1984–89)