ACAT/Hope Martin

ACAT SENIOR FACULTY (2007–present)

"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."


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


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)


  • 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 


  • 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)


  • 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)