The Alexander Technique Centre

Suite 110-809 W. 41st Ave Vancouver BC

Phone: 604 6171799

The Alexander Technique is a practical, self-care, educational method for improving awareness, movement and posture. It provides the tools to recognize our habits and patterns of responses so that we can change them. It emphasizes the relationship of the head, neck and back which is fundamental to improved use of the body.

Gaby Minnes Brandes, Ph.D., has been a certified instructor of the Alexander Technique since 1988. She is the owner of the Alexander Technique Centre in Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada. She was the founder and the co-director of the Vancouver School of the Alexander Technique, a CANSTAT certified teacher training program until the school closed in December 2018. Gaby is a member of CANSTAT, STAT, AmSAT and ATI.


Upcoming courses, workshops and conferences:

  • Alexander Technique for Musicians, a 10 week course in the VSO School of Music. Started September 30. Registration through VSO School of Music

  • Julius Caesar at Douglas College. Working with Director Jane Heyman to support acting students towards performance, October 2, 2020

  • Connecting in times of COVID-19: Supporting professional growth through teaching each other. A workshop with Joe Kaplan, as part of Alexander Technique International ACGM, "All together wherever we are", October 15-19, 2020 [Delivered on-line]

  • Fluting with Friends, Alexander Technique and breath, October 5, 2020 [Delivered on-line]

  • Coaching as an Embodied Practice through the Application of Alexander Technique Principles: Colloquium for Trium Group , September 24, 2020 [Delivered on-line]

  • Bach Choir Vancouver, Alexander Technique for Singers, Invited workshop to launch the season, September 15, 2020 [Delivered on-line]

  • Honing the observation skills, a four-week study group delivered on-line, July 2020

  • "Researching the application of Alexander Technique: A journey of professional developmentā€, A lecture at the American Society of Teachers of the Alexander Technique, Boulder, Colorado, June 2020 , [Will be delivered at a later time]