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The videos listed below will give you some idea of her teaching style towards the end of her life, including her emphasis on students taking responsibility for themselves, her use of a wide range of activities as frameworks within which to teach the Alexander Technique, the power and delicacy of her hands and much more.

These videos were taken from about 35  hours of raw footage that include a great deal more valuable material. To inquire about purchasing DVDs of this footage, click here: marjoriebarstow.com/videoavailability

Watch a very short introduction to the Alexander Technique by Marjorie:

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Video of Marjorie teaching in 1986:

View a growing collection of short video clips showing Marj’s teaching toward the end of her life

When most of these last videos were shot in 1990 ,1991 and 1992, Marj was well over 90 and suffering from severe osteoporosis which limited her ability to reach her full height. Despite that, her movements were as fluid as ever. In Alexander Technique jargon, her conditions of use had diminished with age, but her manner of use – and with that, the power and clarity of her touch – was at its peak.* During this workshop, she taught for 6 hours a day – mostly standing on her feet – for seven straight days!)

*Click here for more on conditions and manner of use.