Michael Protzel began Alexander Technique lessons in 1980 at age 30 with chronic back pain, the culmination of a lifetime of injuries that were getting progressively worse.
After two years of private lessons, he entered a four year Alexander Technique teacher-training program. He was certified to teach in 1986 by the London-based Society of Teachers of the Alexander Technique (STAT) and in 1987 by the North American Society of Teachers of the Alexander Technique (NASTAT), which has since been renamed the American Society for the Alexander Technique (AmSAT). Michael was NASTAT News Editor from 1989 to 1995. From 2001 to 2009 he was Chair of AmSAT's Professional Conduct Committee. In 1995, Michael was the recipient of NASTAT's first Distinguished Service Award
Michael teaches individuals and small groups in the New York City metropolitan area.
Michael is involved in other long-term self-observation processes in addition to the Alexander Technique, including Psychoanalysis, Tai Chi/Qigong, Carl Stough's Breathing Coordination, Peter Grunwald's vision work, juggling and the study of jazz guitar. In addition to teaching, Michael is President and CEO of Gann Law Books, Inc., one of the few remaining independent law publishers in the United States. Gann Law Books publishes state-specific (primarily New Jersey) legal treatises, containing incisive and comprehensive analysis of a particular field of law.
Michael may be contacted at - firstname.lastname@example.org