"When I first met Morgan, I was dealing with a number of physical issues. I was exhausted all the time, and had recently been prescribed muscle relaxants to alleviate the tension in my jaw, neck, and back. This tension was constant, and I was dealing with headaches, fatigue, and pain on a daily basis. And I was only 27 years old! In addition, I am a singer and actress and the tension had very adverse effects on my voice. Working with Morgan, first in a group class, and then in private sessions, was a huge turning point in my life. Not only did I lose much of the tension in my body and voice, I also started sleeping better. I noticed a huge improvement in my singing, and had much more freedom of movement. After a month or two of study, I no longer needed to use the muscle relaxants. I always look forward to sessions with Morgan because she is so smart and kind. Somehow, I leave each session more energetic than when I came in. That is a testament to both the Alexander Technique, and the joy Morgan has for teaching."
—Allison C., Actor and Writer
"I came to see Morgan because I had been experiencing pain and discomfort in my wrists and shoulders, and I also wanted to become more efficient and fluid in the physical activities I do (like playing drums). Before working with Morgan, I was not really aware of what my body was doing, I carried unnecessary tension in my muscles, and my sense of standing up straight was wrong. After working closely with Morgan, she helped me get more in tune with my body, pointing out (much to my surprise) all the tension I've been holding onto. After 10 lessons, I have found a new (and correct) sense of standing up tall that gives me a boost of confidence, and I have learned to relax my wrists and shoulders to ease pain. I am becoming more aware, not just of my body but also my movements, which makes my drumming better -- my timing has improved! I will be continuing my work with the Alexander Technique, and recommend Morgan to any of my friends who are interested in it."
—Sam T., Drummer
"Atlanta you are very lucky to have Morgan Rysdon as your go to Alexander practitioner. I have been receiving Alexander work for over 20 years so I have had various teachers. Morgan is by far one of the best. My former teacher taught Morgan and I am amazed at how perceptive and kind she is. I was having some neck impingement issues and after working with Morgan for several sessions my impingement was gone. Alexander work is subtle and yet very powerful in forming better habits in using our bodies. We really can control a lot more than we think and having an experienced Alexander practitioner like Morgan will help us use our bodies better which then helps to relieve stress."—Marie Papp, Professional photographer + stylist for J.Hilburn
"Morgan helped me become aware of my head. I know that at first sounds funny, but she truly did. In becoming aware of the head/neck relationship and in applying basic principles or methods of the Alexander Technique with Morgan's guidance for everyday activities like sitting, standing, and walking, I was able to do these things a whole lot easier and I experienced a reduction in neck strain and discomfort."
I am a classically-trained singer and I found the learned principles to have direct implications in my own singing and teaching. I am so glad I met Morgan and I can highly recommend her as a teacher because of her knowledge, warmth and patient persistence. Wow, what a difference working with Morgan has made in my professional life and overall health!"
— Tami P., Classically-Trained Singer + Voice Teacher
"Before I was introduced to the Alexander Technique, I had resigned myself to the fact that the chronic pain in my neck and shoulders were something that I had to learn to cope with. Through the Alexander Technique and my work with Morgan, I have learned not only how to hold myself more effectively, but also to identify when I have reverted back to old ‘bad habits’, and eliminate the daily, ongoing pain I used to deal with. The Alexander Technique is a terrific alternative to chiropractic or other more invasive medical care for pain and back issues. Morgan is an intuitive and empathetic teacher – she reads her student’s temperaments and physical concerns and tailors her communication to those needs. Most importantly, Morgan is not just an unbelievably talented teacher of the Alexander technique; she is truly invested in the health, well-being and improvement of her students."
—Corrie H., Lawyer and Equestrian