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Laura Kress is an AmSAT certified Alexander Technique teacher with a practice in Los Angeles.


Laura Kress

Founder of designed for poise


Hi! My name is Laura and I'm an AmSAT certified Alexander Technique teacher currently teaching in Los Angeles. I earned my certification at Alexander Training Institute of Los Angeles.

I first discovered the Alexander Technique while studying viola performance at New York University. When it helped me undo years of chronic back pain and more surprisingly gave me greater confidence in myself, I knew I needed to learn as much as I could. I left school to complete a 3 year intensive teacher certification program.

As a teacher I would like to change the way we think about and interact with our bodies on a daily basis. Designed for poise is a platform to discover how we can reach higher potential in anything we do by starting with our natural design for freedom, mobility, creativity, and poise. 

AmSAT (American Society for the Alexander Technique) is the largest professional organization of teachers of the Alexander Technique in the United States. AmSAT maintains the nation's highest standards for teacher training, certification and membership, requiring 1,600 hours of training over a minimum of 3 years at an accredited school.