Sherry Berjeron, M.AmSAT has spent 39,000 hours teaching the Alexander Technique, helping people learn to move without pain; improve sleep; work with addictions, PTSD, and anxiety; and gain a new freedom to experience the use of the body at peak competence and skill. In her 40-year career, she has been the Founding Director of the Pacific Institute for the Alexander Technique, trained Alexander Technique teachers for over 25 years, and co-authored the book Working Without Pain: Eliminate Repetitive Strain Injuries with Alexander Technique.
Before training to teach the Alexander Technique, Sherry attended the Boston Conservatory and the Bat Dor-Dance Academy in Israel, where she trained and performed as a professional dancer. Sherry took her first Alexander Technique lesson in Tel Aviv.
Sherry helps people learn the Alexander Technique and apply it in many different work settings, the performing arts, and athletic performance. She has worked in doctors’ offices and medical clinics helping patients recover from injuries and overcome chronic pain and stress disorders. She has also lectured at universities, private businesses, and departments of state government.
Sherry became an Alexander Technique teacher in 1977 and was the youngest director of Alexander Teacher Training anywhere in the world by 1985. She owned one of the few accredited Alexander Technique schools in North America. Sherry also served on the Board of Directors for a national Alexander Technique organization, American Center for the Alexander Technique (ACAT) West, from 1980-1982.
Sherry has taught Alexander Technique in private practice, in medical pain clinics (such as Mt. Zion Hospital in San Francisco), held classes for pregnant women, worked with musicians and singers, and collaborated with artists and therapists (such as with the New Arts Foundation). She has worked with equestrian and Western riders, and has assisted in certification for Centered Riding. Sherry collaborates with teachers and practitioners of meditation, yoga, martial arts, Tai Chi, Qi Gong, and a number of mind/body/spirit practices. She has also helped artists, musicians, dancers, and athletes to move and express themselves better. In her spare time, Sherry passionately teaches the Argentine tango.