Rose Bronec
is the Director of Alexander Technique Urbana (ATU) in Central Illinois. She is teacher certified by the United Kingdom’s Society of Teachers of the Alexander Technique (STAT), and a teaching member of the American Society for the Alexander Technique (AmSAT).

Teaching and Training
Rose has been teaching the Technique since 1980 when she qualified at the Chicago Center for the Alexander Technique under director Goddard Binkley. In Binkley’s book The Expanding Self, he describes his Lessons with F.M. Alexander 1951-53 along with Notes from the Training Course 1954-56, training under Alexander himself and Walter Carrington.

In 1983, Rose studied with Walter Carrington at his Constructive Teaching Centre in London. Following a three-month term there, she returned to her teaching practice in Chicago. Then from 1984-91, she lived and taught in the West Palm Beach area of Florida. In late 1991, Rose and her family moved back to Illinois where she taught for eight-years as an assistant and then co-director of the Urbana Center for the Alexander Technique under Joan and Alex Murray. In addition to teaching trainees at UCAT, she assisted the Murrays with their annual June Teacher Refreshers from 1996-2006.

In the fall of 1999, Rose, with the help of her husband Rick Carbaugh, founded Alexander Technique Urbana, an AmSAT approved teacher-training course. ATU maintains a 1600-hour training standard, cultivating a focus on the individual trainee and their unique potential as a teacher of the Technique.

In addition to private lessons and presentations for the public and training AT teachers, Rose offers private teacher refreshers. She creates a setting to address the problems and issues teachers experience in their ongoing study and skill refinement of the Technique, no matter their training background.

Previous leadership settings saw Rose co-hosting AmSAT’s Annual General Meeting (AGM) in 2004 at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign. Before that, she facilitated hosting the 1996 AGM at the U of I. From 1992-96, Rose served on AmSAT’s Board of Directors, first as Secretary and then as President. During her board service, she initiated AmSAT Books, wrote Guidelines for the Certification Review Process, transformed the position of ethical ombudsman into the Professional Conduct Committee, created the first Government Relations Committee and founded the Membership Committee. After leaving the Board, Rose served as the first chair of the Membership Committee while facilitating a critical organizational transition. She also contributed to the work of the Professional Identity Project and later, served for several years as a consultant to the Treasurer. In 2003, Rose received an AmSAT Distinguished Service Award.

Personal History
Introduced to the Technique in 1975 while working as a costume seamstress at the Children’s Theater in Minneapolis, Minnesota, Rose sought lessons in the Technique for her neck and back problems. Problems which originated in her youth and teen years. Study of the Technique, as well as of Tai Chi, eventually led Rose to obtain training as a teacher of the Technique. Her interests rest in utilizing the Alexander Technique to problem-solve for those limited by pain, for parents and their children, and for the considerations of aging. She is continually intrigued by the process of how we use ourselves to positively effect the use of another.

Having grown up in a remote rural area of Montana, Rose retains the honest and nurturing attitudes of her upbringing. Her adult daughter is her pride and joy. The home, gardens and studio that she and her husband maintain keep her sustained.