Since 1983 Verna Johnson has helped her students rediscover their body’s natural poise, movement, and strength through the Alexander Technique, bringing a sense of ease and well-being to their professional and personal lives.
Verna started taking lessons in The Alexander Technique in 1972. After eight years of private lessons, she entered a training course in Vancouver, successfully completing the 3-year teacher training program in 1983. She is a certified teacher, recognized by The Society of Teachers of the Alexander Technique (STAT) and its Canadian branch, The Canadian Society of Teachers of the Alexander Technique (CANSTAT).
Verna was an assistant teacher at the Toronto School of the Alexander Technique (1992-99). Today Verna conducts classes at her midtown studio in Toronto. Verna’s vibrant personality, generous nature, and passion for the Alexander Technique, has earned her a devoted group of students. Many of her first students from 25 years ago continue to take lessons with her to this day.
Check out Alexander Technique — Musicians & Artists’ Secret Weapon, an article in Musical Toronto by writer, soprano, and Alexander student Sara Schabas, one of Verna’s students.