Mariel is the adjunct professor of Alexander Technique for the School of Theater and Dance. She is a graduate of the Alexander Technique Training Center in Newton, MA where she earned a three-year American Society of Alexander Technique (AmSAT) certificate and finished a 2-year post-graduate study at ATTC. Mariel studied under master teachers Ruth Kilroy and Rivka Cohen, both of whom studied with Patrick MacDonald, a student of F.M. Alexander himself. Currently, Mariel teaches private lessons from her studio in Amelia Island, FL.
Mariel came to the Alexander Technique as a vocalist who had lost her ability to sing due to misuse of the body. The Alexander Technique restored her ability to sing and has given her renewed energy, release from tension in the body, and the tools to change negative mental and physical habits. Mariel believes that the Alexander Technique is a wonderful tool that can help anyone to restore the natural ease and function of the, as well as to increase mindfulness in all activities of life.