Dan Cayer is a teacher and writer committed to helping others change habitual patterns, find freedom from pain, and create a sane relationship with their body. He received his teaching certification from The American Center for the Alexander Technique in New York City. After a serious injury left Dan unable to work, or carry out household tasks like cleaning dishes, he began studying the Alexander Technique. His return to health, as well as his deep experience with the physical, mental, and emotional aspects of pain, inspired him to help others. Dan now teaches the Technique as a method of recovering balance and well-being. As a complement, he is also trained as a teacher in the Art of Swimming where he shows students how to undo the habitual tensions and fear responses that impede one's progress in the water.
Dan has shared his firsthand experience of how this process can bring relief to seemingly intractable physical or psychosomatic challenges in workshops across NYC, Las Vegas and in the UK. He demonstrates with passion and playfulness how to apply the Alexander Technique in everyday life and as an innovative approach to swimming. Dan’s writing has appeared on Elephant Journal, The Good Men Project, and in PainPathways magazine. Dan offers private lessons in the Alexander Technique and Art of Swimming in Manhattan and Park Slope, Brooklyn. He now cleans dishes (when he wants to).