Donald L. Weed, D.C. began his professional career as a teacher of the Alexander Technique in 1975. He studied the Alexander Technique with Marjorie Barstow (from 1971 to 1993) and a number of other teachers, most notably Frank Pierce Jones and Margaret Goldie.


Don has undergraduate degrees in Fine Arts and Human Biology as well as a Doctor of Chiropractic degree. He has taught the work of FM Alexander to many thousands of students and performers around the world including at numerous universities, music conservatoires and acting schools, as well as the Performance School in Seattle, which he helped to co-found in 1986.

Don Weed founder of ITM

In addition to his background in sports and martial arts, he has an extensive background as an actor, singer, director and performance coach, which has provided the basis for the performance workshops he has taught throughout the United States and Europe. ​


Don is currently the Head of Training for the four-year ITM Teacher Training Course. He also runs a four-year training course for the purpose of training ITM teachers to become ITM teacher trainers. Graduates from the 2012 Trainer Training Course have now joined Don as active personal trainers on the 2016 ITM Teacher Training Course.


For more information about Don and the ITM, please see his article: “How the ITM Began,” by Don Weed.

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“Witty, wise, insightful and

compassionate, Don is able to bring out the best in everyone.”

Ann, Bristol, ITM Student

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“… an inspiring teacher who encourages you not to

limit yourself.”

John, Birmingham, ITM Student