— cognitive science and the Alexander Technique


Rachel Zahn (1943-2017): funeral arrangements

It is with great sadness that we report that Rachel Zahn has died in palliative care in Paris after a long and ferocious battle with cancer.

Her funeral will be held:

Thursday 12 October 2017 at 4:00pm (16h00)
Salle du dernier hommage
Père Lachaise Cemetery Crematorium
71 rue des Rondeaux (at the intersection of avenue du Père Lachaise)
75020 Paris, France
Métro (3 and 3bis) and bus: Gambetta

The funeral is being coordinated by James Leifer with friends in Paris.

The ceremony will be primarily non-religious but we would welcome anyone wishing to speak about Rachel or offer prayers. Also, if you cannot attend but wish to write a few paragraphs to be read, that would be wonderful too. Please do let us know as soon as possible at so we coordinate.

Please feel free to pass on this message to any friends and colleagues that knew Rachel.

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New in 2014: training workshops

Rachel is teaching a series of workshops: please see the link "Training workshops" in the left column.


This site focuses on my research in several interrelated domains:

  • the "second person" perspective, particularly of psychophysical specialists in cognitive science;
  • the unresolved issues in dualism (mind-body dissociation);
  • psychophysical practices of high performance and rehabilitation such as the Alexander Technique, the Dart Procedures, the Feldenkrais Method, the Elsa Gindler lineage of Sensory Awareness training;
  • their application to design of future educational methodologies.

You can find here articles, presentations, images, videos, and other resources (see the links in the left column). Comments are most welcome!

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