About Malcolm

Malcolm Balk MSTAT* qualified as an Alexander teacher with Patrick Macdonald in 1984.

Originally attracted to the Technique because of major tension issues while playing the cello, Malcolm enjoys helping musicians and other performers develop better control and more freedom. He also likes to work with pupils with a wide range of physical and psychological issues.

Malcolm is a well-known Level 4 running coach and still competes in his veteran category. (Age group  Canadian half marathon champion in 2011 and 2012….never mind how old!)  In 1991 he brought running and the Alexander Technique together when he developed the Art of Running workshops, which are enjoyed by runners all over the world.

Malcolm Balk is the author of two books: Master the Art of Running and Master the Art of Working Out. See the publications page for more information.

* MSTAT: Member of the Society of Teachers of the Alexander Technique


In addition to maintaining a private practice in Montreal, Malcolm also teaches in Plattsburgh, New York.

Find out more about lessons with Malcolm