Zadok Ruben

The Teacher


Dr. Zadok Ruben is a certified Alexander Technique teacher (ATI and ISTAT).  He trained with Martha Hansen-Fertman, EdD, at the Philadelphia School for the A-T, and further studied in Israel, NYC, New Jersey, Cambridge (MA) and Sweet Briar (VA). He founded Alexander Technique in Living© (2008 Westfield, NJ) and teaches in Alexander Technique programs in the US and Israel.

In addition, he has developed and presented worldwide a conceptual view of functional anatomy “Integrative-Relational Body Construct and Cognitive Awareness in Movement”, and is on a research team  at Rutgers University School of Rehabilitation and Movement Sciences (Newark, NJ).

Teaching Experience

  • V.A. Hospital (Integrative Medicine, East Orange, NJ)
  • The Philadelphia School for the Alexander Technique (Philadelphia, PA)
  • Alexander Technique Center at Cambridge (Cambridge, MA)
  • The Netanya Alexander Technique  Teachers Training Course (Netanya, Israel) 
  • Music School-New Jersey Workshops for the Arts (Westfield, NJ)
  • New Jersey Institute of Technology string and jazz ensembles (Newark, NJ). 

Professional Background

Zadok is a DVM, PhD, certified as a veterinary anatomical pathologist (ACVP) and a general toxicologist (ABT). He is well published in pharmacological and toxicological pathology and a consultant in R&D of pharmaceuticals and other medicines for human diseases (  He has significantly recovered from lower back injuries without surgical intervention, and is interested in bridging scientific investigation with experiential education as they relate to the nature of movement and its integrative cognitive awareness.