Daria  T. Okugawa is the founder and director of the ATTIC, an AmSAT certified teacher’s training program for the Alexander Technique located on the north side of Chicago. She also maintains a private practice and is adjunct faculty for Roosevelt University. Daria has been training teachers of the Alexander Technique since 1987 and received her Certification in 1982 at the Alexander Teaching Associates, (ATA) London. 

She has taught workshops and classes for many organizations including League of Crafty Guitarists under the direction of Robert Frippe, The Kluge Rehabilitation Center, Washington and Lee University, The University of Virginia, Roanoke College, The Dressage Organization of Virginia, The Virginia School of Massage, Chicago Director’s Lab,  The School for Theatre Creatorsand currently on faculty with the School for Theatre Creators. 

She received her BFA in Acting from Carnegie Mellon University in 1978, began her graduate work in acting at the professional actor’s training program (PATP) in Milwaukee under the direction of Sanford Robbins and  returned to school and completed her MFA in Acting from the University of Virginia in 2011. 

Daria also became a certified Hatha Yoga teacher in 1983 at Samata International, Los Angeles and has been teaching Alexander inspired yoga classes ever since.

  • Better coordination and balance
  • Greater ease and calmness
  • Freedom in breathing
  • Reduced pain and discomfort
  • Enhanced self-confidence, emotional buoyancy and performance