Like most teachers of the Alexander Technique I started as a pupil, in my case because I kept tripping up.
I am also a genealogist, gardener, cartoonist and ex-software engineer who chose redundancy to allow a change of direction and take the time needed to absorb the Alexander Technique to the point where I am able to help others to learn it.
I successfully completed the three year 1600 hour practical and theoretical training and became a qualified teaching member of the Society of Teachers of the Alexander Technique in 2011. I am covered by STAT’s code of conduct and insurance as well as having an enhanced DBS (Disclosure and Barring service) check via them to enable me to work with childen and vulnerable adults.
I am now also a director and professional member of ATE UK, (Alexander Technique Education), the UK branch of an international group of like-minded teachers and training schools.
The website for each body is available in the Other Good Places links (right) if you would like to know more.
I only took lessons for a few months back in the 1980s, but what I learned didn’t go away. As well as walking more easily I found myself using it on all sorts of occasions, from the dentist’s chair to when I had my children.
With the Alexander Technique you are unlearning habits, to get back to what we all knew as small children – how to move effectively about the planet with ease and joy. As a teacher I look forward to sharing with you how effortless movement can be.
How I deal with contacts and pupils: my teaching tries to bring you the Alexander Technique in a way that meets your situation. Lessons are interactive – they are an exchange of information and aim to encourage you to develop your awareness and skills. If I am not being clear or suggest any activity you are not absolutely happy with, or indeed there is anything you are unhappy with, do please say at the time.
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