I have been teaching the Alexander Technique since 1996 having completed a full time three year training course. I am a Member of the Society of Teachers of the Alexander Technique (STAT) and I teach in St Leonards, Hastings and Bexhill.
I was twenty four when I started to experience lower back pain and though difficult at the time it led me towards the Alexander Technique, which changed my life. It has successfully helped me through pregnancy and allows me to enjoy hobbies such as walking, Morris dancing, tai chi and yoga. Having been a pupil myself I’ve learned to undo my patterns of excess tension whilst carrying out everyday activities and discovered how balancing the head with the spine affects the efficiency of everything I do. This is particularly important for me as I have Osteoporosis in my lower spine.
All of this has made me passionate about the Alexander Technique and teaching it to others.
Although my introduction to the Alexander Technique came about with my back pain, my passion with Alexander work also revolves around the potential we have for healthy living and really enjoying what we do. Maintaining mobility and keeping my independence for as long as I can is important to me and I believe Alexander’s discoveries with movement can help anyone whatever constraints they may have. My role models include some of the first generation Alexander Technique teachers who lived to be in their nineties and managed all three. I hope to emulate that!