Minimise unnecessary tension that causes aches, pains and debilitating illnesses by learning how to override harmful habits of movement and thinking.
The Alexander Technique enables you to realise your potential and live life to the full. You learn how to override harmful habits of movement and thinking, minimising unnecessary tension that causes aches, pains and debilitating illnesses. Restore and enjoy the freedom of thought and movement that you had as a child.
Some people choose one-to-one lessons – this is the best way to learn as it enables you to receive individual tuition to meet your specific needs, and enables me to provide undivided attention, and provide ‘hands on’ guidance.
Other people choose to join group sessions, which are sociable and fun, providing opportunity to observe and learn from each other and discuss issues and outcomes.
Alexander Technique underpins everything you do – whichever way you choose, whether on a one-to-one basis or in a group, you will learn to apply the Technique to your daily life. This will enable you to manage everyday tasks with ease, including physical tasks in your working and home environment, for example lifting and carrying, gardening and housework, or more sedentary activities such as sitting at a desk, using the computer, mobile phone and with your hobbies, such as reading, sewing, modelling – in time, life will become easier and less stressful.
As a teacher of the Alexander Technique in South Devon, I generally work on a one to one basis at my practice in Denbury. In addition, I offer a number of group workshops and small classes in the South Devon area and regular 4 week group classes in Denbury Church Cottage, a very comfortable venue.
My own decision to learn the Alexander Technique was the result of suffering chronic headache, backache and stress related illness over a number of years, and finding no relief from a wide range of medical and alternative treatments; the Alexander Technique taught me that if I looked after myself I could be free from pain.
Following a three year full time programme of study, I graduated as a Teacher of the Alexander Technique in 2010, and have been teaching regularly since. I am a member of the Society of Teachers of the Alexander Technique and the Complementary and Natural Health Council, (a NHS recognised quality assurance body). As a member of STAT I adhere to the Society’s Code of Professional Conduct and hold professional indemnity insurance. Prior to learning the Alexander Technique, I spent 18 years teaching in mainstream education, my qualifications include a Certificate in Education (Exon) [FE] and a Masters Degree in Education (Exon).
The Alexander Technique has greatly improved my quality of life. I am passionate about my work and hope to help people to understand that the pain they suffer may be something that is linked to how they live their lives and that it is possible to change.”