My involvement with Alexander Technique started with lessons in 1998. Over the years I have gained much understanding of my own use, this, together with my meditative practice, gave me valuable insight that helped make the most of my training.
Since graduating I have worked with small groups, taking workshops & group classes. This includes workshops for Physiotherapists, Enfield Music Service and classes for elderly people. I work at Educare Small School Kingston, a small private nursery and primary school that has Alexander Technique at its core. I have worked one to one with clients with varying concerns, including back & neck pain, voice problems & rheumatoid arthritis.
I have had the opportunity to assist the Alexander Technique teachers at the Royal College of Music. Pupils learn to improve their use, decrease performance anxiety and reduce problems like RSI, which can be created by bad use and excess tension while practicing.
After Graduating University I worked as a personal fitness trainer. An injury to my lower back caused sciatic pain, which reoccured quite frequently. The on-going situation made me re-look at my use and on recommendation I started AT lessons. During my lessons I was made aware of my habits of movement and use that were exasperating my back condition. I learnt to use myself in a more co-ordinated, efficient and easier way. I also worked in Education for the National Trust and as a Teaching assistant in a Primary School.