Loretta Manson teaches pupils from all walks of life interested in using the technique for help with pain and tension, improving performance, addressing the causes of poor posture and for self development and mindfulness. She also has specialised training in teaching people living with Parkinson’s, for whom Alexander Technique can be so beneficial.
Loretta encountered the Alexander Technique whilst training in the performing arts and after studying ballet and various other forms of dance throughout childhood. It proved invaluable in managing the chronic pain and fatigue that had troubled her from her teenage years when she was diagnosed with scoliosis.
A keen social dancer of Lindy Hop and Argentine tango, Loretta finds the Alexander Technique greatly enriches her dance experience, and likewise, her experience as a dancer and dance teacher has enhanced her understanding of the Technique. She has a special interest in exploring how improved body awareness can promote better partner connection in social dance, help dancers lessen the risk of injury and dance with more sensitivity, freedom and enjoyment.