After qualifying, I established a practice in Farnham, teaching individuals and small groups, including introductory workshops. I am now based in Wales near Abergavenny.
I first had lessons over 20 years ago – I thought the Technique would help me relax as a new mother. Initially I was struck by the ease and lightness of movement I experienced in a lesson. Later when I had some work related back trouble, Alexander principles of stopping and conscious thinking helped me make a quick recovery. I dipped in and out of the technique over the years, returning to regular lessons whilst having a big home building project.
Through lessons, I came to understand more fully the connection between mind and body, and my reactions to stimuli, and how I could apply the Technique to everyday life – and how, for example, stressful situations at work (where I was first a District Nurse, and then a nurse in a Hospice at home team) could be handled in a different and better way.
I continue to work with the Technique in everyday life, and it’s a fascinating business!
- looking after our small flock of Portland sheep
- and spinning their wool
- working as a home carer (since the pandemic)
- Singing in a choir
- Cooking and baking
I hope in my teaching to offer a calm and supportive space to allow you to learn.