In 1986 I had the good fortune to discover a quite exceptional and ground-breaking Alexander Teacher, Don Burton, who ran Fellside Alexander Teacher Training School in Kendal, Cumbria. His visionary yet visceral approach to Alexander Technique included a thorough grounding in anatomy and physiology. I qualified from his three year full-time training in1990 but continue to be grateful to this teacher who so inspired his students.
I am now a senior Alexander teacher and work at home in Cumberland Road, East Oxford, OX4 2DA.There is free parking!
My fees are £45 an hour - £55 for the first session - hour and a half ( concessions available)
Alexander work is a fundamental body/mind education in awareness of how we move and breathe and find regular moments of stillness in everyday life. It improves “body sense" (kinaesthesia) and gives a pleasurable feeling of wellbeing, of being both more supported and more relaxed. It can also be a training in mindfulness, a heightened ability to be in the present moment.
This re-education of the nervous system and support reflexes can seem more like therapy at first but offers effective and long term help with a surprisingly wide range of mind/body concerns. A course of sessions is needed. [read more]