As I have been teaching Alexander for thirty years I am now a senior teacher and am writing a book about the wider contemporary implications of the technique and it's fundamental relationship with nature and with the senses.
My training in Cranio-sacral therapy, meditation and chi gong has inevitably influenced my Alexander work and I would describe myself as a fairly unconventional teacher....
My subsequent training in Cranio-Sacral therapy with Thomas Atlee, Hugh Milne and Franklyn Sills was part-time over a period of five years. This subtle therapy has a close relationship with the more non-doing, deep listening, more meditative aspects of Alexander and helps me to fine tune this work. I am also qualified in Remedial Massage.
My wide training and experience in human movement and the holistic health field enables me to work in an intuitive and flexible way with Alexander Technique and Cranio-sacral therapy. I practice Meditation and Qi Gong which also require a focus on the present moment, on the breath, on a quality of expanded awareness.
I have taught Alexander Technique in the music department at York University, in Alexander training schools, in health clinics and also for Hull and York adult education services. Oxfordshire County Council now employs me to teach classes in Alexander and in Meditation for Oxfordshire Skills and Learning. I live and mostly work in East Oxford.
Before I became a therapist and Alexander teacher I worked for the Open University for ten years tutoring Social Sciences and Art and Environment, a multi-media course exploring basic creative processes and completed an M.Ed in Art Education in 1981.
I am also a writer and am now writing a book on the Alexander Technique. For the last six years I have taken on the daunting and exciting challenge of learning to play the shakuhachi, the Japanese bamboo flute. I have one son.