I had my first Alexander Technique lesson in 1985. I was stuck in daily pain and immense personal dissatisfaction. I was tense, anxious, stressed and unhappy.
I attended that lesson because I had been told it might help. I left with the opportunity to take control and I quickly developed a fascination with the power and simplicity of the Technique. My passion for it has lasted for more than half my life and continues to this day.
The daily pain I had suffered with my shoulders dissipated after only two lessons. It was a huge relief to be free of it. I was intrigued by my changing posture, not least the innate desire to sit more ‘upright’, particularly when driving. I embarked upon a journey of psycho-physical change during which I took control, gained courage, confidence, poise, and clarity. I began to implement the Technique into every aspect of my life.
My passion led me to train as a Teacher at the Alexander Technique Training School in London. My training embodied the concept of the Technique as a psycho-physical experience which has cemented my own belief and very much informs my teaching practice.