In my 20s, I had run out of treatment options for a nagging congenital lower back issue. Before Alexander Technique sessions I had never thought about 'how' I got things done. As I learned to take notice of the background effort and modify how I moved in and out of activities, the pain and tension resolved. In a demanding office environment I managed to avoid the neck, shoulder and back pain my colleagues experienced. The difference I believe was that I practiced easy movement through the Alexander Technique where my colleagues sought temporary relief that addressed symptoms but did not address underlying postural habits. Since then I have witnessed how the Technique can be a key in overcoming many issues where postural discoordination is a cause. More...
'I FIRST LEARNED HOW MY BODY WAS DESIGNED TO MOVE...'
Originally from inner city Melbourne I ran a private practice and co-ran the popular Posture and Movement Cafe workshops at the School for F M Alexander Studies and the Total Walking Freedom group in outdoor spaces.
Qualifications & experience
Alexander Technique Teacher Training
Melbourne Alexander Teacher Training School 1992 - 1994.
Member, Australian Society of Teachers of the Alexander Technique
Organiser, AUSTAT Alexander Technique National Conference 2016 at Abbotsford Convent.
Bach Arts Professsional Writing, Victoria Coll (Deakin)
Grad Dip Business Leadership (RMIT)
Completed Cert 3 (group fitness ) & Cert 4 (personal trainer), 2009, FIT2B, Melbourne.
October 20 - July 2021 : Smart Yoga Teacher Training Online course (applying Alexander Technique to yoga practice),
Jun- Dec 2020: Advanced Online Teaching for Alexander Technique Teachers with Penelope Easten, Dublin (8 module course)
April - June 2020 : Online Teaching Toolbox for Alexander Technique Teachers with Penelope Easten, Dublin (10 module course).
LAST FIVE YEARS
Weekly sessions with other teachers in person and online.
June 2020 : MovNat Metabolic, High Intensity Natural Fitness Movement online course.
January 2020 :
Bruce Fertman Teachers 3 day workshop, Crows Nest Community Centre.
The Foot Collective (6 hour online seminar).
October 2019 :
Pamela Blanc, Senior Teacher of Jessica Wolf's Art of Breathing, 2 day workshop, Cammeray Golf Course.
Nutritious Movement with Katy Bowman (biomechanist) virtual studio ongoing subscription since 2019.
May 2019 : Natural Movement Fundamentals (Katy Bowman and MovNat).
September 2018 : Cathy Madden, 2 day workshop,
School for F M Alexander Studies.
June 2018 : Carolynn Nicholls, Use of the Hands (in teaching) 2 day workshop, Dance of Life Studios Fitzoy.
July 2018 :
Greg Holdaway Super BodyThinking Course online (functional anatomy)
Jeremy Chance Body Thinking Course and Coaching: Functional Anatomy online, 2018.
Sept 2017 : Total Vocal Freedom Plus Membership: an online 10 part journey of vocal and self discovery.
August 2017 : Jeremy Chance online 8-part Group Teaching Discovery Course & ATS 60 day foundation course.
July - August 2017 : Post graduate training at Sydney City Alexander Technique, teacher training course, Sydney.
July 2017 : How to Build Function Workshop with Dale Cronin B.App.Sc/Ex.Science, Personal Training Workshop Company, Melbourne.
February 2017 : John Nicholls, 6 day workshop, Dance of Life studios, Melbourne.
January 2016 : The Art of Integrating Eye, Body and Brain with Peter Grunwald, 3 week retreat/workshop, New Zealand.
2016 : Initial Alexander Technique (how to teach without using hands). 16 online private lessons with Jeando Masoero, France.
2016 - 2018 : Teachers' workshops with Caren Bayer, 3 days each in March 2018, March 2017, August 2016. Melb/Sydney