I am an experienced, STAT qualified Alexander Technique teacher who has a private practice in Edinburgh. I trained at the Manchester Alexander Technique Training School (MATTS) where I subsequently became an assistant teacher, as well as teaching privately. I moved to Edinburgh with my husband in 2011.
I am member of STAT and the CNHC which is a register approved by the Professional Standards Authority for Health and Social Care. I have a current PVG, Disclosure Scotland certificate.
I have a B.Sc. Hons. in Medical Cell Biology and Biochemistry, a Ph.D and a PGCE for Science teaching.
My research career in Medical Cell Biology and subsequent career as a Secondary School Biology teacher have informed my understanding and continuing professional development (CPD) of the Alexander Technique .
Recent courses attended:
Experiencing the Embodied Mind: High performance psychophysical expertise, subjectivity research, and brain-computer technology”, 7-12 October 2013, Gargonza, Italy
This inter-disciplinary meeting was attended by scientists, philosophers, robotic engineers and Alexander Technique teachers from around the world to explore common ideas on human body/mind unity and function and to discuss ways in which the Alexander Technique may be further investigated scientifically.
Joan and Alex Murray’s Teacher refresher course, Urbana, Illinois, USA. June 2014 and June 2015.
Joan and Alex Murray have a lifetime of experience in teaching the Alexander Technique and are well known for integrating within their teaching their understanding of developmental movements first described by Professor of Anatomy, Raymond Dart in his book ‘Skill and Poise’.
A 5 day workshop with Eric Bendix (Alexander Technique Teacher), applying the Alexander Technique to learning to ski.
Regular monthly meetings for discussion and work share. January 2016-
Host on bi-monthly basis meetings for other AT teachers within Edinburgh area.