Lisa E Clarke

Alexander Technique Teacher in Bristol

STAT trained Alexander Technique Teacher in Bristol offering Alexander Technique Lessons, courses and workshops in Bristol

 

Since completing a STAT approved Alexander Teacher Training at the  Bristol Alexander Technique Training School Association in 2000 I have maintained my teaching practice at The Clifton Practice in Bristol. In addition I and have taught at Cheltenham Ladies College, Badminton School, and Bristol University. and I participated in the recent back pain trial.

My other interests include raga singing, yoga, and my two mischievous children.

 

Note that the STAT training requires daily daytime attendance over a three year period and is based on the training methods developed by F M Alexander, founder of the Alexander Technique

 

About the Alexander Technique

 

 The Alexander Technique brings a wide range of health benefits by enabling the release of unnecessary tensions, increased self-awareness, and a return to natural poise.

F M Alexander discovered the method that bears his name almost by accident as he struggled to overcome his own postural and vocal problems. It is now  taught worldwide in schools, music and drama colleges, and health clinics. It is used by athletes, actors, teachers, riders, office workers and by anyone who wants to change themselves and explore new outcomes.

 During lessons an Alexander Teacher works with  gentle guiding hands and verbal instructions to encourage an improved neck/head back relationship, resulting in effortless uprightness, greater awareness, and an aptitude for thinking in activity

The Bristol Alexander Technique Teacher Training Course

The Bristol Alexander Technique training school was established in 1989, and has since continuously trained Alexander Technique teachers according to the principles laid down by the founder F. M Alexander. The Bristol teacher training course is approved by the Society of Teachers of the Alexander Technique and is a full-time three year course dedicated to maintaining the standards for which STAT approved Alexander Technique teachers are renown.

Alexander Technique teachers from the Bristol Alexander Technique training course can be found throughout the UK , although many still teach Alexander Technique Lessons in Bristol .

A full list of STAT Trained Alexander Technique Teachers in Bristol is available here

The Back Pain Trial

The British Medical Journal recently reported the results for the randomized controlled trial of Alexander technique lessons, exercise, and massage (ATEAM) for chronic and recurrent back pain. The conclusion of the trial was that one to one lessons in the Alexander technique from STAT trained teachers have long term benefits for patients with chronic back pain. You can read the full report here

Randomized controlled trial of Alexander Technique lessons...for chronic back pain

Some of the participants of this, the first scientific validation of the Alexander Technique, had their Alexander lessons in Bristol, and I was one of the Alexander Teachers involved in the research

Recommended Reading

 

Body Learning: An Introduction to the Alexander Technique

Almost certainly the most popular introductory book with clear explanations of the principles of the Alexander Technique. We recommend all our new pupils to read it. Ignore the last chapter when he just goes on about himself - the rest of the book is excellent!

 

 The Alexander Technique: A Skill for Life

This is an excellent title, which manages to be a good read, whilst giving an in-depth explanation of the Technique, and is highly recommended.

 

 

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"Change involves carrying out an activity against the habits of life ..."

F M Alexander

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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