I developed poor posture during my young teenage years, my left shoulder became chronically shortened as did both my shoulders in general. Carrying a heavy school shoulder bag did not help me, neither did my own reactions. Indeed, by the time I came for lessons I was very much pulling down over my torso. I had absolutely no idea how important it was to look after my back.
I came across Alexander Technique, having experienced a bad fall which had left me with a C4-C6 facet irritation, commonly known as whiplash. I had sustained this fall due to dizziness I experienced walking caused by a vestibular virus in my inner ear and found myself in chronic lower back pain and neck tension following the fall. I came to realise fairly early on that the cranial osteopathy I was having wasn’t proving that helpful. I found myself curious, given that I'd had poor posture for decades, to discover more and so began the beginnings of unravelling decades of poor use and functioning with Noël Kingsley. I owe Noël a debt of gratitude for having taught me as he did as well as for his ongoing encouragement.
In 2009 I enrolled on the training course at The Constructive Teaching Centre. I have been privileged to attend the Imperial Wharf Centre since qualification, continuing to develop my teaching skills as well as my own understanding of the Technique.
I am a fully insured and certified member of The Society of Teachers of the Alexander Technique (STAT).