Lisa E Clarke
Alexander Teacher in Clifton and Hotwells, Bristol
I qualified as a teacher of the Alexander Technique at the Bristol Alexander Technique Training School Association in 2000. I teach individual Alexander Technique Lessons at The Clifton Practice in Bristol, and have also taught at Cheltenham Ladies College, Badminton School, and Bristol University. I teach Alexander Technique Classes regularly at the Bristol Alexander Teachers Training Course (BATTSA), and participated in the recent back pain trial.
My other interests include yoga, and the application of the Alexander Technique to running.
About the Alexander Technique
From singing and dancing, or riding a horse, to digging the garden, and staying calm in a crisis; the Alexander Technique teaches ease of movement, balance and coordination in all our activities.
The Alexander Technique enables us to release unnecessary tensions, and increase self-awareness, so that a return to natural poise becomes possible bringing improvements to mental and physical health, vitality, and wellbeing.
Developed by F M Alexander in the 1800’s to overcome his own postural and vocal problems, the Alexander Technique is now taught worldwide in schools, music and drama colleges, and health clinics. It is used by athletes, actors, teachers, riders, office workers and in all professions where people want to change themselves and explore new outcomes.
During lessons a teacher works with verbal instructions and gentle guiding hands to encourage an improved neck/head back relationship, resulting in effortless uprightness greater awareness and an aptitude for thinking in activity
Alexander Teachers who are members of the Society of Teachers of the Alexander Technique complete a three year full time training.
To get in touch please visit my new website
The Alexander Technique 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] registered teachers have long term benefits for patients with chronic back pain. You can read the full report here
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
The Alexander Technique in Bristol has a long history. The Bristol Alexander Technique training school was established in 1989, and has 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.
Unfortunately this course is no longer running.
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 .
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