I first took lessons in the Alexander Technique back in 1995 because of a painful back and problems with balance and co-ordination. I moved to London in 1998 to begin a three year full time training as an Alexander Technique teacher at The Constructive Teaching Centre and qualified in 2001. I have since taught in private practice in London, Hitchin and Belfast as a member of The Society of Teachers of the Alexander Technique. I now work mostly from home, in Drumbeg near Belfast and Lisburn, and give classes and introductory workshops in the Crescent Arts Centre in Belfast.
I am also a qualified swimming teacher and a member of Swim Ireland, the main professional body in Ireland. I was a competitive swimmer for Ulster and Ireland and have been teaching swimming since 1994 and have experience of a range of teaching methods. I trained and taught for several years with Steven and Limor Shaw, the originators of the Shaw Method of Swimming, a system that applies the principles of the Alexander Technique to swimming. I have visited several Alexander Technique training courses to give swimming workshops and gave a weekly swimming class for The Constructive Teaching Centre for a number of years. I am currently looking for nice warm pools in which to give lessons. Please let me know if you know a good venue.