Here you can meet some of our trainees:
I am a pianist and music teacher, and I first came across the Alexander Technique in Greece. I was convinced it was the best way to achieve my musical and teaching goals, and I moved to Edinburgh in 2020 to train at EATS. I am particularly excited about how learning the Technique can help overcome expressive limitations, leading to a freer, easier way of performing, being, and connecting with others.
I had the great fortune of growing up with my mum, an Alexander teacher, so when the school opened, I knew that it was an amazing opportunity. I came from a background of bodywork and education separately. Through the Technique’s ability to bring a learning approach to ourselves as a thinking and feeling body, I can see the fullness it has brought my life. I am excited to share this enriching and positive skill with others!
Hello I’m Jon – currently fulfilling a long-held dream to train to become an Alexander teacher. I also have a love of engineering, science and Scandinavian design, I am hoping to be selling my hand-made lighting products in the not-too-distant future; my other goals include setting up a small tourist business and of course being an active Alexander teacher.
I write software, dance various partner dances (blues, lindy hop, tango, and more), sing, ski and play flute. I also teach all those things. My (trite but true) purpose in life is to help people become themselves to the fullest. The Alexander Technique’s gentle way of challenging us to change while remaining true to ourselves is the best tool I have found so far. I started training in 2022 and look forward to helping people apply the Technique everywhere: in the workplace, on dance floors, stages and mountain tops.
I first came to the Alexander Technique after Theatre training. After years of working with my body in such a strenuous, aggressive and disconnected way, the time spent working with my first teacher had a tremendously positive impact on my health at every level. The change made to my whole life, not just my Double Bass playing and other Performing Arts training, was monumental. I always knew that sooner or later I would embark upon the road of teacher training myself.