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We are experts in private practice - since 1989

we have run one of the most successful

Alexander Technique private practices in the world having run over 40,000 sessions.

The source of our success is the combination of finely developed hands-on skill that gives an inner stillness to our students, coupled with our compassionate, friendly and professional approach to help clients to learn to live more in the present and maintain a mindful calm that remains with them as a gift for life.

Check out our faq page and look at our tips and video link to see us at work and what our clients have said about us.

We are pioneers of residential teaching in a number of areas - in business, adult education, courses with holiday companies, courses for the visually impaired and training for school teachers. We have run an extensive group program which includes over 100 residential courses, in the UK and abroad. We have had great success working within the NHS and with the Dental Practice Board and we tailor courses for the specific needs of the modern business.


Our training in The Alexander Technique was exceptional. We trained with one of the most senior Alexander teachers in the world, Patrick Macdonald in a Master Class situation, full time for three years, qualifying in 1989.

Patrick Macdonald was FM Alexander's assistant for many years and took over Alexander's practice at Ashley Place when he died.

We worked widely with many first generation teachers who trained with FM Alexander : Including Margery Barlow, Dr. Barlow and Miss Goldie.

Our unique strength is that we are close to the roots of the work having had a classical, traditional training followed by 20 years experience as full time career Alexander teachers.

Our aim is to run a traditional private practice and training course closely following the teaching principles of FM Alexander and first generation practitioners.

Suzie has also been running an exciting program of courses for voice for use at work, or for people with vocal problems and for professionals in the media.

meet the trainers

director chris element mstat

Chris has been working with the unity of mind, body and spirit for 30 years. Having studied Politics and Philosophy at Warwick University he developed a keen interest in the nature of thought which led him to practise meditation. Chris now teaches meditation and has considerable experience working within Buddhist, Sufi and Christian traditions. For several years Chris also practised Yoga and Tai Chi.
Chris has a deep interest in alternative approaches to education and served for four years as a School Governor for the only Buddhist primary school in Europe, The Dharma School. His main role for the school was to provide counselling and support for staff and parents. Whilst training to be an accountant, Chris discovered the Alexander Technique. Alexander’s unique and wide ranging approach to the unity of mind and body made him realize that his life’s work would be to teach the Technique.

director suzie sanderson ba pgce mstat

Before training to be a Teacher of the Alexander Technique, Suzie spent the previous ten years working with young people with special needs as a Senior Youth Worker for ILEA, Life and Social Skills Tutor for the YMCA and at a progressive alternative school run along the lines of Summerhill.

Studying Classics and Ancient Philosophy at University was a starting point for her lifelong fascination for the nature of mind and thought in both eastern and western traditions. She combines this with her wealth of experience as a course leader, and Alexander Teacher to bring a unique and inspiring experience to clients and students at

The Brighton School.

 

assistant and visiting teachers for

our practitioner training

 

 

claudia weiss bsc cqsw mstat

Claudia Weiss is an assistant at the Brighton Alexander School. Claudia has taught the Alexander Technique at a multiple sclerosis centre, and been involved in a medical trial for the NHS to research the value of the Alexander Technique in dealing with back pain. She trained for three years under Patrick McDonald, one of FM Alexander's assistants, qualifying in 1991. She is also a qualified Social Worker and manager, has a teaching qualification in Further and Adult Education and a Certificate in Life Coaching. She brings professionalism, enthusiasm and sheer enjoyment to her teaching work.

 

 

 

finn kellow-webb ba sport science pgce

mstat

Finn is a visiting teacher at The Brighton Alexander School. Prior to training as an Alexander Teacher Finn spent fifteen years as a successful PE teacher.

He coached rugby,football, cricket and tennis at Brighton College School and has a personal interest in keeping fit especially running. Finn is a master in the art of applying the Alexander Technique to the act of running, he runs the running workshops at The Brighton School. Finn is talented at working with sports people to help improve every aspect of their performance.

 

 

 

sarah eddy mstat

Sarah is a visiting teacher. As an original cast member of the internationally acclaimed stage show "Stomp". Sarah has been performing in "Stomp" for seventeen years, performing all over the world on stage, TV and in films. She trained at The Royal Academy of Dramatic Art and has since performed on numerous television shows including The Academy Awards in Los Angeles, Off Broadway New York, The South Bank Show and in The West End London. A good many years in show business has provided Sarah with a wide range of performance skills and styles and she offers an insight into the applications of The Alexander Technique with performance.

 

 

 

janice hojka ba pgce mstat

Janice is a visiting teacher, she studied at Sussex University, she started her working life as an assistant to a research scientist, spending several years in the corporate world as an analyst. Followed by an enjoyable and successful twenty year teaching career. She brings enthusiasm, experience and interest in learning to her teaching.

 

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