I trained as an Alexander Technique teacher from 2012 - 2016 with Don Weed, founder of the Interactive Training Method Association, and since qualifying I have taught people of all ages from many different walks of life.
I currently offer Alexander Technique lessons and group workshops in the West End of Glasgow.
I also teach the Alexander Technique teacher at the Royal Conservatoire of Scotland and Goldsmiths College in London where I work with students studying a variety of performing arts.
My background is in visual art. I studied drawing and painting at Edinburgh College of art (1980 - 1984) and post-graduate studies at Byam Shaw School of Art in London (1986-1987), and for many years I have worked as a professional artist exhibiting my paintings.
I have long been interested in integrative practices and have practiced yoga for many years, studying with various teachers in different schools of yoga. I am a qualified Yoga teacher (certified with Yoga Alliance certified with C.Y.S. in 2006). Although I no longer teach regular on-going classes, I offer one to one and small group lessons.
My knowledge of Alexander's work has influenced the way I practice and teach yoga; focusing on finding ways of moving more intelligently in order to enjoy more ease, freedom, and rejuvenation in one's practise.
Working with Emotions
In recent years I wanted to learn more about my emotions and I came across the work of Karla McLaren M.Ed. when I read her book "The Language of Emotions - What Your Emotions Are Trying To Tell You', and I decided to learn more and study Dynamic Emotional Integration® (DEI) with Karla Mclaren on her online training course (2018 - 2020) and becoming a licensed Dynamic Emotional Integration® trainer and consultant.
I currently teach online courses and workshops on Empathy Academy that use simple art and mark-making practices as a unique ways to access, understand, and work with your feelings and emotions. For more information about online courses at Karla McLaren's Empathy Academy ; go to www.empathyacademy.org
I also offer individual sessions for people who would like to learn more about their emotions and how to work with them rather than for or against them.
Professional Qualifications and Memberships
B.A. Degree in Drawing and Painting from Edinburgh College of Art
I.T.M.A. Interactive Teaching Method Association certified Teacher
C.Y.S. Classical Yoga Scotland - Yoga Alliance Certified Teacher
D.E.I. Dynamic Emotional Integration® Licensed Trainer and Consultant
C.N.H.C. Complimentary Natural Healthcare Council