Rachel Bolton GMus, PGCE teaching, STAT, PGCE Emotional Education
I first became interested in Alexander Technique in my 20’s. I had no physical aches and pains but as a trained musician, I wanted to see how the technique would support me in performance. I found to my delight it supported me physically and mentally. I was more grounded and calm, also being a violinist, I was able to relieve aches and pains from playing the violin for sometimes 3 hours at a time.
Throughout my 30 years as a primary school teacher and headteacher, I also continued to embrace and take lessons in the technique and valued the support it gave me to help relieve migraines and neck pain without the need for medication.
I decided that the Alexander Technique was something I wanted to learn more about and how I could help others. I attended the Fellside Alexander Technique school in Kendal, Cumbria for 3 years full -time to gain my Society of Teacher’s of the Alexander Technique ( STAT ).
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Since qualifying in 2018, I have continued to develop my experience through professional development and training. I am also a qualified Summer Mountain Leader and run guided walks. I currently am exploring use of the technique with rock climbers, runners and walkers as well as working with musicians. ( See calendar for up and coming workshops).
Rachel works on a client with one-to-one lessons and after a short discussion will work on individual needs. Rachel is also offering introductory talks and workshops (see calendar for more details)
During the session, Rachel will guide you through simple movements and everyday activities such as sitting, standing, walking or bending, communicating through skillful hands-on guidance and verbal explanations.
Why 'lessons', 'teacher' and 'pupil'?
These are the preferred terms within Alexander Technique, as the method is seen as an educational process to help the 'pupil' learn to gain the same effects independently. To call it a 'therapy', for example, might imply that it is being done 'to' the pupil rather than 'with' them.
Free advisory consultation:
If you think that the Alexander Technique might be helpful to you, then you are most welcome to book a free consultation. This is an opportunity for you to meet with Rachel, to have a brief assessment and to ask any questions that you may have, before deciding whether you would like to go ahead with a first lesson.
After the consultation you can choose to proceed with your first lesson straight away, or you can book a lesson for a different date, or you can take some time to consider. There is no obligation on your part.
"As a teacher, Rachel has a calm warm nature.
I come out of sessions feeling focused, relaxed and aware. You will feel great benefit."