top of page

About Ailsa 

I discovered the Alexander Technique as a result of my own lower back pain over thirty years ago and wanted an alternative to constant visits to the osteopath.  I found that the technique not only addressed my back pain, but  made me much more aware of my body and how it worked in conjunction with my mind and thought processes. I gained a sense of calm and well being and became fascinated by the way in which the mind can influences our bodies in such a subtle way.  It also gave me a greater sense of myself and helped me to cope with a busy management development and training consultancy.

After several years of lessons I decided to train, initially in Brighton with Caroline and John Nichols and in my final year at the Constructive Teaching Centre with Walter Carrington  who was one of the first people to be trained by Alexander and who inherited his school when he retired.

I have been teaching for 30 years in Glastonbury, London and Bath in private practice, adult education and at a school of performing arts.  I have written a book on the technique:

The Alexander Technique a Step-by-Step Guide, Published by Thorsons-Element.

I continue to develop my own practice as a teacher, working with other teachers and through on-going professional development.

I am a member of the Society of Teachers of the Alexander Technique (STAT). Every qualified Society member completes a three year training course. I follow the Code of Professional  Conduct of the Society. I am fully insured and hold a current DBS certificate.

IMG_8793 ret sh.jpg
bottom of page