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The Training Team

The Trainers at the Alexander Teacher Training School are experienced teachers of the Alexander Technique, and members of the Society of Teachers of the Alexander Technique (STAT). Our team brings experience from a variety of backgrounds including drama, music, performance, medical, complementary health, maternity care, corporate and media. Visiting experts and trainers are also invited to teach and offer workshops.

 

Anthony Kingsley BSc MA MSTAT

HEAD OF TRAINING

Anthony completed his training in 1986, and has studied extensively with several of the first generation of teachers to be qualified by Alexander. He has been privileged to have learned from Patrick Macdonald, Doctor Barlow and Marjory Barlow, Miss Goldie and Walter Carrington. Since 1989, Anthony has assisted in the training of over 100 Alexander teachers who are now working in London and throughout the world. At the beginning of 2004, Anthony opened up his own training school for Alexander Teachers – The Alexander Teacher Training School, situated in central London.

He has been the manager of the Alexander Studio since 1993 where he maintains his private practice. The Alexander Studio is in the same building as the ATTS. Anthony offers individual lessons from the Studio in Central London as well as in East Finchley and North London.

In 2000, Anthony qualified as a psychotherapist. This specialisation has deepened his understanding of the mind-body link in the Alexander Technique.

Anthony provides ongoing training for Alexander Technique teachers who wish to enhance their professional skills. He gives workshops and seminars on the technique to the general public in the United Kingdom and abroad. Anthony also consults to industry and the medical profession on stress-management, ergonomics, and personal effectiveness.

He also presents the instructional dvd “From Stress To Freedom With The Alexander Technique”, available at Amazon.

 

Caroline Dale BA MSTAT

Caroline has been an Alexander trainer for 13 years. She came across the work 17  years ago in her search for relief from “tennis elbow” and “frozen shoulder” and quickly realized it would be her next profession.

She has a deep interest in the writings and teachings of Alexander who was a pioneer in the study of human ‘use’ in active daily life.

Paul Moore BA LTCL MSTAT

Paul started having AT lessons in 1987. After qualifying in 1993, Paul was invited on many occasions to teach at the North London Teachers’ Training Course, and was also accepted as a full-time teacher by STAT to teach in Alexander schools. Paul has given many lectures on the Alexander Technique, for instance at Adult Education Centres, at various Training Schools as well as to students at the Royal Academy of Music, (RAM). He has also been a regular teacher at the Wells Cathedral School.

In 1998 Paul became Head of Department at the Royal Academy of Music. Because of his musical background he has become associated with teaching musicians, but he also has a thriving private practice at home where he teaches a wide range of ages and professions. He still plays and teaches the double bass where he finds the Alexander Technique an invaluable tool.

Delphine Miller BA Dip COT MSTAT

Delphine has roots in the performing arts stretching back to her time at the Art’s Educational School. She holds professional qualifications in Drama and Psychology, Occupational Therapy as well as in the Alexander Technique. After qualifying, Delphine worked for a number of years as a teacher trainer on Misha Magidov’s North London Teacher Training Course before becoming a member of the training team at Anthony Kingsley’s ATTS in central London.

Alongside her busy private practice in Crouch End, North London, Delphine has worked as a resident Alexander Teacher at the Bloomsbury Alexander Centre. She also has run workshops in adult education institutes. Linking with her work at senior level in the NHS she has collaborated on an innovative research project on the benefits of Alexander Technique for people with M.E./Chronic Fatigue Syndrome at St Bartholomew’s Hospital and gave an invitational lecture on the Alexander Technique to the Osteoporosis Society at the Royal Free Hospital.

Though practice and study she has developed a specialised knowledge in the application of the Alexander Technique to pregnancy and childbirth, and she currently provides seminars on this topic as part of the training offered at the ATTS.

John Crawford BA MSTAT

John Crawford graduated from the Royal College of music and worked for many years as a professional violinist, including ten years with the BBC symphony orchestra.

An increasing interest in problems of co-ordination experienced by many musicians led him to train as an A.T. teacher with Ellie and Peter Ribeaux. Since graduating from there he has combined a performing career with an extensive teaching practice. He is on the staff at Trinity College of music, the Purcell school, and the Royal College junior department, and was for many years an assistant at the Ribeaux’s school.

 

Armin Winkler  MSTAT

Armin started having lessons in 2008, and later moved to London to train as a teacher of the Alexander Technique. He has studied Taiji and Qigong and is fascinated by the similarities and differences between the Alexander Technique and the two disciplines.

He also has a keen interest in the varying teaching styles, and continues studying with a wide range of teachers to explore the pros and cons of different approaches.

Dr Gisela Field MD FRCR MSTAT

Gisela worked for many years as a Consultant in Oncology and in Palliative Medicine and has extensive experience of practicing medicine in several European countries. Her special interest both in her medical career, as well as her Alexander practice, lies in psychophysical unity and how the technique can enhance recovery from illness.

An injury resulting in persistent severe back pain led her to experiencing the benefits of the technique 18 years ago, and subsequently becoming a teacher. Gisela graduated from the ATTS, and is now a trainer at the school.

Gisela also practices the technique from her studio in Richmond, Surrey and at Chiropractic Plus, Kingston, Surrey.

 

VISITING TEACHERS & LECTURERS

 

Sophie Raitz BSc (OST)
Sophie runs the ATTS module on anatomy, physiology, and functional movement. She graduated from the British School of Osteopathy (BSO), and is a practicing osteopath. She has worked both in the private sector and for the NHS. Sophie has taught as a clinical tutor at the BSO as well as on a number of courses for students training in yoga and other physical disciplines. She has worked closely with the leading voice specialist in the osteopathic world, Jacob Lieberman.

Dr Roger Wolman MD FRCP FFSEM

Dr. Roger Wolman is consultant reumatologist at the Royal National Orthopedic Hospital in Bolsover Street in central London. He specializes in sports injuries, and work-related disorders, and consults to the British Olympic Team. Dr. Wolman is an invaluable resource for the school, and offers lectures and seminars in muscular-skeletal problems on the anatomy and physiology module.

Dr Brian Kaplan MD FFHom

Dr. Brian Kaplan leads the ATTS seminars on holistic medicine and integrated health. He is a GP and renowned homeopath.

Brian is also one of the few practitioners of provocative therapy, a technique that utilizes humour in a therapeutic context.

 

 

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