About Julia

Whilst working as a massage practitioner for many years, I became increasingly aware of the recurring nature of my clients aches and strains. This led me to search for a way in which I could help people to prevent injuring themselves in the first place.

Some years ago, I developed a shoulder pain and so was able to experience first hand the difficulty in finding long term relief. When a friend suggested I try the Alexander Technique I was keen to give it a go. What followed was a huge shift in my understanding of  how  I was doing things and the influence this was having on the level of tension in my body and the resulting pain in my shoulder.   

After several lessons my shoulder pain had gone and I had a much clearer understanding of what had caused it and how to prevent it from recurring. But not only that, I was certain that the Alexander Technique was the thing that I had been looking for to help my massage clients with their injuries!

And so subsequently I enrolled at the Alexander Re-education Centre in Hurley, Berkshire, where I undertook the three year full-time training certified by the Society of Teachers of the Alexander Technique (STAT).

As the Alexander Technique is such a practical method, I am able to use it in everything I do from reading, washing up and using a computer to walking, driving, gardening and even whilst learning to play the penny whistle! My body holds less tension, my movements feel lighter and easier, and I feel calmer and better able to deal with whatever comes my way. I find it exciting that such change is possible and I am delighted to share this skill in my teaching.

When not teaching, I can usually be found on my allotment, feeding the hens or walking in the beautiful Chiltern countryside.  

I am a fully qualified and insured member of STAT, the Society of Teachers of the Alexander Technique, and abide by their professional code of ethics.