“…we never reach the point when we may be said to finish learning.” (FM Alexander)
“…we never reach the point when we may be said to finish learning.” (FM Alexander)

Clare Dannatt  Alexander Technique Teacher                           

About my practice

 Captivated by the Alexander Technique since my first lessons thirty years ago, I see no end to the possibilities it offers for challenging our daily lives.  Confronting habit is not easy; but brings ease.   I started out wanting to get my broken leg fixed, and ended up leaving my book editing job  to train as an Alexander teacher. 

​I qualified in 1991 from a 3-year STAT approved teacher training course, and have taught in educational settings and run my Practice in London and now the West Midlands ever since. Over the years I have worked with a wonderful variety of pupils of all ages, from accountants to artists, performers to health professionals, people in pain and people just curious. I enjoy teaching people with learning disabilities, including Side by Side Theatre Company, Stourbridge.

I teach the Technique in schools, and travel to  community organisations and businesses to deliver talks and courses.

 

FREE INTRODUCTORY TALKS 

Wolverhampton:  Wednesdays 1-2pm

BOOKING ESSENTIAL

Text or call 07879 865940 or e mail clare.dannatt@yahoo.co.uk to book a free place.

 

MINI/TASTER SESSIONS

£5 for 15 minutes

Try out the Alexander Technique in a 15-minute taster session.  Recharge your batteries and relax with the guided lying down, or choose a simple seated movement exercise.

Wednesdays at Friends' Meeting House, Wolverhampton.

Text or call 07879 865940 to book.

 

 

 

NEXT  GROUP CLASS STARTING:

 Wed 7th November 2018

Wolverhampton Friends' Meeting House

5.45-6.45pm 

A six week course for any level of Alexander experience.  Cost: £10 per class; £48 pre-booked course. 

Small class - maximum 4 students.

(Course time can be moved back to 18.00-19.00 if the group needs a later start time.)

E mail, text or call for further information.

clare.dannatt@yahoo.co.uk

07879 865940

 

 

 

Links

alexandertechnique.co.uk

https://education.alexandertechnique.co.uk

 

www.staffs-quakers.org.uk/Wolverhampton.htm

sbstcs.org

 

 

 

Quick Q and A

What is the Alexander Technique?

A long-established method for changing postural habits.  Qualified teachers use light touch and verbal instruction to help students learn how to improve balance, breathe better and be calmer. Well known for helping with back and neck pain, and a favourite with performers of all varieties.

 

How much do your lessons cost?

Introductory lesson: 1 hr £50

Follow on Courses of 5 weekly lessons: 45 mins £150 paid in advance

Individual lessons: 45 mins £351 hr £50                            

Group classes: £10 per person per hour, £8 x number of sessions if whole course booked (eg £32 for a 4 week course, £48 for 6 week.)

Schools and colleges: £50 per hour session

 

Where do you teach?

Wolverhampton Friends' Meeting House (by West Park).

Stourbridge (close to Stourbridge Town rail and bus link). 

Peripatetic - schools and companies.

 

How do I book a lesson?

e mail:  clare.dannatt@yahoo.co.uk

phone: 07879 865940

contact us page of this website

 

Which is better, individual or group classes?

Group classes are a great way to be introduced to the Alexander Technique, and will suit you if you prefer to learn in the company of others, are on a budget or have some Alexander experience and want to continue lessons.

Individual lessons are ideal for those who need focused work and time for themselves.  If you lead a hectic life or suffer pain, 1 to 1 lessons could be what you need.

 

How long is a ball of string?

Is the correct answer to how many lessons do I need.  Some pupils come for 5 sessions and have got what they came for, most take between 20-30 lessons, while others make the Alexander Technique their 'way of life', taking occasional lessons to develop their use of the A.T. through the years.  

 

I have a medical condition.  Is it ok to take Alexander lessons?

Yes.   Always check with your doctor or relevant health professional  if you have any concerns before or during a course of Alexander Technique lessons.

The Technique is EDUCATIONAL and can be practiced in tandem with treatment regimes. 

 

What should I wear?

Comfortable clothes, trousers preferable to a skirt. 

 

What are your qualifications?

I was trained, qualified by and am a member of STAT, the Society of Teachers of the Alexander Technique. STAT is the oldest professional association for A.T. Teachers in the UK. As a registered member I abide by the code of conduct and undertake continuing professional development (CPD).

I hold insurance through STAT, and have enhanced DBS certificates.

In 2014 I passed the ITLLS course (Intro to teaching in the lifelong learning sector) at Wolverhampton University.

In 2015 I successfully completed 'The Performing Self': a 10 week course for Alexander teachers working with music, dance and theatre students run by Rose Bruford College.

I hold a BA degree in English Language and Literature from Durham University, and an MA from Clark (USA).

Alexander Technique Teacher in Stourbridge and Wolverhampton

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