Caroline Chalk is our Head of Training. She qualified as an Alexander Technique teacher from A & J Haahr’s School at Dartington Hall in 1984.
Philipa (Phil) Batty became an Alexander Technique Teacher after working in the NHS and Further and Higher Education.
Belinda May teaches anatomy at the School. She qualified from the Bristol Alexander School in 1999.
Colin Tully is a highly acclaimed composer and musician. He qualified as an Alexander Technique Teacher from A & J Haahr’s School at Dartington Hall in 1983
Jacqueline Evans came to the AT from a career in music. She qualified at the Bristol Alexander School in 2006.
Our moderator’s role is to make an external assessment of the students’ progress and then advise the head of training and the students.
We have the immense satisfaction of being able to guide people to reduce pain and stress, and improve performance.
The training is also an extraordinary opportunity to look deeply into habitual patterns of thinking. As you learn to free yourself, your body too becomes flexible and dynamic.
In addition to core staff, we have visiting teachers from varied Alexander specialisms.
Susannah Baker, Alexander Technique and Running: https://www.learningthealexandertechnique.com
Amanda Shearman, Cellist and Alexander Teacher: https://alexandertechnique.co.uk/users/shearman
Lisa Clark: http://cliftonalexandertechnique.co.uk
Clare Coveney, Alexander Technique and Dance: https://www.bristolat.co.uk
Harriet Saunders, Alexander Technique and Riding: http://www.findingpoise.com
Christine English, Alexander Technique and Riding: https://alexandertechnique.co.uk/users/c-english
Jane Julier, Viol Maker and Alexander Teacher: http://www.janejulieralexandertechnique.co.uk
Beth Evans: https://www.techniqueforlife.com/
Phil Batty: https://alexandertechniquewiltshire.co.uk
Marysia Gorska: http://easeofmovement.com.pl
Gillian Berry: https://alexandertechnique.co.uk/users/g-berry
Clemmie Hopkinson: https://alexandertechnique.co.uk/users/c-hopkinson
Jane Morris: https://freedomandease.co.uk
Margaret Meehan: https://alexandertechnique.co.uk/users/m-meehan
The Bristol Alexander School was founded in 1988 by Diana Mason with just a few students. She was assisted by Paul Collins, who took over in 1990. At this time, the school was turned into an Association and became known as the Bristol Alexander Technique Training School Association (BATTSA), giving trainees more input into how the School was run.
Ali Burrows became Head of Training in 1994 and continued to develop BATTSA over the next 13 years until her untimely death in April 2007.
Caroline Chalk took up the running of the School in 2007. In 2012 the name was changed to the Bristol Alexander School.
“By the time I’d graduated, I felt ready to teach the Alexander Technique with confidence and to teach it well. The training at the School is very well structured and the atmosphere is warm and friendly. The quality of the teaching was exemplary and I enjoyed every minute of my training, even when it was a challenge! I would highly recommend this course.”
“The exceptional training I experienced during my three years at the Bristol Alexander School enabled me to set up a successful teaching practice in Glasgow when I graduated in 2011. The course is varied, challenging, stimulating, and I will say in no uncertain terms, positively life changing.”