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.
“Understanding that how we think can dramatically enhance our quality of life and improve our performance is a subject that has fascinated me for a long time. I have been exploring the Alexander principles for most of my life. I began having Alexander lessons when I was 11 years old to help overcome persistent headaches and to improve my self confidence. Once I started lessons my headaches disappeared and my confidence began to grow.”
“I continued with lessons throughout my teens and found applying the Technique to my music and sports – especially my horse riding – improved my performance and enjoyment enormously. The Technique was making a huge impression on my life. I became very enthusiastic about the possibilities it offered everyone and decided to train to be a teacher.”
“I work with a wide range of people from many walks of life from plumbers to professors and I love the way the application of the Technique enables people to make the very best of whatever they are engaged in. It’s important to me that I teach people at all levels because this means I am constantly in touch with what I am training others to do! I have worked at the Bristol Alexander School since 2003 and find it very rewarding being able to work at a more advanced and in-depth level with students.”
“I’m also an experienced psychotherapist and bring my skills in communication and personal development to my role as head of training. I find the combination of teaching Alexander Technique and exploring the psychology of how we learn and think provides people with the opportunity to make deep and lasting changes, enabling people to lead happier more contented lives. ”
“In my spare time I enjoy walking in beautiful places with my dog. I sing in a choir, attend a weekly art class and I love engaging in deep conversation.”
“I value the input and companionship of the core tutors at the School very much. I am also grateful to all the visiting teachers that come to Bristol with their own individual ideas, views and outlooks on applying the Alexander Technique to life – all of this contributes hugely to my continual learning process.”