About Hilary

I am a Land Agent having gained  BSc (hons) in Estate Management from the University of Reading. It was very active work being out and about on country estates all day. As a result of a back injury I had to give up my career and an active life..  Over several years I had treatment with an osteopath and then a physiotherapist, the latter recommended that I have some Alexander Technique lessons to help relieve backache and to improve my posture.

Over the next two years I found the Alexander Technique to be very beneficial and decided to train to become an Alexander Technique teacher. I completed a three year full time course at the Cumbria Alexander Training School in Kendal in July 2000.

From learning the Alexander Technique I found that I could start all the outdoor activities I love to do from hill walking to outdoor swimming and .gardening. Since 2000  I have walked extensively in the Lake District, Scotland, the Nepalese Himalayas and New Zealand.

The Alexander Technique has also helped me play the piano, guitar, clarinet  and sing in a better way.  I am learning to play the saxophone.

Hilary performing at The Old mill Centre

Once you have learned the Alexander Technique you can apply it to anything you are doing.

I am a Professional member of the Society of Teachers of the Alexander Technique (STAT). I adhere to the stringent code of ethics provided by STAT and I hold Professional Indemnity Insurance .

I have also studied the Eyebody Method  for 15 years as well as more recently  been learning the Bates Method both helping me improve my vision and not wear glasses. I bring this eye work into my Alexander teaching because as your eyes relax  it helps to improve your vision, posture and how you move. 

I am also listed on http://www.alexandertechnique.com/ 

Since 2000  I have taught individual Alexander lessons in person and online as well as workshops and courses to many people of all ages with a variety of physical problems as well as dancers, musicians, and sports people in North Yorkshire and the North East of England.

Take a look at an article in the Northern Echo which features me. http://www.thenorthernecho.co.uk/features/health/3745635.In_control_of_back_pain/