I first discovered Angela through her work with the Alexander Technique, her gentle encouragement and education has quite literally changed the way I move through the world. I had various repetitive strain injuries and was concerned that I may not be able to continue with my career. Angela made me realise I was literally ‘leaning’ too hard into my work. By realigning my posture and becoming conscious of when I had my chin thrust forward in my ‘get it done’ mode I have learned to work with greater ease. Angela’s voice whispers in my ears reminding me ‘to leave my shoulders alone’ as I unpin them from my ears where they seem to wander in times of stress, and taking time out for a little ‘semi supine’ is the antidote to most of my ills. I cannot recommend her work highly enough.
As a bodyworker with a clinic in my home it is important to keep my space ‘clean’ both energetically as well as physically. I want my clients to feel welcome and safe the moment they walk through my gate and equally I want my home to feel calm and clear after a day of work. Angela has helped with this by suggesting small changes which have been easy to achieve and which have made all the difference. By simply hanging a mirror next to my desk I can now see if someone is coming to the door rather than feeling vulnerable with my back to the entrance, placing plants and candles in specific places brings dead spaces to life and stops them feeling ‘sticky’ after a day’s work. We all recognise when a space feels comfortable and 100% of my clients breath into relaxation the moment they arrive on my doorstep. Angela has worked with me to find the solutions that I can both afford and, as importantly, that I like. Whether you are looking to enhance your home or your work space I recommend Angela to help you discover the perfect solution.’
My introduction to Alexander Technique was in a small group class with Angela in 2013. We wanted to learn how to listen to our bodies and make long term changes for the better in our lives. I learnt so much on that course and have continued to check in with Angela every couple of years to remind myself to listen to my body.
Her one-to-one sessions are very powerful and go beyond a purely physical experience. I felt I was able to shift emotional barriers that had been present for most of my adult life.
Throughout my relationship with Angela, I have seen her develop tools to facilitate new ways to help clients. I was lucky to be able to experience a full Feng Shui Bazi consultation in 2019. I wanted to move home and things felt blocked, so I asked Angela for help.
Just as in her Alexander Technique, she applies her wonderful listening skills and thoroughness to a complete assessment of your needs. She came back to me within a few days with a full chart and practical ways to move the energy in my home.
I put my home on the market and it sold in one day to the first viewer. As I write this, the only objects that remain in my house as I pack up are the strategically placed small Chinese symbols.
I will definitely ask Angela to work with me in my next home, and I’m thankful right now for my Alexander training, to make sure I don’t hurt myself moving boxes!
Angela is really gentle and effective. She has an intuitive understanding of where your body is at on the day, and works with you from that point. I found the session completely changed both my posture and mindset for the better.
My sessions learning the Alexander Technique with Angela have had a profound impact. When we started I was having lower back pain and, most importantly, issues with RSI not just in my wrist but all the way up my arm to my shoulder which was eﬀecting my performance at work. I am lucky enough to have a job that I love and the thought that I may have to stop doing it was causing allot of worry and stress.
After our ﬁrst session together a lot of that worry was dispelled. I think this was in part from hearing Angela’s own story, of how she found, and eventually became a practitioner, of Alexander Technique which was oddly similar to my own experience of RSI in the shoulder aﬀecting my work.
Ever since we began I have been acutely aware of my posture when both standing, sitting and lying down. As our sessions continued that awareness solidiﬁed and became something of an obsession.
A year on I rarely suﬀer from RSI or back pain and when I do I have the tools to help myself.
To say semi -supine saved my life could be an exaggeration sure, but it’s not far from the truth! I try to do it a few times a week and it’s my ﬁrst stop whenever discomfort creeps back.
I am very glad that I already had some experience with Tai chi and Yoga as I think this helped me get to grips with Alexander Technique’s more basic but fundamental elements. Breathing, relaxing and focusing on/isolating and sending messages to muscles and joints.
I remember Angela talking to me as we mapped the body. She would tell me to focus on my hips and try to relax them. Let the joint come loose. I remember how good it felt doing it and feeling the beneﬁt. It was so empowering to learn that I can send messages directly to joints to help relax them.
This was what I had needed. The tools to make myself better. Thanks Angela.