Simon is an Alexander Technique teacher with nearly 30 years experience, and a teacher trainer since 2008. He had the good fortune of stumbling across the Alexander Technique not long out of High School, and soon embarked upon the teacher training programme at the Ackers Alexander Technique Teaching Centre in Sydney, graduating in 1993. He has taught the Technique exclusively ever since. In 1994 he moved to London to do post-graduate studies with Walter and Dilys Carrington at the Constructive Teaching Centre in London. Fate then took him to Madrid, Spain, where he remained for the next 20 years. As one of Spain’s first teachers, he played a major role in the development of the Technique in that country.
In 2008 he opened El mono y el madroño, the first teacher training programme in Madrid.
2016 saw his return to Sydney, where he continued teaching and training teachers, starting the Sydney City Alexander Technique teacher training course .
A keen swimmer from childhood, Simon first became aware of the Shaw Method (Alexander Technique principles applied to swimming) with the release of its founder Steven Shaw’s first book, The art of swimming (1996). As Simon was living in Madrid at the time, the opportunity to work with Steven did not present itself until 2015. Steven encouraged Simon to train as a Shaw Method teacher and Simon now enjoys enjoys teaching others of all ages and abilities, particularly helping adult non and cautious swimmers to discover their balance in the water and to become confident swimmers.
About this Site
This site is intended to provide both basic information about the Alexander Technique and a blog where you’ll find more detailed information: specific aspects of the Technique, classes, and teacher training; reviews and critiques of books, articles and other material about the Technique and related topics; and anything else I think could be of interest. Every now and then I find time to write something in a longer format. You’ll find links to these articles in the blog.
Any opinion expressed here is my own unless otherwise stated, and is not designed to be the definitive word on the Technique. In fact, given that the Alexander Technique is a path of continual discovery, I am liable to change my mind as I gain more experience applying the Technique to my daily life, teaching students and training teachers.
Comments are welcome with the only condition that they are related to the post they are attached to. If this condition is met, I do not censor or edit comments. Questions, requests, or general comment would be better served through the contact form.
This website, like its author, is under continuous construction.