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Annie Whitehead

Alexander Technique Teacher

About F M Alexander
An Introduction to AT
How can AT help you?
Annie Whitehead
The Lesson
Workshop Details
Wakefield AT lessons
The ATLAS trial
Back Pain
Chronic Fatigue Syndrome
Contact Details
About Annie Whitehead
Annie Whitehead lives and works in West Yorkshire.  She works from both her private practice in north Leeds and also provides Alexander Technique lessons in central Wakefield.  Her private practice is only tweny minutes drive from the edge of Harrogate.  Annie teaches both individual Alexander lessons and runs small Alexander Technique group workshops.  She was one of the Alexander Technique Teachers providing lessons on the ATLAS project, a research trial being run by the Department of Health Sciences at the University of York.  
My Alexander Technique training and qualifications 
Annie Whitehead trained at the North of England Teaching Centre for the Alexander Technique (NETCAT) and qualified in April 2007.  For over fifteen years the Director of NETCAT was Maggie Rakusen.  Maggie qualified as an Alexander Technique teacher in 1982 from the Constructive Teaching Centre where she trained under Walter and Dilys Carrington.  Walter Carrington was taught by the man who invented the Technique, F M Alexander, and he continued teaching the Technique right up to his death in 2005 aged 90.  Annie Whitehead is a third generation Carrington trained teacher.  She is a registered member of the Society of Teachers of the Alexander Technique (STAT). 
Annie does an extensive amount of Continuing Professional Development (CPD).  She is currently having monthly individual lessons with Lena Schibel-Mason who is the Director of the York Alexander Technique Training School (YATS).  Most recent CPD courses include having an individual lesson with the American teacher Alex Farkis and attending a four hour workshop run by him at YATS in March 2014, Master the Art of Running with Malcom Balk, May 2013; ATLAS Randomised, Controlled trial, Refresher event, December 2012, Teaching Children at School and at Home with Sue Holladay, July 2012, Restoring our factory settings with Malcolm Williamson, July 2012; Being nosy with Patrick Gundry-White, July 2012 and Touchy, Feely Anatomy with Karen Wentworth, May 2012.  In addition to Alexander Technique Continuous Professional Training, Annie has also attended a one day Emergency First Aid at Work course, November 2012 and completed the two day course in Mental Health First Aid training, November 2012.     
Current clients
Current clients include professionals coming for personal development (musicians, life coaches, teachers and managers), people seeking to find a remedy for a specific injury or problem (such as chronic neck pain, a bad back, regular headaches and repetitive strain injury).  Other clients include individuals with long term health conditions such as Chronic Fatigue Syndrome, Chrohn's Disease and terminal illness.  Pregnant women find Alexander Technique very helpful to maintain good use and balance as their body changes.           
Alexander Technique lesson details
Individual Alexander lessons are 40 minutes and cost £36 in north Leeds.  Discounts are available for block bookings (eg ten lessons booked in advance in Leeds costs £330) and also for people on low income.  Workshops for small groups can be arranged.  The next programme of workshops will start in September 2016 and will run for ten weeks in Chapel Allerton, north Leeds.  Annie provides home visits for people who cannot travel.  Lessons that are cancelled with less than 24 hours notice are charged for.